History Quotes / GallowsHumor

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->''"Humor is an almost physiological response to fear."''
-->-- '''Creator/KurtVonnegut''', ''A Man Without A Country''
12th Feb '17 4:51:38 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"A DrDemento favorite and influence (both direct and indirect) on musical comedians of later years and today, [[Music/TomLehrer (Tom) Lehrer]] remains a cultural icon despite his relatively short performance career and his refusal to write newer songs. While this does mean we are robbed of the sort of topical satire he excelled at, much of Lehrer's songbook remains fresh today, largely due to the gleeful pessimism that is the man's trademark. Yes, underneath the jolly piano vamps and atrocious slant rhymes of his ditties lurks a deep, dark hatred and distrust of humanity, and the bitter tragedy that is modern life: [[HumansAreMorons people are foolish idiots]], [[HobbesWasRight governments are corrupt and ineffectual]], and [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves complete annihilation]] is only one botched political conflict away... With nihilist numbers like this one, it's more than a little surprising Lehrer hasn't turned up in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe in some shape or form: "''

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->''"A DrDemento Creator/DrDemento favorite and influence (both direct and indirect) on musical comedians of later years and today, [[Music/TomLehrer (Tom) Lehrer]] remains a cultural icon despite his relatively short performance career and his refusal to write newer songs. While this does mean we are robbed of the sort of topical satire he excelled at, much of Lehrer's songbook remains fresh today, largely due to the gleeful pessimism that is the man's trademark. Yes, underneath the jolly piano vamps and atrocious slant rhymes of his ditties lurks a deep, dark hatred and distrust of humanity, and the bitter tragedy that is modern life: [[HumansAreMorons people are foolish idiots]], [[HobbesWasRight governments are corrupt and ineffectual]], and [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves complete annihilation]] is only one botched political conflict away... With nihilist numbers like this one, it's more than a little surprising Lehrer hasn't turned up in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe in some shape or form: "''
9th Nov '16 8:14:12 PM Premonition45
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->''"The best thing to do is laugh. You cannot laugh and be afraid at the same time, and the devil cannot stand mockery."''
-->-- '''Creator/StephenColbert''', ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'', on the 2016 US Presidential Election.
29th Oct '16 12:59:58 PM Premonition45
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->...look at the blood on the manís hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and heís literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thatís all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, heíd hang himself.

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->...->''"...look at the blood on the manís hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and heís literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thatís all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, heíd hang himself."''
29th Oct '16 12:59:27 PM Premonition45
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-->--"Nothing Ever Changes", '''Music/TheWildhearts'''

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-->--"Nothing -->-- '''Music/TheWildhearts''', "Nothing Ever Changes", '''Music/TheWildhearts'''
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-->--''{{Film/Arthur}}'' (1981 film)

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-->--''{{Film/Arthur}}'' -->--''Film/{{Arthur}}'' (1981 film)



-->--'''Jerome Lawrence''', ''Film/InheritTheWind''

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-->--'''Jerome -->-- '''Jerome Lawrence''', ''Film/InheritTheWind''



-->-- '''''ReturnOfTheJedi'''''

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-->-- '''''ReturnOfTheJedi'''''
''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''



-->-- '''Creator/HermannHesse''', ''Steppenwolf''

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-->-- '''Creator/HermannHesse''', ''Steppenwolf''
''Literature/{{Steppenwolf}}''



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-->--'''George Bernard Shaw'''

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-->--'''Creator/HLMencken'''

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-->--'''Creator/HLMencken'''
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-->--'''Neils Bohr'''

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-->--'''Neils -->-- '''Niels Bohr'''



-->--'''Creator/ChristopherWalken'''

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-->--'''Creator/ChristopherWalken'''
-->-- '''Creator/ChristopherWalken'''



-->--'''Creator/CarrieFisher'''

->''"One of the things I miss about Gene Siskel is that he's not around to make jokes about my condition... His jokes would have the saving grace of being funny. Here's one I'm pretty sure he would have come up with: 'Well, there's one good thing about Roger's surgery. At least he no longer need a bookmark to find his chin.'"''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

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-->--'''Creator/CarrieFisher'''

-->-- '''Creator/CarrieFisher'''

