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Patsy Cline Sings Crazy. UFT Practices It.

It's kind of funny, if you fancy gallows humor, that the United Federation of Teachers, the largest teacher local in the United States of America, can't manage to change. After all, patronage has been the icing on the cake, perhaps the cake itself. Show More Summary

The 'funniest' reactions to Donald Trump winning the presidential election.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump stunned every pundit, reporter, egghead, and person with a conscience by pulling off an upset victory and being elected the 45th president of the United States. But because gallows humor is as good a reaction as any, people immediately started making jokes about it on Twitter. Show More Summary

There is always an applicable XKCD

This bit of gallows humor made me lol. — Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) November 11, 2016 I’m still trying to put together thoughts that don’t evolve into seventeen hundred words of profanity. Open thread

My Dead Boyfriend

A mixture of misplaced gallows humor, wildly over-the-top caricatures and a gimmicky use of animation combine to make “My Dead Boyfriend” one of the year’s more uncomfortable movie-going experiences. It starts out with a vaguely intriguing...Show More Summary

PA: Grim Reaper Scaring Pedestrians into Being Safe

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is using technology and a little gallows humor to get pedestrians to pay attention while crossing Downtown streets.

Now the fun starts

I don’t know how to do twitter, but apparently it’s ablaze with gallows humor.  Here’s one example: That’s from Daniel Lin, and there’s lots more good stuff.  I’ll try to do something more serious when I get caught up from my trip.  As usual, my Econlog posts are more respectable. Matt O’Brien also has some […]

Did Jr Get Gas Chambers Talk from Dad?

As I mentioned a short while ago, who riffs about "gas chambers" in joking conversations or to illustrate some mundane aspect of the news of the day. There's gallows humor, even about the Holocaust, even among Jews. But this just seemed weird. Is this how the Trump family talks? Read More ?

Review: Three Hotels (Bluebird Arts)

Bluebird Arts' Three Hotels is a lovely morality play, a family tragedy with occasional gallows humor that’s written with both heart and bite. The audience truly roots for this production – the story, the characters, the plastic set – only to exit 80 minutes later, pursued by disappointment. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

This Election Shows God Is Judging America

I suppose you've noticed all the gallows humor going on regarding the presidential election. And for good reason.

Suicide Squad Director David Ayer Envisions a ‘Zillion’ Spinoffs

Warner Bros. has a lot riding on Suicide Squad. After the financial underperformance and critical drubbing of their last DC Comics–adapted outing, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the studio is hoping Suicide's gallows humor and darkly wacky ensemble can resonate more with audiences. And if it does well, you might ... More »

Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

6 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

Dilma Rousseff Awaits Brazilian Senate’s Impeachment Vote

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Aides to Ms. Rousseff described the halls of her palaces as a mixture of grim resignation with a dash of gallows humor.

Gallows humor in Brussels as EU gloomily awaits British vote

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Even before the shock of last week's deadly Brussels bombings, gallows humor had taken hold in the square kilometer around Schuman Roundabout, the heart of the city's European district.

Newswire: Catherine Hardwicke to direct mopey teens again on USA Network’s Eyewitness

Despite being packed with the kind of gallows humor we’ve come to expect from Drew Barrymore-led comedies, Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already might have proven too serious for the director, who’s already returning to the land of teen angst and woodland trysts. Show More Summary

How rising interest rates and China’s growth will affect US market in 2016

I am always reluctant to offer predictions for the year ahead because of the arrogance involved. But, shoot, as in the gallows humor of the Eighth Air Force, “No guts, no Air Medals.” Begin with reviewing successes and embarrassments one year ago. Show More Summary

Browns' calendar had depressing, appropriate Black Monday entry

If you're a Cleveland Browns fan — diehard enough to have a calendar reminding you of this for 365 consecutive days — we only hope you can muster up the strength to find the gallows humor needed to get through Black Monday. A day after...Show More Summary

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Trailer Sends Tina Fey to Afghanistan

12 months agoEntertainment / Film : Moviefone

War is hell, but even hell must enjoy some gallows humor now and then. Tina Fey plays a journalist sent on assignment to Kabul in the dark comedy "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," which is based on Kim Barker's memoir, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange...Show More Summary

‘Feed the People Smog’: Beijing’s Red Alert Spurs Online Derision

As Beijing found itself wrapped again in a morbid blanket of smog on Tuesday, residents dodged online censors to voice their frustration -- along with a hefty dose of gallows humor.

Geffen Playhouse's 'Guards at the Taj' has elements of 'Godot' and gallows humor

Rajiv Joseph, the boldly adventurous author of “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” begins “Guards at the Taj” on a Beckettian note. The play, which opened Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, poses for itself an initial challenge of making theater out of the most untheatrical...

Gallows Humor: ‘The Carmichael Show’ Takes on Police Brutality and Racism

Last night, NBC premiered The Carmichael Show (which debuted to 4.83 million viewers!), a highly promising sitcom that the network is unfortunately burning off quickly. After an expository pilot, the series jumped right into some heavy...Show More Summary

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