German in origin, it translates to feeling joy at the expense of others misfortune.
You can find a great history and examples by Tiffany Watt Smith who provides a deeper understanding of the term on her Lit Hub here: https://lithub.com/not-just-a-german-word-a-brief-history-of-schadenfreude/. I would have trouble defining it but no problem telling you what qualifies.
What follows is a list of events from the daily world we live in which we find funny. Also covered is sarcasm, irony, karma, and hypocrisy.
After leading the Cubs to their first championship in 108 years in 2016, he was asked not to return after 2019 and the Curse of the Billy Goat returned. There is even a beer named after this battle cry from the Haymarket Beer Company.
Heard Rizzo just got traded as well? Weird.
In an epic game 7 and loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals 6/19/21 ,Kevin Durant blamed his ‘big-ass foot’ after his potential game-winner was spoiled by his toe being on the line. He intentionally wears one size larger than when he is not on the court. https://www.yardbarker.com/nba/articles/this_kevin_durant_shoe_size_detail_has_fans_so_upset/s1_127_35197961
Even though he’s one of the riches men on the planet and can afford his own rocket company, as soon as he announced he was going on a trip on his own rocket ship on 7/20/21, a petition was quickly developed to keep him from returning to the planet. You can sign it here. https://www.change.org/p/the-proletariat-do-not-allow-jeff-bezos-to-return-to-earth
As a follow up, this failed. He returned with a nice cowboy hat.
Brett Favre was one of the greatest Packer QB’s ever. Upon his leaving the organization and upsetting his fans with the way he departed, the fans celebrated his departure with a classic t-shirt. You can still find some on eBay.
Expecting one for Karen Rodgers soon.
You have to respect a government that issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be electric and zero-emission by 2035 but can’t keep the lights on in 2021.
Is hope a good charging source?
June 1, 2021 on Moses Lake in Washington, a boat full of bigots was seen swarming a family flying a Pride flag just before their vessel exploded and was “charred to a crisp,” according to one of the victims, who said it was “karma” that got the best of their harassers
You have to love politicians at an anti-gun rally promoting gun control while being protected by armed security
Climate czar, John Kerry, took a fuel guzzling private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle award for climate leadership. Claimed ‘only choice for somebody like me’.
While the entire state of CA was under lockdown and a mask mandate, that didn’t stop this wash and a blowout on 9/2/20 despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The $24K freezer full of custom ice cream must not count either when talking about raising taxes on the middle class. Must have been set up for both.
“UPDATE: ‘someone’ in AOC’s abuela’s family told GoFundMe that she won’t take the money, even though AOC previously claimed that her grandma was in dire straits (and it was Trump’s fault),” Walsh tweeted Saturday morning. “@AOC still hasn’t acknowledged this effort or thanked us.”
Bet you can’t guess what happens after the bat is swung.
Careful who you deify. A George Floyd mural in north Toledo was reduced to rubble after being struck by lightning. The artist and the mayor said they will do it bigger and better next time. The Insurance Industry defines an Act of God as “An accident or event resulting from natural causes without human intervention, and one that could not have been prevented by reasonable foresight or care.”
Classified as a human carcinogen, Benzene, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure, was found in a product that is supposed to Prevent you from getting cancer.
You can apply for a refund for the unused portion here.
Be careful out there.