COMMUNISTS: Secret Laughter

Latest—or latest versions—of the jokes being told over the cafe'tables or whispered across the work benches of Communist Europe, as gleaned by Radio Free Europe:

¶In Rumania, where the party has had great difficulty in recruiting new members, they smilingly recite this set of enlistment bonuses: those who succeed in recruiting one new member will be excused from attending party meetings; those who recruit two new members will be permitted to resign frohi the party; those who recruit three new members will get a certificate stating they never belonged to the party at all.

¶In Budapest, a man asked a party...

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