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Heard in passing
October 26, 2012   
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“The man calmly explained to the officers that he had downed a few because of his very sad job.”
—A policeman from Dobre Miasto in Warmia-Mazuria province, on a hearse driver who was stopped for a road check and found to be massively drunk

“On many occasions, I’ve seen politicians argue with fire in their eyes that it’s scandalous that academics can hold top university positions for longer than two terms of office; what if the same two-term limit were introduced for deputies or senators?”
—Prof. Michał Kleiber, president of the Polish Academy of Sciences and science minister in leftist governments from 2001 to 2005

“Political scientists differ from politicians in the same way that criminologists differ from criminals.”
—Prof. Roman Baecker, head of the Polish Political Science Association

“The basic problem that has plagued our opposition in recent years is that it continues to uncritically and groundlessly believe that a great chess player can beat a judoka.”
—A Russian political commentator on the fact that the multiple world chess champion Gary Kasparov keeps trying to politically challenge Vladimir Putin, who has often been filmed demonstrating his judo skills

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