There are now over 13.1 million confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus worldwide and the situation looks dire. However, people haven’t given up yet and are doing what humans do in hard times: they poke fun at the crisis to laugh and boost their spirits.

The Bored Panda team has collected some of the funniest and freshest jokes about the ‘Coronapocalypse’ floating on the net to show you that there’s plenty of humor around even in the darkest times. So scroll down and upvote your fave jokes, dear Pandas. When you’re done chuckling your way through this list, we’ve got plenty more coronavirus jokes for you to enjoy: check out our freshest lists here, here, and here.

Bored Panda reached out to Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor Matt Schimkowitz and spoke to him about the best coronavirus memes of 2020 and to what extent it’s all right to joke about serious topics. Read on for Matt’s insights!

#1

Seriously, Is This Even A Tough Decision?

Seriously, Is This Even A Tough Decision?

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LittleMissPanda
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3 months ago

I wish I could vote this up more times...

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#2

But Hey, I'm Sure That Was Just A Fluke

But Hey, I'm Sure That Was Just A Fluke

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Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

I cannot understand why so many people in the world listen more to a populist politician on health issues than to researchers? I go to the doctor with my complaints and not to the mayor.

Roland Kreslin
Community Member
3 months ago

Easy. Because stupid. People are stupid

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Izzy_
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3 months ago

I'm so jealous of those countries that made the right decisions. I live in the U.S and it's a joke. People think they know better than scientists and health experts. Common sense is no longer common here.

Roland Kreslin
Community Member
3 months ago

What should I say about that. What should I say about a country who votes for trump. And Bush.. Bush not even once . And Reagan. What should I say about a country where people are winning with the argument freedom. What should I say about a country where people win cases at court because in the instructions manual is not explicitly written to not put a cat in the microwave. Where you want to defund the police. Where students are broke after finishing University. Where you are broke when you have a major sickness and you need to go to hospital.. And and and... Sorry mate. But USA... Is degenerating.

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Julie C Rose
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3 months ago

As a Kiwi, it’s strange and sad to see how that’s phrased like it’s a novel thing. Of course politicians have to get recommendations from health experts before they do all the policy stuff - how can they make the right policies if they don’t know how the rona works? PS: The entry in here about “take your bourgeoisie ass home and learn to cook” was an official policy for the strictest part of our lockdown. Takeaways were allowed once we switched to a less strict lockdown and sit-down restaurants were only allowed when we had 0-3 cases per day (equivalent to 0-200 cases per day in the US).

R J
Community Member
3 months ago

Agree that NZ have done a great job but It’s also good to keep in mind that the population of NZ is 5 million.. Melbourne in Australia is 5 million... Australia’s population is 25 million which is close to the population of Bombay. It is far easier to help prevent the spread of Covid in NZ as it is in most other countries. Still, they’ve done a good job for sure.

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

The same thing happened in Vietnam. They did have some cases but had zero deaths.

Dave
Community Member
3 months ago

It helps that the country is an Island. But yeah. Unlike the Irish, who also have an Island, but dipshit stupid politicians are in charge.

AndyR
Community Member
3 months ago

I suspect it's more to do with New Zealand having a population about the size of Ireland and an area about the size of the UK.

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deanna woods
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3 months ago

As an American, I can say that I wish that we were doing the same thing. I don't know why our country is allowing a bunch of politicians with no medical training make medical related decisions.

Shelby Rinck
Community Member
3 months ago

Doesn't hurt being an island with a small population either...

Christine Holl
Community Member
3 months ago

True, but the population still has to do as they're told. New Zealand went into lockdown very early (a couple of weeks after covid arrived in the country) and stayed that way for 4 weeks before easing restrictions over the course of about a month. The result was in a country of 5 million people there have been "only" 22 deaths to date (all of which were people from rest homes or otherwise health impaired) and as of today "only" 1,548 cases total. There are still cases but they're all NZ'ers returning home from overseas so the government is still expecting another wave but intends to lockdown again if it happens.

