Choking with Mirth: Gallows Humor You may have noticed a reprehensible penchant in this blog for light-hearted looks at topics such as self-decapitation, hangman’s ropes, cholera jokes, and unusual methods of execution. Today we sink even further into the mire of inappropriate mirth with a post about gallows humor: period jokes about execution by hanging.
Today’s post on “The Black Death” has nothing to do with plague, rats or gerbils. Nor does it deal with the fortean phenomena surrounding cholera pandemics. Instead I bring you–cholera jokes.