The recession humor industry seems destined for a collapse, not because of an economic upturn that would make these gags irrelevant, but because these businesses have already exhausted their comic rations, apparently long before creating currently available on their Web sites. A complement to Recession Junction's superfluous novelties, Depressing Times slaps groaner financial punchlines onto the same bullshit vintage images greeting-card idiots have been using for years. Look how far they had to stretch for this meager payoff:
This postcard does wring unintended laughs from its clueless misappropriation of a slavery-era phrase:
Maybe SA should create our own recession-humor line. ("You know what's really Something Awful? This economy!") I pitched that idea to Rich, and he immediately responded with this sample design:
TOTAL WRECK - crazy-eyed hound is covered in cobwebs, has a vespiary on back, graffiti on side and savage thirst for boat fuel. Frankly, I'm in over my head. He's in room 115 at Motel 6, yours free. 555-2851
Yes, it's the perfect form for surviving a car crash. But it's also the perfect form for so much more, like surviving the trauma of reading any news headline in 2016.
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