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Anissa Lim
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3 months ago

To be fair there’s more sheep than human in New Zealand 🙈

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
3 months ago

So? There are more cows than people in Kansas, but their coronavirus cases are rising rapidly.

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

We do have cases now but they are returning citizens and are locked down for at least 14 days

Izuna Kazuki
Community Member
3 months ago

Man.. seriously, im jealous with country who had zero covid cases

Laura Crawley
Community Member
3 months ago

Not in AMERICA! every joe shit the rag man politician has to wipe his ass on EVERYTHING

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
3 months ago

YEA!

cool_dat1
Community Member
3 months ago

poititians listen up

Georgie Smithers
Community Member
3 months ago

I have never been more proud to be from New Zealand 👌

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
3 months ago

LOVE!

Edo Alva
Community Member
3 months ago

This is why aliens don't visit us!

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This is not entirely true. They have had 1,548 confirmed cases and 22 confirmed deaths of Covid-19. Significantly lower than most countries. But not all that surprising considering that they are an isolated country (island) and a relatively small population (

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
3 months ago

There are 26 US states with smaller population than New Zealand, and 11 US states that have lower population density than New Zealand. COVID-19 cases are rising on many of those states.

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Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
3 months ago

Only in the US do people still believe the self-proclaimed non-politician over science experts.

Samantha Meyers
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah but they have trashed their economy in the process. They rely heavily on tourism and the borders are still closed. Got to open some time, then what?

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago

Actually our govt supported businesses and people throughout the lockdown and our economy has reopened with no current need for extreme protective measures that hinder trade. We have imported and exported safely throughout the pandemic and domestic tourism is rising ^-^

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Odette Greyling
Community Member
3 months ago

Mmm, consulting a doctor about a virus instead of asking a politician....now why did I not think of that?

Laura Gastelum
Community Member
3 months ago

I have been carrying masks with me for over five years because I would catch everything that was going around. I have been exposed twice that I know about and I haven't caught coronavirus yet. Common sense and basic hygiene have kept me healthy

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

Go figure. (Sigh.)

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago

I think we should all start flooding our respective Govornor's offices with health complaints then maybe they'll get it. "Hey gov, so I woke up today with this strange rash...."

Susan Urbanczyk
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a friend from NZ. One of the reasons NZ has 0 cases is because they are an island and very small.

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3 months ago

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natie marie
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3 months ago

I wish I could up vote this more

Emma
Community Member
3 months ago

Not true. NZ have had deaths and a lot of infected.

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Confirmed 1,549 Recovered 1,506 Deaths 22. Its been 77 days since last local infection (all current cases are returning citizens who are put into an immediate 14 day quarantine upon arrival). I'd say out of 5 million ppl that's not really "a lot of infected".

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Miriam Brose
Community Member
3 months ago

In germany it seems to be the politicians tho.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
3 months ago

It's not like they asked us.

Sherry
Community Member
3 months ago

The sad part in all of this is that many of the cases are counted as 6-10 cases. If a person tests positive one day and is still testing positive three days later, they count it as two. I know someone that tested positive 6 times and they counted it as six cases! The numbers are way off. Idiots!

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
3 months ago

You can only die once, so the rise in COVID-19 deaths is obviously NOT caused by increased testing. If anything, deaths are under-counted, because many states only count deaths that are confirmed to be caused by COVID-19.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

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As much as I dislike our government I am so grateful to our premier for making the right decisions otherwise we could be just like Victoria, the US of Australia.

SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 months ago

From VIC in the lockdown zone and it's not fun. Annoying how some people think the rules don't apply to them

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shemeowsalot
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3 months ago

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our health minister said we have dealt well....spoiler alert: we have not.

Vee Williams
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3 months ago

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This is untrue. Look their cases up. Such a shame people will believe ANYTHING.

Christine Holl
Community Member
3 months ago

NZ had 0 cases for several weeks, now the only cases are those contained from returning NZ'ers at the border in government managed quarantine. We've had NO community transmitted cases in over 75 days.

