Friday, February 22, 2013

Egyptian Humor about Pres Mohamed Mursi

I've had a ghastly week, culminating in major dental work and lots of pain, so I'm not feeling very celebratory.  Bummer.  :(

However, I am happy to celebrate the new freedom Egyptians have to do what Westerners have been doing for years -- making fun of politicians.


My Egyptian husband found this on a friend's Facebook page.  The caption translates to: How Did These Get There????  Meaning, how did Mursi make it into the office of President of Egypt. 

Egyptians may have been going a little overboard with their new freedoms of protesting and demonstrating, but their new ability to poke fun at lofty political leaders is a welcome sight. 

Have a great week, guys! :-)




This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about some small (or big) accomplishment for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever!

49 comments:

Mark Means said...

Haha.....very cute :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They have the right to now - go for it!
Would like to know about the elephant though...

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Oh, I hope your pain eases soon. Dental work is no fun.

We, in America, do not realize the freedoms we have until we look at other countries. It's nice to know that in Egypt the people are gaining some of those freedoms.

Cathy Keaton said...

LOL! That is a really funny caption. Congrats on your new freedom we've been digging into for centuries over here in the U.S. It's only really fun now with internet memes and LOL cat photos, though. ;)

L.G. Smith said...

Awesome! About the freedom Egyptians now have to make fun of political leaders, that is, not your painful dental work. :)

Kate Larkindale said...

Hope your teeth feel better soon!

We take our freedom so much for granted here, it's good to remember that in other places people can't just say what they think. Not without often fatal repercussions.

Breanna Teintze said...

Boo for dental pain. If I could come over to your house and make you smoothies and good soft soup, I would. (I make really good soup.)

I like your cartoon--the elephant and the politician have sort of the same look on their faces. :)

Lara said...

Sorry you're not feeling well--I hope the pain goes away soon!

Joanna said...

It ia good to be reminded how lucky we are to have freedom of free speech. Hope your mouth is feeling better soon

EW Gibson said...

Ouch! So sorry you're not feeling well. When the pain goes away, you could bite the dentist back. :)

Ravena Guron said...

Aww, sorry about the dentist! It took me about two minutes to get the joke with the pictures, but now I have a big grin on my face. That's really clever!

VikLit said...

I am sorry you haven't had the best time of it this week but good celebrations - thanks for joining in.

Kelly Hashway said...

I hope your pain goes away soon. Dental work can be brutal.

Bethany Myers said...

Oh that poor elephant. And poor you. Hope you heal quickly.

mshatch said...

Ow, having dental work is absolutely no fun at all. I hope you feel better soon. Glad you're enjoying poking fun at your politicians. It is one of the small joys of life :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Sorry about your dental pain, but that IS a funny picture.
I might have to share this with my class, since we are currently studying the Conatitution and their rights as citizens. It is quite a surprise for them to learn that not everybody in the world enjoys the same rights.

Carol Kilgore said...

Hope your dental woes soon fade away. I hope this is only the beginning of your freedoms.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thinking of all the comedy shows in the UK designed to make fun of politicians, I realise how easy it is to take that freedom for granted.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Ouch on the dental work! I sat in one of those torture chairs for a few hours one day last year . . . it makes me cringe just thinking of it.

I'm glad that Egyptians have the freedom for comedy!

Suze said...

Aw, Lex, I hope you feel the best version of yourself again, soon!

Here's to good humor.

Stephen Hayes said...

Criticizing and making fun of our leaders is one of the things that keeps us sane. I'm glad this is now possible in Egypt.

tfwalsh said...

Hope your teeth are feeling better:) Liking the humour:)

Patsy said...

I'd got the impression that Egyptians had less freedom now than previously. I'm glad to hear that isn't the case.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Sorry about the dental work - Yuck! Hope you're feeling better soon!

DL Hammons said...

Sorry to hear about you pain and dental issues! Been there...done that! Feel better soon! :)

Nas said...

Hilarious! I enjoyed your post today!

Sorry about your pain though.

Laura Eno said...

That poor elephant!
And poor you. Dental work is terrorizing for me.

Ella said...

Oh, man this are good pics ;D

I so hope you are feeling better!
I do know that dance of torture-I so
hope you are recovering and relaxing~
I had a dental implant-dental issues are
no fun
Take Care
:D

Alys Cohen said...

This is pretty funny! I can see many American politicians in the last pic there. :)

Kim Van Sickler said...

I do love political satire. Thanks for sharing and I hope your mouth feels better soon!

Charmaine Clancy said...

So glad you put in the translation, 'cause I was like... huh? But that's a good one!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations on your new freedoms. You couldn't poke fun of politicians before? I can't imagine.

Be well, Lexa. I hope your dental pains have ended.

xoRobyn

Mina Lobo said...

Haha, cute meme. Hope you're feeling better after your fang-work. Dentists, eeeeeek!

unikorna said...

Egypt has such a special place in my heart. You must be so happy living there Lexa :)>

Cecilia Robert said...

Ow... so sorry for the pain. Ugh...dentists, really! *shudder* but a necessity. Thanks for the funny post though. had a good laugh..haha

Pk Hrezo said...

Well yay for Egypt! Everyone should be able to make fun of others. lol

Tara Tyler said...

that is hilarious!
good natured joking means they like you, right?
i hate going to dentist!!
hope your mouth is happy now =)

M Pax said...

Bummer on your dental pain. Hope you're feeling better by now. I think those in power need to be made fun of on a regular basis.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Very funny! Thanks for bringing such humor (and horror for those animals) to us. Great post. Hope your pain's diminishing greatly and quickly.

Jess@Fairday's Blog said...

Yeah for rights! :) Sorry to hear about the dental pain. I had a lot of dental pain a month ago. Not fun! Feel better soon!

S.K. Anthony said...

Haha, very funny :D
Hope your pain is not as bad anymore, boo!

Nickie said...

I hope you're feeling better -- dental work is no fun :(

I love the pictures, though! And how did that cow get its head stuck? That hole is way too small!

nutschell said...

feel better! Dental work is always a pain. Oh my. feel sorry for that elephant!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sorry about the dental work. I just had some Monday too and it wasn't fun. Yes, it's great to celebrate that Egyptians are getting some freedoms that we take too for granted.

Cherie Reich said...

I hope you're feeling better!

Jimmy Fungus said...

This is the great thing about blogger and the internet. In the American media, I keep hearing political pundits and commentators claiming things haven't gotten any better in Egypt. But NOW I know the truth, because I can see from your blog that things ARE improving in the areas of freedom of speech, and freedom of expression. It is a very good political cartoon too. It's funny, and gets it's point across as well.

Medeia Sharif said...

I feel bad for that elephant. I hope he got out alright.

Sorry about the pain. I hope it's gone away.

Jocelyn Rish said...

Those pictures are hilarious! I hope you're feeling better!

Beth said...

I've been having major dental work since November and it probably won't end for a few more months. Thanks for stopping by.

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