One joke that really wasn't very funny.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has announced that it has fined Goldman Sachs $22m for failing to supervise equity research analyst communications with traders and clients and for failing to adequately monitor trading in advance of published research changes to detect and prevent possible information breaches by its research analysts.
The controversial £5.7m "tax equalisation" cost to relocate Bob Diamond from New York to the Canary Wharf headquarters of Barclays Bank is even more complex than it first appears.
It's tough out there - very, very tough.
Had the Four Seasons arrived on the Caribbean island of Nevis before Christopher Columbus, the New World may have been different. Perhaps he would have fallen for the graceful way the pools are worked into the terrain. Maybe he would have been won over by the beach huts, where he and Nina could have enjoyed a most civilised day. If nothing else, he would have stayed for the rum punch served on the boat from neighbouring St Kitts.
Restaurants are starting to teach waiters to read their tables. Want to know what you're saying?
Liverpool fans do not care to be reminded that Nikica Jelavic cost Everton a seventh of the £35m Kenny Dalglish invested in Andy Carroll.
CP3 hit a game winning lay-up to lift the Clippers to a huge win on the road at the Thunder 100-98.
If Manchester United go for Clint Dempsey this summer- he could be priceless off the pitch as well as on it.
But they might not be who you'd expect.