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#3

Clear Message

Clear Message

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ADHORTATOR
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3 months ago

Clear message!

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The first thing that we wanted to know was which meme about 2020 stood out for Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor Matt personally as the most accurate and funniest so far. 

“This is a tough question. The first one to come to mind is ‘Tested Positive for Missing the Homies,’ which is something that I think had very wide appeal during the coronavirus quarantine. I have to admit, I am also suffering from this affliction. What can I say? I miss my homies. I think about that meme a lot,” Matt told Bored Panda.

However, the topic of humor during a deadly pandemic can be touchy. On the one hand, humor and laughter always go hand in hand and help people keep their hope burning strong during times of crisis. On the other hand, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected a lot of people who might not think that the coronavirus is something to take lightly.

#4

She Used Your Own Logic, But Against You

She Used Your Own Logic, But Against You

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Farzana Essop
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3 months ago

👏

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#5

A Good One

A Good One

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

Good one!

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#6

Ha!

Ha!

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Downunderdude
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3 months ago

Original poster: Oh.

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“I think I need to take this on a case-by-case basis,” Matt explained. “There are plenty of great coronavirus memes and plenty of bad ones. I think when it comes to a situation like that, one that affects everyone on a global scale, it's kind of fair game. Of course, there's a line, I think, when you start mocking other people's experiences with the virus.”

He added that nearly anything can be funny but the context surrounding a joke makes all the difference. We were also interested to know if Matt thought there was any way that the different sides of the aisle could find common ground.

#7

Kind Of A Political Post

Kind Of A Political Post

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Truer words were never spoken...

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#8

People Running Around

People Running Around

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Brenda Owens
Community Member
3 months ago

How can something so simple be so hard for so-called grown ups.

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#9

I've Got You

I've Got You

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Perfectly put Shelley.

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“There's not any reconciling this point. People will always offend and others will always be offended. I think that most people should just be conscious about what they're meme-ing and what the subtext of the meme is. If people do take offense, try and understand why. It's possible to make jokes about sensitive topics, but you have to listen to your audience in order to get there.”

#10

Let's Talk About Where The Priorities *actually* Are

Let's Talk About Where The Priorities *actually* Are

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frangee
Community Member
3 months ago

They're protecting themselves, whilst deciding to put children at risk. How does that make sense?

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#11

We Can Smell The Hypocrisy And It’s Bad

We Can Smell The Hypocrisy And It’s Bad

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

So bloody true.

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#12

Men Who Wear Masks

Men Who Wear Masks

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Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

It could work.... 🤔

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Finally, we wanted to get Matt’s take about the second half of 2020 and whether he thought the global situation would improve. Unfortunately, he wasn’t too optimistic. “Sorry to say, it's not looking good. We're currently in the middle of a global pandemic that's killed more than 400,000 people, so I think for many people it's probably going to continue being pretty painful.”

He added: “Oh, and there's a US election coming up, which are usually calm, orderly events with no problems, partisanship, or societal ruptures. Sorry to be a bummer!”

#13

Disney Opening Parks

Disney Opening Parks

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Dave
Community Member
3 months ago

Disney is a psychopathic corporation.

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#14

To The Karens That Can't Wear Masks. I Have Asthma And Work 13 Hour Shifts In This

To The Karens That Can't Wear Masks. I Have Asthma And Work 13 Hour Shifts In This

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Palestinian warrior
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I have asthma and I ALWAYS wear a mask. No one wants to listen to you excuses Karen!

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#15

I Believe I Have Created The Perfect Mask

I Believe I Have Created The Perfect Mask

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your mom
Community Member
3 months ago

Took me a minute

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#16

A New Kind Of Covid-19 Political Poster Seen In My Neighborhood

A New Kind Of Covid-19 Political Poster Seen In My Neighborhood

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Super Rainbow
Community Member
3 months ago

The virus can hug him now 🦠 🤗

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#17

Totally True

Totally True

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Richard Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Carry multiple masks. When you start having trouble breathing, caused by vapour in your breath building up in the weave of the mask, swap masks.

