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Re: A dog's obeyed in office sigismund

Posted by Beckett2 on November 1, 2019, at 19:36:28

In reply to Re: A dog's obeyed in office, posted by sigismund on October 31, 2019, at 2:50:42

I think of the North Pole as unspooling all that stored cold. So it's not so bad where you are yet? You brought to my attention Tasmania and wombats. The grasses were not thriving.

This clip was part of what brought me low the other day. I thought at the time he would be willing to gas the _______s. Take your pick. Then I read the comments of the women from the opshop and I felt a little cheer.

There is a meme. Stalin says 'Dark humor is like food. Not everybody gets it.' I don't know where this came from. Not as funny as the women who implicated themselves. That was true gallows humor.

From NYT 1992:

'To the Editor:

"Is Communism dead?" Mikhail S. Gorbachev asks in "No Time for Stereotypes" (Op-Ed, Feb. 24). "I think," he states, "the Stalinist model is dead and, I would add, thank God." This brings to mind a joke told me by one of my Russian teachers some years ago, which recalls with characteristic dark humor the days of the Stalin dictatorship.

In keeping with the official atheism of the Communist state, the phrase "thank God" (in Russian, "slava Bogu," literally "glory to God") was not to be used. Stalin decreed that, in its place, Soviet citizens should say, "slava Stalinu," or "thank Stalin."

The story is told of two Red Army guards walking their post before some official installation. It's late, and their tour of duty is almost over. As they pass each other marching in opposite directions, one soldier says, "Thank God, we've only got 15 minutes to go."

As they pass again, the other soldier says, "Thank Stalin, we only have 10 more minutes left."

Later the second young man remarks: "I noticed you said, 'Thank God.' What would you say if there were no God?"

After a moment, the first soldier replies: "I don't know. But I noticed you said, 'Thank Stalin.' What would you say if there were no Stalin?"

"Thank God."

like a bird on a wire




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