Stories about Humor from March, 2014
Every Friday, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.
In the wake of the dismissal of the latest minister from the current government, Wired868 chronicles the firings of his colleagues.
The Spanish Newspaper ABC Takes a Beating on Twitter after Publishing an Article against Masturbation
The article was published by a group of experts from the University of Navarra, which belongs to Opus Dei.
The revival of knights and dames had Australians all atwitter.
Photoshoped swastika is making the rounds on RuNet.
The newly elected president of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina created his twitter account on March 23, 2014. Here is his first tweet : It is quite possibly the most meta tweet ever from a head of state. Only media mugol Rupert Murdoch might challenge the level of “metaness” of his first...
Inspired by the “worldwide contagious happiness” that was sparked by Pharrell Williams’ viral music video “Happy“, as can be seen in hundreds of dancing videos from around the world, Brazilian group of video-makers Jeitinho Carioca (“Shit Cariocas Say”) has created a local version for Rio de Janeiro with a satirical tone. Besides showing people...
A definitive fan-art collection of Natalia Poklonskaya, the newly minted Prosecutor General appointed by the secessionist government of Crimea, who has captured the heart of RuNet and Japan.
So far, it seems the West’s response to the annexation of Crimea has only reinforced Russia’s patriotic frenzy. But could tougher sanctions change that?
From Lebanon to Morocco, passing by Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and Algeria, it seems like the MENA region is filled with people willing to just be happy and dance.
Regardless of how one feels about the Crimean question, it was a landmark speech, and one that bloggers reacted to the way they usually do on the Internet. Through memes.
This blog takes a satirical view of aid system in the world: Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like is an ongoing series of sometimes satirical, sometimes ironic, usually humorous (but sometimes dead serious), always honest vignettes of the humanitarian aid industry from the inside. Sometimes we want to complain about one...
Under a special section dedicated to China’s on-going National People’s Congress, iFeng.com, a pro-Beijing TV broadcaster based in Hong Kong, featured series of Chinese president Xi Jinping cartoons. The cartoons are about Xi meeting with ordinary people. Some stories in the cartoon are based on real events. Offbeat China has translated the...
Wired 868 takes more jabs at cricket hero Brian Lara's public embarrassment at a fete in Trinidad than Michael Holding took wickets when the West Indies dominated the sport.
Watch this video of an Egyptian woman asking US President Barak Obama to "shut up your mouse [mouth]," which is making the rounds.
TeaLeafNation uses China's dominant search engine Baidu's search history to finish half-written questions about different provinces in China. A map of China, by stereotype: http://t.co/isRo4hkPTB pic.twitter.com/vhuADJsWGm — FP's Tea Leaf Nation (@TeaLeafNation) March 4, 2014 They plot the stereotypes onto an interesting map about China. For example, Beijing was associated with “smog”...
Russia's Channel One canceled the live Oscars broadcast, and cut part of Jarod Leto's speech in the recording. Was it planned?
With the Crimea crisis, Twitter feeds overflow and news changes too fast to accommodate longer-form blogging. The most successful way to grab attention might be an old medium: political cartoons.
Many people are confused about the meaning of Indian “headshakes” and how to communicate using them. That may explain why a satirical video deciphering different types of Indian headshakes has gone viral. The 1:44 minute-long video, titled “Indian headshakes, what do they mean?“, has attracted more than 1.2 million views...