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2006
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Intelligent punch
Video clips and photo essay: Peyvand Khorsandi stand up comedy in Sacramento
Jahanshah Javid

Ugly people
Iranians of the year
Siamack Baniameri

Let them have fun
Zealots
Siamack Baniameri

Women-only taxis
No longer will Iranian women need to sit in cramped taxis adjacent to unshaven muscular sweaty perverts
Mazloom

In yesterday's news
Ahmmadinejad's "The Myth that is Holocaust" conference
Rana Rabei

Intelligent punch
Video clips and photo essay: Peyvand Khorsandi stand up comedy in Sacramento
Jahanshah Javid

Professor Pervert
Last week, I was walking with a co-worker past the chalk board where my life-size drawing of two curvaceous women still stands
Rana Rabei

Peyvand Times
Photo essay: 48 hours with Peyvand Khorsandi
Jahanshah Javid

How not to make a sex video
Alleged soap star and her lover
Siamack Baniameri

UC Abu Ghraib
UC Abu Ghraib in Los Angeles like its sister facility in Iraq is home to Middle Easterners
Eski Sepehr

Olaagh pass bedeh!
Preserving Iranian civil society on the football field in the age of headbutts
Cameron Milani

Rewarding disobedient wives
Fatwa
Siamack Baniameri

Let them have fun
Zealots
Siamack Baniameri

First Iranian Flash Gordon
Iranians respond to Anousheh Ansari's weblog
Peyvand Khorsandi

Wee wee training
My first time trying to get my boys to pee into urinals

Siamack Salari

Azam shot into space
Azam Nemati permanently sent to Space Station III
Faramarz Fateh

Best, of the worst
In the spring of 1997 Tony Blair was elected president of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Peyvand Khorsandi

Shab-haaye ehyaa
Spending the holy days in Tehran, reluctantly
Shahriar Zahedi

Persian romance
Part 7: Maryam wondered whether she might possibly upgrade her fiancé while fixing her nose and get back at Golnaz in one fell swoop
Payam Ghamsari

What's new pussycat?
Feline
Gorgahoo

Dar rasaaye Emran Salahi
For the late Emran Salahi
Alef Refugee

My beautiful gold digger
Negotiation
Siamack Baniameri

"Tanznevisse khoshteep"
In memory of satirist and poet Emran Salahi
Massoud Noghrekar

Pope, Islam & protection
Shorts
Bigharar

First Iranian Flash Gordon
Iranians respond to Anousheh Ansari's weblog
Peyvand Khorsandi

Mamal Amirkaie
Khatami on a mission to foment velvet Islamic revolution in America

Alef Refugee

How to defuse Moslem anger
What I would like to see the Pope do
Siamack Baniameri

Suggested apology letter
Pope & Islam
Gorgahoo

Topless dancer
Ambassador in space
Siamack Baniameri

An Iranian week
Smile
Peyvand Khorsandi

To dream the impossible dream...
Down to earth
Ramin Zamini

To goat or not to goat
Unjoly bond
Gorgahoo

Welcome to America
Khatami
Siamack Baniameri

Axis of Kabob
I have been thinking maybe our national obsession with kabob has not been in vain after all
Gorgahoo

Looking quite... continental
I buttoned up and looked at myself in front of the mirror again. Since moving to Belgium I had let my hair grow. And I mean grow
Siamack Salari

Let's talk about nuclear power
Joke
A.R.

What will happen to Iran
Laugh all you want
Jacob Cohen

Amuse us for once
Bush v. Ahmadinejad
Siamack Baniameri

Ghormeh sabzi on the plane
An airplane security incident
Mazloom

Dabashi on picnics
Talking to Columbia University professor of Iranian studies and comparative literature Hamid Dabashi about picnics
Peyvand Khorsandi

Knowledge droppings
By Omar Khayyam, Knowledge Dropper
The Badder Brigade

Eskandar
& his little friend
Siamack Baniameri

The last word
When you are an Iranian, talking becomes your main vital sign
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

I'm in a movie with Jamie Foxx
Classic "guy moment" when your dick does the talking
Siamack Baniameri

