· July, 2008

Stories about Humor from July, 2008

China: Olympic Condom

  17 July 2008

Consumer products in China try very hard to capture the Olympic concept in their product. This Olympic condom ads has become rather popular in the internet.

Palestine: Obama in the News

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is making headlines this week in the Palestinian blogosphere: partly for his impending visit to the West Bank and partly for his turn on the cover of this week's New Yorker. Jillian York reviews Palestinian blogs.

China: Noise games

  16 July 2008

Always a cynic and hardly a hater, humor blogger Wang Xiaofeng posted this today (and only this) with the title ‘noise games’, a play on the Chinese word for the Olympic games:

Soviet History: Politcal Jokes

One more review, by Edward Lucas, of the book on Soviet-time jokes – and one more joke from the book: “Who built the White Sea canal [Stalin’s single most murderous slave-labour project]?” “The left bank was built by those who told the jokes, and the right bank by those who...

China: Interviewing Mr. Strong Pig

  7 July 2008

A netizen wrote a funny dialogue between a reporter and Mr. Strong Pig (a pig survived in the Sichuan earthquake for 36 days) for reflecting media operation and spoofing various social problems happened within 36 days. (Via Zhao Mu's Blog)

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