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After years of saving up, a Soviet man finally has enough to buy a car. He goes to the appropriate ministry and informs them that he would like to purchase a vehicle.

“There are currently shortages, it will be three years before your car is available,” the minister informs the man. “We will have it sent to your house when it’s ready.”

“Three years,” he responds. “What month?”

“August,” says the minister.

“August? What day in August?” Asks the man.

“The Second of August,” says the minister.

“Morning or Afternoon?” Asks the man.

“Why do you need to know?” Asks the minister, getting exasperated.

“The plumber is coming in the morning,” the man responds.

It is the Soviet time and a man is distributing leaflets in Red Square. He is stopped by a policeman, who confiscates them, only to discover that they are blank.

“What are you spreading? They are blank. Nothing is written!” the policeman exclaims.

“Why write?” the man replies. “Everybody knows!”

See, amazingly, The European Journal of Humour Research. Really, no joke:


Welcome to The Ohio State Summer School in Social Sciences in Warsaw Website

This is the website for The Ohio State Summer School in Social Sciences in Warsaw.  In this website you will find information about the summer schooladministrative staff and faculty, funding opportunitiespractical information for students, our Summer School Library featuring readings, videos and POLPAN Data and Research, and links of interest. Please click on the pages at the top of this website for more information.  The Summer School is part of the Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program (CONSIRT), a collaboration between The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences, and is co-organized by the University of Warsaw.

The Summer School is part of a research and training laboratory called, CONSIRT Labs: Undergraduate Student Research in the Social Sciences.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama on the value of study abroad:

“Studying abroad isn’t just a fun way to spend a semester; it is quickly becoming the key to success in our global economy. Because getting ahead in today’s workplaces isn’t just about getting good grades or test scores in school, which are important. It’s also about having real experience with the world beyond your borders — experience with languages, cultures and societies very different from your own.”