The death of Osama bin Laden is generating plenty of comedic material for America’s top talk-show hosts and social-media users in the days after the world’s most wanted man was killed by U.S. operatives.
On Facebook, one lighthearted user suggested bin Laden be punished by having him go back and forth through airport security for the rest of his life, if he turns out not to be dead after all.
“So bin Laden is dead. Amazing what the U.S. can do when the Sony Playstation network is down for a week,” tweeted Sickipediabot, self-professed as the world’s “best collection of sick jokes.”
In truth, the Internet was inundated with bin Laden jokes even before his death had been confirmed. The GhostOsama Twitter account had 10,000 followers while rumors of bin Laden’s death were still circulating the Web; now it’s 45,000 followers can keep up with the latest afterlife escapades of the al Qaeda chief, like smoking with Bob Marley.
Not everyone is seeing the humor in bin Laden’s death. “Osama jokes are so 3 days ago,” commented Twitter user ItsRiina.