Morbid humor helps us cope

So, it’s no coincidence that EMS and military personnel employ gallows humor as a coping mechanism. If it’s ok I think it would be cheering to share some lighter fare to counteract the bad news we prepare for? Here’s my contribution for today, hope others will share some!



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      I used to work with the police force and they always had morbid humor to cope with a dead body. It was shocking at first until I realized that was how they were dealing with the situation. Many people probably resort to morbid humor in disasters and loss of loved ones and their entire home, be aware of that and try to see that as a way they are struggling through the event instead of getting angry or offended by them.

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      Sasquatch jokes are my go to when camping or hiking. Reminds me of the old Jack Links Messin with Sasquatch clips

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      Good morning CR,

      Real good cartoon picture.

      Not having a can opener does relate to losing the kingdom for want of a horseshoe nail.

      I’m an avid lover and user of gallows humor.

      I do know how to open cans without a can opener.  Can also open Brazil nuts w/o breaking the nut – if – I have some artillery tools around supply trailer.


      It’s not humor but must mention that today is anniversary of 1973 Yom Kippur war. Would not be shocked if a major flareup occurs in the eastern Med any time now. This will test all our preps here on this side of planet.

      Am on lookout for some gallows humor entries to post……………

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      Hola CR!

      I must agree with you: sometimes we must,  as Cubans often say, “laugh in the shadow of the hangman” (this is not hyperbole, as every single velorio (wake) I’ve been to for my immediate family and associates has been less a time of grief in the presence of death, but rather a cafe social with the grim reaper as an honored guest) 

      Also, this one really cracks me up:


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        Good afternoon Bongohead,

        Good example and picture.

        A favorite of mine occured during the Korean War. The Chinese entered the conflict and the US plus allied forces just weren’t ready.

        USMC LTG Lewis “Chesty” Puller, had it rough to the point of he and his troops close to loss of vital signs.

        He was quoted saying:

        “All, right, they’re on the left, they’re on the right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us … they can’t get away this time.”

        The LTG is from this area and buried nearby.

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        Hola Bob!

        Ah yes. One of Virginia’s mightiest sons. You know,  in some places in Nicaragua (where Puller fought during the US Occupation), he has taken on a mythical stature: many Sandinistas fearfully referred to him as  “La Mano Derecha del Diablo” (The Right Hand of the Devil) and believed that he was not a mortal man, but a supernatural force unleashed by American sorcery. One retired commander of the rebel group was told of his passing in 1971 and responded by snarling angrily and saying ‘Fool! He isn’t dead, that damn demon just went home to wait for me. Bury me with my guns!’ 


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        Good morning Bongohead,

        Good info.  Had forgotten about the General’s banana republic work.

        He was definitely a national “character”.

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        Very good, LBV !

        Still ROgroundL.

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        LOL! Same concept about running from a bear, just outrun your companions!

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