Articles by Dietrich Fischer

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Joking with Funny Truths
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2020

* Good judgment comes from experience; and experience usually comes from bad judgment…

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The Lion and the Mouse
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

A lion caught a little mouse and was about to eat it. The mouse begged,

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Among Friends…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures.

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Pro-Anti
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

What is an anti‑Communist? 

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Companions
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

Vaclav Havel recommended:

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Family Tradition
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2020

A daughter observed her mother prepare a Christmas ham. Before she put it in a pot in the oven, she cut off a piece on the left and right and threw them into the garbage.

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The “Greedy” Monk
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2020

A Buddhist monk had a great talent as a painter, but he always demanded a down payment before he began to paint, and charged high prices. So he was known as the greedy monk.

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Mango Trees
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 May 2020

A very old man was planting mango trees. Someone asked him,

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World Game
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

Buckminster Fuller, the US architect, designer and philosopher, designed a “world game,” in which the players assume the role of heads of state, and their goal is to meet the needs of their people for food, housing and education.

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Compassion
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Feb 2020

Mother Teresa was bandaging an old man with an advanced stage of leprosy.

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‘Good’ Deeds?
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

A scout master asked three little scouts what good deed they had done today. The first one replied, “I helped an old lady cross the street.”

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The Art of Listening
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jan 2020

Dr. Bernard Lown, Professor of Cardiology emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health and co-recipient with Yevgeniy Chazov of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize as Chairman of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, said that he once toured a hospital as a young intern with  other interns  observing their professor.

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Changing Perceptions on Homosexuality
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2020

Until the mid-1970s, Swedish law defined homosexuality as a disease.

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Ignorant Good Intentions Lost in Translation
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Dec 2019

During the Iranian hostage crisis, UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim flew to Teheran and announced at a news conference at the airport, “I have come here to mediate a compromise.”

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Courtroom
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2019

Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers.

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Work Partnership
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2019

Rufus Jones (1863-1948), the American Quaker who helped found the American Friends Service Committee in 1917, went to England after World War I to help with the reconstruction.

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Risk-Taking
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

Never be afraid to try something new.

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The Origins of European Unification
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

After World War II, the French economist and diplomat Jean Monnet thought that the best way to end the century old hostility between Germany and France was to tie the two countries together in some mutually beneficial economic venture.

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A Lake without Fish
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2019

Someone flew in a seaplane over a lake and saw two people fishing down there.

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Right!
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2019

Sunday school teacher: “What do we have to do so that our sins can be forgiven?”

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By the way…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

A little girl comes running and says, “Father, my toothbrush fell into the toilet!”

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Intelligent Design
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

A little boy went up to his father and asked:

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Clarification
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

During the German occupation of France, a German soldier entered Picasso’s studio and saw a small reproduction of his painting “Guernica”.

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The Good Friday Agreement
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

Former US Senator George Mitchell played a crucial role as mediator in helping bring about a peace settlement between representatives of the Northern Irish Protestants and Sinn Fein.

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Evolution
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

Two aliens in their spaceship approached earth.

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Big Mistake
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

A new young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

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Since You Insist…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2019

A woman taught English to immigrants in London.

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Vacationing
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

“How was your vacation in the mountain resort?”

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In Bygone Times…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

In Vienna, everything that is not explicitly forbidden is permitted.

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Global Cooperation
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

The first advanced civilizations emerged about 6,000 years ago in the Nile, Euphrates and Yellow River valleys when farmers faced problems that they could not solve alone.

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Professional Integrity
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

During the French revolution, a doctor, a lawyer and an engineer were sentenced to be beheaded by the guillotine.

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Misunderstanding
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

A family with children enjoyed a day at the beach, splashing in the water and building sand castles. Suddenly they saw what looked like an old beggar woman, walking along the beach looking for refuse and putting items in her bag.

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A Butterfly
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

One day a small opening appeared on a cocoon. A man sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

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Art Divine
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

A kindergarten teacher was observing her class while the children drew pictures.

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Back in 1960s
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2019

The United Nations conducted a worldwide survey asking, “Would you please give your honest opinion about the solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?”

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Clarification
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Dec 2018

President George W. Bush was on a state visit in England. As he stepped off the plane onto the red carpet, he was greeted by the Queen.

