Erin Go Bankrupt! Leprechauns A Wee Bit Swindled

27 Feb
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A Special Report By Grimm Report Chief Money Correspondent,
Larry Shampoe | @idiotprufs

In a tragic tale of misplaced trust and greed, a number of leprechauns from County Kerry, Ireland have lost their life savings to an elaborate Ponzi scheme. While most of the leprechauns have declined to comment, one leprechaun, Tweedle McBumpers, has decided to open up about the events. “It’s tragic,” Tweedle said fighting back anger. “Most of us have lost everything. No more gold. No more pot to keep it in. You know that old phrase ‘he doesn’t have a pot to crap in’? Well that’s us. There’s nothing at end of this leprechaun’s rainbow but despair and big vacant spot where a pot of gold should be.”

The culprit behind the fraud was a smooth talking leprechaun named Moneybags Potfiller. Evidently Moneybags claimed to be investing in land on the east coast of Ireland, earmarked for a golf course and resort. When several of the leprechauns ventured to the location of the future resort to check on their investment, they found nothing but an old farmhouse owned by the widow Margaret O’Malley. She shooed them away with a broom. “The whole thing is just so heartbreaking,” Tweedle said, “but I guess with a name like Moneybags Potfiller, we should have seen it coming.”



18 Responses to “Erin Go Bankrupt! Leprechauns A Wee Bit Swindled”

  1. Tua 02/27/2014 at 7:49 am #

    Oh, faith in leprechaun-ity lost….!

    • idiotprufs 02/27/2014 at 6:14 pm #

      I wept bitterly at the news.

      • Tua 02/27/2014 at 6:18 pm #

        I couldn’t empathise more. I am still hysterical…

  2. idiotprufs 02/27/2014 at 7:51 am #

    Reblogged this on idiot-prufs and commented:
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  3. Sean Smithson 02/27/2014 at 8:04 am #

    It was that bastard Moneybags Potfiller who tried to get me to invest in Bulgaria a few years ago. I agree. I should’ve seen him coming…

    • idiotprufs 02/27/2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Leprechauns are master tricksters, but still…

  4. Ned's Blog 02/27/2014 at 8:46 am #

    It appears the “Luck ‘o The Irish” ran out in this sad case, and apparently he was carrying with more than one pot of gold when he left. Blarney.

    • idiotprufs 02/27/2014 at 10:44 am #

      There’s nothing more pitiful than a leprechaun without his pot of gold…except for maybe Justin Bieber without his shirt.

      • Ned's Blog 02/27/2014 at 12:39 pm #

        Hahahahaha! I can’t top that! 😉

  5. Erika Beebe 02/27/2014 at 9:02 am #

    Poor Tweedle. I’d lend him my giant Spaghetti pot if I’d knew it would help. 😉

    • idiotprufs 02/27/2014 at 10:37 am #

      If you were to drop a little gold in that pot it would be helpful.

      • Erika Beebe 02/27/2014 at 11:27 am #

        I might have some old gold jewelry around here somewhere *scratching my head and scanning the room*

      • idiotprufs 02/27/2014 at 11:30 am #

        Dennis Rodman is donating all his gold teeth, so we’re off to a great start.

  6. insanitybytes22 02/27/2014 at 11:21 am #

    Darn Leprechauns! Seriously, the only thing sneakier these days are garden gnomes.

    • idiotprufs 02/27/2014 at 12:17 pm #

      Garden gnomes are evil creatures of the night that need to be smashed with a silver plated shovel.

  7. rgdole 03/02/2014 at 7:41 pm #

    that name definitely should’ve given it away… geez… I guess there are crooks in every lot… but geez… you think if you had a pot of gold you’d be a little more careful how you spent it…

    • idiotprufs 03/03/2014 at 12:28 pm #

      You can never have too much gold in your pot.

  8. Meghan McKindley 03/13/2014 at 9:17 pm #

    I guess nobody has any gold left to attempt to buy out the widow O’Malley. Such a shame!

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