· July, 2006

Stories about Humor from July, 2006

Malaysia: Miss Sarawak 2006 Coverage

  13 July 2006

Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia adds colour to his coverage of Miss Sarawak 2006 pageant with usual humourous comments. Sarawak is a province of Malaysia that lies on the island of Borneo.

North, South, East and West Africa

  12 July 2006

Grandiose Parlour posts an e-mail that is doing the rounds about how to tell people from different parts of Africa apart. “The Cameroonians will borrow money from you to buy champagne; whilst the Ghanaians think they invented politics. The Congolese think they have the best music and the best dancers;...

Ukraine: “Anti-Crisis Coalition”

LEvko of Foreign Notes cites Oleksandr Moroz's reasons to act in what many consider a treacherous way; he also writes about the nomination of Victor Yanukovych for prime minister's post by the new “anti-crisis coalition.” Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit has a roundup on the end of the Orange Revolution....

Guyana: Zidane's head-butt, in Creolese

  11 July 2006

Guyana-Gyal posts what is very likely the first written analysis of Zinedine Zidane's head-butt in Creolese, Guyana's “nation language“: “‘You saw that?!?’ I ask in my best ready-to-gossip voice. Right off, Indeera know what I talking ‘bout…that goat-butt the French guy give the Italian. Pow in he chest..“

Russia: Moscow Stiletto Run

Snowsquare.com writes about a “stiletto run” that took place in Moscow this past Saturday. To participate, one's heels had to be 9 cm or over. Two more similar races are being planned by Glamour magazine, a sponsor: in St Petersburg on July 22 and in Novosibirsk on July 23 .

Russia: Putin and Sex

Sean's Russia Blog quotes Vladimir Putin's response to an Internet user's question about sex: “‘I can't remember exactly when I did it for the first time,’ a laughing Putin said. ‘But I certainly remember when I did it the last time, to the exact minute.'”

Government protests Blogger's Column

  6 July 2006

mr. brown, A popular Singapore blogger had written a column in a newspaper talking about the rising cost of living. A spokesperson from the government responded in the same newspaper mr brown's views on all these issues distort the truth. They are polemics dressed up as analysis, blaming the Government...

Polish Blogosphere Update

With missionary zeal The Poland Pulse blogs about the latest English camps coming to Poland. By no means clandestine, the camp project to convert Catholic women to a less formalistic Christianity hopes to demonstrate that: …following Christ is much more than going to church and paying homage to a religious...

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