Does Rabinovich live here?

I found this little beauty while researching satire:

A KGB Officer goes twice to a man’s door asking if Rabinovich  lives there. Each time the man tells him NO;

A postcard of the Russian Revolutions of 1917

The third time, the KGB Officer arrives with a photo, which he holds up, saying, “This is Rabinovich  and it is a picture of you; why did you tell me you didn’t live here?”

To which Rabinovich replies, “This, you call living?”

“J” is for Joke

…a long bow I know but I wanted something lighter today.

I found it in a footnote from “Humor, hostility and the psycho-dynamics of satire” by Susan Isabel Stein. Literature and Psychology 2000. Vol.46, Issue 4, while researching for the post Satire it just isn’t funny

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6 thoughts on “Does Rabinovich live here?

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  2. Thanks, really enjoyed this. This is such a poignant story – it reminds me of a brilliant short story I heard on the radio recently. I can’t remember the name of the author but the story is called ‘Birdsong Man’. Might still be available on R4 iplayer, well worth a listen or a read 🙂

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