[TAG] Department of Homeland Security funding Open Source projects
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Feb 21 23:20:34 MSK 2006
On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 11:19:53AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Benjamin A. Okopnik (ben at linuxgazette.net):
> >  No, *of course* they didn't. But without Nikita, political jokes
> > were something you had to _work_ at. Well, until Brezhnev got into full
> > swing, at least.
> I heard that Andropov had such a famously fine sense of humour that he
> not only collected political jokes but also the people who told them.
One day, Khruschev decided that he wanted to find out where all the
political jokes were coming from. He set the KGB on the job, and soon a
little Jewish man from Odessa was standing in front of him. So Khruschev
says to him, "Listen, comrade - I just can't understand you. Why do you
keep coming up with these insulting jokes when life in Russia is so
wonderful? We have food and employment for everyone, justice prevails,
the dawn of Communism is at hand, the people are happy..."
The man looks up at him, sighs, and says, "Oy. A competitor."
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