A cannibal walked into a meat market to buy something for dinner. When the cannibal began to inspect the meat case, he noticed the market specialized in brains. Upon further inspection, he noticed a marked disparity between the costs of brain meats.
It seemed that carpenter brains were going for $1.50 per pound, while plumber brains cost $2.25 per pound. The cannibal then noticed with alarm that politician brains were selling for $375.00 a pound.
With overwhelming curiosity, he asked the owner why the huge difference in the price of brains.
With a deadpan expression, the owner responded, “Do you have any idea how many politicians it takes to get a pound of brains?”