Joke Contest — Creative Humor Writing

The theme for the most recent contest was:  Financial Crisis Book Titles.

New joke writing contests are announced mid-month.

New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month.

We received a lot of entries for this month’s topical subject.  Here are the results.  Enjoy!


Harry Potter and The Magical Money Printing Press
     Dana Richardson, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


The Prudent Investor–Hidden Treasures in Mattresses
     Nancy Lininger, Camarillo, California, USA


The Paper Millionaire Next Door
     Jerry Smith, New Albany, Ohio, USA

HONORABLE MENTION (in random order)

  – Build Your Own Hot-Stove or How to Keep Warm This Winter By Burning Your Stock Certificates
  – Self Shock or How to Restart Your Heart After a Home Repossession
  – The Hyper-Inflation Diet:  Losing Weight Because You Can’t Afford Food
  – Fore-Closures, and Seven Bailouts Ago–Abraham Lincoln on the Economy
  – Decimal Points and You.  What They’re Not Telling You
  – The Fed Is From Mars, The Economy Is From Venus
  – Million Dollar Blanket Forts.  Making Money in the Real Estate Market
  – Do Not Pass Go.  Do Not Collect $200.  The Economy and You
  – Poor Dad, Poor Dad
  – Federal Government Management Manual:  Gasoline + Fire
  – Who Moved My Cheese–Seriously, I’m Starving
  – Chutes & Ladders–Home Improvement Manual
  – 1001 Ways to Cook an Onion–The Food Network Guide to 5-Star Depression Dining
  – Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous–And Where They Bury Their Money
  – This Ol’ Cardboard Box–Do It Yourself Home Improvement Tips
  – Ode to ’29:  How To Create a Depression 21st Century Style
  – Raiders of the Lost Banks:  Snakes–I Hate Snakes
  – Giving Our Financial Crisis a Shot in the Arm–And Other Uses for Two-Gallon Hypodermic Needles
  – A Case for Dramamine: Following the Markets In 2008
  – Success The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Way:  A Management Style Guaranteed to Make Someone Rich
  – How to Swim with The Sharks in Congress and Not Be Eaten Alive
  – Living Under the Bridges of Madison County
  – God’s Little Acre (But We’re Having a Devil of a Time Selling It)
  – Rising Unemployment–Who Will Be the Next American Idle?
  – Tuesdays with Worry
  – Regulating the De-regulators
  – 1001 Ways To Lose Money
  – Take Stock in America–They Now Own the Banks
  – A Penny Saved is An Exercise in Futility
  – A New Perspective on the Stock Market–Standing On Your Head
  – Rich Dad Poor Dad–How To Ask Your Dad for a Bail Out