Gallows Humour

In the wake of the Glasgow airport attack, there have been various spoof articles going around.

In America, many people resort to counselling to get “closure”. In Britain, we are as likely to “have a nice cup of tea”.

Just another example of how we truly are “two countries separated by a common language”… many Americans might find our use of gallows humour in bad taste… bit it isn’t meant that way.

For instance, there is a joke going around that refers to the Glasgow attack and to Dr Harold Shipman, the serial killer, that goes like this:

4 Moslem Doctors + 3 bombs = 0 dead.   1 British Doctor + 1 syringe = 300 dead. Makes you proud to be British.

Now, if you are related to one of Shipman’s victims, you might be offended. But more likely you will be offended by Jonathan King’s new record… where he claims that the victims wanted to die…

The joke is just that… a joke. Nothing important. But the record is a blatant attempt to use controversy to gain publicity, boost a failed career and make money. Now… which one is really in bad taste?

For those who like jokes in questionable taste… here are a few more…

Airport attackers to be charged under antismoking laws. 

Two men who drove a lit car into the main concourse at Glasgow Airport are to be charged under Scotland’s tough antismoking laws. The attackers were caught on CCTV as they lit up a Jeep Cherokee and then allowed it to burn in an enclosed public space.

For Sale : Motors

L-reg Jeep Cherokee, fanatical owner, but needs paint, no battery, gas conversion, charcoal interior, tinted windows. . . bargain £2,500, will exchange for air miles.

BUPA takes over failing NHS terror cell

Private healthcare firm Bupa is being parachuted in to take control of the NHS’s failing British terror campaign. Dr Stephen Malley, head of Bupa’s NHS task force, said: ‘The NHS terrorists are good people with good intentions and they are doing their best to incinerate themselves and the public in very difficult circumstances. But it is clear they need private sector expertise. There is too much red tape and form-filling involved in NHS fanaticism. We will outsource that work to a call centre in Pakistan and let the terrorist doctors be terrorist doctors”. BUPA members will be entitled to free attacks, while the rest of the travelling public may be attacked for a fixed fee.

Dr Malley promised the public would see immediate results with a rapid reduction in waiting times for terror operations and a huge decrease in survival rates. 

A spokesman for al-Qaeda welcomed the move saying it was obvious the existing NHS terror managers were “useless fuds” who could not organise “a virgin deflowering in paradise”.

However, the move has been criticised by health sector unions who described it as a threat to the founding principles of the NHS, that terror should be available to all and free at the point of delivery.

Roy Hobbs, of the health services union Unison, said: “The NHS has some of the finest terrorist doctors in the world today, and this is an insult to their hard work and dedication.


 FOREIGN bomb doctors have brought “disgrace” on their profession by breaching rules on out of hours work, according to the British Medical Association.

The new GP contracts restrict the perpetration of terrorist outrages to normal surgery hours, nine until five, Monday to Friday.

Senior medics say the bomb doctors should be struck off for attacking Glasgow airport on a weekend afternoon when they should have been playing golf, or drinking heavily. Doctors spend many years studying before taking a solemn oath to earn £100,000 a year and play at least 18 holes every Saturday. They should not work at weekends.

Not only were they not playing golf, they attempted to drive a shabby L-reg Jeep into an airport. Any proper doctor would have used a Range Rover or, at the very least, a BMW X5.

NHS vetting procedures are to be upgraded to cope with the recent influx of foreign bomb doctors. Currently all new medics arriving from abroad are requested not to murder large numbers of British citizens. From next April they will be told that mass terrorism is “unprofessional” and will be asked to sign a disclaimer.

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If you didn’t find them funny, don’t get worked up. Life’s too short.


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