->''"One of the things I miss about Gene Siskel Creator/GeneSiskel is that he's not around to make jokes about my condition... His jokes would have the saving grace of being funny. Here's one I'm pretty sure he would have come up with: 'Well, there's one good thing about Roger's surgery. At least he no longer need a bookmark to find his chin.'"''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''



-->--Backstage at the 85th Academy Awards

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->''"Some media sites had to throw up a disclaimer that the news isnít a hoax, because as everyone knows, Abe died many times in hoaxes. He was the best sport about it and was in on the gag. He probably said, ďIím not dead yet, bitches,Ē every time he entered a room."''
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2016/01/26/its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-abe-vigoda-has-died/ Michael K.]]''', "Itís The End Of The World As We Know It, Abe Vigoda Has Died"

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->''"Some media sites [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer had to throw up a disclaimer that the news isnít a hoax, hoax]], because as everyone knows, [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated Abe died many times in hoaxes.hoaxes]]. He was the best sport about it and was in on the gag. He probably said, ďIím not dead yet, bitches,Ē every time he entered a room."''
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.-->-- '''[[http://dlisted.com/2016/01/26/its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-abe-vigoda-has-died/ Michael K.]]''', "Itís The End Of The World As We Know It, Abe Vigoda Has Died"



-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}'''

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-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG_-8F4zhVs Let's Play]]''' ''Normality''

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-->--'''[[http://www.docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/deep-space-nine-season-six.html Doc Oho]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Rocks and Shoals"

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-->--'''[[http://www.-->-- '''[[http://www.docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/deep-space-nine-season-six.html Doc Oho]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Rocks and Shoals"



-->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-amazing-true-story-of-my-exploding-balls-1661128148 Drew Magary]]'''

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-->--'''''[[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/08/the_11_most_cynical_tom_lehrer_songs.php Topless Robot]]'''''

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-->--'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Fran%C3%A7ois_Lacenaire Pierre Lacenaire]]''' and '''Victor Avril''', the night before their execution

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-->--'''Creator/MattSmith''', on [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]

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29th Oct '16 12:55:35 PM Premonition45
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->...look at the blood on the manís hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and heís literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thatís all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, heíd hang himself.
-->--'''Creator/MattSmith''', on [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]
5th Oct '16 12:43:50 PM Morgenthaler
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-->--'''Jerome Lawrence''', ''InheritTheWind''

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-->--'''Jerome Lawrence''', ''InheritTheWind''
''Film/InheritTheWind''



-->--''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy The Dark Knight]]''

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-->--''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy The Dark Knight]]''
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnight''



-->--''Series/BabylonFive'', "The Long Night"

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-->--''Series/BabylonFive'', -->-- ''Series/BabylonFive'', "The Long Night"



-->--''Film/TheButler''

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-->--''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Empty Places"

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-->--''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', -->-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Empty Places"



-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Strange Bedfellows"

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-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', -->-- ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Strange Bedfellows"



-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"

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-->--''Series/GenerationKill''

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-->--'''Birgitte Silverbow''', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''

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-->--'''Birgitte -->-- '''Birgitte Silverbow''', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''



-->--''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse - Breedbook: Corax''

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-->--'''Monokuma''', ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''

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14th Aug '16 11:48:45 AM rjd1922
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->''"Laugh at death, and your soul will forever be at peace."''
-->--'''Monokuma''', ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''
28th Jun '16 1:40:17 AM PaulA
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-->-- '''ShermanAlexie'''

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-->-- '''ShermanAlexie'''
'''Creator/ShermanAlexie'''
31st Mar '16 4:06:29 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->'''Laugh''' or you'll cry. In the middle of all the bullshit we have to put up with - and believe me, [[CrapsackWorld it's worse than you can imagine]] - you have to remember we've been given some tremendous gifts. In spite of it all, kid, we're lucky - damn lucky. We get to ''fly'' after all.
->So laugh. Look for the humor in everything, because sure as spit it's there, and after [[EyeScream drinking dead men's eyes]] and seeing the horror this rock holds, you'll need it. A moment of laughter at a bad time can tide you over through a bad patch, until you can get the wind behind you and realize how sweet life really is.
-->--''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse - Breedbook: Corax''
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