maladroit wrote: ...and things get uncomfortable after "Da tovarisch" and poverty/vodka/potato jokes.
Latvian is rub lamp find genie. Genie say, “What is three wishes?” Latvian say, “I wish potato!” Then, POOF! Potato! Latvian so happy! “Oh! Is potato! Is potato!” say Latvian. Genie ask, “What is next wish?” Latvian is say, “I wish you go away so can enjoy potato!” POOF! Too bad. Also, was only lamp.
Latvian walk into bar, order much vodka. Bartender say, "We have no vodka."
Latvian say, "Is okay, I have no money."
Bartender say, "Is okay, too. There is no bar, we have rationing."
Latvian walk into bar with pig on shoulder. Bartender say, “That look delicious!” But pig say, “No. Is Latvian. Taste of similar to dog.”
"... I was entirely respectable, and nothing unexpected ever happened." - Bilbo Baggins.