· June, 2007

Stories about Humor from June, 2007

Gabon: Libreville mermaid hoax (via St. Petersburg, Florida)

  15 June 2007

Association des gabonais d'Amiens dispels a mermaid hoax [Fr]. Photographs of a mermaid supposedly discovered dead on a beach in Libreville were actually downloaded from an eBay auction for a mermaid sighting in St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg photographs sold for US$1500 to a French natural history museum.

Albania: Bush's Watch

The Voice of Europe links to an extremely popular YouTube video that shows “the crowd of cheering Albanians in the village of Fushe Kruja” stripping George W. Bush of his watch. The video has been viewed 1,020,279 times already.

China: “Won't Sell Even If It Kills Me”

  13 June 2007

China has gone crazy for diverse portfolio capitalism—literally, in the case of one investor who couldn't get online to check his stocks when values dipped last week. Count on netizens, however, to find the humor in it all.

Trinidad & Tobago: Journalism 101

  12 June 2007

This Beach Called Life writes tongue-in-cheek about why he wants to be a journalist: “Journalists are quite unique and have the power to save the world in one column, but only after editing.”

St Vincent & The Grenadines: Beauty or Brains?

  11 June 2007

Abeni cannot help but recall West Indian poet Paul Keens-Douglas’ parody on beauty shows while watching a local beauty pageant: “We learnt from one contestant that global warming is a good thing for any country in the world. Another seemed to not understand the meaning of the word extracurricular.”

Eastern Europe: Trouble With the Presidents

An Alaskan Abroad notes on how CNN got the Czech president's name wrong: Klaus Topolanek instead of Vaclav Klaus. (Mirek Topolanek is the Czech premier.) Also, a photo from Kyiv, of an anti-Yushchenko protest sign that says Ukraine's president should be sent off to Alaska, of all places.

Hungary: Famous Magyars

Pestcentric writes about famous Hungarians – which the newly-elected French president Nicolas Sarkozy is not: “The French can have him. And if he turns out to be a disaster, […] let’s be glad he doesn’t consider himself a Magyar.”

Thailand: Thailand Like Sim City

  6 June 2007

Mr. Pavee says Thailand is like the Sim City game. The blogger provides various game scenarios for Bangkok. “Lets assume we have an established (but messy) city like Bangkok as one of the playable scenario. Now try the following:# 1. Disaster Menu > Riot: Wow we just summoned a mob!...

Slovenia: Blogres

Blogres, the first official gathering of Slovenia bloggers, will take place Saturday, June 9, in Ljubljana, Michael M of The Glory of Carniola reports. His own presentation will, hopefully, follow this outline: “My first point will be to attack the foreign press like a runaway elephant for its generally sloppy...

Jamaica: ‘Tis Better to Give

  5 June 2007

“While we have tremendous problems in the country with thieves, we seem to spend so much of our time beating a system that when something is offered at no cost, we have no idea what to do with it.” Francis Wade has discovered that while the joy is in the...

Guyana: Another Brick in the Wall

  5 June 2007

“This wall is new Guyana-style architecture…it got to be wide and broad enough so the door can swing out. It got to be high enough to prevent a small flood from invading we li’l foyer again…and low enough to step over.” Guyana-Gyal has hit an obstacle.

Cayman Islands: Dr. Kevorkian

  5 June 2007

Cayblogger talks tongue in cheek about the release of Dr. Kevorkian and how he could potentially help the Cayman Islands health care system.

Touring Libyan Blogs: The Bloggers who have Gone AWOL

While exams continue to disrupt a little the Libyan blogosphere both locally and overseas this week's post is dedicated to those Libyan bloggers who are 'absent without leave', we don't know why they stopped blogging and we miss them very much. I'm sure most Libyan bloggers would join their voices to mine and ask them to come back or at least update us, writes Fozia Mohamed.

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