/ wrote:- Never censor yourself, even though people like Paul McCartney may take offence.
- Become psychic so we know exactly how everyone will react to what we say.
oVo wrote:Blue or off color jokes are still exactly that, only work in certain company and are not good for all occasions.
Dukasaur wrote:Here's a joke I heard on Tuesday, which the Political Correctness Police would probably consider bad, because it plays off someone's handicap, but which I found absolutely hilarious.
Why is Stevie Wonder playing at the pre-Superbowl party?
Funkyterrance wrote:So lets just call a spade a spade and accept the fact that jokes about atrocities are in bad taste, regardless of the context. Let's realize that the act of making a joke about an atrocity is inherently accepting the subject as "not being moved on from" and accept the ramifications of this obvious fact.
“I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much . . . because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting.”
KoolBak wrote:Funky-Tee....here's a question for ya....couple years ago, I whacked (cut..lol) off over an inch off 3 of my fingers on my right hand.....my friends (in RL and here) all immediately started making jokes about me being "short-handed" in the shop or asking if I need "a hand" with anything and other jabs of that sort....how would you analyze that? Inappropriate, insensitive? It was an EXTREMELY traumatic event, I must say, in case that helps you in your analysis ;o)
stahrgazer wrote:Ever read any Heinlein? In "Stranger in a Strange Land," Mike the Martian did not understand humor. As part of trying to get Mike comfortable with his humanity and culture on this strange-to-him world (despite genetically he was human, he was born on Mars, raised by Martians, so was "Martian" in thinking) they took him to the zoo. There, he saw a big ape pummel a medium-sized ape who turned around and pummelled a smaller ape, and it made Mike laugh and he finally understood humor.