Hard to Comment . . . Without Grinning!

The doctor came in looking tired and somber. “I’m afraid I’m the bearer of bad news,” he said as he surveyed the worried faces: “The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It’s an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the actual brain.”

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someone asked, “How much will it cost?” The doctor quickly responded, “$5,000 for a liberal’s brain; $200 for a conservative’s brain.”

The moment turned awkward. Several leftist family members tried to suppress a smile, avoiding eye contact with their conservative cousins. A smug liberal uncle, unable to control his curiosity, finally asked the question on everyone’s mind: “Why do liberal brains cost so much more than a conservative’s?”

The doctor smiled at his childish innocence. “It’s just standard pricing procedure. Unlike a liberal’s brain, we price conservative brains much lower because they’re used.”

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