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· January, 2015

Stories about Humor from January, 2015

The Khabarovsk Airport Logo Is a Viral Sensation. It's Also a Flying Bear.

Given the excitement the logo has generated on the RuNet social media, it will probably bear the public relations fruit the airport had hoped for.

World Leaders’ Paris March Participation Provokes Wave of Criticism

Internet users responding to images of world leaders at the Paris march against terrorism earlier this month displayed what might be called a "consensus of mockery."

Russian Politician Tells Public to ‘Eat Less,’ As Food Prices Rise

“If you’re short on money,” Gaffner said, “just remember that we’re all Russian citizens. We just need to give some thought to our health and eat a bit less.”

This Newspaper's Headlines Have Become Too Much for Many Readers in Venezuela

Últimas Noticas' January 12 front page mobilized Twitter users this week, when readers decided the newspaper's political bias has gone too far.

Sketch Comic Faces Accusations of ‘Glorifying’ Terrorism in Spain

The day after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in France, a Spanish judge summoned satirist Facu Díaz for questioning about a satirical sketch broadcast on his online TV show.

The Internet Takes Down Fox News’ ‘Terrorism Expert’ for Saying Birmingham Is a No-go Area for Non-Muslims

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Emerson told the news channel UK city is 'totally Muslim'.

Chile's YouTube Viral Sensation: Woki Toki

While its audiovisuals are produced with professional quality, the YouTube channel owes much of its popularity to videos that capture conversations and typical settings in contemporary Chile.

Twitter Mocks Anti-Muslim Comments with #FoxNewsFacts after ‘Expert’ Says Birmingham, England is ‘Totally Muslim’

Twitter users quickly got into the game, trending #FoxNewsFacts globally. Social search engine Topsy reports that the tag has been tweeted more than 400,000 times this week.

Comedian Aziz Ansari's Hashtag #RupertsFault Takes Off in Response to Murdoch's Anti-Muslim Tweets

Ansari was particularly irked by the idea that each of the world’s 1.6 million Muslims should be held accountable for the attacks committed by extremists.

This Is No Joke: New Fatwa Prohibits Building Snowmen in Saudi Arabia

Back in 2008, clergyman Mohammed Minijed called for killing all rodents, including Mickey Mouse, during a television interview. Today, he strikes again with a fatwa prohibiting snowmen.

Australian Police Arrest Activist Wearing ‘I'm With Stupid’ T-Shirt

On the same day as the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris, Queensland police arrest an activist at a political event who was wearing an 'I'm with stupid' T-shirt.

Horrific Hokkaido Bear Attack Repackaged as Cute Japanese Tourist Attraction

"I'm not sure if the warm and friendly image of the bear here is quite appropriate here..."

Welcome to #TheWildEast and Vocativ.com's Kyrg Republic: A Land That Does Not Exist

Vocativ, "a new type of media company" has released an orientalist documentary about "a part of the world that you didn't know you needed to know about.": Krygyzstan (sic).

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