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The East German Grocery Store: Today’s Remains of the Cold War

  Recently I have read a book whose plot was set during the Cold War. In there, I read a joke that went something like this: How do you determine the wind direction if you live  in the GDR? You put a banana on the Berlin Wall. The side on which you see the bite is the East. I chose this as an introduction because the joke demonstrates the desire to consume the…

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