The Killing Joke

„When the world is full of care. And every headline screams despair. When all is rape, starvation, war and life is vile. Then there’s a certain thing I do. Which I shall pass along to you. That’s always guaranteed to make me smile. I go loony. As a light bulb battered bug. Simply loony. Sometimes foam and chew the rug. Mister, life is swell in a padded cell. It’ll chase those blues away. You can trade your gloom for a rubber room. And injections twice a day. Just go loony. Like an acid casualty. Or a moony. Or a preacher on TV. When the human race wears an anxious face. When the bomb hangs overhead. When your kid turns blue, it won’t worry you. You can smile and nod instead. When you’re loony. Then you just don’t give a fig. Man’s so puny. And the universe so big. If you hurt inside, get certified. And if life should treat you bad, don’t get even, get mad.“ The Joker. In Batman: The Killing Joke. Singing.

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