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· January, 2012

Stories about Humor from January, 2012

India: A Disastrous Tour Of Australia

In the context of the Indian cricket team's recent bad performance Amreekandeshi has some suggestions how to improve India's fortunes in Australia.

Slovakia: Competition to Re-Design the National Gallery's Site

In response to the 25,000-euro “minimalist” website design of the Slovak National Gallery, zajtra.sk started its own competition [sk] for the website's re-design, offering 100 euro to the winner. Authors...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Value of Seniors

kid5rivers takes the Port of Spain mayor to task for his disagreement with a proposal to offer offer free utilities and transport to senior citizens, asking, tongue firmly in cheek:...

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Favourite Proverbs

“I consider them to be expressive and beautiful in a way that is so Caribbean”: Abeni blogs about West Indian proverbs.

China: ‘Anti-American Warrior’ Gets Head Stuck in DC Airport Escalator

One of China's fiercest critics of liberal values hasn't had much to say after he injured his head on an escalator in Washington, DC, on a trip to the US...

Russia: The Fake Political Twitter Account Phenomenon

Online anonymity provides perfect conditions for human creativity and humor. In the Russian context this manifests as Twitter accounts belonging either to dead politicians or those that deliberately avoid publicity.

North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Looking at Things.

There was once the internet meme named “Kim Jong-il Looking at Things“, a collection of photographs of Kim visiting government facilities the net users have gathered together to mock his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sidestepping Motherhood

Suszanna.com explains why she thinks kids may be overrated.

Belgium, D. R. of Congo: Miss Belgium 2012 on Gay Marriage

The website Congo LOL reports that “On twitter, the hastag #plusoumoins (#moreorless in english) has created quite a buzz (in DR of Congo). The reason ? The answer given by Miss Laura Beyne (Miss Belgium 2012) on a...

Malaysia: Ministry Blames Google Translate for Website Errors

Don’t wear “clothes that poke eye” and remember the “Mongoose fight” uniform for official functions. These are some of the funny English translation errors in the website of Malaysia’s Ministry...

India: Did BBC Top Gear's India Special Really Offend Indian Sensibilities?

The BBC's recently aired Top Gear India Special episode contained humor that was not well received by some Indians. The issue got complicated as the Indian High Commission in London...

Trinidad & Tobago: Myomectomy, Explained

“Make a child and the cramps could get better. Could. If that was the sort of reason people were having children for then no wonder the country’s in such a...

Hungary: President Accused of Plagiarism

Vastagbőr blog collected [hu] some internet memes about the President of Hungary Pál Schmitt, the newest of which appeared after hvg.hu news site published an article titled ‘Serious Suspicion of...

India: The Curious Case of Draping Statues to Ensure Fair Elections

Netizens react to the recent order by the Indian Election Commission that all statues in the state of Uttar Pradesh of current Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati and her party symbol,...

Jamaica: “Official” Languages

Under the Saltire Flag is proud of the job his uncle has done as Chairman of Jamaica’s electoral committee, following the country's recent general elections, noting that he “made one...

Jamaica: Portia in Power

Jamaica Salt says of the outcome of the recent national elections: “It’s not surprising she won after the debacle of the one term Bruce Golding JLP government”, while B.C. Pires...

Mozambique: Stand-up comedy show gains online following

Mozambique's first stand-up comedy show Improriso shares jokes on one of the most popular tweets in the country (@ImprorisoMoz) and posts videos on its Youtube channel. Newspaper O País published...

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