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1.
A general catch phrase meaning "who cares?" or "get over it." Sardonic.
A tornado blew away their trailer. Oh, well, fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
by Liberte July 28, 2006
 
2.
Black humor remark of US Air Force pilots when told they have bombed friendly forces.
Those were Canadian troops? - Well fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
by Bill Gronos July 01, 2009
 
3.
My plan to hold nuclear weapons hostage for millions of dollars failed so I'm going to kill myself and a bunch of other people.

Sarcastic expression used before arming a nuclear weapon.

'em is the government
Used by John Travolta's character in the movie Broken Arrow when restarting the nuclear bomb after he realizes his plan has failed.

fuck 'em if they can't take a joke
by user name 007 May 15, 2010