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Most Comical/Hysterical COVID News Stories of the past few years



  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Coolcormack1979

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,791 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson

    I forgot the hysteria over the €9 meal.

    I never knew people were so terrified of the idea of eating food.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former

    Not possible, because it's inherently a thread saying that the pandemic wasn't a big deal and anyone trying to avoid mass deaths was a stupid c*nt. That's the sole purpose of this thread.

    But sure look, only somewhere between 6 and 20 million people are dead so on with the lols.

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,384 CMod ✭✭✭✭ ancapailldorcha

    I don't see how that's any worse than the anti-vaxx cult around John Campbell.

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,842 ✭✭✭ Don't Chute!

    I don’t know who John Campbell is or what this has to do with my post.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,999 ✭✭✭ Goldengirl

    Funniest pic I saw was the one with "Phil Hogan" in that bar in town where the barman was standing on the bar pouring drink into customer's mouths!

    It was when he took that little trip around the country when he came back from the EU for a week and there were reports of him popping up everywhere.

    I can't find it now unfortunately. Anyone got a copy?

    He had a lovely silly smile on his face and looked so good in his suit in among everyone.

    Really funny pic.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,168 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06

    It was hilarious. The hand wringing and apoplexy about it as if it was some unique plot against pubs. When it was the publicans who asked for it because under the original plan pubs serving food would be shut and only restaurant licencees open. Gombeens.

    Short memories.

    I'll exempt anyone who had bad memories of the nightclub dodgy chicken curries though... in either direction :)

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 306 ✭✭ sekiro

    The utter absurdity of Varadkar trying to get movie quotes into his speeches when things were at their height. People dying, people confused, nobody really knowing what's going to happen and this absolute clown is having a laugh seeing if he can get movie quotes in to his announcements.

    The media lapping it up too. If he wants to wedge LOTR or Terminator lines into a speech then maybe there's a time and a place for that?

    Genuinely wonder at times how seriously our politicians were taking the issue.

    That's a couple of new deaths today Mr Taoiseach, bring our total so far to 1699. "Grand, do you think I can get a Mean Girls quote into my speech later? It'll be some laugh."

    So fetch! Leo Varadkar quotes Mean Girls in speech (

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 68,975 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty

    Sweetemotion and RNFoxtrot threadbanned

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,168 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06

    Yeah it was hilarious watching the gombeens wail and moan about a measure they asked for ie for pubs serving food to be allowed to remain open. Other jurisdictions similarly had rules different for pubs v restaurants.

    People interact differently drinking v put for a meal.

    Then some other gombeen came out with a great joke saying a pint and packet of crisps is a meal.

    So the government had to put some measure in regulations to denote a pub serving food and used the existing substantial meal concept which mapped to 9 euros.


    You may aswell wonder why speed limits are 50 kmh not 47 or you can drink at 18 not 18 and 213 days.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,426 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    Id forgotten out the Gardai and their silly dance. It was so tone deaf of them when they had set up roadblocks in every town checking people werent going more than 5k away from home. I dont think they realised how tone deaf it was till the backlash started on social media. I think they had done it for some kind of charity challenge but no one cared when we were all locked up in our homes day in day out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,791 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson

    Not sure where I gave any opinion on it.

    Just saying the trauma that the idea of eating food caused some was hilarious.

    Lighten up lad.

    I don't know who "de man on de telly" is or what he has to do with my post anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former

    And in a thread that's supposed to be making fun of hysterical reactions, playing the "babies starving in Africa" card is absolutely top notch.

    That simply won't be beaten. @Addilynn Nervous Unicorn is today's Internet champion.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,791 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson

    Oops the "€9 meal" hysteria is still going strong. Didn't mean to rile up those with PTSD again.

    Thank christ I didn't mention the people who couldn't tell the difference between a facemask and a nappy!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former

    Ah listen, when I resort to "WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN" as justification for wanting to swill a load of pints, then maybe I'll be a contender, as of now I'm only a pretender to your throne.