You know the economy is bad when

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TomFL, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    The economy is so bad that...

    I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

    Wives are having sex with their husbands because they can no longer afford batteries.

    CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

    Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

    I saw a Mormon with only one wife.

    I bought a toaster oven and my free gift was a bank.

    Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America .

    Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.

    A picture is now only worth 200 words.

    They renamed Wall Street " Wal-Mart Street ".

    When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.

    The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.


    And, finally...

    I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the 'Suicide Hotline'. I got a call center in Pakistan , and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.
     
  2. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

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  3. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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  4. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

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  5. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    that's terrible!




























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  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Tom...you forgot a few...

    I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

    if the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

    Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

    McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer.

    Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

    A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .

    Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

    The Mafia is laying off judges.

    And finally...

    Congress says they are looking into this Bernie Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!
     
  7. Swamp

    Swamp I Love microskiff.com!

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    Ain't that the truth!

    Funny, I was listening to the radio the other day and they reported/commented (so tough to tell the difference these days) that the banks are reporting record profits and this year is slated to be that biggest bonus year of all time.  Yet, the bank are all claiming congress (as in we the tax payers) screwed them over by bailing them out.  WTF?!!!

    Getting to the point I'm not sure whom to trust less, any politician or a banker.  The stereo type lawyer isn't even in the running anymore.
     
  8. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    thats great, i needed a good laugh ;D
     
  9. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Good ones Brett!
     
  10. deerfly

    deerfly Opinicus iracibilus

    seriously funny stuff, I think I'm gonna' save these for future reference. :)
     
  11. paint it black

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    You know the economy is bad when.......


    Microskiff.com puts annoying pop ups that even come up on an iPhone browser.
    :mad:
     
  12. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Send me your address, I'll forward the bills to you. It's pays to keep the lights on. I'm open to ideas to remove them.
     
  13. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

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    Lol it was a joke.
    At least it's not the random people talking anymore.
    I just think it's ridiculous for the company.
    I'm sure those ads aren't going to make anyone on here buy a chevy.
    I'm sure whoever is gonna buy a chevy will buy one regardless of the ads. Lol

    But anyway, I just wish they were regular ads. Not pop ups.
    But at least they don't cover half the page and have audio anymore.
     
  14. admin

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    Thank you for the feedback.

    We strive to create the best possible user experience and stay true to our core values. However it has become an increasing challenge to keep pace with our tremendous growth.

    In the short time that the site has been under new ownership our growth has increased a staggering 13 fold! We are well on our way to a million views a month. This increase has had an impact on our operating costs.

    As with every other recreational industry, times have been tight. The current economic slow down has been difficult but we weathered the storm. The future looks positive, as unique opportunities for revenue have presented themselves.

    We strive hard to keep a balance between providing a place for our members to recreate, share and learn; with the reality that someone has to pay for it.

    We are always open to new ideas and we truly do listen to our incredible members. We may have to make some decisions that will not agree with everyone but please rest assure that we work hard to make this the best forum possible.

    Once again thank you again for your feedback and for being such a positive member on our site.

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  15. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Did I miss something here? Jan are you still the main man?

    Do we need to add one more "you know the economy is bad when the microskiff forum is sold?" ;) :D

    -T
     
  16. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

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    I'm pretty sure it's referring to when Jan bought it from Tom?
     
  17. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Well-Known Member

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    You know it's bad when fishing guides are happy to talk to bill collectors.... at least someone called them....
    come to think about it, that's probably not funny at all.