Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Pride of the World

Here's another joke that would have worked better a couple of years ago.

Come to think of it the housing bubble was very much like the great and spacious building Lehi saw in his dream: no foundation and the fall thereof was exceedingly great.


  1. I am happy I got my house just before the housing bubble burst, I got in just in time.

    I do like the name of your housing company.

  2. Arie Van De GraaffMay 8, 2009 at 7:31 AM

    Actually, Jon, the best time to buy a house would have been after the bubble burst. That's assuming you hadn't lost all your savings in the stock market, you weren't a sub-prime mortgage candidate, you trusted a mortgage lender and they trusted you, and...

    Eh, maybe you're right.

  3. It's a good comic and still works, especially in Utah. When we took that bus ride up to the new temple I marveled at the scads of great and spacious houses with "for sale" signs affixed, that seemed to be more numerous as we neared the temple site. Seems a bit hypocritical to try to hold to the rod with one hand and speculate in McMansions with the other.
    By the way, how in the world did we ever fit an 8-person family into the house we were raised in?