Tales of the Tweets: Osama Bin Laden Edition

The news of Osama bin Laden’s death that broke late Sunday evening has proved to be a cause for jubilant celebration, somber reflection, detailed analysis… and thousands of jokes on Twitter.

Of course, things seem to get old really quickly in today’s lightning fast news cycle, so some of the bin Laden cracks already seem groan-inducingly obvious. Most of the bon mots fall into a few categories, which we’ve rounded up below.

iPhone location tracking jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/justinepratt/status/64883063670312960

PlayStation hack jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/glennyboi7/status/64980286118707201
http://twitter.com/#!/jasonschreier/status/64883616496361472

Birther/Donald Trump jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/acarvin/status/64884585598697472

Royal wedding jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/AmandaStratton/status/64884291934502912

Airport security jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/jperrotto/status/64891235353104384

“It certainly took us long enough” jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/qrunchmonkey/status/64892959660838913
http://twitter.com/#!/NZAfro/status/64884264088514560

May Day jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/ryan_s_clark/status/64900722877145088

“Wait, did something happen?” jokes:
http://twitter.com/#!/SteveMartinToGo/status/64941096354062337

There’s been tons of Twitter activity on this topic (the site was receiving more than 4,000 Tweets per second after President Obama’s speech Sunday night), so this is far from a comprehensive list! If there’s any type of joke we’ve left out, please feel free to let us know in the comments!