Trying to make the case that the recession is comedy gold, the New York Times's Liz Alderman leads with the same joke that John McCain told Jay Leno after his election drubbing. Hahaha.

She writes, "Did you hear the one about the stockbroker who’s been sleeping like a baby? Every hour, he wakes up and cries." I can't imagine this is a McCain original — sounds like an old one — but see him tell it yourself at the beginning of this clip from his Nov. 12 appearance on The Tonight Show.