Sunday, November 20, 2011

#14 - Obscene graffito

Old lady: "That's disgusting!"

Word for word it's "What for (a) piggery!" - a Polish idiom that expresses disgust. Prudish old ladies, known in the UK as the "blue rinse brigade" and in Poland, as I have just found out, as "mohair berets", are a stock Raczkowski target.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

#13 - Voodoo economics

#1: Explain to me why we don't have any money even though we made the Philosopher's Stone.

#2: It's because we invest all the profits in perpetual motion research.

Here I read - in addition to the obvious gag - a sly joke about how the fruits of economic growth rarely seem to trickle down into the hands of ordinary people.

Friday, November 11, 2011