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· November, 2011

Stories about Humor from November, 2011

Video: Doctor Who Fans Walk 500 Miles

  23 November 2011

More than 200 fans of the long-running British science fiction show Doctor Who from 25 different countries sent in video clips and Tumblr user Kyle from the US put together a tribute to the show. It was inspired by this video of the Doctor Who cast dancing to 500 Miles by...

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South Korea: Comedian Sued for Making Fun of Politicians

  23 November 2011

Politics is seen as a fair target for most comedy shows, but in South Korea a politician is suing a comedian. The lawsuit - claiming that the performer defamed all politicians - has drawn immediate criticism from various parts of Korean society, inundating social media with jokes and comments.

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Egypt: The Question of Election Symbols

  19 November 2011

A car, a gun, a toothbrush, a spaceship and an eye! Those are just some of the symbols you can see on the election banners on Egyptian streets as the countdown for election day in Egypt nears. Tarek Amr looks up what netizens have to say about those symbols.

Korea: Benetton's New Ad Campaign Features World Leaders Kissing

  17 November 2011

Italian clothing giant Benetton is getting heat for its ad images of world leaders locking lips with their rivals or enemies, such as an image of President Obama kissing his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao. Robert from the Marmot's Hole blog commented on a photo-shopped image of South Korean President smooching...

Guinea: A Guide to Flirting in Conakry

  16 November 2011

Alimou Sow lists 10 rules [fr] for flirting in Conakry in his blog entitled ‘Ma Guinée Plurielle': “Like everywhere else, flirting in Conakry follows rules which evolve over time. Here are 10 of them, drawn from a small sample survey and expanded upon through my own personal experience.  Guys: get...

Trinidad & Tobago: Post-Curfew Questions

  14 November 2011

“Between the celebratory reflex actions and simultaneous grumblings”, Outlish “got to thinking about all the things that some of us have been too quick to do [since the lifting of the curfew in Trinidad and Tobago].”

Madagascar: A Blogger's Wish for Free Elections for Christmas

  9 November 2011

In a letter to Santa Claus, on his blog tulearenvie.mondoblog.org, @Andriamihaj shares his nostalgia for the atmosphere generated by peaceful elections and points out what he misses:  “I would really like to experience new things.  I actually want to experience the propaganda (it's been a while).  I want to change...

Russia: Hidden Political Messages in Well-Done YouTube Videos

RuNet Echo  7 November 2011

RuNet witnesses a new competition of high quality YouTube videos. The first video [ru] is called “Half-Dead Bloggers in DeadJournal” and mocks top-bloggers exposing them as neo-Nazis, drug addicts, unstable personalities, etc. The other video [ru] made by popular illustrator Zhgun, on the contrary, tells that unless you want to stay...

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