Stories about Humor from September, 2007
China: River Crab With Three Watches
Rebecca explains the political meaning of “river crab with three watches” in China in RConversation.
Ukraine: Party of the Regions Miscellanea
Ukrainiana writes about Party of the Regions’ attempt to cheat a site meter, and about Soviet-style children's poetry inspired by Victor Yanukovych.
Hungary: Escalator, Monarch, and Microwave Food
Pestcentric writes about Europe's longest escalator, yet another foreign monarch for Hungary, and Marhapörkölt Tarhonyával, a frozen meal.
Russia, U.S.: “Batman by Dostoyevsky”
The Accidental Russophile links to the “Batman by Dostoyevsky” comics, reproduced at Brian Hughes’ Again With The Comics: “This marriage of Classic Russian Literature and the Caped Crusader of Gotham also serves as further proof, if any were needed, that everything is better with Batman.” Judging by the comments, though,...
Sassou's postcard from the Riviera
Vous reprendrez bien un peu d'humanisme reposts a satirical “postcard” by MwindaPress from the Congolese president to his people about all the fun he's having in France and Spain: “We found ourselves in good company, a lot of whites, a lot of businessmen who swear by my greatness, my good...
Kannada: Bow to the Cynara within!
Tina writes meditatively about a“Cynara that exists within us”. She is referring to the poem Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae by Ernest Dowson. Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed Upon my soul between the kisses...
Bahrain: Getting It Out of Your System…
We have a world of contrasts in Bahrain this week. The summer vacation is over, which makes some bloggers happy, and others miserable. Religious scholars – respect or despise them? One blogger compares blogs in the USA and in the Arab world. And our star post this week is a description of how to detox, Bahrain-style…
Morocco: Bus Accident
Blogger Cory, who is based in Morocco, writes about an accident involving a bus he was riding on from Rabat. He writes: “(T)he awesome part was, the van tipped over on its side because the bus just kind of pushed it over. the really awesome part was, the bus didn't...
China: The Most Awesome Fake Reporter In History
ESWN translated a local report about a most awesome fake reporter, who earned his living by getting “red envelops” through his special feature report service.
Serbia: Women's Beauty
Belgrade 2.0 writes about the beauty of the majority of Serbian women – a stereotype, perhaps, but a good one.
Singapore: How to Spend a Cashless day in Singapore
Daphne shows how a cashless day can be spent pampering yourself in Singapore.
China: Song on GFW
Calon from bullog changed the lyrics of “I bet you they won’t play this song on the radio” into a song on Great Fire Wall: I bet you they won’t stop the G-F-W, I bet you they won’t show the (bleep) to you, It’s not that it’s (bleep) or (bleep)...
Ukraine: The Way We Dress
Natalia Antonova writes about one “young, seemingly sane, New York intellectual” who seemed deeply traumatized by the way Ukrainian women dress.
Japan: Salaryman Quiz
Englishman invites you to guess which one of the salarymen in the photo is dead. It is a difficult question as everyone would look the same after a 20-hours working day…
Trinidad & Tobago: Geographically Swapped?
This Beach Called Life is surprised that the islands of Trinidad and Tobago have been geographically repositioned, courtesy “the high-paid map designer at an international news agency.”