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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

In my reading lately, I’ve come across a few Middle East jokes that I thought I would share: In Egypt, President Gamal Abdel Nasser wanted a vice president dumber than himself, so he chose Anwar Sadat.  After Nasser died, Sadat, … Continue reading

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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

Recently, I’ve been doing research on Syria in the 1970s and ‘80s.  I’ve come across a number of jokes and thought I would share a few of my favorites: In central Damascus, a bright red BMW crashes into a taxi.  … Continue reading

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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

How much do you know about the ways Christmas is celebrated around the world?  I came across an interesting quiz on the Christian Science Monitor about global Christmas traditions.  I only got 60% of the questions right but learned a lot; … Continue reading

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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

I’ve come across a few jokes recently that I thought I’d share here because it takes a certain knowledge of international affairs to understand why they’re funny.  Enjoy! From Foreign Policy (2010): Three teams of astronauts, an American team, a … Continue reading

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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

There are ten countries in the world whose names are only four letters long.  How many can you come up with in two minutes? You can take the quiz at http://mentalfloss.com/article/59501/name-four-letter-countries. I only got six; see if you can do better!

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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

I spotted this bumper sticker today (on a pickup truck, of all vehicles) and thought I’d share.  🙂

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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

The Onion is a satirical newspaper.  The article below is from yesterday’s Onion and is modeled on newspaper articles about highly recruited high school athletes :).  It tickled my funny bone so I thought I’d share it. “Highly Touted Terrorist … Continue reading

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