A downtown store featured a plaque in its window reading: Buy American. Printed in small letters at the bottom was: Made In Japan.
Just start looking around a little more carefully.
A German in the Soviet Zone reported to the police that his parrot was missing. He was asked whether the parrot talked.
“Yes,” he replied, “but any political opinions he expresses are strictly his own.”
Molly, aged seventy-nine, complained of abdominal swelling and pain to the doctor. He examined her thoroughly, put her through a series of laboratory tests, and then announced the results.
“The plain fact, madam,” said the medical man, “is that you are pregnant.”
“That’s impossible!” said Molly. “Why, I am seventy-nine years old and my husband, although he still works, is eighty-six!”
The doctor insisted, so the aging mother-to-be pulled over his desk telephone and dialed her husband’s office. When he was on the line she shouted, “You old goat, you have got me pregnant!” “Please,” quavered the old man, “who did you say was calling?”
The third question:
I know you want us all to rid ourselves of our egos and minds, and in my case, I know that this is very necessary, but for those of us who will be returning to the West, would not a total absence of mind or ego make life much more difficult?
When I say, “Drop the Ego, drop the mind,” I don’t mean that you cannot use the mind any more. In fact, when you don’t cling to the mind you can use it in a far better, far more efficient way, because the energy that was involved in clinging becomes available. And when you are not continuously in the mind, twenty – four hours a day in the mind, the mind also gets a little time to rest.
Do you know? – even metals need rest, even metals get tired. So what to say about this subtle mechanism of the mind? It is the most subtle mechanism in the world. In such a small skull you are carrying such a complicated biocomputer that no computer made by man is yet capable of competing with it. The scientists say a single man’s brain can contain all the libraries of the world and yet there will be space enough to contain more.