16 People Who Put The Humor In Morbid Humor



Everyone reacts to the hardships of life differently. For example, when someone close to you dies, there's a couple of schools of thought on how to handle the funeral.

One involves your traditional solemn affair. Losing this person has torn a part of you away and this is a way to quietly (or not so quietly depending on the tradition) mourn their passing and start on the path to living without them.

But maybe that's not how you want to look at it. Maybe you prefer a ceremony with a little more levity. As you see your loved one off into the unknown, you'd rather celebrate their life and delight in the company of those you still have left. It's not that you don't feel the pain of your loss, but you also feel that it's a more fitting tribute to the departed's warmth and sense of humor if you join with your family in mirth, rather than sorrow.

After all, even the most morbid of subjects can have a funny side to them. All it takes is a creeping thought in the back of your mind and you find yourself stifling a chuckle in an otherwise very serious situation.

Whether you want to call it morbid humor, gallows humor or black comedy, it's a feeling we can all relate to, even if some of us may not want to admit it.

So here are 16 choice examples of people who felt a tickle in their bones instead of a chill.




When I was a kid, I always took this sign literally. Like it was warning you to drive carefully around the dead people.

via reddit / fgunthar

via reddit / fgunthar


I guess when you've seen everything, there's nothing to do but be honest about it.

via reddit / daniyellbibb

via reddit / daniyellbibb


Well, I think we know who's not getting eaten.

via Twitter / @CalebWilde

via Twitter / @CalebWilde


If you have to shop for coffins, why not enjoy it?

via reddit / no-soy-de-escocia

via reddit / no-soy-de-escocia


Some people know just the right thing to say.

via reddit / stjulz

via reddit / stjulz


I'm not sure there's a better way to laugh in the face of death.

via reddit / ohbear64

via reddit / ohbear64


Man, how hard was the rest of that exam?

via reddit / DJ_Spock

via reddit / DJ_Spock


This is why you don't just grab the first card on the rack.

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via reddit / DudeManBro16


It's kind of a brilliant name, when you think about it.

via reddit / katharinekay

via reddit / katharinekay


This is the perfect costume for that kind of sad, moaning laughter.

via reddit / blueokapi12

via reddit / blueokapi12


Apparently this was at a gas station, so I don't really see the connection.

via reddit / Zubes

via reddit / Zubes


This probably had a lot of people ranting about how selfies have gone too far,

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via reddit / laughingbabies


Don't forget your commas, kids. They have a nasty habit of changing the meaning of a sentence.

via reddit / Daleforde_Brimmly

via reddit / Daleforde_Brimmly


Um, is whoever wrote this question speaking from experience?

via reddit / kellyissusan

via reddit / kellyissusan


Skynet may be tipping their hand a little here.

via reddit / rajkgambhir

via reddit / rajkgambhir