Lighter Side of the Financial Crisis

In this satirical video, British humorists John Bird and John Fortune, a/k/a “the Long Johns,” explain the financial crisis. It’s actually nearly a year old but it still works.

Humor across the Pond is a tad different, not least of which is less fear of risking alienating racial sensibilities. The bit about the “poor black man in Alabama” in his “string vest” likely wouldn’t make it here, even though the butt of the joke is the white banker.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.