Wikia

Alternative History

Humour (1983: Doomsday)

Talk68
30,690pages on
this wiki

In most cultures, humor (or humour) was vastly affected by Doomsday and its aftermath. Many people have turned to jokes and humour as a way of relieving tension.

This page hopes to documents all types of humour and jokes that have become popular in the time since Doomsday.

Doomsday jokesEdit

CannibalismEdit

(Immediately after Doomsday cannibalism was common.)

Two cannibals were deciding what to eat. Cannibal #1 says 'What do you want?', so cannibal #2 says 'Can we have a Chinese?'. A few minutes later they were tucking in; cannibal #1 says 'this doesn't taste like a Chinese'; cannibal #2 says 'I couldn't find any Chinese'.


"Mama, mama. I do not like grandpa."

"Shut up and finish eating."


"Hey! This doesn't taste anything like hickory smoked!"

"Yeah, your're actually eating some guy's carcinoma."


Although not an actual joke, joking references to cannibalism have found their way into everyday slang in many places, generally in reference to meat products of dubious quality, e.g. kiddie pies, baby burgers, baby on a stick, etc. There are also occasional comments by people presented with dubious looking pies, stews, etc, to the effect of 'oh, so that's what's happened to (insert name of someone who's missing) ' although this is generally considered rather crass.

RadiationEdit

A joke that has done the rounds across the former UK, usually with the neighbouring town's name added in:

In the small town of .....(add town name here).....

A young boy asks his grandfather: "Grandpa, is it true that, in 1983, there was a nuclear war?"

"Yes, there was, son." — answered the Grandpa and patted his grandson on the top of his head.

"Grandpa, is it true that it had absolutely no consequences?" asked the boy

"Yes, absolutely" — answered the Grandpa, as he patted his grandson's second head. (Often added: "And they strolled off together, wagging their tails").

Another one is:

How many (insert name of town/country here) does it take to change a lightbulb?

Answer: None, they simply hold the bulb and it glows on its own!

A rather more tasteless (not to mention groanworthy) one:

"I went to a party in (insert name of nuked town here); it was a blast."

Anti-nation jokesEdit

Pre-Doomsday nationsEdit

Anti-New BritishEdit

Among the nations that have cropped up in the former United Kingdom, there is a feeling that the people who went to South Africa and formed the nation of New Britain were cowards, and numerous jokes have been made on this topic. For example:

King Andrew has announced that New Britain will be changing its national anthem. The new anthem will be the Del Shannon tune "Runaway"

And:

Q: Why don't they use fireworks in New Britain anymore?

A: Because every time there's a display everyone runs to the docks.

During the New Britain vs Cleveland game at the 2010 World Cup, the Cleveland supporters (a mixture of mainly Cleveish and Lancastrian individuals along with people from other British survivor states) indulged in the tradition of mocking the opposing side, on this occasion taking their inspiration from Monty Python:

Brave New Britain ran away.

Bravely ran away away.

When danger reared it's ugly head,

They bravely turned their tails and fled.

Yes, brave New Britain turned about

And gallantly they chickened out.

Bravely taking to their feet,


They beat a very brave retreat.

Bravest of the braaaave, New Britain!


Many jokes formerly applied to the French by the British (generally in the vein of 'surrender monkeys') have been changed to fit the New British.

Anti-WoodbridgeEdit

Many jokes have resulted from the growing perception of inbreeding amongst the Woodbridge population. For example:

"What's the difference between a mutant and a Woodbridger? A mutant has an extra arm, a Woodbridger has an extra head."

Celtic AllianceEdit

These are basically updated versions of the pre-Doomsday "Irish" jokes which traded on the stereotypes of the Irish

Anti-True British ArmyEdit

Q. How many members of the True British Army does it take to light a fire??

A. None; they don't need to light any fires where they're going!!

Lawrence Raider jokesEdit

{Ghoul is a common name for a Mutant}

Q What's the difference between a Feral Ghoul and a Lawrence Raider?

A None; you don't want to know either one!!

Anti SicilyEdit

The first lady asked the leader of Sicily, "What'a you wanta for dinner?", so the leader replies, "I wanta Pizza," so his wife says "whata kinda pizza do you wanta", so the leader replies "I wanta pizza di Mediterranean". (Referring to Sicily's conquest of the Mediterranean".

Anti PrussiaEdit

Q why does king Christian wear red and white braces

A to keep his red and white trousers up!!


Anti-RUASEdit

At a meeting of the SAC, the delegate of Argentina asked the delegate from Bolivia:

"Why does Bolivia have a navy if it has no coast?"

"The same reason you Argentines have a ministry of culture."

Anti SpanishEdit

An inspector from the LoN in the company of a Spanish military visit a few fields in the Rif, where it is said that he had hashish plantations.

The military inspector says:

"They've done a great job. You say they have seized these crops all the way to the top floor?"

"Yes, we have seen to that."

"What've they done with the confiscated hash?"

"Errr..."

Anti AndorranEdit

An Iberian knew an Andorran. They talk, and it is asked:

"There is so little in the world, and yet you prosper. How do you do it?

"We don't discuss that with anyone."

"Are you sure? You can't do it just by that."

"Okay, maybe not."


A Spanish priest, an Andorran priest, and a Basque priest are talking about how to distribute the money through collections:

The Basque says: We drew a line on the ground and threw coins into the air, those falling to the right went to God and to fall to the left to the parish.

The Spanish says: We traced a circle on the floor and threw coins, those falling within the circle to God and those that fall outside the parish.

The Andorran says: We launched the coins into the air. Those that continued flying were for Him, and those that fell went to the parish.

Nordic Union JokesEdit

Anti-Finnish JokesEdit

The difference between a Finnish wedding and a Finnish funeral is that at a funeral there's one person not having vodka.

Anti-Swede JokesEdit

A Finn, a Swede and a Norwegian found themselves deserted on a small island. A Cannibal tribe lived on the island, and they emprisoned the three men. The cannibals gave each of them a final wish. First they asked the Norwegian. The Norwegian wanted to see his wife once more. The cannibals went to find the wife. After he saw his wife, the Norwegian was eaten, and the cannibals made a canoe out of his skin. The Finn wanted to smoke one more cigarette. He got his cigarette. After he was finished, he was eaten and his skin was used to make a canoe. Then came the Swede's turn - he wanted a fork. He started to punch holes into himself, and yelled: "YOU WON'T MAKE A CANOE OUT OF ME!"

A Swede was walking down the street with a duck under his arm.

  • "Where did you find that monkey?" asked the fellow pedestrian.
  • "It happens to be a duck." claimed the Swede.
  • "Shut up, Swede! I am talking to the duck."


Q: What is the difference between Swedes and Norwegians?

A: The Swedes have nice neighbours!

Anti-Norwegian JokesEdit

A Norwegian went to a museum. The tour guide was explaining: "This sword is over 2000 years old." The Norwegian paused for a second to think about it and then asked: "How is that possible? We are only in the year 1998."

Anti-Danish JokesEdit

Q: Why do Danish people never play hide and seek?
A: Nobody wants to look for them.

A Danish airplane was getting ready to land in Stockholm's airport. The control tower contacted the pilot and asked for his position. The Danish pilot was surprised and didn't do anything. Again the control tower contacted the pilot. "Please tell us your position." Then the pilot understood and answered: "Here I am in the front seat, as always..."

Doomsday-related mediaEdit

Cartoons and comicsEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki