Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Banking Jokes

Here's a joke my friend Tod made up the other day that I thought was pretty funny:

Q: What do bad banks do?

A: They Wachovia

There have been a lot of banking jokes going around the Marriott School the past couple of months. My organizational behavior professor started telling a couple every class period, but these two were my favorites:

Q: What's the difference between an investment banker and a pigeon?

A: A pigeon can still make a deposit on a BMW

and

Q: With all of the economic turmoil in the today's market, what's the best way to make a small fortune?

A: Start with a large fortune

The Shameless Whistle

It's one thing to whistle in public while people around you are studying for finals. It's quite another to whistle with flagrant disregard for pitch and rhythm. I heard someone doing it not but ten minutes ago. I tried to ignore it, but it's hard to tune-out the out of tune. You know it's bad when you think it's Happy Happy Birthday and find out that it's supposed to be Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, with the key ascending as quickly as Rudolph would if he could.

Don't get me wrong—I'm not trying to dog whistling. I can appreciate the whistling solo on Steve Miller's Jung Love. In fact, I wish I could whistle well. I'm not too shabby, but I'm no resonant expert either. On the whistling toughness scale, I'm probably slightly above the level of Wusstle, which is why it's unlikely that you'll ever catch me whistling. But, if you do, rest assured that it will be on key, so you'll never have to what? my whistle.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Cranberries

A couple of kids in my accounting group and I always play songs from iTunes for each other during study sessions and have contests to see who can guess the artist and the song first. One day we were eating at Wendy’s and we heard a song playing overhead that sounded like the Cranberries. We weren’t positive, so my friend pulled out his iPhone and turned on Shazam, a program that listens to a song being played and identifies the name of song and the artist. It was confirmed: the Cranberries. Then I chimed in and told them that the Cranberries were playing a show in Denver the week before and their lead singer got really dehydrated and collapsed on stage. My friends were shocked until I told them that after it happened, the band changed its name to the Craisins.