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"You can only joke about it if you are funny" Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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I'm not an overly rude or hateful individual, and I don't really make a lot of crude jokes. With that said, I don't censor myself for my surroundings or who I'm speaking to. I am going to be straightforward and myself and be who I am no matter where I am and who I'm talking to and if they don't like it, well Stephen Fry said it best.
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"You can only joke about it if you are funny."

No, I cannot agree. I believe that kind of logic is unduly controlling. People should be free to make jokes, and should be free to suffer the consequences of making said quips. Whether or not they choose to take the risk is up to them.
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U could joke all ya want but ppl can choose to laugh or not.

Edit: rethought this and actually some ppl can't choose to laugh. Something's r just randomly funny with trying or meaning to and it's hard to hold it in
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

First and foremost, let me apologize for one of my earlier threads. I realize that in hindsight, I probably should've used a generic atomic bomb rather than refer to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I can't sleep.

Back on topic, I wonder, "Is it okay to joke about such events"? Then I realize that how humorous it is perceived has a large effect on how offensive people take it. At least that's how I see it.


What is your opinion on this statement? Do you agree or disagree?


I don't think there is anything funny about Nagasaki and Hiroshima. it doesn't matter if you are a funny person or not. Dropping a nuclear war head onto innocent people who most likely aren't even informed of their governments actions just is not something that should ever be made light of. some things are heavy and uncomfortable because they were very wrong and those feelings should remain as they are so past mistakes wont be repeated.

that being said there are some subjects in which people get "offended" by that I think who gives a fuck, its a joke!

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

First and foremost, let me apologize for one of my earlier threads. I realize that in hindsight, I probably should've used a generic atomic bomb rather than refer to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I can't sleep.

Back on topic, I wonder, "Is it okay to joke about such events"? Then I realize that how humorous it is perceived has a large effect on how offensive people take it. At least that's how I see it.


What is your opinion on this statement? Do you agree or disagree?


I don't think there is anything funny about Nagasaki and Hiroshima. it doesn't matter if you are a funny person or not. Dropping a nuclear war head onto innocent people who most likely aren't even informed of their governments actions just is not something that should ever be made light of. some things are heavy and uncomfortable because they were very wrong and those feelings should remain as they are so past mistakes wont be repeated.

that being said there are some subjects in which people get "offended" by that I think who gives a fuck, its a joke!



I believe humor is used here as coping method or ridicule the absurdity of war, so more of a statement against war, or just as an example, maybe propaganda. But having humor also brings it back into light so the mistakes won't be repeated. If we just stay quiet, it will fade.



Humor is sometimes dark, and sometimes people get offended, can't do shit about it.

But I mean, I don't think people should have to worry about it, "you can only joke about it if you are funny"

It's like that time I fell off my skateboard and someone told me that I shouldn't skate unless I know how... wtf

practice makes perfect imo
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pandrasb wrote:

I believe humor is used here as coping method or ridicule the absurdity of war, so more of a statement against war, or just as an example, maybe propaganda. But having humor also brings it back into light so the mistakes won't be repeated. If we just stay quiet, it will fade.



Humor is sometimes dark, and sometimes people get offended, can't do shit about it.

But I mean, I don't think people should have to worry about it, "you can only joke about it if you are funny"

It's like that time I fell off my skateboard and someone told me that I shouldn't skate unless I know how... wtf

practice makes perfect imo


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Here in America we can make pretty sick jokes and laugh about them. Why? Because we never experienced the hell that idiots decided make fun of. Tell the wrong joke to the wrong person and you could get yourself killed. America is a spoiled country. The Great Depression was a hellish experience for those who dealt with it. But the majority of Americans are far too spoiled. They really don't understand the suffering that war brings, or how desperate their situation could be.
Posted 1/9/15

Still_Ginger wrote:



I'm not an overly rude or hateful individual, and I don't really make a lot of crude jokes. With that said, I don't censor myself for my surroundings or who I'm speaking to. I am going to be straightforward and myself and be who I am no matter where I am and who I'm talking to and if they don't like it, well Stephen Fry said it best.


