There was consternation on the stock market today, as sales of Whoopie Cushions have sharply fallen in the past quarter.
Mr Smith from the Bank of unpleasant surprises told us: 'It was quite a shock to us, really. Whoopie Cushions have always been a sign of a good sense of humour, whilst a good sense of humour is needed in financially austere times such as these'.
Sales of Celine Dion, Ronan Keating, Chris De Burgh and Shania Twain albums as a gift for unpopular people have also fallen, which is the same trend.
Jedward still remain popular, and many copies of Anthea Turner's Autobiography turn up in charity shops, so things are not that bleak, in terms of comedy.