· July, 2007

Stories about Humor from July, 2007

Kuwait: Despite the Summer, it's Never Quiet in Here!

Despite the heat, Kuwaitis are braving the weather and making the most of outdoor activities. While some are enjoying boating and Flugtag games, one Kuwaiti blogger got more than she bargained for when she ventured out to sea without her sun block. Read Abdullatif Al Omar's report of this week's Kuwait round up to learn more.

Bulgaria: Baptism

Petya of Bighead posts a very funny report from her husband's Orthodox Christian baptism ceremony. Her husband, Kyle, posts his own account – as well as pictures taken by Petya.

Bangla blog musings: Mosque, mausoleum, music and Marxism

  9 July 2007

The Taj Mahal has won a place of glory in the recently announced list of the seven wonders of the world, much to the delight of Bangla bloggers. Shaukat Husein details out the complete list of winners but rues the absence of the Pyramids amongst them. A debate has ensued...

Russia: Cheerleaders

The Accidental Russophile attempts to sound “intellectual” as he posts pictures of the Russian cheerleaders. Siberian Light points out in a comment that some of these cheerleaders “haven't quite figured out where to put the kneepads yet…”

China: Female reporter fist fight

  5 July 2007

ESWN translated a blog post by a female reporter in a mainland local newspapers China Times, who got into a physical fight with a colleague during an editorial meeting. The reason had to do with plagiarism on a grand scale.

Kazakhstan: Free lunch

Irene thinks (RUS) that the behaviour of certain government officials is not really promoting foreign direct investment in Kazakhstan. KZBlog provides the gist of the story in English: A German delegation was made to pay for their “friends'” lunch, although the friends hastily disappeared in government cars once they finished...

Russia: 27 Ways to Tell You Live in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert and BearBait list 27 ways “to tell you live in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.” Here's one: “You think nothing of paying USD3000 for an apartment refurbished with leopard skin touches, a dodgy boiler, pneumatic door bolts and an alcoholic living in the stairwell.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Nation's Wealth?

  3 July 2007

“Corn-curls are important to any nation aspiring to become developed. You can tell by the speed and urgency with which the corn-curls delivery trucks pelt down the highway at six in the morning.” This Beach Called Life lists some of the indicators of a wealthy nation.

Arabeyes: Hamas and Fatah Dig Up Some Dirt

The war between Fatah and Hamas has just got dirtier, 33 Muslim Brotherhood students are arrested in Egypt, a video sheds light on how all the different hues of Egyptians are really one, an exhausting wedding in Saudi and the appearance of a dead grandmother in a dream are just some of the goodies in store for us in this week's Arabic translation of blogs.

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