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The economy is so bad…

Scott Jagow Feb 8, 2010

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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