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Joking about the Credit Crunch

Thanks to Paul
for pointing me to the BBC website where they have not just one,
but two
pages of jokes about the credit crunch.  Here’s a few that made me laugh:


An elderly lady receives an e-mail from the son of
a deceased (but wealthy) African general, asking whether he could transfer
millions of pounds into her bank account in return for a 20% cut. All the son
needs is the sort code and account number. Not realising she is the victim of a
Nigerian 419 fraud, she e-mails back the details. A couple of minutes later she
receives an e-mail back from the general’s son: ‘Icesave?!’ What is this, some
sort of scam?"


What’s the difference between Investment Bankers
and London Pigeons? The Pigeons are still capable of making deposits on new


What’s the difference between an investment banker
and a large pizza? A large pizza can feed a family of four.

Three investment bankers are sitting outside a
coffee shop, sipping glumly on their cappucinos. 

The first one says "It’s terrible, I have
lost five million on my accounts this morning, there is no way to recover my
losses. When I get back inside I’m going to go past my office, up to the fifth
floor, open a window and jump out"

The second one says "You think that’s bad;
I’ve lost nine million on my accounts in the last hour, I have nothing left.
I’m going to ride the lift all the way up to the ninth, open a window and jump

The third one says "I’m glad our building
only has fourteen floors."



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