Iron Curtain: Onions, Frogs & Corpses

Acting as a sort of Art Buchwald of the Communist world, Czech Humorist M. Honzik recently imagined himself standing outside a Prague grocery. "What are they selling?" asked a passerby. "Onions," replied Honzik. A queue grew at once, and in an hour cleaned the store out of onions. Realizing that he was "on to the greatest discovery of the century, " Honzik hired a crew of old-age pensioners and started a "Rent-a-Queue" business. Wherever the Rent-a-Queue gathered, business immediately soared. Honzik's biggest victory was for "Beastexport," a store that had been stuck with 40...

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