Recession Humor: Heard a Good One Lately?September 8th, 2009 by Chris Henry
Economic pundits may see signs the recession is easing, but that’s small comfort to Leah Figueras of Poulsbo, a dental assistant and single mother of two who was laid off in July. I wrote about Figueras as part of the Kitsap Sun’s Faces of the Recession series.
One of recommendations experts have folks like Leah for who are depressed over loss of a job is laughter. Well it seems we, as a nation, have found plenty of humor in widespread unemployment, home foreclosures and bank bailouts. In fact, it’s spawned a whole new industry.
Yes, it’s the great American way. When the going gets tough, we
for T-shirts, coffee mugs and refrigerator magnets. We send
humor greeting cards. And we drink from a no doubt collectible
recession humor pint glass.
We post slide shows with catchy sayings about the economy.
And we laugh at political
cartoons about the recession.
We all could use a good laugh. So post your favorite recession jokes here. Hey, “If I had 700 billion, I guess I could save the economy, too.”