As was the case last last week, when a guy in a giant chicken costume got shot with a pellet gun, today we come once more to a conflict in the world of comedy. People getting shot is never funny, especially when they get killed. But people in leprechaun costumes are always funny, especially when they are robbing banks. So when hear about a Tennessee bank robber dressed as a leprechaun being killed in a shoot-out with police, you probably shouldn’t start giggling. Then again, if you do, that’s pretty understandable. It is hard, after all, not to laugh at any sentence that includes the phrase “leprechaun costume,” particularly when it is referring to an actual costume, rather than the deviant sex act of the same name, about which there is absolutely NOTHING amusing.

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