It's amusing because we never got the chance to see if some, or all, of those things could have been done better by private entities. Because the government outlawed it. There are exception, of course. Pretty much anything the military or NASA has ever come up with is awesome. From highways, to duct tape, to machine guns and velcro. And the internet, of course. All of which were invented for a really good reason.
Not so funny, but I thought it was amusing.
Pardon my bluntness, but is English a second language for you?
Just some of the bewildering, artistic use of the english language is all.
^That was a particularly interesting one.