Sure, the economy is in crisis mode and the U.S. has probably entered a recession, but at least we can make fun of the suits who made it happen. Or who watched it happen. Or who were powerless to stop it. That's why Sad Guys on Trading Floors is such a hit (and why TIME ran something similar a few weeks ago).
The website's humor relies on the old adage that people making faces are funny. There's Guy With Face On Phone, Guy About To Be Sick and, Guy Who Doesn't Understand Why This Keeps Happening to Him. The witty captions at the bottom of each photo turn the site from a simple picture gallery into the white collar equivalent of Lolcats.
The website's archives go back to Oct. 7 and new photos of depressed traders are posted every day. Sad Guys on Trading Floors even comes with its own snarky, self-aware tagline: "Turning the economic crisis into one of those clever Internet memes." Too bad memes can't help insure a mortgage.