Jokes to convey ideas

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FAMOUS WIT: (to woman seated next to him at an elegant dinner party): Would you sleep with me for ten million dollars?

WOMAN (giggles and responds): Oh, Mr Smith, of course I would.

FAMOUS WIT: ; How about for fifteen dollars?

WOMAN (indignant): Why, what do you think I am?

FAMOUS WIT: We've already established that, haven't we? Now we’re just haggling about the price.
--- . There are many versions of this old joke. This one is my own.

Bob Hope, touring the world in the year or so after the passage of the 1975 Consenting Adult Sex Bill:

“I’ve just flown in from California, where they’ve made homosexuality legal. I thought I’d get out before they make it compulsory.”