It’s been seven years—sorry, seven months—since we compiled Bored Panda’s very first list of coronavirus jokes. At that time, it all seemed slightly surreal. The first COVID jokes and puns reflected reality and aimed at educating people. Soon, though, with the viral threat snowballing into one of the greatest public disasters of modern history, the absurdity level skyrocketed.

A new kind of comedy was born. COVID humor turned out to be as savage as the virus itself, and no meme, pun, or one-liner was out of the question. Throwing COVID jokes around became a new kind of weapon against the collective trauma and misery we live in.

And since we've rolled into the second wave of this viral turmoil and everyone is getting a little philosophical and sentimental, the COVID jokes are on fire just like they were the first day. Just better. They matured like a collectible wine, which will get us all the way through 2020. So, roll up your sleeves for this very gourmet compilation of the freshest COVID-19 humor. For dessert, check out more corona jokes here, here, here, and here.

#1

This Paper Sign At Our Local Sandwich Shop

This Paper Sign At Our Local Sandwich Shop

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Falcon
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1 month ago

Actually a good point, any choices you make have consequences.

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#2

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

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Patti Brock
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1 month ago

Sad but true!

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#3

Protect Yourself, Protect Others!

Protect Yourself, Protect Others!

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
1 month ago

Not just Londoners but all British towns and cities. If the lights were seen from the air they made easy targets for the Luftwaffe. Even rural villages did it. Everywhere had men called Air patrol men who would sound a siren to warn people to black out their windows and stay in and the siren would sound again when it was safe. There were high penalties if you didn't comply.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

The US also had blackout rules—-though after Pearl Harbor we weren’t attacked or invaded, there were German subs off the East Coast and the Japanese attempted to invade through Alaska. Blackout rules included things like using blackout drapes and dimming or turning off headlights on specified stretches of road. After Pearl Harbor we (anyone old enough), or our parents, or our grandparents collectively understood that, even though it was inconvenient and uncomfortable, it was for the greater good. They abided by those rules to protect not only themselves but everyone else too. So why can’t we? We’re not that many generations past those who were alive from 1941-1945, so how did we—-or at least enough of us to be a major embarrassment to the rest—-manage to evolve into such selfish, gullible, callous, narcissistic, and downright nasty ignoramuses so damn quickly?

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 month ago

I didn't know that.

Everybody Say Love!
Community Member
1 month ago

People also had to be carful about smoking cigarettes outside during the Blitz.

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

Hmm 🤔 might want to substitute "light on" with "mask off", unless the person is against masks.

Katy McMouse
Community Member
1 month ago

I grew up hearing stories from my mum about blackout curtains, lack of coal for heating and most importantly, lack of chocolate due to the fact chocolate was going to our soldiers and sailors. She did have the fond memory of eating a whole box of chocolate Ex-lax one Easter, in response and I think, in protest, to that rationing. She was three. Good times were had by all.

Justin Seagull
Community Member
1 month ago

Why are people arguing with the chance of dying? Shouldn't we try to avoid getting sick in the first place? It's a virus, we don't know what it can become if it continues to spread. And there is still a possibility of dying, isn't it, what makes you think you're will be lucky every time?

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

In WW2, there would be black outs in New York City to hide when a ship was leaving the Brooklyn shipyard. "Chocolate Blackout Cake was developed in Brooklyn, New York during World War II, named after the blackout drills performed by the Civilian Defense Corps. A Blackout was performed so Ships when sailing off to battle could not be spotted by enemy planes. City lights were turned off and windows were covered with black material. They had drills like fire drills to practice for the real thing."

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Its a great point.

Arline Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

You can't argue, "It's my life., my freedom, or it's a personal choice" if you are dead.

Alex T
Community Member
1 month ago

great analogy!

Eunice Probert
Community Member
1 month ago

Wasn't just Londoners, it was everyone in the UK.

Ankita Pattanayak
Community Member
1 month ago

Substitute “light” for “no mask”

Ian Osmond
Community Member
1 month ago

Note what IlovemydogShilo said -- "There were high penalties if you didn't comply." It's not that "No Londoner said, 'It's my right to have lights on". It's that, if they DID say that, they got arrested.

