After performing tragedies, the ancient Greeks always staged comedies, often making fun of the tragedies they’d just presented. Why? Comedy relief. Likewise, humor flourishes during wars and epidemics. Morbidity? No, survival. When we’re under attack, we ridicule our attackers and tease ourselves. Why? Because it helps us cope, reminds us we’re in this together and, well, simply provides comedy relief. Those Greeks had it right.
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Some Pandemic Humor found Online
- I’ll tell you a coronavirus joke now, and check back in two weeks to see if you got it.
- Finland has closed its borders. That’s right, no one is allowed to cross the finish line.
- I ran out of toilet paper and had to start using the New York Times. Man, the Times are rough.
- Kids who came of age during the millennium are called Millennials. With all the lockdown pregnancies, will the next generation be called Quaranteens?
- Just before the lockdown, French people raided the stores for cheese. Now all that’s left is de brie.
- My coworker keeps farting, asking for my lunch, and playing on his tablet while I do all the work. Now I’m working at home with my 4-year-old nearby. Nothing’s changed.
- “The people going to crowded events right now are the same people who hear a weird noise in horror movies and decide to go check it out.” ~Jeremy Dooley
- “Ever since it was brought to my attention that you can say ‘Covid 19’ to the tune of ‘Come on, Eileen,’ I’ve been unable to read it any other way.” ~Dr. David Shiffman
- We went to this restaurant called The Kitchen. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business. ~Unknown