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bad joke

An event or situation that is absurd, nonsensical, and/or a complete failure, i.e., like an unfunny joke. This film is a bad joke: it doesn't make any sense and the actors are absolutely dreadful. His election campaign was a bad joke; not even his mother voted for him!
See also: bad, joke
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Unfortunately it wouldn't be the first time that a bad joke ended up as law.
Graham Smith, spokesman for Republic, said: "This must be some kind of bad joke. The idea that the Queen is in a position to avert economic disaster is laughable."
An intentionally bad joke is taken as an unintentionally bad joke, and your reputation as an office cutup suffers.
Rolando Estabillo, spokesman for Philippine Airlines, said that the man was being held for a bad joke and that it was uncertain whether the police would set him free or file charges against him.
A bad joke for the European Constitution's detractors but a boon for coin collectors.
Why does the present wave of figuration in oil from Germany seem like deja vu or perhaps even a bad joke? Because it was just two decades ago that Jiri Georg Dokoupil and the other members of Mulheimer Freiheit were said to have reinvented the medium in exactly the same way, prompting exactly the same enthusiasm from naive writers and, more important, the market.
This old, bad joke is appropriate to what many feel is rapidly becoming the old, bad joke of Australian political life.
You don't care to be made the butt of a bad joke ...
Sooner or later it boomerangs and, like a bad joke, comes back to haunt and ridicule you."
JOSE Mourinho absolutely cracking up on Stand Up To Cancer's don'tlaugh-first Bad Joke Battle, asking John Bishop: "What do you call a sheep with no legs?
This sounds like a really tedious, bad joke but it has become a serious issue for the blind, partially sighted and residents using a Cardiff road.
After calling a 'Bi-Hon' tandem with Vice President Jejomar Binay a bad joke, Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan II said he is now open to running for vice president in the May 2016 elections.
After hearing Debbie's story, that attitude sounds like a bad joke.
"I knew it was a bad joke when I wrote it, and I just did it anyway!"
Let us hope Ashley is not playing a bad joke on the Toon Army.