That's not funny, my brother died that way
"That's not funny my brother died that way" is a satirical catch-all way to shut somebody down. It is descended from old pull-back jokes such as: "That's not funny! My grandfather died in Auschwitz!" "Oh god, I'm so sorry!" "Yeah, he fell off the guard tower."
Once it found its way to /b/, all the unnecessary stuff such as setup and punchline were removed and it was retooled for chan humour which consists of simply saying the same thing over and over. In other words, it was neatly transformed from an ill-advised and decades-old joke into... well, the above basically, but without the joke.
It's mostly used IRL by Moralfags and bawwwfags to guilt people into apologizing when they make fun of school shootings. Someone will say 'I thought Virginia Tech was fucking hilarious' to which someone will respond; 'THAT'S NOT FUNNY. MY BROTHER DIED THAT WAY' to which the troll will receive his much deserved lulz.
How to Fail
Typically when used, it is an easy excuse to expose as fail. For example:
Bill: Hey Chet, did you hear about Mandy getting eaten alive by that pack of wild dogs? HILARIOUS, amirite???
Chet: Bill, that's not funny, my brother died that way.
Bill: ...what are you talking about, dude? I AM your brother. I'm not dead, retard.
How to Properly Troll
Step 2: Look for butthurt users and post something regarding your dead brother in response to them.
- Two of my friends died
- My mom just died
- Dead Friend
- But you are died!
- Peter Jennings died, so I'm going to quit smoking
- Drama llama
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