A communist party official opened a whorehouse to attract tourists and their foreign currency. Adding up his books after a year, he discovered he had lost a great deal of money.
"I don't understand it," he moaned. "I hired all the best girls. Why, every single one of them has been a good loyal party member for at least 30 years!"
An elderly man stands in line for hours at a Warsaw meat store (meat is severely rationed). When the butcher comes out at the end of the day and announces that there is no meat left, the man flies into a rage.
"What is this?" he shouts. "I fought against the Nazis, I worked hard all my life, I've been a loyal citizen, and now you tell me I can't even buy a piece of meat? This rotten system stinks!"
Suddenly a thuggish man in a black leather coat sidles up and murmurs "Take it easy, comrade. Remember what would have happened if you had made an outburst like that only a few years ago"--and he points an imaginary gun to his head and pulls the trigger.
The old man goes home, and his wife says, "So they're out of meat again?"
"It's worse than that," he replies. "They're out of bullets."