History PlayingWith / RussianReversal

9th May '18 11:18:58 AM BananaPancakes
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* '''Justified''': The joke is a commentary on [[TruthInTelevision a genuine aspect of Soviet Russia]] the teller dislikes.

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* '''Justified''': The joke is a commentary on [[TruthInTelevision a genuine real aspect of Soviet Russia]] that the teller dislikes.



** The joke may be complimentary: "In Russia, you serve the government. [[EagleLand In democratic America, the government serves you!]]"
* '''Subverted''': The line stars out "In Soviet Russia..." but what follows is a non-humorous observation that doesn't follow the format of the joke.

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** The joke may be complimentary: complimentary, for example: "In Russia, you serve the government. [[EagleLand In democratic America, the government serves you!]]"
* '''Subverted''': The line stars out begins, "In Soviet Russia..." but what follows is then comes a non-humorous observation that doesn't follow the format of the joke.
24th Apr '18 11:42:49 AM BananaPancakes
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** The joke may be complimentary: "In Russia, you serve the government. [[EagleLand In democratic America, the government serves you!]]"



* '''Averted''': A Soviet citizen makes a positive comment about America or an allied nation and leaves it at that.

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* '''Averted''': A Soviet citizen makes a positive comment speaks positively about America or an allied nation and leaves it at that.
17th Apr '18 10:24:49 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Justified''': The joke is a commentary on a real or perceived negative aspect of Soviet Russia.

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* '''Justified''': The joke is a commentary on [[TruthInTelevision a real or perceived negative genuine aspect of Soviet Russia.Russia]] the teller dislikes.



* '''Discussed''': "So, in CommieLand, is it the case that literally any situation is basically the equal and opposite inverse of what it's like in the free world?"
* '''Conversed''': "I'm surprised [[WereStillRelevantDammit they keep trotting out that joke.]] [[{{Anvilicious}} We know how much less free Communist states were.]]"

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* '''Discussed''': "So, in CommieLand, is it the case that literally almost any situation is basically the equal and opposite inverse of what it's it would be like in the free world?"
* '''Conversed''': "I'm surprised [[WereStillRelevantDammit "I'm surprised they keep trotting out that joke.]] [[{{Anvilicious}} [[CaptainObviousAesop We know how much less free Communist states were.]]""]]
17th Mar '18 8:01:52 PM BananaPancakes
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** "In Soviet Russia, food/water eats/drinks you!"

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** "In Soviet Russia, [[FoodEatsYou food/water eats/drinks you!"you!]]"



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
"So, in CommieLand, is it the case that literally any situation is basically the equal and opposite inverse of what it's like in the free world?"
* '''Conversed''': ???"I'm surprised [[WereStillRelevantDammit they keep trotting out that joke.]] [[{{Anvilicious}} We know how much less free Communist states were.]]"
11th Feb '18 1:38:56 PM BananaPancakes
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** "In Soviet Russia, [[MindScrew life lives you!]]"
* '''Downplayed''': In America, you joke about Russia. In Soviet Russia, it jokes about you!
* '''Justified''': The joke is a commentary on a real negative aspect of Soviet Russia.

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** "In Soviet Russia, [[MindScrew ''[[MindScrew life lives you!]]"
you]]''!"
* '''Downplayed''': In "In America, you joke about Russia. In Soviet Russia, it jokes about you!
you!"
* '''Justified''': The joke is a commentary on a real or perceived negative aspect of Soviet Russia.



** "In Russia, you can always find a party. In Capitalist America, the Party finds you!"
** "In Russia, you might rob a bank. In Capitalist America, bank robs you!"

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** "In Russia, you can always find a party. In Capitalist capitalist America, the Party finds you!"
** "In Russia, you might rob a bank. In Capitalist capitalist America, bank robs you!"



** "...and in Capitalist America, [[MindScrew (verb) (nouns) you!]] [[RunningGag And in North Korea, ]][[MindScrew (noun) yous (verb)!]] [[OverlyLongGag And in Great Britain, you (noun) (verb)! And in Cuba, (noun) (adjectives) (verb)! And in South Korea, (adjective) you (verbs)! And in...]]"
* '''Averted''': A Soviet citizen makes a positive commentary about America or an allied nation and leaves it at that.

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** "...and in Capitalist capitalist America, [[MindScrew (verb) (nouns) you!]] [[RunningGag And in North Korea, ]][[MindScrew (noun) yous (verb)!]] [[OverlyLongGag And in Great Britain, you (noun) (verb)! And in Cuba, (noun) (adjectives) (verb)! And in South Korea, (adjective) you (verbs)! And in...]]"
* '''Averted''': A Soviet citizen makes a positive commentary comment about America or an allied nation and leaves it at that.



* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia -- wait, those jokes are unfunny."

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* '''Exploited''': ???
Bob's rival mocks him for trying to [[ForcedMeme revive a dead horse of a joke.]]
* '''Defied''': "In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia -- wait, those jokes are unfunny.that joke is now a DiscreditedMeme."



* '''Implied''': Alice has a reputation for telling such jokes, though we never see or hear her doing so.



** A Soviet Communist Party or KGB (ex-)member hears the joke [[DudeNotFunny and is offended by it]]. Even worse if the [[StateSec KGB arrests the person for telling the joke]].
** Or someone tells him that [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the joke does not make sense, even in context]].
* '''Reconstructed''': That same Party/KGB member [[ActuallyPrettyFunny is able to laugh at himself]].
* '''Played For Drama''': In Soviet Russia, party finds you! But it's a party of bounty hunters.

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** A Soviet Communist Party or KGB (ex-)member hears the joke [[DudeNotFunny and is offended by it]]. takes offense to it.]] Even worse if the [[StateSec KGB KGB]] [[DisproportionateRetribution arrests whoever told the person for telling the joke]].
joke.]]
** Or someone tells him that [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the joke does not make makes no sense, even in context]].
context.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': That same Party/KGB member [[ActuallyPrettyFunny is able to proves he can laugh at himself]].
himself.]]
%%* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played For for Drama''': In Soviet Russia, party finds you! But it's a party of bounty hunters.



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12th Jul '17 10:58:35 AM rdococ
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* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???People are talking about politics near Bob, a fan of Yakov. Guess what happens next.
12th Jul '17 10:57:13 AM rdococ
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12th Jul '17 10:55:47 AM rdococ
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** "In Social Democracy Sweden, you might rob a bank. In Capitalist Britain, the bank robs you! And in Soviet Russia, the ''money'' robs you!"
12th Jul '17 10:55:22 AM rdococ
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** A democratic socialist goes and says, "In Sweden, you might rob a bank. In Capitalist America, the bank robs you! [[MindScrew And in Soviet Russia, the money robs you!]]"

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** A democratic socialist goes and says, "In Social Democracy Sweden, you might rob a bank. In Capitalist America, Britain, the bank robs you! [[MindScrew And in Soviet Russia, the money ''money'' robs you!]]"you!"
12th Jul '17 10:53:55 AM rdococ
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Added DiffLines:

** A democratic socialist goes and says, "In Sweden, you might rob a bank. In Capitalist America, the bank robs you! [[MindScrew And in Soviet Russia, the money robs you!]]"
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