Heath Ledger dead: jokes here please

Photograph of Heath Ledger

Yes, Australian actor Heath Ledger is dead, possibly from a drug overdose. So now it’s time to collect all the jokes, ‘cos he can’t sue you for libel. Please add them in the comments.

Tasteless? Yes. Exploitative? Probably. Too soon for this? Yeah probably that too.

So why do it?

It’s an experiment…

More than a year after the event, a collection of jokes about Steve Irwin’s death is still one of the most heavily-visited pages on this website. More than half of the searches bringing people here are for Corey Worthington Delaney.

Tasteless is what you want, so tasteless is what you’ll get.

We’ll even throw in the phrases “heath ledger porn” and “heath ledger naked” to help things along. Index that, Google!

The comments will be moderated, but not heavily. They may take a while to show up because — oddly enough! — there are other things to do.

[Update: Scroll down to find the comments thingy. Try to spell properly. And if you’re going to whinge that “It’s too soon to make jokes,” then at least suggest how long someone has to be dead before they’re not sacred any more. And try to spell properly.]

[Update 27 January 2008: The two rules about relevance are now being enforced. Comments will not be published if (1) they repeat jokes which have already been posted, unless they’re substantial improvements, or (2) they’re just some anti-gay comment that doesn’t have any relevance.]

[Update 3 January 2009: Comments have now been closed. See my very last comment for the reasons.]

185 Replies to “Heath Ledger dead: jokes here please”

  1. Apparently cinemas are currently showing a movie starring the late Heath Ledger. That’s no excuse, any jokes posted here must still adhere to the three basic rules.

    Comments are being moderated. Comments will not be published if:

    1. They repeat jokes which have already been posted, unless they’re a substantial improvement; or
    2. They don’t link to Heath Ledger specifically, but could be about any dead person; or
    3. They’re just making a stupid anti-gay comment. Heath Ledger may have acted as a gay cowboy in one movie, but he himself was straight. Acting, y’see. Don’t bring your sexual insecurities here.

    Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. I have other things to focus on too.

  2. you guys shouldnt make fun of him!!!!
    he could come back from hell with his gay cowboy demon knight army and attack you!!!!

  3. Funny how hot guys on film always seem to look better after they’ve died.
    Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, James Dean…

    If Johnny Depp bites it next week, I won’t know what to do with myself, I can tell you right now.

  4. Loose associations coupled with offensive material does not a good joke make. Instead, it confirms a lack of creativity and an excess of douche baggery 🙂

  5. OK, time to close off comments on this post, even though it’s not quite been a year. I declare the experiment closed.

    This was the most-visited page on this website for 2008 and is, as I write this on 3 January 2009, the number one Google search result for “heath ledger joke”. But I suspect the vast majority of visitors didn’t bother looking at anything else. That makes sense. If people are finding the page through looking for Heath Ledger jokes, there’ll be little else here to interest them.

    Besides, I’m not the least bit interested in making fun of Heath Ledger myself. The purpose was to learn more about how Google AdWords generate website traffic, and the lesson has been learnt. I’m not learning anything new. Time to stop.

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