"Did East Germans originate from apes? Impossible. Apes could never have survived on just two bananas a year."
"What would happen if the desert became communist? Nothing for a while, and then there would be a sand shortage."
"Christmas has been canceled, goes another joke. Mary didn't find any diapers for the baby Jesus, Joseph was called up to the army and the three kings didn't get a travel permit."
-Jokes from East Germans under Communism. Spiegel has an interesting article about the West German spies who collected the sardonic jokes of East Germans before the wall fell.