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· March, 2012

Stories about Humor from March, 2012

Georgia: Tongue-in-cheek development forecast

A satirical video posted on YouTube takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the development of Georgia ahead of parliamentary elections later this year and a presidential vote in 2013. With the...

South Korea: Politician Ridiculed for Twitter Account “Explosion” Accusation

In South Korea,a politician's ridiculous comment that his Twitter account was "exploded" by the opposition has come under fire. The politician's remark and the governing conservative party's rhetoric have drawn...

Philippines: Government Fails to Stop ‘Noynoying’

What started as a substitute to the now banned planking protests is now the latest hit sensation in the Philippines. Filipino netizens discuss how and why the 'Noynoying' protest has...

China: A Titanic Nation

Chinese cartoonist Perverted Pepper posted a political cartoon in which a throng of ordinary Chinese waves goodbye to a large red ship called “Titanic” at Sina Weibo. The drawing was...

Egypt: The Abou Ismail Poster Frenzy

Preparations are in full swing for the presidential elections in Egypt, set for May 23 and 24, 2012, with candidates' election posters already up on the streets. But when it...

Online Commentary on US President Obama's Visit to South Korea

The Monster Island blog wrote several posts on US President Obama's visit to South Korea. Read the blogger's commentary on Obama's side trip to the demilitarized zone which is a de facto border...

Arab World: Netizens Turn to Twitter to Complain About Dust

A massive sandstorm hit the Gulf region, disrupting air traffic in Yemen, and closing schools in Saudi Arabia. Netizens from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar turned to Twitter...

South Korea: Photos of Politicians Staring at Revealing Photos of Ladies in National Assembly building

Photos of politicians staring at revealing photos of ladies have been widely viewed in South Korea, prompting net users to express their frustration and annoyance towards lawmakers doing meaningless web searches...

Libya: Libyan Memes

What are Libyans laughing about on social networking sites? Check out this Facebook page to keep abreast with Libyan memes.

Macedonia: Making a Humanitarian Book of Interesting Tweets

DarjanR, ArsovaM, and Angie_Mkd have issued a call [mk] for participation in creating a pocket-size book with the most interesting tweets, and invited other Macedonian Twitter users to submit their...

Switzerland: Greetings from the “Greeks” of the French Cantons

An article from a Swiss German newspaper accusing the Swiss French of being the "Greeks of Switzerland" has driven French-speakers to reply in a humorous manner on social networks.

Uganda: Yes We Kony!

A social media campaign to raise support for the arrest Ugandan guerrilla leader and wanted war criminal Joseph Kony has taken a humorous twist. Parody videos about the campaign are...

Germany: Email Monitoring #Bomb(e) Drops

German intelligence agencies examined more than 37 million emails containing particular search terms, for instance "bomb". Reactions in online media ranged between outrage and humor.

Egypt: Mixed Reactions to Porn Ban Proposal

Only one month after the first session of the newly elected parliament in Egypt, much debate and controversy arose. The Egyptian blogosphere and twitterverse have been watching the new parliament...

China: Copycat Movie Posters

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu highlights Wenxuecity's collection and comparison of copycat movie posters.

China: Lesson on Survival Skill

C Custer from China Geeks introduced a satirical animation on the future of Chinese young generation whose lives are threaten by the immoral society.

Macedonia: Animated Hitler Meme as a Free Resource

As a reaction to the corporate efforts to enact an even more draconian legislation and in response to the attempts of the distributor of the film Downfall to take down...

MENA: Which Salafist Movie Would You Watch?

Iraqi Lebanese blogger Karl Sharro decided to start a new hashtag where people tweet movie names after putting a Salafist flavour into them. And like most of the humuorous hashtags,...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss Crying Putin

At pro-Putin rally, Vladimir Putin cried (photo, video) when heard that he apparently won in the first round of elections. This fact immediately became a hot topic among commenters. “He began...

Jordan: Amman's Welcome Snow Day

Amid a rough winter in Jordan with little optimism in the air, Ammanis found solace in getting snowed in on Thursday, making it a long white weekend; joyfully hyper tweeting...

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