Dad Jokes, I’m pretty sure they’ve been in existence since Man developed language and there were family structures with fathers in evidence.
I have a joke about Jason and his Argonauts, but it’s kind of long
I have a joke about Hector, but the punchline’s a drag
I have a joke about Boreas, but it’s a bit long-winded
I have a Medusa joke; it’s pretty rock solid
I have a joke about Hephaestus, but it’s pretty lame
I have a joke about Procrustes, but it’s a bit of a stretch
I have a joke about Galatea, but it stats out a bit stiff— Eldrtich Crow
Now sure; these are only ones from the Hellenistic period and are specific the Mediterranean region where the ancient Greek city-states dominated the culture. That’s a necessary focus because written language is needed in order to record these bits of humor… and I’m so not going to fight my way through hieratic, cuneiform, or hanzi! 😆
And, for the pendants among us, you could say that aren’t ancient dad jokes; they’re Classical dad jokes.
ROFLMAO And yes; in case you don’t get it, Otto Frederick Rohwedder both invented the bread slicing machine and first sold pre-sliced bread in 1928, whereas the paralleled Betty White was born in 1922. Hence, sliced bread is the best thing since Betty White, not the other way around. 😉
We were warned! Decades ago this madness was prophesied, but we ignored it to our later peril and disgruntlement. ‘Tis true though that Archie comics was probably not the best place to dispense a Divine warning. 😆
Truly! Have you ever wondered how many people you’ve “killed” over the last decade by spreading the Flu? I’m guessing no, you haven’t. After all, it never served anyone’s purposes for the Flu, arguably to the most deadly family of virii in human history (Conservatively, 37.5 million deaths in the last century), to be treated as an existential threat to humanity deserving of unlimited and extreme containment measures.
Of course, with the Flu, they always talked about taking measures to protect yourself. But with the Coronavirus, they turned that into taking any and all mandated steps to protect others from your possible infection. That, more than most of the rest of it, is the real cause for concern.
Different Language, Different Details, Still The Same Thing
Mankind has heard this sort of thing before and lived through the dark and wet work of ridding the world of it. Sadly though, we’re hearing it again, if in a different language and with a different focus and details of expression.
The sorts who are so vociferous and strident about the “protective measures” needed to combat COVID-19 paint the rest of us as public enemies because of their version of Nibelungentreue. If you’re a student of modern history, you can almost hear them chanting “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue!” as they make it very clear that we’re not part of their Volksgemeinschaft and that they consider us a threat to it which must be cleansed since, to them, we are very, very much Lebensunwertes Leben.
They don’t wear masks! They don’t stay at home! They have family and friends over! They go to church! They won’t close their businesses! They’re going to kill us all! They need to be stopped!
Yeah, we’ve seen what happens when large swaths of a populace start committing to do anything for the good of the Vaterland. And, in sad truth, even those who so hard against the latest emergence of this methodology in societal control weren’t immune to it. So it can – it has! – happen here.
NOTE: The ‘Rona is not a joke. It is a serious disease that, very much like the oft-ignored Flu, has a high mortality rate among those who are afflicted with underlying conditions that make them less resilient to cardio-pulmonary distress. I firmly believe that it should be treated as such.
How it is being treated, however, is worse than the ‘Rona itself. And that treatment either ignores the Flu or, worse, sets things up for a permanent state of lock-down and draconian state action.
Also, these measures are all predicated upon COVID-19 being a “one-off” situation with an end in thought if not sight, which is patently false. The virus is already mutating and is going to be another pathogen that we have to suffer from for the foreseeable future, again, just like the Flu.