Disarmament

JOKE OF THE WEEK, 9 October 2017

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

Honoré Daumier drew a cartoon of a disarmament conference.  A group of generals and presidents stood in front of a door called disarmament, and complimented one another, “You go first.”

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In Geneva, business negotiators usually rent a hotel room.  UN functionaries, an apartment.  And disarmament negotiators buy a house.

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When someone argued, “We have had nuclear weapons for 50 years and nothing has happened,” Helen Caldicott replied,

A man was jumping down from the top of a 100-story sky-scraper, and on the 50th floor, someone looked out the window and asked him while he was passing by,

— “How is it going?”

— “Fine so far,” he answered on his way down.

 

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