Entire Nation Decides It Just Needs to Lie Down For a Moment
I wrote this joke in response to the Boston Marathon Bombing and the ensuing manhunt. Coupled with a horrific explosion in Texas, it was an exhausting week of tragedy for America, and after the Boston Marathon Bombers were caught, it seemed like we all needed to just lie down for a while.
Writing a joke about tragedy, just after it has happened, can be very tricky. I have always admired how the Onion manages to pull it off. I wanted to write something that didn’t make fun of the victims, or even the villains, but rather would express an honest sentiment we were all feeling. I think this was it.