Stories about Humor from February, 2008
China: Tibetan kids
Michael puts up a short video showing hyper active Tibetan kids in his class.
South Korea and China: What If Sungnyemun Arson Happened In X?
Yi shao from my1510 imagined how would the government respond to the Sungnyemun Arson if it happened in X country rather than South Korea? Obviously no government official would step down and all the responsibility would be taken by the suspect. Moreover, in the official media, the government would become...
Brazil: Do not feed the journalists
Daniel Duende de Carvalho [pt] has been reporting on the humorous clashes between bloggers and mainstream media journalists covering the Campus Party Brazil. “Kept in a aquarium-like cage in the middle of the pavilion, poor professionals from obsolete vehicles that are fated to disappear are being treated like endangered species”....
Korea: Lunar New Year, do men also struggle?
New Year! It’s a big holiday in Korea. People return to their hometowns and worship their ancestors. People gather with relatives whom they haven’t seen for a while. For entertainment and respect for ancestors, preparing meals is a big job. Now New Year has produced a new symptom, ‘New Year...
Bulgaria: TV Game; Feminist Blog
Petya of bighead writes about helping her boss out in the Bulgarian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and running a feminist blog in Bulgarian.
Latvia: “The Idiot's Day”
All About Latvia writes about “a criminal investigation over the allegations of distributing child pornography by the Latvian National Opera” – and about a fine imposed on a Latvian supermarket by “the language police” for advertising “in non-understandable and mutilated state language.”
Jordan: Snowmen, Women and Babes
The contest is heating up among Jordanian bloggers who are vying for the top place in making a snowman, erm, woman - prompting one blogger to call a truce. With the Internet slowing down across the Middle East, it was only natural for Jordan's bloggers to pour their creative juices elsewhere.
Kuwait: Crazy Month Rolls By
It's been a 'crazy' period of life at the Kuwaiti blogosphere, reports Abdullatif Al Omar - from crazy weather patterns to nutty Internet connections and price hikes.
D.R. of Congo: Closer look at peace agreement
A closer look at the peace agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Average number of signatures per page: 40, Signatories using blue pens: 35, Signatories using black pens: 3 (Alan Doss, new UN SRSG; Dennis Kalume, Interior Minister; Didier Bitaki Wateshe, Kifuafua Mai Mai group), Signatories using green pens:...
Armenia: Hollywood & Reality
Going Home says that films such as Speed might seem believable in Hollywood, but the reality in Armenia is somewhat different. In particular, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, the blogger cites traffic, law enforcement and corruption in the country as just some of the reasons why nobody would ever plant a bomb on...
Armenia: Political Satire
With the media becoming as polarized as society is ahead of the presidential election due to be held in Armenia on 19 February, The Armenian Observer posts a satirical cartoon that the blogger believes represents the state of the local press.
Japan: Snow Creatures
Edo posts some photos of snow creatures with Japanese characteristic.