White Lies

JOKE OF THE WEEK, 23 Nov 2020

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A communist party functionary came home after midnight, and his wife was furious. He apologized profusely and explained,

“You know, I was at the bar, and suddenly a beautiful blonde sat next to me and we began talking and drinking together. Before I knew it, midnight had passed.”

The wife shouted,

“Rubbish! Just admit you were again at a party meeting!”


Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. Fischer was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University 1986-88, has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities, and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.


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