Stories about Humor from November, 2008
Pakistan: A letter to the West
Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi writes a letter to the West: “Time is money, dear West, and time is running out. More alcoholic beverages please. More stores. More. More. More.”
Bermuda: Waiting in Vain?
“Some local media allege that, after many official promises and delays, big chunks of the draft law were copied from Wikipedia and the World Bank website only days before it was released! This rush has raised many local suspicions about the law and its possible omissions”: Vexed Bermoothes says that...
Russia, U.S.: A Song for Sarah Palin
Scraps of Moscow reports on Russians’ preferences in the U.S. election and re-posts a YouTube video of a “mildly entertaining contribution to the online body of material (growing fast, but probably with a short shelf life) poking fun at Sarah Palin. It seems to be by a couple of faux...
Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: That's a Wrap!
Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life thinks that one of the first things the new US President should pay attention to is Wrap Rage.
Japan: Halloween party train
Joe Jones from Mutantfrog posted a youtube video on the Halloween party train.
Morocco: Viewing the U.S. Elections
On the eve of the U.S. elections, the world is atwitter - and Morocco is no exception. Bloggers based in Morocco - both Moroccan natives and foreign residents - are musing over potential election outcomes. While Morocco is also no exception to the world's preference for Obama, bloggers have a lot more to say than "Yes we can!" Jillian C. York gives us a glimpse into this North African nation.
Aruba, U.S.A.: Battleground State?
Arubagirl makes a shopping trip to Florida, “a state that is a battleground in this election, as they call it,” and comes away asking: “Is this how an election is in the States? Where a 30 min INFOMERCIAL was the big news? Oy.”
Japan: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
In a post entitled “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, Yasai-ＤＸ２ posts a picture of three guys [ja] dressed up as Japanese anime character Haruhi Suzumiya. “Well, they have nice legs, no?” one commenter responds.
Macedonia: Use Facebook If You Want to Flirt With Politicians
The list of Macedonian politicians who have Facebook accounts is pretty impressive and includes Vice Prime Minister for European Affairs, Minister of the Interior, Minister of Information Society, and Minister of Foreign Investments. But some bloggers don't think it's a big deal and would rather see these people using social networking sites to promote their politics, rather than make new friends online.