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...Back in the 1970s I was in Moscow several times. A real dreary city and my conclusion was that communism not only destroyed good cooking but also humor. The hotel I stayed at didn't have a restaurant so I'd go to a place that I could eat and have a drink.

Now understand my Russian is 'holding a phrasebook' Russian listing handy sentences designed to get you to the train station when what you want is a glass of beer. In other words, useless.

I was at this table and a guy sat down with his plate. I nodded, he said something, I said, in Russian, “I don't speak Russian,” and a third person at the table said, in English, “I speak English.”

To make a long story short, after a few beers...

Uh oh, a coupla beers and he wants to shorten the story already. Y'all sit back and relax now, this is gonna take him a few more minutes to finish this.

To make a long story short, after a few beers the Russian speaker told a joke,...So, here's a joke I learned in Moscow circa 1978.

A Moscow resident wanted to sell his car, a Volga, but it was a 1960 vehicle and he knew that he wouldn't get that much for it. A friend said, “Look, there's no difference between your car and a new one. All you have to do is file off the manufacturing date and stamp on this year's.”

A week later the friend asked, “Have you sold your car?” The car owner said, “Who in their right mind would sell a current year Volga?”

Ummm...had you told me that then, I woulda been worried 'bout havin' just bought that car, but since it's still runnin' today, I guess I ain't worried none to much 'bout that now.

The Feste Award is for the person who contributed the most to the community of TMF. I want equal time and propose a separate award just for Jesters.

That sounds cool. I wanna play.

We need to fractionalize The Feste into categories.

I actually did that once...I was running down some stairs in a castle off the St. Pete coast and fractured a bone in my foot into categories. First week of school too.

I ain't gonna win otherwise.

Ummm...what's otherwise and why do you wanna win it so bad? And if you're really strugglin' to win it, and really wanna win it even, try running down some castle stairs off the coast of St. Pete, FL.*


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