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Quickies
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Dec 2018

A father told his son, “Never go to a nightclub!”

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Asthma Attacks
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Dec 2018

A man organized a blind date for his friend. His friend was excited, but also a little worried and asked, “What shall I do if I really don’t like the girl?

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No Kidding
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

A man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. on a Thursday and asked where he is going at that time of night.

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Doctors
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

A student had just obtained his doctorate in mathematics and proudly checked into a small village hotel signing as “Dr. Smith”.

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No Brainer
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

Stalin claimed he was the greatest philosopher of all times. In Moscow in the early 1950s, the following joke circulated among physicists, who have some disdain for chemists:

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Dad’s Profession?
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

It was the first day of school and the teacher thought she would get to know the kids by asking their names and what their fathers did for a living.

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Grandchildren
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2018

A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like:

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Dogs as Teachers
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Oct 2018

If dogs were our teachers, we would learn:

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Alexander Yakovlev
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2018

In 1958, Alexander Yakovlev was among the first thirty Soviet students who received a Fulbright scholarship to study a year in the United States.

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Leprosy in Social Body
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Sep 2018

Leprosy is primarily a disease of the nervous system, which has the effect that patients no longer feel pain.

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The Downside
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

When God created the various countries, he used some balance; each country got some advantages and some disadvantages.

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A Glass of Milk
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

As a poor student, Howard Kelly supported himself by selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door. It did not always go well.

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Rufus Jones
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Aug 2018

Rufus Jones (1863-1948), an American Quaker, who helped found the American Friends Service Committee in 1917, went to England after World War I to try and help with the reconstruction.

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Search for Meaning…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Aug 2018

An English teacher wrote the words, “a woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard and told the students to punctuate it correctly.

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In Conclusion…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

A biology teacher wanted to warn his students about the harmful effects of alcohol.

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A Butcher Knife
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

In modern warfare, those who issue orders to kill seldom see their victims face to face.

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Correction
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jul 2018

General Smith died and the local newspaper printed a eulogy.

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Numbness
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jul 2018

If a frog is put into hot water, it jumps out. If it is put into tepid water, and the water is gradually heated, he remains in the water until he is boiled.

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Reality, Perception, Truth
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2018

An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially were intrigued by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again.

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Heroism
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jul 2018

An oil well caught fire.

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Status
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jun 2018

When relations between the Soviet Union and China soured in the early 1960s, Khrushchev met Chu En Lai and told him,

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Authorship
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2018

During the German occupation of France, a German soldier entered Picasso’s studio and saw a small reproduction of his painting “Guernica”.

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For God’s Sake!
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2018

A wife invited some people to dinner.

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Lawyers
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, an honest lawyer and an old drunk are walking down the street together when they simultaneously spot a hundred dollar bill.

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Costa Rica Prospers without a Military
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

While other Central American countries have long suffered from war and military coups and squandered much of their resources on the military, Costa Rica has enjoyed peace, stable democracy, and comparative prosperity. Its per capita income is double that of its Central American neighbors.

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Life Management
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 May 2018

A professor gave a lecture on time management. He filled a mason jar with a dozen fist-sized rocks, until no more would fit. He asked his students, “Is this jar full?”

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Expert Justification
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 May 2018

A tourist’s car broke down in a small village.

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Odds
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

A man did not feel well and went to see his doctor.

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A Snowflake
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

Randy Kehler, who later became national coordinator of the Nuclear Freeze movement in the United States, was drafted into the Army in the early 1970s to go fight in Vietnam. Like many others, he refused to serve and was sentenced to prison. But unlike many others, he did more than that.

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Three More…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 May 2018

An Irishman arrived late at night at a bar in Belfast and saw a big fight.

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A Warm Room
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 May 2018

As long as peace negotiators focus on the elimination of weapons, anyone with a gun or bomb can sabotage the peace process. Violence relates to an unresolved conflict like smoke to fire. To stop the smoke, it is necessary to quench the fire, not the other way round.

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A New Friendship
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 May 2018

Al was walking home from school. Suddenly he saw that the boy in front of him had fallen and dropped a large pile of books and other things that he was carrying. Al bent down and helped him pick up the scattered items.

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Opportunisms
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 May 2018

Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business.

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Social Skill
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

A Swiss farmer’s son was for the first time at a ball.

