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· August, 2010

Stories about Humor from August, 2010

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Japan: An ancient Roman at the Japanese public bath

  9 August 2010

What could two cultures as distant in time and space as ancient Rome and the modern Japan have in commom? Such a question might sound like a riddle to many but is actually what inspired manga author Mari Yamazaki to create Thermae Romae , a manga said to inaugurate a new genre - the ‘bath’ manga.

Pakistan: Zardari Shoe Bombed

  8 August 2010

Teeth Maestro mentions yesterday's incident of shoe throwing on Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari in Birmingham as “one of the most happiest moments in Pakistan's history”.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Politics of Flooding

  6 August 2010 says that the country's recent floods, “while partly falling under ‘Act of God’ because of the rains, [are] largely government inspired”, while B.C. Pires, tongue in cheek, suggests ways in which “to profit from the floods we can't stop.”

Palestine/Israel: Paul and Peace

After the success of Paul the Octopus in correctly guessing the outcome of all of Germany's matches in the World Cup, bloggerheads tweets: “I think we've seen enough to trust Paul the Octopus with two boxes marked ‘Israel’ and ‘Palestine’.”

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