Mathias Karittke
Community Member
1 month ago

No arguments needed. Very nice comparison. Its only a mask. A little cloth upon our face that helps us to avoid restrictions that are worse. Stay healthy and best wishes from Germany.

Sarina Greenhaven
Community Member
1 month ago

Dude's got a pretty good point y'all

Among Us
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly.

pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

wow

Pink Rose
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Well said

Edward Hara
Community Member
1 month ago

The bombing of London was not a scam. The Covid 19 scare is the biggest scam ever run on any citizenry since P.T. Barnum. Do you actually read anything about this scam, or do you just mindlessly follow everything CNN and the lying media tell you to follow?

Clandestine
Community Member
1 month ago

In WW2, Londoners were asked to black out their homes at night so the enemy bombers wouldn't see the masks & know where to target. No Londoner said, "It's my right to have masks on." Cuz others would say, "your mask on endangers us."

T Simmons
Community Member
1 month ago

Except this wasn’t based on marginal science

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

@ Jasmina Pavlovic, counting from February until now, October 17, 2020, around 225.000 Americans have died of COVID-19. All US fatalities during WW2 were a little over 400.000.

Tye Dye Llama
Community Member
1 month ago

Correct me if I’m wrong or miss any details! Here we go! the French, during one of the World Wars (I forget which one) invented the bathrobe. They had to keep running out of their houses due to air raid sirens, and wanted to look fashionable doing it. So they invented the bathrobe. Kind of a weird story, but...

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

Too many details. Yes, you are dead wrong. Laugh out loud-wrong, even. If you remember where you read that, then you know one source to avoid.

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natie marie
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually they did. That's where there were light wardens. People will always be entitled and dumb

Gin
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1 month ago

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Substituting "light" for "mask": No Londoner said, "It's my right to have mask on". Cuz others would say, "your mask on endangers us". (I think his idea needs some tweaking)

Bunny Wood
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1 month ago

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Hardly the same.

y'all_won't_like_me
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1 month ago

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this is a really stupid comparison... if we're being honest... i don't wear a mask because idc if i get corona, if i do, i'll just get a stronger immune system- boom. if y'all wanna wear masks and sanitize, go for it, but why don't i have the right to get sick?

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe you will not even have any symptoms, maybe you'll never understand where your best friend's gran got it from. She was old anyway, so who cares, right? Your best friend cares! Put the mask on and wash your hands!

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Jasmina Pavlovic
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1 month ago (edited)

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Thats not a very good comparison. You can't compare wearing a mask to darkening windows. C19 is not a bomb, it is a virus. A bomb killed hundreds, C19 -with luck- not more as a few in your city. 😐

Leah Helbig
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1 month ago

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If a bomb hits you it will 100% kill who ever it hits covid may kill 1-3% of the people it hits. So really no comparison but good try

Lubos Cernak (Shubol3D)
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1 month ago

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Bombers was true life-danger. COVID is not. For brainwashed: They mixed "died from covid" and "died with covid" and spreads panic. It's not the same!!! Just check how many people died from the "regular flu" last year and how many people died FROM COVID PS: No conspiracy here. Just check facts and numbers. Do well and use your head :-)

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It’s not only you who noticed that corona jokes have become darker than they used to be at the start of the year. The fact that the pandemic has gotten way worse and it’s nowhere near the end has surely escalated the darker sense of humor.

In a recent interview with comedy writer Ariane Sherine, we talked about the effect the pandemic has had on our lives. The woman from London, United Kingdom told us that she, like many others, tries to limit the flow of corona-related news daily to limit the psychological pressure.

"I get my news in bite-sized chunks from Twitter. I read the news articles they recommend, but I never watch the television news as I find that a lot more emotive and distressing than written news," she said.

#4

Mask-Wearing

Mask-Wearing

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

Think there's any correlation between the people who wear masks incorrectly and the people who use contraceptives incorrectly?

