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Heard the one about the dead banker?

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“What’s the difference between a dead cat on the motorway and a dead banker on the motorway? There are skidmarks around the cat.” In an ideal world, business secretary Vince Cable would have got in trouble for the many illogical aspects of this age-old joke (why would a banker be walking on the motorway? Why would the skidmarks be “around” the cat if it is dead? Just saying!) but instead he was vilified by various financial institutions for the propriety of the gag rather than its ropey quality. Let’s show some support for Cable, with an entire 90 seconds of weak stand-up devoted to bankers:

via Heard the one about the dead banker? | From the Guardian | The Guardian.

For example:

A young banker decided to get his first tailor-made suit. As he tried it on, he reached down to put his hands in the pockets and to his surprise he found none. He mentioned this to the tailor who asked him, “You’re a banker, right?” The young man answered, “Yes, I am.” “Well, whoever heard of a banker with his hands in his own pockets?”

Strange Random Bank Quote:

Bank failures are caused by depositors who don’t deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement” – Dan Quayle (American 44th US Vice President under George Bush (1989-93). b.1947)

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