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· September, 2012

Stories about Humor from September, 2012

29 September 2012

Russia: Ridiculing the Winter Olympics Slogan

RuNet Echo

The just-announced slogan of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (“Hot. Cool. Yours.”) has spurred a brief episode of merrymaking on the RuNet. At first that may seem surprising, while the...

25 September 2012

Ukraine: Localized ‘Yes-butno’ Meme Highlights ‘Most Popular Stereotypes’

The Yes-butno meme "created to break assumptions and stereotypes that everyone makes about various cultures, genders, sexualities, etc", has gone viral on the Ukrainian segment of Facebook, thanks to Lviv-based...

22 September 2012

Chile: Netizens tell Mexican President-Elect to “Go Away”

The President-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, started his visit to Chile on September 20, 2012. Between protocol visits, dinners and protests, netizens made a call on Twitter for him...

18 September 2012

Russia: Ksenia Sobchak's Civil Platform Candidacy

RuNet Echo

Earlier today, the Central Elections Committee officially registered a bevy of candidates for the coming elections of the first Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition. Among today's new entries to...

17 September 2012

World: Hilarious Muslims Rage on Twitter

Twitter was a happy place for Muslims today, who took turns to pour out their rage, 140 characters at a time. Some were even creative enough to share memes in...

Greece: Poster Response to Unemployment Crisis

6 September 2012

Spain: Ecce Homo Cheers Up the Summer

Cecilia Giménez, an old parishioner from the Aragonian town of Borja, Spain, decided to restore on her own a damaged painting of an Ecce Homo by the artist Elías García...

5 September 2012

Russia: U.S. Republican Convention in Context

RuNet Echo

Most delegates of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, United States, last week probably did not imagine that Russian netizens were commenting on the proceedings in real time. Indeed, Russian...

3 September 2012

Bahrain: “Our Women are Iron Women”

Bahraini Twitter users took a break from politics and had some fun this morning on the microblogging social network. Artist Anas Al Shaikh read a news article which said that...

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