I know there's nothing particularly funny about asphyxiation death via diesel-powered generator. But I had to laugh at the following exchange I heard on TV during last weekend's Hurricane Hysteria here in South Florida:
CONCERNED REPORTER: ...and please keep in mind that carbon monoxide fumes are completely odorless.
ANCHOR (Nodding knowingly): Yes, that's why they call it the "Silent Killer."
Right. They call it the "Silent Killer" because it's so....odorless.