Hammer & Tickle Film

Hammer & Tickle Film

on Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

… The story of a political system that was laughed out of existence SYNOPSIS: What would happen if they introduced Communism to Saudi Arabia? Nothing at first but soon there would be a shortage of sand. This is the first ever film about Communist jokes, the most extraordinary cultural legacies of eighty years of socio-political […]

Hammer & Tickle – The Book

Hammer & Tickle – The Book

on Jul 12, 2011 No Comments

Hammer & Tickle A History of Communism told through Communist Jokes Ben Lewis Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in both paperback and hardcover 2009   To buy your copy, use the links below: Order your ENGLISH copy on Amazon Order the GERMAN version: Das komische Manifest: Kommunismus und Satire von 1917-89 ITALIAN version: Falce e […]

Radio Yerevan Jokes

Radio Yerevan Jokes

on Jul 22, 2007 No Comments

Question to Radio Yerevan: Is it true that in the Soviet Union no one lacks a stero system? – In principle, yes, you hear the same from all sides. Is it true that the Trabant will be renamed the Luther-mobile? – In principle no, though Luther did say ‘Here I stand, I can do nothing […]

Shortages Jokes

Shortages Jokes

on Jul 22, 2007 No Comments

What is 150 yards long and eats potatoes? A Moscow queue waiting to buy meat. A Romanian house wife pauses by the door, empty shopping basket in hand, suddenly confused. Now am I about to go shopping or have I just come back? Gdansk Shipyard Is it true that under communism people could order food […]

Stalin Jokes

Stalin Jokes

on Jul 22, 2007 No Comments

When Stalin was in office, he once noted that there were mice in his study and complained to President Kalinin about this. The President thought for a moment and suggested, “Why don’t you put up a sign reading ‘Collective Farm’? Half the mice will die of hunger and the other half will run away.” Stalin […]

Czech Jokes

Czech Jokes

on Jul 22, 2007 No Comments

How do the Czechs know that the earth is round? In 1945 the imperialists were driven out to the West and in 1968 they returned from the East. Amateur Statistician of Jokes: Stefanescu/Romania Why are the Russian occupation forces remaining in Czechoslovakia so long? They are looking for those who invited them. What is the […]

Technology and Science Jokes

Technology and Science Jokes

on Jul 22, 2007 No Comments

The delegate of a district educational department visited a school. He asked a little boy, ‘Can you tell me how the world in which we live came into being?’ After a few minutes of hesitation, the boy answered, ‘The world was created by God.’ ‘You are a stupid reactionary scamp. Sit down,’ shouted the delegate. […]

Tribant Jokes

Tribant Jokes

on Jul 13, 2007 No Comments

Why are seatbelts never used in a Trabant? Because otherwise it would look like someone was coming down the road with a rucksack. Why is the Trabant such a quiet vehicle? Because when you sit inside you have your knees pressed up against your ears.   Why are there no terrorists in the DDR? Because […]

East German Jokes

East German Jokes

on Jul 13, 2007 No Comments

A Frenchman, an American and a German are on a train from Bonn to West Berlin. Suddenly they notice the devil is chasing the train. They are scared. The Frenchman grabs all his francs and throws them out the window – ‘Maybe this will satisfy the devil!’, he says. The devil keeps on coming. The […]

Jokes about Jokes

Jokes about Jokes

on Jul 13, 2007 No Comments

Judge in a Moscow courthouse entered the judge’s chambers laughing his head off. ‘What is so funny?’ his colleagues enquired. ‘I just heard a terrific joke.’ ‘Let us hear it.’ ‘I can’t, for that joke I just sentenced the accused to three years.’ An Englishman, an American and a Russian were arguing about which nation […]