Oktober månads nördskämt är ett politiskt skämt berättat av Ronald Reagan inför en större publik i ett offentligt sammanhang. Berättelserna finns att beskåda på YouTube (från 4:04 in i klippet):
”It is said that Castro was making a speech to a large assembly. And he was going on at great length and then a voice out in the crowd said, ‘peanuts, popcorn, crackerjacks.’ and he went on speaking and again the voice said, ‘peanuts, popcorn, crackerjacks,'”
Mr. Reagan said. ”And about the fourth time this happened, he stopped in his regular speech and he said, ”the next time,” he said, ”I’m going to find out who that is and kick him all the way to Miami.’ And everybody in the crowd said, ”peanuts, popcorn, crackerjacks”.
– Ronald Reagan om Kuba
”A commissar in the Soviet Union went out to one of those state collective farms, grabbed the first worker he came to and said, ‘Comrade, how are the crops?’ ”‘Oh,’ he said, ‘Comrade Commissar, if we could put the potatoes in one pile, they would reach the foot of God,'”
Mr. Reagan continued, ”and the commissar said, ‘This is the Soviet Union. There is no God.’ and he said, ‘That’s all right, there are no potatoes.'”
– Ronald Reagan om Sovjetunionen