We're working on getting "Everybody Knows About Me" out there. In the meantime, though, I've had another thought. This popped into my head while doing dishes tonight:
Why is it that we have thousands of lawyer jokes, and no health insurance provider jokes?
There are a couple of possibilities. One, lawyers have been annoying people for centuries while evil health insurance companies are a relatively new phenomenon. Two, lawyers have a much higher profile. When we think of unscrupulous legal practices, we think of an individual who masterminds and profits from said practices. When we think of dicey health insurance, we think of faceless people working for monolithic corporations. They're harder to make fun of.
But that doesn't mean we can't try! I'll go first.
Q: How many health insurance providers does it take to change a lightbulb?There. It took me about 30 seconds to come up with that. Not exactly comic genius, perhaps, but about average for a lightbulb joke.
A: Zero. The light has been turned off in the past, so it's clearly a preexisting condition.
Now it's your turn. Why did the health insurance provider cross the road? What's the difference between a [fill in the blank] and a health insurance provider? Post your jokes in the comments, then tell them to everyone.
Just wait. Soon everybody will be telling health insurance provider jokes. Then the American public will be CLAMORING for a public option.