I heard Stephen Fry gets enraged whenever someone makes an anti semetic or anti muslim comment, that and I generally disagree with this statement. I believe people do have a right to be offended.

DarksirenxX wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

First and foremost, let me apologize for one of my earlier threads. I realize that in hindsight, I probably should've used a generic atomic bomb rather than refer to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I can't sleep.

Back on topic, I wonder, "Is it okay to joke about such events"? Then I realize that how humorous it is perceived has a large effect on how offensive people take it. At least that's how I see it.


What is your opinion on this statement? Do you agree or disagree?


I don't think there is anything funny about Nagasaki and Hiroshima. it doesn't matter if you are a funny person or not. Dropping a nuclear war head onto innocent people who most likely aren't even informed of their governments actions just is not something that should ever be made light of. some things are heavy and uncomfortable because they were very wrong and those feelings should remain as they are so past mistakes wont be repeated.

that being said there are some subjects in which people get "offended" by that I think who gives a fuck, its a joke!


I think people have a right to be offended by most things, no matter how trivial it may seem. Humor is one of the most subjective things in the world after all. As one person said, know your audience.
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Aeso wrote:


pandrasb wrote:

I believe humor is used here as coping method or ridicule the absurdity of war, so more of a statement against war, or just as an example, maybe propaganda. But having humor also brings it back into light so the mistakes won't be repeated. If we just stay quiet, it will fade.



Humor is sometimes dark, and sometimes people get offended, can't do shit about it.

But I mean, I don't think people should have to worry about it, "you can only joke about it if you are funny"

It's like that time I fell off my skateboard and someone told me that I shouldn't skate unless I know how... wtf

practice makes perfect imo


sick bro


Yeah I'm still new to longboards so the whole sliding thing is a bit different
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People use humor to deal with all the painful crap in the world, if they couldn't their heads and hearts would explode. Humor On!
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If it's humor at someone's expense: That would depend on if you're (as the person who finds it offensive) sneezing about it.

If someone talks about people then they're probably bitchy and if they're bitchy, they probably can't be trusted by even the people they are joking with..at the back of their mind they'll think this person could very well do the same about me to other people. Then again, when are people not in other people's business? Seems normal to make fun of someone and it doesn't matter what they think about it as long as someone or another enjoys the joke.

Posted 1/9/15
If it's a joke about serious matters such as cancer or rape. Is it still considered a joke?
I don't find anything comical about people making fun of things that are not meant to be funny.
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im calling tumblr before someone gets too offended
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I partially agree with the statement.

If you are not funny, then more often than not you will not even be seen as trying to joke, but rather just being a prick.

Also while there are events that should be held with respect, the act of joking about them solidifies their message or significance in society as a whole.

Examples: 9/11 and the recent cop-civilian shootings are the current taboo that people see as should not be joked about, but given how most people were not effected by these events personally, and 14 years have past since 9/11 specifically, one should ask themselves when joking around is permitted. Personally when an event is joked about, that is when you see the changing of times and the rise of a new generation. While people like I and others remember the events of 9/11, those younger than me do not comprehend or even care about what happened, it was history. Same comes from this era that is coming up (the 90s kids if you will.) We were born on the end days of the Cold War, and as such have many jokes about Soviet Russia, or can joke about Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Why? because they are historical events to us, but they do not impact us because we were not around when they occurred.
Posted 1/10/15

devouringdragons wrote:

If it's a joke about serious matters such as cancer or rape. Is it still considered a joke?
I don't find anything comical about people making fun of things that are not meant to be funny.


A lot of things are serious. One of the few things I've learn is that offensive things are funny, and are gaining ground in Today's culture. Even Comedian like Seinfeld are known to have made jokes the expense of others.


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