Stories about Humor from April, 2007
Cuba: Cousins Make Dozens
“I think it’s a given that if you’re Cuban, you’ve got a cousin (or twelve) somewhere,” writes Babalu Blog. “Along those same lines, there is no way you can mention ‘Ropa Vieja’ without someone inevitably bringing up its first cousin, ‘Vaca Frita’. See? We even do it with food!” Posted...
Guyana: Do The Chicken!
The Jolly Spectator reports that the enthusiastic, fun-loving attitude of Irish cricket supporters (not to mention their team's unique dance moves) have made the Irish the darlings of the Caribbean: “Said Irish Captain Trent Johnston of Guyana, Barbados, and Jamaica, ‘I think the locals have warmed to us.’ Why? Perhaps...
Guyana: Parent-Child Relationship
“Everyday, in between silly mother-daughter struggles, we insist on taking care of one another…sometimes we appreciate, sometimes resent because it feel so over-protective; other times, we take it for granted.” Guyana-Gyal examines the parent-child relationship.
Bangladesh: Khaleda and her hair
Biting wit at imperfect world 2007 on a politician being expelled from the country. “Well the big news is that the country is going to expel Khaleda. The main reason is that no one can stand her coiffure anymore, and she is being asked to go to a country where...
Trinidad & Tobago: Salt Fish
Thebookmann takes a detour from his Caribbean Fruit theme to photograph saltfish (salted cod), a popular regional dish that has also been the subject of double entendre in some of Trinidad and Tobago's most entertaining calypsoes.
Japan: Will Day
Joe Jones blogs about the April 15 Will Day and Japanese Will Law in Japan Law Blog. The day is designated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
Hong Kong: Human and Dog Competing for Space
Plato from inmediahk.net wrote a letter to the Chief Executive office to tell his experience in competing public space with dogs in the King's Park Hill [zh] (he was assaulted by dogs). As a result of the development plan that aims at eradicating “streets” with shopping mall, both grassroots and...
Kuwait: Bloggers’ Show Aired Following Protests
Popular Kuwaiti television show Al Diwaniya is being aired again – following protests from some of Kuwait's bloggers. The show, which was expected to feature interviews with some bloggers in one of its episodes was taken off the air, sparking speculations and rumours as to why it was pulled off....
Malaysia: Remembering Past Election Campaigns
The Malay Male recounts some “Amazing Election Stories” from his childhood days. (the post has some naughty language)
Russia: No Bikes Allowed
Copydude reports that it's not allowed to cross the Russian border on a bicycle.
US Virgin Islands: Silly Signs
Writing from the U.S. Virgin Islands, News of St. John chuckles at a few signs of the times…
Stepping away from the drama and farce of Ukrainian politics, here is a story about namesakes, posted by Chechen journalist Timur Aliev (LJ user timur_aliev).
Bulgaria: Names and Nicknames
Petya notes on the Bulgarian way of simplifying life for the local bureaucrats: “There are more nicknames in Bulgarian than names.”
Slovenia: Difficult Language
The Glory of Carniola explains “why you will never learn Slovene.”
The Turkish Invasion celebrates his one year in Russia and, with some unfortunate delay, the arrival of spring.
China: On Wang Xiaobo ten years later
Blogger and Life Weekly editor looks back at another renowned cultural critic—Wang Xiaobo, on the tenth anniversary of Xiaobo's death, how he relates to works from someone a generation older than him, and how Xiaobo ended up on the cover of Life Weekly. [zh]
Slovenia: 35 Facts About Slovenes
The Glory of Carniola posts “35 facts about Slovenes” – which “seem to be written from the perspective of second-generation Slovenian immigrants, presumably in the U.S. (The big clue being the use of Fahrenheit in number ten.)”
Slovenia: “Best of the Slobs”
Three weeks of The Glory of Carniola‘s picks from Slovenian blogs – here, here, and here.
Bangladesh: The Cricket Fan
a bengali in TO comes up with a list of likely give-aways of a person being a Bangladeshi cricket fan. “You also harbor grand delusions that no matter how bad the scoreboard is, someone will come and smash 100 runs in 30 balls or take 6 wickets in an over....
Guyana: Brown Dawg and Cricket Security
Security at the ICC World Cup Cricket tournament is tight – Part 2 of Brown Dawg's post on Guyana Gyal‘s blog explains why.
Aruba: Shopping, Aruba-style
Arubagirl gets nostalgic about La Linda , which, to her, represented the glorious disorganization of the Aruban shopping experience: “If one would want an old-fashioned kitchen appliance, La Linda would have it. If you need ponytail holders in obscure colors, La Linda would have it.”