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· November, 2013

Stories about Humor from November, 2013

28 November 2013

Tokyo Governor Money Scandal Turns Graphic Meme

Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.

Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards

26 November 2013

Red Square's Makeover: Goodbye, Lenin. Hello, Louis Vuitton!

RuNet Echo

Lenin’s Mausoleum is no longer the most imposing structure in Moscow’s Red Square. From now until January 19, that honor belongs to a 20-foot-tall Louis Vuitton advertisement.

Jamaica: Not Quite All Right

24 November 2013

‘People That Look Like Themselves': A Comic that Celebrates Natural Black Hair

Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.

20 November 2013

Persistent Stereotypes, Latent Prejudices: Black Characters in Brazilian Comics

"The representation is not yet ideal," researcher Luis Henrique said about black characters in Brazilian comic books. Global Voices interviewed him about his work.

15 November 2013

Polish Right-Wing Nationalists Hijack Country's Independence Day

Poland's National Independence Day, traditionally celebrated on November 11, ended in violence this year during a march organized by a nationalist movement. Police detained around a dozen individuals.

Kim Jong-Un Found in Hong Kong?

12 November 2013

Pakistani Newspaper Dawn's Taliban-Sized Typo is Shared Widely

An acronym mix-up between Imran Khan's popular political party and the Pakistani Taliban raises questions on Twitter - was the typo a genuine mistake, propaganda or a Freudian slip?

Russian Artist Pavlensky Nails His Scrotum to Moscow's Red Square

RuNet Echo

One of Russia's most infamous artists has staked his scrotum to the cobblestones outside Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square. How have Russians reacted?

9 November 2013

Bad Cop, Good Cop and Other Cops in Iran Nuke Talks

The Curious Case of Sami Anan

Egypt: The Sami Anan “Presidential Campaign” Goes Viral

Posters showing former chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Sami Anan in what seems to be election campaign posters have gone viral. Victor Salama has more

6 November 2013

Sex Education, Chinese-Style

5 November 2013

Palestinian Pick-Up Lines

Humor, especially dark humor, is a culturally acquired taste – especially in a war zone. The hashtag #PalestinianPickUpLines has recently been trending on Twitter, garnering tens of additions in the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Opposition Wins Again; Government Still Optimistic

Hot off their win in the Local Government Elections, the opposition People's National Movement has won the St. Joseph by-election - yet, the government is forging ahead with hope.

4 November 2013

Saudis Banned from Travelling .. to Mars

Saudi religious scholar Shaikh Ali Al Hekmi told Al Hayat newspaper that travelling to the red planet is off limits for human beings. Netizens laugh on Twitter.

VIDEO: Chinese Respond to American Child's “Kill Everyone in China” Comment on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The best way to address antagonistic sentiment is a sense of humor and good knowledge of the subject of hatred.

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