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;
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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Ooh, interesting! 🙂
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Interesting slice of history…with a twist! Hope you are enjoying the challenge…
Haha! I could hear the Russian accent. I could also hear Woody Allen.
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 🙂