Dead Baby Joke

What’s slimy, red, and tries to crawl up your leg?

A homesick abortion

Devon heard this “dead baby joke” from a friend at a party in high school. While he finds the joke somewhat disgusting, it is also highly amusing and sort of clever. People, especially high school and college aged students, find humor in jokes like this because there is still an element of fear. People in this age group tend to be newly sexually active, and so the fear of pregnancy, abortion, and “dead babies” plays into the humor of the joke.