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24th Nov '17 11:21:45 AM nombretomado
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the USS ''William D. Porter'', which already had a reputation as a bad-luck ship, had the misfortune to launch a torpedo...right at the USS ''Iowa,'' which was then carrying President FranklinDRoosevelt. The ''Iowa'' had to turn hard to avoid the torpedo, and for the rest of the war, the ''William D. Porter'' had to put up with every other US Navy ship they sighted signalling: "Don't shoot! We're Republicans!"

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the USS ''William D. Porter'', which already had a reputation as a bad-luck ship, had the misfortune to launch a torpedo...right at the USS ''Iowa,'' which was then carrying President FranklinDRoosevelt.UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. The ''Iowa'' had to turn hard to avoid the torpedo, and for the rest of the war, the ''William D. Porter'' had to put up with every other US Navy ship they sighted signalling: "Don't shoot! We're Republicans!"
11th Nov '17 10:53:16 AM jto5334t
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::Butch and Sundance have the choice of being shot dead by bounty hunters or jumping off a high cliff into a river. Butch keeps saying they should jump, but Sundance'd rather fight them (and probably get killed).

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::Butch **Butch and Sundance have the choice of being shot dead by bounty hunters or jumping off a high cliff into a river. Butch keeps saying they should jump, but Sundance'd rather fight them (and probably get killed).



::Near the end of the movie, Butch and Sundance, badly wounded, are about to [[BolivianArmyEnding charge out from their cover into a firefight that'll most likely kill them]].

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::Near **Near the end of the movie, Butch and Sundance, badly wounded, are about to [[BolivianArmyEnding charge out from their cover into a firefight that'll most likely kill them]].
10th Nov '17 6:38:52 AM treehugger0369
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** One particularly disturbing example of just ''how'' dark doctors' and nurses' senses of humors can get, there's the medical term "CTF," or, "Cletus the Fetus," referring to a child born before 23 weeks. [[CrossesTheLineTwice There are no cases of a child born before 22 weeks surviving.]][[note]]Mainly because it takes that long for the ''lungs'' to properly develop: without which one cannot survive in atmosphere.[[/note]]

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** One particularly disturbing example of just ''how'' dark doctors' and nurses' senses of humors can get, there's the medical term "CTF," or, "Cletus the Fetus," referring to a child born before 23 weeks. [[CrossesTheLineTwice There are no cases of a child born before 22 weeks surviving.]][[note]]Mainly ]]([[http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/08/health/premature-baby-21-weeks-survivor-profile/index.html With one exception]] [[ScienceMarchesOn thus far.]])[[note]]Mainly because it takes that long for the ''lungs'' to properly develop: without which one cannot survive in atmosphere.[[/note]]
6th Nov '17 7:16:25 PM thatmadork
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** Speaking of the ''Volkssturm'', it was sardonically referred to as "Gulash", because it consisted of old meat and [[ChildSoldier fresh vegetables]]. By the end of the war, nearly all of Germany's prime fighting men were either dead or captured, so they were reduced to recruiting underage boys and old men - anyone who could hold a rifle basically.
8th Oct '17 7:26:11 PM raulbucktooth
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** GermanHumor is pretty fond of gallows humor. Another old literal one: "One Monday in the Middle Ages, a criminal was about to be hanged. He told the judge: 'Great start of the week, huh?'" (Please note that in many countries, the calendar week begins on Monday.)

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** GermanHumor is pretty fond of gallows humor. Another old literal one: "One Monday in "In the Middle Ages, a criminal was about to be hanged.hanged on a Monday. He told the judge: 'Great start of the week, huh?'" (Please note that in many countries, the calendar week begins on Monday.)
4th Oct '17 6:47:11 AM DaBradGuy
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** Right after he "creates" Wilson, Chuck is trying to make fire by rubbing two sticks together. His first words to Wilson are, "You wouldn't have a match, would you?"
18th Sep '17 12:01:46 AM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer's song "We Will All Go Together When We Go" is all a touching, hilarious example of this kind of humor, applied to UsefulNotes/ColdWar fears of nuclear annihilation: "We will all go together when we go / All suffused with an incandescent glow / No one will have the endurance to collect on his insurance / Lloyd's of London will be loaded when they go". Taken UpToEleven in his song for World War 3, "So Long Mom (I'm Off To Drop The Bomb)".

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* Music/TomLehrer's song songs:
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"We Will All Go Together When We Go" Go", on ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', is all a touching, hilarious example of this kind of humor, applied to UsefulNotes/ColdWar fears of nuclear annihilation: "We will all go together when we go / All suffused with an incandescent glow / No one will have the endurance to collect on his insurance / Lloyd's of London will be loaded when they go". go".
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Taken UpToEleven in his song for World War 3, "So Long Mom (I'm Off To Drop The Bomb)".Bomb)", on ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''.
19th Aug '17 5:30:01 PM raulbucktooth
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** GermanHumor is pretty fond of gallows humor. Another old literal one: "Back in the middle ages the criminal who was about to be hanged on Monday tells the judge 'Great start of the week, huh?'" (Please note that in many countries, the calendar week begins on Monday.)

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** GermanHumor is pretty fond of gallows humor. Another old literal one: "Back "One Monday in the middle ages the Middle Ages, a criminal who was about to be hanged on Monday tells hanged. He told the judge judge: 'Great start of the week, huh?'" (Please note that in many countries, the calendar week begins on Monday.)
16th Aug '17 5:05:38 PM Shadoboy
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* After the accident that left him quadraplegic, Creator/ChristopherReeve was visited in the hospital by Creator/RobinWilliams who, dressed in medical garb and talking in a russian accent, said he was a proctologist and was going to perform an analysis. For the first time since his accident, Reeves laughed.

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* After the accident that left him quadraplegic, Creator/ChristopherReeve was visited in the hospital by Creator/RobinWilliams who, dressed in medical garb and talking in a russian accent, said he was a proctologist and was going to perform an analysis. For Reeve burst into laughter for the first time since his accident, Reeves laughed.
the accident.
16th Aug '17 5:02:42 PM Shadoboy
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* After the accident that left him quadraplegic, Creator/ChristopherReeve was visited in the hospital by Creator/RobinWilliams who, dressed in medical garb and talking in a russian accent, said he was a proctologist and was going to perform an analysis. For the first time since his accident, Reeves laughed.
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