Dictionary of labels
Sooner or later, people believe their own propaganda
Mansour Djadali

Define spring
The essays of Sadegh Sedaghat
Hadi Khorsandi

Name your price
This buying and selling one’s country for monetary gain reminds me of when I was a child in Iran
Mazloom

A couple of sandwiches short of a picnic
Iranian expats
Siamack Baniameri

Sick Deer
On the beauty of the Turkish language
Shahriar Zahedi

If you don't hear from me
Hunger strike
Siamack Baniameri

Creative sofa
Maskhareh kardan-e Ahmaghinejad hagh-e mossallam-e maast
Mazloom

Tamaskhorism
A new art in the making

Mazdak

Where do I sign up?
Laptop Revolutionaries
Siamack Baniameri

Che konim sag-haa haaremaan nakonand?
In response to cartoon which sparked protests among Azaris
Elmira C

Irooni-baazi
Iranians and their ways
Nicole Pajoohi

Tabaadole naameh
Presidents Ahmadinejad and Bush exchange letters
dAyi Hamid

Ode to a Persian thunder mug
Instead of toilet paper there is a weird kettle with a spout
Fathali Ghahremani

Thank you Agent Smith
"Listen, don't do it, man," the voice said
Siamack Baniameri

On a roll in Tokyo
I am jet lagged but the excitement of being here is too much. Let’s start with the toilet
Siamack Salari

Chop chop
Shorts: Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush
Siamack Baniameri

Rice: Tape says Iran has nukes, deathstar!
Satirical response to Kenny James, the author of "We won't nuke you"
Maziar Shirazi

Armed with humor
No comedian in the world could possibly make fun of Iranians with as much flare as we do
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

The sound of music
As Shajarian started the Persian "chah chah", the American guy gave an estranged look to his Asian woman
Nilufar Hakhamanesh

Making god laugh
Photo essay & video clip: Ebrahim Nabavi at UC Berkeley
Jahanshah Javid

Iranian-American Internment Camp
Shorts
Siamack Baniameri

The belly dance diaries
Part 1: The belly dancers' guide to Persian culture (or, "All I really need to know I learned at Chatanoga")

Zari

Priceless
Shorts: Iranian satellite TV commercial for MasterCard
Siamack Baniameri

Priceless
Shorts
Siamack Baniameri

Fifty years from now
What will be the name of the country
known today as the Islamic Republic of Iran?

April Fools

False advertising
Shorts
Siamack Baniameri

Perfect Persian parade
For Iranians in San Francisco Bay Area
Faranak

1001 laughs
Jokes collected from SMS messages and emails
Pullniro

Two men in London pub
Where are you from?
Peyvand Khorsandi

Fresh baked Rose of Mohammad
Politically-motivated euphemism
Green Tea

Persian pride
Cartoons
Mahmoud

From King Louis to Khomeini
Absolute rulers fear cartoonists more than the hydrogen bomb
Mazloom

Funnier than hell
New (and some old) cartoons... just for the hell of it
Saman

How to suppress a bus strike
Make imprisoned leaders draw cartoons satirising the Holocaust. Invite BBC Persian to report on winner
Peyvand Khorsandi

Baab ol-shavat
Mariah Carey looks real good -- I think
Shahriar Zahedi

Axis of evil comedy show
Maz Jobrani, Aron Kader, and Ahmed Ahmed
Jasmin Darznik

On fire
Illustrations
Dariush Radpour

Seriously funny
Cartoons
Nikahang Kowsar

Chocolate god
Surely chocolate moose has a higher water content, and therefore would be a better representative of Jesus' body than some dry crackers
Behrouz Joon

Red state
Distracted by the promising color of cherries -- and other fruits
Parissa Sohie

Mordim!
On Mehrdad, Googoosh's singing partner on her concert tour
Reza Kohansal

Screwing with spammers
Responding to spam emails
Siamack Baniameri

Stand-upper!
I dashed to Los Angeles to see Hadi Khorsandi's stand-up comedy and then...
Fariba Moghadam

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