· November, 2006

Stories about Humor from November, 2006

Russia: Lenin's Mausoleum

  15 November 2006

Lenin's Tomb, Moscow, USSR, 1985 – by JoeBlogger Three months before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legendary “sound-manipulator” Sergei Kuryokhin proved quite convincingly (albeit facetiously) that Vladimir Lenin had been a mushroom and a radio wave. Kuryokhin died on July 9, 1996, at the age of 42. His...

Hungary: “Trumpetting The Positive”

  13 November 2006

“Facilities for the disabled in Budapest leave a lot to be desired. So it's good to see some private businesses starting to take the initiative… Just don't forget to bring those three trumpets,” writes Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar and posts a photo – click on it...

China: fabricating news business

  13 November 2006

ESWN translates an investigative report from Youth Weekend about a gang who sold tabloid newspapers in the Beijing subway and train stations with fabricated sensationalistic news headlines such as Andy Lau being killed, Faye Wong committing suicide and so on.

China: one dog

  13 November 2006

Angry Chinese blogger has an interesting and thoughtful post on One Party, One China, One Child and One Dog policy.

The Week That Was in Bahrain

  11 November 2006

With the Godfather of Bahraini bloggers Mahmood Al Yousif out of the way and sick in hospital – possibly recuperating from his head-on collision with authorities over the blocking of his blog – his prodigies were out to play this week! First and foremost I would like to extend a...

Lebanon: Sweet and Sour

  7 November 2006

Iraq, Palestine, Israel, and an alternative drink to the regular carbonated soda were topics discussed in the Lebanese blogs this week. The reconvening of the internal political discussion among rival Lebanese politicians in the form of “the consultations” was also the focus of many blogs. Before embarking on the tiresome...

Moldova: Borat in Moldova and Romania

  6 November 2006

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about Borat: “ Borat's “Kazakh village” was in fact filmed in Romania, so it was fun to watch the first four minutes of the film on YouTube and know what all these villagers were saying to Borat. His “wife,” Oxana, didn't say what...

China: foreign actor

  6 November 2006

Hu Ge, the famous video spoof producer in China, is preparing to shoot a 20 mins internet video and is now looking for a foreign actor who will act as a CIA agent (zh).

China: Lei Feng condom

  6 November 2006

Lei Feng is a national icon for youth in China, now he appears on a condom package. Details see Fons Tuinstra.

Mexico: Altar de Muertos

  3 November 2006

Eduardo of Ocho Cuartos writes jokingly about what a Monterrey Altar de Muertos [ES] would look like: “Our altar would be finely decorated with an ashtray of “the mountain city,” a replica of the faro del comercio monument, a traffic citation for $300 pesos; all of which would be above...

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