It’s ‘On the Horizon’

I love  Soviet-era Russian humor. This anecdote reveals what is really being said when politicians of any stripe talk about something being ‘on the horizon.’

Two Russians workers were talking about how near they were to socialism. One said, “The Party told me that socialism is on the horizon. I didn’t know just what that meant. So I looked it up in the dictionary and read that a horizon is an imaginary line which moves further away from you as you approach it.”

Published in: on Friday, 30 January, 2009 at 21:58  Comments (1)  
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  1. I’m sure you’ve heard this one. An old gentleman who recently reposed told me concerning the old system that we used to pretend to work, and the soviets would pretend to pay us.

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