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!

** FIRST PLACE **

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

** SECOND PLACE **

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

** THIRD PLACE **

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