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#5

Mask Stops Covid-19

Mask Stops Covid-19

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Mike Crow
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1 month ago

This could work.

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#6

“It’s Easy, Losers”

“It’s Easy, Losers”

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Dan Buczynski
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1 month ago

18 days

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On the other hand, the sense of community we all share these days is stronger than ever before. “On the upside, there’s also a shared sense of camaraderie and getting through tough times together,” Ariane commented.

This sense of community is also key to corona humor, which has become a universal subgenre transgressing all social media platforms, cultures, and backgrounds. Memes, puns, and one-liners hit us hard in a similar way that the virus does. It’s not selective and speaks to everyone.

In every absurd corona joke, there’s a sense of empathy in the things we are all going through. And since the grounds of optimism seem to be depleting daily, there’s only one thing we can do. Sit back, relax, and poke fun at the world which hasn’t been so nice to us lately.

#7

Incompetent

Incompetent

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

This speaks to me lol

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#8

The Denver Broncos Have The Entire Town Of ‘South Park’ In The Stands For Today’s Nfl Game

The Denver Broncos Have The Entire Town Of ‘South Park’ In The Stands For Today’s Nfl Game

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this!

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#9

I Sure Hope That The Corona-Virus Doesn't Catch A Case Of Malignant Narcissism

I Sure Hope That The Corona-Virus Doesn't Catch A Case Of Malignant Narcissism

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

I ❤ George Takei.

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#10

When Trick Or Treaters Get Within 6 Feet Of My Door

When Trick Or Treaters Get Within 6 Feet Of My Door

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 month ago

😂😂😂 This should be first!

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#11

Working Hard

Working Hard

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Valentina Lattante
Community Member
1 month ago

well, it all started with a bat!

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#12

Yup, That Sounds About Right

Yup, That Sounds About Right

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karla Meixnerová
Community Member
1 month ago

5 km distance...

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#13

Macaulay Culkin's Face Mask

Macaulay Culkin's Face Mask

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Haha. 😂

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#14

It Doesn't Get Any Better Little One

It Doesn't Get Any Better Little One

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CLG
Community Member
1 month ago

I just love this photo so much.

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#15

I Wonder How Dense The Population Is?

I Wonder How Dense The Population Is?

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

😂 stealing this image. So true.

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#16

If I Cover My Eyes And Ears Long Enough, The Corona Virus Will Magically Disappear...

If I Cover My Eyes And Ears Long Enough, The Corona Virus Will Magically Disappear...

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Espi Bostos
Community Member
1 month ago

that hand tho...

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#17

Best Thing I Saw On Facebook Today....

Best Thing I Saw On Facebook Today....

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

It was a rubbish bin within the quarantine hotel no less - not out in public. They've changed the policy so the bins don't have lids and are no contact style. Gotta say I know some here are a bit tired of it all, but I'm proud of my country. The above mentioned outbreak was so small and caught and traced so quick that by the time it was in the news it was over. We just gotta hang in there - covid won't go away because we are tired of it

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#18

Not Wrong

Not Wrong

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Kel Gal
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this!

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#19

First Post

First Post

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

That's something I've wondered about in recent years...do you HAVE to be old to be a politician in America?

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#20

Panic, Courtney White, Digital, 2020

Panic, Courtney White, Digital, 2020

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

Bleach

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#21

Don't Be Afraid You Said?

Don't Be Afraid You Said?

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

If this is real, then he's an even bigger idiot than I thought. Getting THE best care in the world and then calling it not too bad is straight out idiotic. Or is he really so delusional that he thinks that every person in the US has access to this kind of healthcare.

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#22

100% Effective

100% Effective

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s really cool to see!

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#23

Corona

Corona

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pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

smart kid ( also I love the lamp in the background)

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#24

Zozo

Zozo

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

I read this as ZOZO originally

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#25

The Best Mask Guide

The Best Mask Guide

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Adorable doggo does what is good for everyone. 🐶

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#26

That's 100% Truth

That's 100% Truth

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Dalton Dickerhoof
Community Member
1 month ago

Same here, kid. Same.

