Mon, 05/31/2021 - 11:27

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the political uncertainties created in the aftermath of Boyko Borisov's 10-year rule over Bulgaria have inspired many new jokes (or revamped some well-forgotten ones, some dating back to the times of Communism). Here is a selection.

At the beginning of an exam a student turns to the professor:

"Let's now see what you have taught me online."


"Do you remember when we were optimistic and made grandiose plans?"

"That was yesterday. Now clean up the mess."


"They opened the gyms."

"Finally! Haven't been to one in 12 years."


An electricity meter installed at a Bulgarian court suddenly changed its testimony.


"There are three surefire ways to lose money."


"Fast, pleasant and foolproof."


"The fast one is to go to a gambling hall. The pleasant one is to spend it on women. And the surest way is to start an airline."


The most coveted schools in the world:

1. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2. Harvard.

3. 114th Kindergarten, Sofia.

4. Cambridge.

5. Oxford.

6. 88th Kindergarten in Sofia.

7. University of Chicago.

8. Stanford.

9. Yale.

10. The creche on the corner of Housing Estate Block No. 5 in Krasna Polyana, Sofia. 

Issue 176

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