The Best Financial Jokes Of 2009 So Far

I found this trolling various blogs on wordpress.com.  You know, the way we geezers used to surf the internet before Google indexed everything?  Anyway, here is the National Post‘s round-up of The Best Financial Jokes Of 2009 So far.  In this case, the nation is Canada and the section is Financial.

Here are some of my favorites from the list:

  • Bank of America-Merrill Lynch has adjusted its investment portfolio: 50% cash and 50% canned goods
  • The courts allowed the bankruptcy proceedings for Chrysler to go forward. The bankruptcy was approved after the judge told Chrysler to sit in a room for a few minutes while the judge went to talk to his manager.
  • How many stockbrokers does it take to change a light bulb?
    Two. One to take out the bulb and drop it, and the other to try and sell it before it crashes (knowing that it’s already burned out).

Side panel: Yes folks, in the old days before spiders and search engines, you found websites by finding other websites that linked to them. It was fascinating and fun to see how far you could go from one starting website.  It’s sort of like how we used to flip through a real paper encyclopedia to find stuff and stumble upon other interesting unrelated entries along the way.  Now you do your search and you find pretty much what you were looking for without much exploration and discovery.  I have noticed, though, that people these days are less interested in knowing a little bit about a lot of things; they’re more interested in knowing a lot about the few things that really interest them.  I find the former type much more enjoyable, and strive to be that way myself.

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  1. These are funny, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why, because frankly, I don’t get them (except the last one).

    Side panel: I’m not sure this is completely true, else services like StumbleUpon couldn’t work. But StumbleUpon is one of the best ways to get new, untargeted (i.e., massive, low-quality) traffic to your website.

    -TimK

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