A Translation Joke for Friday

Start your weekend with a laugh:

At the height of the Cold War, the CIA develops a secret supercomputer to translate the reams of data intercepted by the agency. At the big unveiling, the CIA officer in charge proudly asks the visiting House Intel Committee chair to put it to the test. “Anything you want! Our computer will translate it from English, to Russian, to Chinese, and back into English!” he boasts.

“Hmmm,” says the lawmaker. “Okay. Since this is so secret, how about ‘out of sight, out of mind’?” Technicians put the phrase into the computer, which beeps, and whirs, and clicks, and finally spits out the phrase. But the CIA officer’s face falls because what the print-out says is “Invisible, insane.”

Thank you, @OKnox, for the joke!

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