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A north Korean joke

I asked my North Korean friend how it was there, he said he couldn’t complain. Chris R.

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Hollywood films in China

Hollywood executives can rattle off the rules for getting a movie approved by Chinese censors: no sex (too unseemly); no ghosts (too spiritual). Among 10 prohibited plot elements are “disrupts the social order” and “jeopardizes social morality.” Time travel is … Continue reading


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A Max Miller* joke circa 1950

Man: ‘I like seeing experienced girls home.’ Girl: ‘But I’m not experienced.’ Man: ‘You’re not home yet.’ *Max Miller was an outrageous radio comedian who swerved through the UK’s strict censorship laws in the 1950s. (Chris)

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