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#27

Corona Joke

Corona Joke

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Assuming December isn't going to be even worse :P

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#28

Heroes Of The Reich, Casually Keeping Corona At Bay

Heroes Of The Reich, Casually Keeping Corona At Bay

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Good seagull. 🐦

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#29

Detector Goes Shhhhh

Detector Goes Shhhhh

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Tr*mp: “I let 200k+ Americans die to avoid causing panic” Me, a constituent of Jacinda Ardern, who did what Dr Bloomfield et al said and then made a video online to address our panic because IT’S NOT AN EITHER-OR THING: *I can’t quite describe the facial expression I made*

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#30

The Four Covid-Personality Types

The Four Covid-Personality Types

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Phil Vaive
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd honestly rather see someone without a mask than someone who just has it down on their chin. Like if you're gonna be an asshat about it, at least go all the way.

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#31

Nah, Santa Died From Covid

Nah, Santa Died From Covid

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Things WILL get better Rudolph, I promise

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#32

Case Solved

Case Solved

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
Community Member
1 month ago

Also, she spelled Karen wrong in her profile

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#33

Corona

Corona

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes!

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#34

Coming To A Store Near You Very Soon

Coming To A Store Near You Very Soon

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I need some masked figures so they can be examples to others. 😂

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#35

Cursed Photo

Cursed Photo

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David K
Community Member
1 month ago

2019...please come back, I know I told you to go to hell, but you know I never meant to...friends now?

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#36

Oh Crap..

Oh Crap..

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh s**t.

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#37

One Of The Only Times Where Deadpool Is A Role Model

One Of The Only Times Where Deadpool Is A Role Model

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Max Schlimgen
Community Member
1 month ago

One of the ONLY times?

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#38

Its True...

Its True...

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

What is this place?

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#39

A Picture Of My Brother In P.e Class Today

A Picture Of My Brother In P.e Class Today

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Liset Rietman
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1 month ago

i cant stop laughing at this picture lol

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#40

We Didn't Make It To The Moon Choosing The Easy Way Out

We Didn't Make It To The Moon Choosing The Easy Way Out

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Hubertus Touché
Community Member
1 month ago

But... but... the whole moon landing was staged, no? And this was done in order to hide the fact the earth is actually flat and it now conveniently proves corona is a hoax. Oh and next to all this Santa is real, so is the easter Bunny and the current president of the USA is a sweet and lovely guy! *takes another Xanax... or 2... :-s

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#41

Where Can I Get A Purse

Where Can I Get A Purse

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

It isn't "gay" to carry a purse. I get the point she is making, but implying that purses make someone gay is a weird leap.

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#42

Berlin Gives Middle Finger To Anti-Maskers In Tourism Ad

Berlin Gives Middle Finger To Anti-Maskers In Tourism Ad

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Jo
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1 month ago

The officials in Berlin are going bananas about this. I think it's good!

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#43

Mistakes Were Made.

Mistakes Were Made.

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H Edwards
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1 month ago

I like the edit

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#44

Some People Don’t Learn

Some People Don’t Learn

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InstantRamenGuy
Community Member
1 month ago

Then, weeks later, they come back saying that the hospital they were in was an illusion made by the government.

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#45

Alex Jones On Covid-19

Alex Jones On Covid-19

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

This went from 0 to a 100 real quick 🤔

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#46

Covid Is Covid

Covid Is Covid

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Dalton Dickerhoof
Community Member
1 month ago

The irony

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#47

He Did It Boys, Covid Is No More

He Did It Boys, Covid Is No More

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Daniela Berg
Community Member
1 month ago

I have to ask... Did he really say that?

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#48

Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

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David K
Community Member
1 month ago

Every work e-mail starting with: Dear, I hope you are still alive...

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#49

Pandemic Time

Pandemic Time

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CLG
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1 month ago

Think they got the second headline wrong there.

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#50

2020 Has Been Wild

2020 Has Been Wild

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Your Local Lizard
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1 month ago

Wait its Halloween already??

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