Stories about Humor from August, 2016
Africans Have a Laugh at Themselves Imagining ‘If Africa Was a School’
"Madagascar would be the kid no one invites to a party coz they live out of town."
Defying Web Censors, Chinese ‘Worship’ Toads to Mark a Former State Leader’s 90th Birthday
"While the toad's era was not free, it looked better than [Xi's] era...Chinese people worshiping the toad is similar to prisoners in confinement, missing their brief outdoor recess."
On the Eve of Independence Celebrations, Jamaicans Delight in the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
From Rio's green theme to the pomp and circumstance of the Parade of Nations, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games inspired a sense of national pride for Jamaicans.
Kyrgyzstan and the President Who Didn't Want to Be a Dragon
"No, I'm not being harsh on Atambayev. The price of his mediocrity has been extremely high."
In Nike's Ad About Female Athletes in India, Too Much Glamour, Not Enough Names?
"That Nike Ad shows how little we know about female sportsperson or athletes in this country."