Sunday, April 17, 2005

Terrible jokes

Apparently, in the 1950's there was a fad where people would tell jokes with formulations like, "In America, you X the Y. in Soviet Russia, the Y X's you."

e.g. In America, you stand in line. In Soviet Russia, the line stands in you.

In America, you disapprove of the government. In Soviet Russia, the government disapproves of you.

In America, you go people watching. In Soviet Russia, the people watch you."

Those were mine. Some I stole from elsewhere are:
# In Russia is freedom of speech. In America is also freedom after speech. -- Yakov Smirnoff
# In America, you watch television. In Soviet Union, television watches you.
# In America, you check books out of library. In Soviet Union, library checks you out.
# In California, you can always find a party. In Russia, The Party can always find you. -- Yakov Smirnoff

There's a link, of course.

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