How Do You Know That Egypt’s Revolution Has Stalled? The Jokes Have Stopped.

“For centuries, Egyptians have turned to humor, often dressed up in dark sarcasm, as a tonic for a battered soul.” And the Tahrir Square uprising “inspired a resurgence of that famously biting Egyptian wit. … But now that moment has passed, damped by the recognition that for many people life today is even harder than before.”

Source: The New York Times 04/06/11