Samizdat Humor

Back during the heyday of the Soviet Union, the truth could not be spoken in Russia. If a Russian wanted to know the truth, he had two choices: he could find some samizdat literature to read, or he could listen to his comrades’ jokes.

Under the Soviet regime, Russian jokes were the funniest in the world, because they packed that extra punch of suppressed truth. The same is true under the PC Multiculturalist regime now regnant in the West: we can’t speak the truth publicly, but its jokes are told among trusted confidants or passed around in emails.

The joke below just came this morning in our email. It looked like it had been forwarded ten or twelve times before it got to us.

WARNING: If ethnically-based humor offends you, then don’t click “Read further”.
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Jose and Carlos are panhandlers. They panhandle in different areas of town.

Carlos panhandles for the same amount of time as Jose, but collects only eight or nine dollars every day.

Jose brings home a suitcase of ten-dollar bills every day. He drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house, and has a lot of money to spend.

“Hey, amigo,” Carlos says to Jose, “I work just as long and hard as you do, so how come you bring home a suitcase full of ten-dollar bills every day?”

Jose says, “Look at your sign, what does it say”?

Carlos’ sign reads: “I have no work, a wife and 6 kids to support.”

“What’s wrong with that?” Carlos asks him.

Jose says, “No wonder you only get eight or nine dollars!”

Carlos says, “All right, so what does your sign say?”

Jose shows Carlos his sign. It reads, “I only need another ten dollars to move back to Mexico.”

4 thoughts on “Samizdat Humor

  1. Here is an old one from my Russian friend. I hope you havent heard it before:

    Why is Hitler only up to his neck in blood?

    Because he is standing on Stalins shoulders.

  2. Here’s a limerick of my own devising. The Sikh cab drivers I used to work with thought it was hilarious:
    The was a young cabbie from Empress
    Who drove around town in a dress.
    His customers urban
    Found his turban disturbin’
    But otherwise couldn’t care less.

  3. I’ll be posting this (with all due credit) on my own blog. As you said, humor of this sort packs an extra punch because of the truth carried in it.

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