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  1. Yes Indeed. But the drawing looks like his twin is walking in from behind a glass partition.

  2. @Folly has it. I honestly didn’t realize that was meant to be the spirit leaving his body. I think part of it is that Insurance Guy can apparently see ghosts and is talking to the departing apparition.

  3. And I wonder what the insurance guy considers the interesting part? Probably NOT the death benefit even if it seems relevant – that part they don’t like to talk about. So maybe “And it is an investment!”

  4. Re: insurance offers: “This is a fabulous policy! If you break an arm, we’ll pay you five grand. For a broken leg, you get ten grand. And if you break your neck, you’ll be set for life!

  5. The ascending scale of insurance / death & disability payouts always reminds me of a joke I read in a book by (I think) Leo Rosten:
    In old Russia, a noble met a peasant on the road, and said to him, “I’ll give you one hundred rubles to let me strike you dead!”
    The peasant thought it over and answered, “What if you give me fifty rubles and only strike me half-dead?”

  6. @lazarusjohn: And a recall a joke in a Bennett Cerf collection about a politician coming home from a day campaigning, only to met by a fairy/genie/angel/whatever who says that he is empowered to give the guy one wish, but with the warning that whatever he gets, his opponent will automatically get twice as much. So the politician says “It’s been an exhausting day and I’m already half-dead, so let’s just stay with that.”

  7. Can’t remember where I heard it. It was probably here. If so, you’ll see it again:

    Adam was hanging around the garden of Eden feeling very lonely… God asked him, “What’s wrong with you?” Adam said he didn’t have anyone to talk to. God said that He was going to make Adam a companion and that it would be a woman.

    He said, “This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash it for you. She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you’ve had a disagreement. She will praise you! She will bear your children. and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will never have a headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it.”

    Adam asked God, “What will a woman like this cost?”

    God replied, “An arm and a leg.”

    Then Adam asked, “What can I get for a rib?”

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