Monday, March 2, 2009


Five surgeons from different cities meet at a conference and one evening over a few drinks find themselves discussing who makes the perfect patient.

The first surgeon, from Singapore, says: "I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."

The second, from Bangkok, responds: "Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded."

The third surgeon, from Beijing, says: "No, I think librarians are the best, all their internal organs are in alphabetical order."

The fourth surgeon, from Jakarta, chimes in with a grin: "You know, I like construction workers... those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over."

But the fifth surgeon, from Kuala Lumpur, shut them all up when he observed: "You're all wrong. Politicians - especially the ones from UMNO - are the easiest to operate on. No guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, no spine, and the mouth and anus are interchangeable."

[Contributed by Hock]

Those of you who have been wondering why I haven't updated this blog in days, thanks very much for being such faithful readers! I'm alive and well and my broadband connection works fine. However, there was an unexpected surge of visitors in the last few days and it has indeed been very pleasant, though I was beginning to get withdrawals from not being able to sit at the computer for hours at a stretch and blog. I'm working on a longish piece right now, but this joke just popped into my inbox today, so I'll use it as a stopgap measure!