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The economy is so bad...

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...

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The economy is so bad that that the dollar store
now charges a membership fee.

The economy is so bad that sushi bars now serve
plain rice balls

The economy is so bad that instead of selling
books, college bookstores now rent them by the hour

The economy is so bad I have nothing better to
do than talk about the bad economy

Good stuff, Nelson! The last one is especially true for a certain Marketplace blogger.

The economy is so bad that the city of Omaha is considering taxing garbage collection. Huh?!

And we can now choose to pay a monthly fee for curbside recycling, although we already pay for recycling services through our monthly water/sewer bill. Oh yeah, the monthly fee is "reimbursed" with coupons good at local fast food joints. The bad economy apparently is also responsible for loss of common sense.

Ah, sounds like you have a "Recycle Bank" program there. Those are actually very popular in most places.

Yes, landfilling is cheaper than recycling - but hey, it's even cheaper for me to just pile my garbage in my backyard. Does that make it better? I think not.

The economy is so bad my teenage son now wants his allowance in gold coins.

The economy is so bad the sign the homeless guy on the corner held said, "Space for rent: $5/hour"

The economy is so bad the electric meter for my home is battery-operated.

The economy is so bad my boss wants ME to give HIM a raise.

The economy is so bad, the unemployment office went out of business.

The economy is so bad, I went to the bank and they asked me for a loan.

The economy is so bad, telemarketers are charging for job interviews.

The economy is so bad, I bought a plane ticket, and they charged me $20 for the seatbelt.

The economy is so bad, Ticketmaster added a password surcharge.

The economy is so bad, the NFL had to shorten a first down to 8 yards.

The economy is so bad people are looking for a place to keep their money without excess fees --- and the matress manufacturers can't keep up with the demand.

The economy is so bad, the CSI franchise had to lay-off Miami.

Oh I got another one:

The economy is so bad, Donald Trump had to fire his hair piece.

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