Gordon Brown and his entourage are visiting a hospital, stopping off every few minutes for a photo-op.
In the mental ward a choir of patients forms up and greets the Prime Minister with the old children's song,
I know I am
I'm sure I am
One of the entourage notices a man who is not singing.
Oi, yew, why aren't yew singing?
Oh, you see, I'm not a loony, I just work here.
Okay, I haven't quite got it right yet, still only a draft.
But here is a rich fund of Soviet jests that timed out in 1989, many more of which could prove to be worth recycling in the next few years.
Waste not, want not.