Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Can the Ones About Lightbulbs Be Far Behind ?

First Credit Crunch jokes I've heard, courtesy of a Facebook friend:

Q: What's the capital of Iceland?
A: About Three Pounds Fifty...

Latest new: the Isle of Dogs Building Society has collapsed. They've called in the retrievers.

Bradford & Bingley employees are dismayed they were given no notice of the takeover by Santander. A spokesman explained: "Nobody expects the Spanish acquisition."


  1. What have Icelandic banks and an Icelandic streaker got in common? They both have frozen assets

    What do Amy Winehouse and the Icelandic banks have in common? You run a mile when you see them

    An elderly lady receives an e-mail from the son of a deceased (but wealthy) African general, asking whether he could transfer £10 million into her bank account in return for a 20% cut. All the son needs is the sort code and the account number. Not realising she's the victim of a Nigerian 419 fraud, she e-mail back her bank 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?

    I tried to pay a cheque in, but the bank bounced

    The last time Iceland had a crash like this aisle three was closed all day.

    Why didn't the little boy get any pocket money this week?
    Cos his Mum's gone to Iceland!

  2. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
    A: It needed to nationalise a couple of banks and they were on the other side. Nationalise in name only, obviously. There’d be no seat on the board or anything crazy like that.
    It’s only a fucking chicken.

    (To my eternal shame I actually laughed at that one)