Global financial crisis jokes

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As the crisis deepens and chemical markets tumble, the jokes are circulating on yahoo messenger to get the industry through a Friday afternoon.

1 Japanese joke
You think things are bad in the USA, but have you heard about the crisis in


Apparently Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai

Bank is planning to cut back some of its branches. Karaoke Bank shares are

going for a song and shares in Kamikaze Bank have nose-dived.  500

back-office staff at Karate Bank got the chop. Analysts report that there is

something fishy going on at Sushi bank and staff there fear that they may

get a raw deal.
2 Sports joke 
AP, October 10, 2008:  All sports stadiums in USA currently named for banks, insurance companies, or financial institutions will have to be renamed “Federal Reserve Park” according to a decree issued today by Ben Bernanke.
     Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson


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