Monday, August 25, 2008

Good Old Boy #69

From 'Hammer and Tickle':

In 1956, Nikita Khruschev gave the famous 'secret speech' denouncing Stalin.

What is less well known is that at the end of the speech, one of the delegates called out, 'Why did you say nothing while Stalin was alive?'

Khruschev jumped on the table and started to rage. 'Which traitor dared to say that?', he demanded.

There was a long silence.

'Exactly,' he said. 'That's why I didn't say anything while Stalin was still alive'.


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