Perhaps we can contribute to the growing collection of one-liners about the economy. You don't even need to use your imagination. I've come up with a couple "the economy is so bad" jokes just from today's news.
The economy is so bad the world's tallest skyscraper is closed a month after opening.
The economy is so bad Google needs to advertise.
Here are some others I've found:
The economy is so bad, a picture is now only worth 200 words.
The economy is so bad, I went to my bank the other day and the teller handed me a note saying, "This is a robbery!"
The economy is so bad that the highest-paying job in town is jury duty.
The economy is so bad, that instead of a coin toss at the beginning of the Super Bowl, they played "Rock, Paper, Scissors."
The economy is so bad that 7 of 10 houses on Sesame Street are in foreclosure.
It's so bad that Cubic Zirconia is now a girl's best friend.
I believe the jokes take inspiration from Hallmark's Maxine:
Alright, let's hear yours. The economy is so bad...