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· May, 2014

Stories about Humor from May, 2014

A Prison Break Story with Chinese Character

Two peasants from Hunan pretended to be UN peacekeeping officers in order to rescue their friend from jail. It is a failed attempt but full of dark humor. Off Beat...

Spain: Unconceivable Oblivion of an Atlético Madrid Football Club Fan

In an exciting football soccer match, Real Madrid team defeated with a final score of four goals to one the Atlético de Madrid for the Champions League championship, in the...

VIRAL VIDEO: ‘But We're Speaking Japanese’

A video skit of a Japanese waitress serving a group of foreign-looking customers who speak Japanese has gone viral. The clip has resonated among many Japanese-speaking expats who occasionally experience how...

Syrian Dark Humor and the Elections

It is no surprise to see Bashar al-Assad nominate himself for the Syrian presidency in the upcoming elections on June 3. Syria Untold checks out what cartoonists have to say.

Against All Odds, Yemen Is Happy Too!

The cover video of Pharrell William's viral song Happy was generated with a Yemeni twist, showing the creativity and talent of Young Yemenis as well as their sense of humor.

Russian Digital Sovereignty Is Here and, Yes, It Includes Schoolgirls

No sooner than Basov announced the search engine's moral superiority did Russian bloggers begin posting screen captures of curious search queries conducted using Sputnik.ru.

‘Mafalda’ Cartoonist Quino Awarded Prince of Asturias Prize in Spain

The well-known 81-year-old Argentinian cartoonist is the man behind the idealistic yet pessimistic little girl Mafalda.

Cuba: The Joys of Getting Older

Cuban diaspora blog My big, fat, Cuban family shares 59 “wonderful truths” about aging.

Photo Collection from Hong Kong Metro Stations

Why are Saudis Kissing their Camels?

Saudis are defying the Coronavirus by kissing their camels and posting their photographs on Twitter and videos on YouTube.

Bermuda: 12-Step Politics

Breezeblog thinks that Bermuda's politicians, “being…self-important, self-serving, egotists”, could use some help – but he doesn't hold out much hope for any 12-step programme they could possibly come up with.

Macedonian Site Takes Satirical Stance on Freedom of Expression Issues

Macedonia has a long tradition of humor, caricatures and satire, including hosting of the World Gallery of Cartoons. With the appearance of new media, many aphorisms and satirical tales are...

Russia's Space Wars, On the Ground

Although GPS is safe, for now, the incident is an illustration of a kind of resigned lack of trust some Russians feel toward their government.

Google Nest, They Know Your Data

The blog Infoactivismo reports [es] about the parodic launching of Google Nest on the recent edition of Re:publica 14 in Berlin. After reviewing the fictitious features of the product, the...

Guyana: Laugh & Learn

Guyana Gyal blogs about the power of laughter: Through the use of humour, she was able to help a young woman be confident enough to learn.

Viral Video: Three Types of Girl Friends in Hong Kong

The video is about Hong Kong male netizens’ stereotype of girls from local Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas born Chinese. Tom Grundy from Hong Wrong has the English translation...

Russians Hate Eurovision's Bearded-Lady Champion

On the Internet, Russians have reacted to Wurst’s victory with a mix of humor and homophobia.

Memes Greet Turkey PM Erdoğan's Angry Walkout from Domestic “One Minute Show”

Social media users were quick to create internet memes after Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stormed out of a speech today. Erkan Saka adds his two cents

“With Loose Hair”

Denise Duncan, author of the blog Este no es el blog de Denise, shares an incident [es] that happened to her in the subway, when she faced two youngsters who...

Zimbabweans Mock Suspended Opposition Leader on Twitter

What is the best title for a hypothetical book about the embattled Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai? Twitter users have a few ideas.

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