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Origins[edit]

Can someone please supply Radio Erevan jokes that clearly show the origin different from the Russian-speaking? I recalled one joke from the former GDR.Mikkalai 22:24, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I presume those jokes (at least the politican ones) were not really emitted by the Radio Yerevan?

No, of course not. However, it seems that Radio Yerevan actually had a show on which listners could ask questions. Bogdan | Talk 17:48, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)
The Armenian radio jokes are from the times when to have a phone at home was a rare privilege in the Soviet Union, and the questions actually came from letters (or "as if from" letters). Mikkalai 19:59, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Add also the history of the broadcasting company Radio Yerevan

To Wikisource[edit]

IMO, the jokes should be moved to Wikisource, with a link here, and only the explanation and a few sample jokes should stay. --AdiJapan 04:12, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Deletion of the Jokebook[edit]

Jimbo Wales has announced that he will be deleting the Jokebook from Wikibooks within 24 hours. See Wikibooks:Staff lounge. Uncle G 16:30, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Non-specific Jokes[edit]

In my opinion, most (if not all) of the jokes under Men, Women, and Marriage, Sex, and Mother-in-Law should be removed as they are the kind of jokes you would hear anywhere in the world, in the case of my country, Britain, in any night-club, maybe when Bernard Manning or Jim Davidson are on. This article should be restricted to jokes particular to Radio Yerevan. Flag of Ireland.svgCamillusFlag of Scotland.svg (talk) 15:40, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Deletion of Jokes[edit]

Why were all the jokes deleted without prior consensus on whether to do it at all and if so which to include as examples? There is further no link to wikisource or wherever it was suggested to move them. This is very counterproductive and borders on vandalism. Plumsforsale 09:51, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Move it if you think it's useful. It's all in the history. Nothing was *deleted*. I have reverted. - CrazyRussian talk/email 15:03, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
I already get that you don't find them useful, although I have yet to see an explanation why. What I don't yet see is consensus that the jokes don't belong in the article in any way, shape or form. I am also waiting for an explanation as for why you think you have a mandate to delete them without picking examples or moving & linking to wikisource yourself. These jokes took an effort to assemble. Without them, the article is almost useless because one cannot demonstrate the nature of a type of humor other than by providing examples. Your stance so far of simply deleting reeks of POV. Please leave the jokes alone until you have a consensus to delete. And yes, as far as the end reader of the article is concerned, as opposed to an editor, you *deleted* the jokes. Happy Independence Day.Plumsforsale 00:27, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
WP:NOT. Consensus not needed. - CrazyRussian talk/email 00:37, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I have to concur with Crzrussian. The lengthy list of jokes, is unencylopedic and could be simplified to two sentences or a point of nonexistance. It's not something that belongs on Wikipedia and but may be more approate for Wikiquote if you can map out specific lines. Yanksox 02:14, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Get rid of this nonsense. Yanksox, did you mean "unencyclopedic?".Blnguyen | rant-line 00:14, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Beg to differ with Plumsforsale. Consensus is forming. The jokes are not appropriate for the article -- Samir धर्म 01:52, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

A pity that you snooty Encyclopedia Nazis have to ruin a perfectly good page that many people found useful. You should at least provide a link to a page which has all of this page's original content. Anything less is disrespectful and uncourteous. -Anonymous

Not usually one to take a position with this kind of thing, but I'm going to have to agree. I hate to see the page butchered like this; it had gotten me out of some sad moods before, too. -Tim Rhymeless (Er...let's shimmy) 07:41, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I agree. NONE of the jokes can be found anywhere on the net (unless they appear on the first page of a google search, it fits the definition of "cannot be found"), so unless the VANDALS can provide proper links to the jokes IN ENGLISH, please revert it back to the original state. thanks.. the jokes are entirely appropriate to the article... there is NO USE in providing a link to the jokes in russian in the arabic wikipedia for example. QED REVERT REVERT REVERT -hellznrg —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 213.42.2.24 (talk) 09:36, 8 February 2007 (UTC).

self-reference to article authors[edit]

I removed the sentence that began "We have therefore tried our best..." because, in addition to referring to material no longer in the article, it was self-referential to Wikipeda authors (a violation of Wikipedia policy). --Cab88 22:58, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Having actually found, whilst expanding joke, sources that discuss the Radio Yerevan Joke Cycle, I am amazed and appalled to discover how bad this article, which cites no sources, in fact is compared to some actual sources. It's most immediately glaring flaw in light of the sources is that nowhere does it mention that Radio Yerevan is a real radio station. This article is in need of serious attention, using sources. Uncle G 02:52, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Radio Yerevan is not a real radio station, the broadcaster is "Public Radio of Amrmenia, Yerevan". If a Radio Yerevan now exists and uses the name it must have sprung up thanks to the jokes, as the name "Radio Yerevan" was never official. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.205.83.208 (talk) 22:44, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Structures[edit]

This splitting into different "structures" is ridiculous, imo. You could add the "In principle" thing to half of the other examples, and the example with Moscows risk of getting nuked is a "but" joke, too.

It'd be much more sensible and interesting to give examples of jokes with different content instead of nitpickingly comparing the exact wording.

Im not commenting on writing ten times "The Armenian Radio answered" just to (not even rightly) follow the (made-up) rule set up a few lines up.

ymmv. --Maxus96 (talk) 19:26, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes, any of these jokes may be retold in any of the structures, but this does not change the fact that these are typical structures. Quite often the structure is a distinctive element of the joke. On the other hand, it is pointless to classify by content, because a joke may be on any topic, from unsafe sex to politics. Staszek Lem (talk) 00:35, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

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Unexplained jokes[edit]

I realize that sometimes there's nothing more tedious than trying to explain a joke, but some of the jokes on the article page will be almost incomprehensible without understanding traditional Armenian-Azerbaijani antagonisms, that Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, etc. AnonMoos (talk) 21:33, 4 November 2018 (UTC)