Thursday, February 27, 2014

The best joke you'll see all day*

Just because it's a good joke. And because I've been thinking about my amazing colleagues in the field, in Ukraine and across the former Soviet Union today.

A teacher was quizzing her pupils about the differences between decadent, capitalist America and Socialist Russia.

"Tell us, Ivan," she asked. "What is the United States like?"

"The United States is a capitalist country where millions of people are unemployed, and millions more are starving and miserable," he said.

"Very good, Ivan. Now, Sasha, you tell us what is the goal of the Soviet Union?"

"To catch up with the United States."

*if your standards for humor are as low as mine

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