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Gallows humour

March 18th, 2020, 11:08 pm

The thread for sick, cough cough, jokes.

(This could get tasteless. But once Wilmott.com members start dying we will probably take this thread down.)
 
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Re: Gallows humour

March 19th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Not so much gallows humor, but still a perspective.

At a time when many rank and file employees are trying to figure out how to work from home efficiently with their laptops and basic login to their corporate networks...

NASA has also announced that *all* employees will be working from home starting this week. (The original announcement said that mission staff would still be working at their respective labs.)

So, the question is, who has this kind of set-up at home? 

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Also thinking about the astronauts that are off-planet right now.  You can't social distance more than that! But the Outer Colonies are not ready yet, Captain...
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Re: Gallows humour

March 19th, 2020, 3:50 pm

So, the question is, who has this kind of set-up at home? 
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 11:46 am

"Compatibility means deliberately repeating other people's mistakes."
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 11:54 am

Why is the number of critical cases in the UK always 20? Is this how many IC beds the NHS has?
 
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm

 
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 12:49 pm

I’d say no, but it’s an acquired taste.

Among other types, I have a dark Cold War humor, but on this forum I keep a leash on that most of the time.

In a different genre, a classic example of humor on the edge is Mel Brooks “The Producers.”
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm

Inadvertently funny headline yesterday:

“Are liquor stores open during coronavirus?

New York says liquor stores are 'essential,' can stay open.”

Hehe - Good call - if you want to see a soft-lock-down rebellion, go ahead and close those stores.

The story:

Liquor stores have been deemed "essential" retail in the state of New York and can stay open as part of the New York State on Pause" plan.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 887048001/
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 4:49 pm

It was a British joke that killed Hitler.
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 4:51 pm

Janet: John, we've been together for a long time
John: yeah
Janet: should we get married?
John: who would have us?
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 4:53 pm

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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 5:54 pm

Angela Merkel in quarantine, with large quantities of sausages and cheese. The wurst käse scenario. (Credit: twitter)
 
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Re: Gallows humour

March 22nd, 2020, 7:34 pm

Angela Merkel in quarantine, with large quantities of sausages and cheese. The wurst käse scenario. (Credit: twitter)
Even I don't make jokes like that. AufWienerSchnitzel.
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Re: Gallows humour

March 23rd, 2020, 5:52 pm

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Obviously the corona virus has been carefully designed to impact primarily US Democratic voters (blue). Proof
China and Europe were just collateral damage.

Party       Chance of contracting COVID-19
Democrat    72%
Republican  18%
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Re: Gallows humour

March 23rd, 2020, 6:20 pm

"Obviously the corona virus has been carefully designed to impact primarily US Democratic voters (blue"

Democrats are predominately blood type A? I suspected so, but stats pls.