Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.
Your mind is your own.
Behind the Iron Curtain, jokes were a form of resistance. Television stations and newspapers were run by the government (aka the Communist Party). Many things could therefore not be said aloud or committed to print.
But that didn’t stop people from thinking them. Humans are a creative and ingenious species. We enjoy irony and love sharing a joke. I’ve recently run across these on social media. Hope some of them make you smile.
Australian cartoonist Johannes Leak drew this one (click image to order a print):
American cartoonist A.F. Branco drew this one (click image for source):