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· September, 2012

Stories about Humor from September, 2012

Russia: Ridiculing the Winter Olympics Slogan

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...

The Gloomy Years of Colombian Television

Since last May [es], ‘pink sauce’ from popular gossip website La Fiscalía has been posting a series on “the gloomy years of Colombian television” [es], where he reviews, tongue-in-cheek and...

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...

Bahrain: A Country for Disgruntled Citizens

Bahraini blogger Ali Al Saeed suggests: @alialsaeed: Perhaps disgruntled citizens from around the world should consider starting their own country? Worth a try.

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...

Tunisia: In Defense (sort of) of French Weekly on the Muhammad Cartoons

As the French ministry of foreign affairs decided to temporary shut down 20 embassies [fr] after the publication of Muhammad Cartoons by French weekly Charlie Hebdo,  Linda Doufari in Nawaat takes a...

Russia: Ksenia Sobchak's Civil Platform Candidacy

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...

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

In blog post entitled ‘Cirque de Grece’ (Greek Circus), Kostas Kallergis shares an Athens poster mocking the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, which is inspired by a poster for Cirque de Soleil's ‘Alegria‘...

China: Making Fun of the Length of Apple iPhone

Chinese netizens create a satirical image to mock the design of iPhone5, which is four inches longer than the iPhone4 but with very few new functional features (via China Hush).

Trinidad & Tobago: iPads for Parliament?

If this Government…want[s] to appear to be the pillar of honesty they must go out for an open public tender for tablets…and not simply go out to tender for the...

Lebanon: What is Angelina Jolie Wearing?

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...

Russia: U.S. Republican Convention in Context

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...

Russia: Patriarch's Press Secretary Wants LiveJournal to Ban Photoshops of Priests

In an interview [ru] with the Orthodox website Pravmir.Ru, Patriarch Kirill's press secretary, Aleksandr Volkov, complained that LiveJournal users are too often permitted to engage in “school bathroom” humor that derides...

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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