Subprime Lending and Bailout Crisis Joke

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-11-1214

The subprime lending and bailout crisis is no joke. But this one is.

Lame or not lame?

Now we’re reduced to cracking super corny “crisis” jokes. 😉 I got this ditty from some relatives in Australia:

Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on HBOS in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan.

“In the last 7 hours Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.

Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived. Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.

Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal.”

Okay, please don’t throw raw fish, eggs or tomatoes at me. I’m not hungry enough yet. 😉 . No, the crisis is not funny and the bailout is even less funny. But in dark times, we can use a little harmless humor to alleviate some of the sting of our losses.

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T’is the season for corn. But he’s not my Australian uncle.

I would also typically publish some carnival lists today, but since I got heavily preoccupied as the personal finance carnival host this week, I was unable to participate in much else. Plus, I’m sure that right now, you’ve had your fill of links from me this week! So roundups will be coming to you this weekend, which I’m sure you won’t mind waiting for…

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

AmeriGlide November 12, 2008 at 2:40 pm

I would go with “not lame” on this one 🙂 I am a fan of the pun, so while not laugh out loud funny, it did bring a smile to my face…

Aya @ Thrive November 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm

I personally enjoyed that joke 🙂 An attempt at getting the last laugh out of this bailout crisis hodgepodge that sounds like it should be joke, even though it’s not…

Silicon Valley Blogger November 12, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Haha! I can see in my mind’s eye, the collective groan of readers as they come across this weak attempt at humor.

At least it’s not a Palin joke. Those were quite groan-inducing too. 😉

jim November 12, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I’m a fan of puns but that was downright awful. I’m unsubscribing immediately.

Silicon Valley Blogger November 12, 2008 at 6:25 pm

If you unsubscribe, I’ll have my minions unsubscribe from Blueprint also. That would be a blow! 😉 *evil laugh*

Okay I have one vote for “lame”.

Austin Real Estate Broker November 12, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Not lame. I like a good joke. I mean when what’s done is done, it’s about as healthy a thing as you can hope for. 🙂

“Congratulations you have one, it’s a year’s subscription of bad puns” — Kurt Cobain

Eric N. November 12, 2008 at 7:05 pm

If it’s lame, consider me lame also because I loved it. 😛

Mega November 13, 2008 at 5:51 am

Not lame, its funny! The man looks like bill gates with corn on his head too which I like!:)

Miss M November 13, 2008 at 10:23 am

I guess I’m lame cause I laughed. They say laughter is the best medicine.

Shadox November 13, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Ouch… is that the sound of crickets in the background?

Sam Chapman@Austin Neighborhoods November 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm

My dad is an absolute pun nut. thanks for some fun stuff to throw his way.

Matt @ Permanent Fitness November 15, 2008 at 11:46 am

Good play of words I’d say.

Kelly November 25, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Not lame!! Fun and Funny. I bet your family has some good times.

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