While the current state of the US economy is about as funny as the obits section, what is funny are the photos accompanying most of the articles about economic gloom and doom. You can’t take a picture of the economy, so most media outlets are running photos of people reacting on the stock market floor. Except they are all reacting in the same way, which is rather humorous when you see the repetition over and over again in every article. I would show specific examples here, but out of
fear of prosecution respect of copyright law, I will instead post my personal interpretation of the art accompany articles on the current economic crisis. It is a play in three acts.
Act 1: The stocks have fallen and they can’t get up.
Act 2: Oh wait, they have Life Alert (aka 700 billion from Congress). They can get up after all!
Act 3: You may have Life Alert, but your hip’s still broken. (Stocks plunge again. The world markets recoil.)
* Members of the media, feel free to use these photos in your own economic articles, provided you link back to me :)