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#18

The Us Looks Like A Bunch Of Fools

The Us Looks Like A Bunch Of Fools

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah...but what about Karen's rights?

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#19

Quote Me

Quote Me

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R L
Community Member
3 months ago

Sales and distribution of liquor is banned (again) here because drunk idiots are taking up valuable hospital beds.

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#20

Recycling In 2019 vs. Recycling In 2020

Recycling In 2019 vs. Recycling In 2020

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Oathbraker
Community Member
3 months ago

Staying in bed in 2019: Lazy bastard Staying in bed in 2020: Responsible citizen

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#21

Well, Well, Well..

Well, Well, Well..

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LittleMissPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

"Imaginary lines" - wait, you mean borders? :D

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#22

Still Got Time

Still Got Time

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Listen to her! She have a really good advice!

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#23

Maybe Coronavirus Was Made To Kill People Like These

Maybe Coronavirus Was Made To Kill People Like These

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Downunderdude
Community Member
3 months ago

"she heard"...says it all, really. 'Heard today I should stick my head up my ass. Mmmfpfmhpf.'

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#24

Orange You Glad?

Orange You Glad?

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Paying people to stay at home is socialism and socialism is worse than dying from an incurable virus infection. /Sarcasm = off/

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#25

Seriously

Seriously

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Brenda Owens
Community Member
3 months ago

Ain't no dang way I'm eating at that or any restaurant that doesn't have primarily take-out.

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#26

Trump Is Playing 4d Chess

Trump Is Playing 4d Chess

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Oathbraker
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't know what's worse- him pulling this shit or people actually falling for it.

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#27

Shes Not Wrong..

Shes Not Wrong..

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

So... what did they decide?

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#28

Accurate

Accurate

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Captain Awesome
Community Member
3 months ago

And just like trump, it's got a tiny dick!

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#29

Trump Legacy

Trump Legacy

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Juririn
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This should be number one, although it's not a joke. And it's ongoing...

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#30

UPS

UPS

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Palestinian warrior
Community Member
3 months ago

Ohhhh! I was staring at this for a while before I realized that they can't taste because not tasting is a symptom of the coronavirus

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#31

Keep Schools Closed

Keep Schools Closed

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

Well put

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#32

I'm No Rocket Surgeon But...

I'm No Rocket Surgeon But...

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Francisco Scaramanga
Community Member
3 months ago

It's so funny it can't be real. :)

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#33

Poor Logo..

Poor Logo..

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Izzy_
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3 months ago

It's such an awesome logo :'(

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#34

Bored With Covid

Bored With Covid

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Yup. Problem solved

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#35

All Lives Matter. Except When They Don't

All Lives Matter. Except When They Don't

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Richard Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

"Ok kids! Welcome back and did you all do your homework assignments I gave last week? Yes? Good. Lets take a look at those Last Will and Testaments shall we... Hmmm Timmy, are you sure you want to leave your favourite blue crayon to Lucy? I mean, its a nice crayon... very nice... so blue"

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#36

Pub Installs Electric Fence To Stop Drinkers Getting To The Bar

Pub Installs Electric Fence To Stop Drinkers Getting To The Bar

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Carrie de Luka
Community Member
3 months ago

That not actually a joke though - they did install the fence.

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#37

Safety

Safety

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Of course, why not.

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#38

Coronavirus Meme

Coronavirus Meme

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bryguy
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3 months ago

What is happening in the 90's??? Is that a full size oscillating fan on their dash...

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#39

The Virus Will Not Last Long

The Virus Will Not Last Long

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Hope Floats
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry but love our Queen.. A wonderful woman who has served her country for 90+ years.. And long may she continue.

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#40

Driving To Another State To Avoid Using A Mask

Driving To Another State To Avoid Using A Mask

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Dave
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3 months ago

The epitome of stupid aka. "Proud American".

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