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· November, 2011

Stories about Humor from November, 2011

Iran: TinTin in Tehran

Here is a satirical look at “Tin Tin in Tehran” published in several Iranian blogs.

Morocco: Islamist PJD Victory in Post-Reform Parliamentary Election

Moroccans took to the polls on Friday 25 November, to elect a new parliament. It is the first election since a constitutional referendum in July approved a series of amendments...

China: Inflation Comic

A comic picture by Sick Chili using the concept of Tank man to mock the inflation in China.

Video: Doctor Who Fans Walk 500 Miles

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...

South Korea: Comedian Sued for Making Fun of Politicians

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...

Egypt: The Question of Election Symbols

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...

Egypt: The Mini-States Of Cairo

So you thought Cairo was a city? Actually it's a series of mini-states that operate independently of each other. In this post, blogger Karim Shafei explains how Cairo really works.

Ukraine: Photoshopped Chuck Norris and the Ukrainian Language Day

On Nov. 9, Ukrainian netizens marked the Ukrainian Language Day – UA Day 2011 [uk] – by posting and tweeting exclusively in Ukrainian. Cherkasy-based Fedir Gontsa [uk] decided to draw...

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

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...

Guinea: A Guide to Flirting in Conakry

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...

Central African Republic: A Blogger Weary of Marches for Great Causes

In a story on his blog  Echos de Centrafrique , Blogmandebangos proposes a march against marches [fr]: “Central Africans have discovered a new trick for solving their problems:  marching.  It's the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Post-Curfew Questions

“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...

Russia: Radical Feminist Band Dedicates Debut Clip to Arab Spring

“Egyptian air is good for lungs,” “Make Tahrir at the Red Square”, “Feminist whip is good for Russia” and other provoking slogans sing 3 women from the new radical feminist...

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

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...

Russia: Hidden Political Messages in Well-Done YouTube Videos

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,...

Costa Rica: Viral Campaign Says Country is Run by Clowns

In Costa Rica a viral video that portrays politicians as clowns has been released to protest a new tax bill. As some question the validity of such a campaign, others...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anya Win!

An amusing video skit of typical Trinidadian reactions to Anya Ayoung-Chee winning Season 9 of Project Runway, by Kay See Talks.

China: Three stereotypes of Chinese youth

Chen Chiafu from Ministry of Tofu posts a collection of funny pictures which reflect the three stereotype images of Chinese youth – the ordinary, the artistic and the idiotic.

Bangladesh: Signs Of An Emerging Country

Bangladesh Corporate Blog lists nine hilarious trends that show that Bangladesh is becoming an emerging country.

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