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· June, 2012

Stories about Humor from June, 2012

Morocco: Theater Group Adapts The Vagina Monologues

The association Théâtre Aquarium has begun the representation of the Moroccan adaptation of the play The Vagina Monologues called Le Spectacle Dialy [fr] in Rabat.  Ali Amar opines that the Moroccan version of...

Egypt: The Beer and the State

Egyptian blogger Amr Gharbeia tweets:”#Egypt invented beer & the state. Either the state came first so we made beer to forget, or beer was so good we didn't see the...

Egypt: Mubarak Dies One More Time

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at least once every few weeks since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, which toppled his 32-year reign. Netizens react to the latest...

Mozambique: Need a Ride? Take the Chapa

Lucas, a Brazilian journalist in Mozambique, on his blog A voz de África (Voice of Africa), wrote a story [pt] that describes peculiar and funny situations one may come across...

Russia: Twitter Hashtag Targeting Putin Trends Worldwide

Last month, a Russian hashtag was briefly among the top worldwide trends on Twitter. This remarkable hashtag, written in Russian Cyrillic and 30 letters long, has been used to criticize...

Tajikistan: Becoming a Popular Blogger in 11 Steps

In an ironic post, Blog Avestiyca explains [ru] how to become a popular blogger or social media user in Tajikistan. The author recommends an 11-step process which includes raising obvious issues, blaming everything...

Experience with China Post

Tom from Seeing Red in China has written an interesting post on his experience with China Post.

Palestine: Gaza's Terrorist Chickens Trend on Twitter

On June 5, an Israeli airstrike hit a poultry farm in the southern Gaza Strip, ending the lives of dozens of cackling chickens. In response to this attack, Twitter users...

China: An interview with Chinese Cartoon Satirist

Tom from Seeing Red in China interviewed Chinese Cartoon Satirist, Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm on his political cartoons.

Azerbaijan: Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator Withdrawn

Uncut, an Index on Censorship blog, says that Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator has been withdrawn from a cinema in Baku, the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan, for ‘technical reasons.’ The...

New eBook of Games for Kids from Around the World

The cheerful global blog, PocketCultures has published an e-book about 15 children's games from different countries that can easily be played by readers. The book is called Games for Kids...

Kazakhstan Joins the Central Asian Ban on ‘The Dictator’

Following in the footsteps of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan has stopped [ru] showing The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen‘s latest spoof blockbuster. Baron Cohen's 2006 comedy film, Borat, which ridicules Kazakhstan has also been...

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