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Words Can Save Lives
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

A group of frogs were walking through a forest. Suddenly, two of them fell into a hole. All the other frogs gathered around the hole and looked down over the edge.

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Whatever…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Apr 2018

A father told his young son, “You have gotten a little sister.”

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Let the People, Not the Politicians or Generals, Decide
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Apr 2018

The province of Schleswig had changed hands between Denmark and Prussia several times during the 19th century and was under German control before World War I.

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Not Crazy
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Apr 2018

A mental patient believed he was a mouse.

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The Whole Truth
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

“Seek the company of those who are searching for the truth, but avoid those who have found it.” — Vaclav Havel

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By the Way…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

John Kenneth Galbraith called Reaganomics “horse and sparrow economics.”

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Framing Questions
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Apr 2018

The psychologists Amos and Tversky developed the theory of “framing” by demonstrating that people give different answers depending on how a question is asked. The following are two examples.

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Explaining to a Blind Person [Jokes to Be Taken Seriously]
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Apr 2018

Someone asked Albert Einstein at a party: “Oh, you are Albert Einstein, could you please explain me your relativity theory in three or four sentences?”

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Schooling
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Mar 2018

A young cowboy from Wyoming went off to college, but half way through the semester, he had foolishly squandered all his money. He called home.

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The End of Dueling
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Mar 2018

During medieval times, it was a sign of honor and courage for men to challenge a rival to a duel by sword, typically someone who was in love with the same woman.

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Odds
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Mar 2018

A patient did not feel well and went to see his doctor. The doctor examined and told him, “I have some bad news and some good news.”

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Hot Water
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2018

If a frog is put into hot water, he jumps out. If he is put into tepid water, and the water is gradually heated, he remains in the water until he is boiled.

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Sounds Familiar… ?
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2018

A man is taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he sees a little girl being attacked by a pit bull dog. He runs over and starts fighting with the dog.

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Bisons and Bears
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2018

In the past, when the main danger bisons faced were predators such as bears, the best protection they had against danger was for them to form a circle, with the strong bulls on the outside and the females and young protected inside. But when hunters with guns arrived, forming a circle was the worst thing they could do. Instead of dispersing and running away, they presented a fixed, easy target and were massacred in large numbers.

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Forgetfulness
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2018

An elderly man went for his annual checkup to the doctor. After examining him, the doctor said, “I have two bad news for you. The first is that you have cancer.”

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Clever
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

President Bush was informed that there was a threat of a bird flu epidemic.

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Couples
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jan 2018

A man believed his wife was hard of hearing.

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Jack
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2018

A fifth grade teacher began her first day with a new class. All the students were neat and well behaved, except for Jack, a boy in the front row, who was slumped in his chair and seemed to need a bath.

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Infected
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2018

After an interval of four million years, two planets meet again in the universe.

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Cover-up
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jan 2018

A man comes home and finds his dog with the neighbor’s pet rabbit in his mouth. It is dead.

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Oh, God!
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Dec 2017

A very good hearted young man came to the gates of heaven. He asked God, “Why have you brought me here so early? I was still in perfect health and wanted to do many more good deeds.”

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Titles
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2017

Someone who farms is a farmer.

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Put Out the Fire Before It Is Too Late
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2017

There was a man called Nicolas who was happy in life except for one thing: he and a neighbor distrusted each other. One day, his chicken strayed into the neighbor’s garden.

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Amy Biehl
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Dec 2017

Amy Biehl was a young Princeton graduate who went to Capetown, South Africa, in 1992 as a volunteer to work with an NGO to help overcome apartheid.

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Seven Men and an Elephant
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

Seven men were in a dark room touching an elephant. One touched his leg and said, “An elephant is like a tree trunk.”

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Good Deed
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

A reverend walking down the street noticed a little boy trying to reach the doorbell of a house.

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Analogy
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2017

The following analogy characterizes the attitude of a typical Trump administration official in relation to the looming energy crisis.

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Getting to the Roots of the Problem
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2017

A man had frequent nightmares. Someone was hiding under his bed what made him wake up sweating and trembling every night.

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Oldest Profession
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2017

A surgeon, an engineer and an economist were arguing which was the oldest profession.

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The Dull Ax
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2017

A lumber jack worked long hours every day to exhaustion, wasting a lot of time and energy cutting trees with a dull ax.

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