Looks like Washington Mutual bank is now on the ‘desperately trying to sell itself’ chopping block.

Hopefully this color coordinated candle we lit outside the WaMu branch on Wall Street will grant you some comfort in this time of great distress.

FYI: Saint Joseph is the patron saint of subprime mortgage exposure victims.

According to MarketWatch some big suitors might include Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC Holdings. Here’s hoping, dudes. (More photos after the jump):

Those ropes were hanging from the window washer’s scaffold. Nothing morbid. Relax, people.

Photos by Brendan