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I laugh at any kind of joke really, you name it, if it's good obviously. I rarely get offended by any joke.


My friend told me the baddest joke I've heard so far and I apologize in advance if this offends anyone. It's so bad, it's funny. At least to me.

"What's bad about being a black Jew? You sit at the back of the oven."
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No limits but no freedom from consequences, people can make jokes about whatever they like. However if your gonna go out of your way to piss people off expect blow-back. I would not make jokes about the holocaust and then expect many people to want to be my friend afterwards for example.
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I love awful and offensive jokes. I also say some really horrendous things. But I say them to people who are okay with it and I'm usually not being serious. I wouldn't do it on a bus or anything. I'm not looking to get shot.
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narfington wrote:

If i laugh its funny, if I get mad i'm offended?


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It depends on the jokes. Dark humor can be funny, but there is a difference when humor is used for hateful purposes.
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Of course! Anyone hear about what happened with Roast of Justin Bieber on Comedy Central???

Freaking Ross and Pete made a joke about deceased actor Paul Walker. That freaking low. Straight up disrespect.

Especially since co-actor Ludacris was there.

Not saying dark humor shouldn't be allowed, but to talk about someone dead, that's pushing limits too far.
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The overall purpose of humor is lighten things up, for self, and for others. If the humor goes over someone's head, that's not anyone's fault.~

Edit: But, in retrospect, humor isn't humor if its purpose isn't to bring levity; that's simply being an ass. Everyone who has lived a little is guilty of that at one time or another, ..
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Well I've seen some comedians approach quite a few sensitive subjects, but their deliverance of the joke almost "softened the blow." So I suppose it kind of depends on deliverance. One can make a harmless joke seem quite offensive vise-versa by their tone or choice of words etc..

I agree with the majority though, really depends on situation/audience.
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I get offended by people who get offended by jokes, because they're too serious.
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Humor is a verb more concretely than it is a noun.

What we choose to hear out minus what we take seriously is our individual expression of humor.

Good luck drawing a line, I don't think there is a limit to humor until we figure out who is the most humorous person in the world.
Most comedians live on finding what isn't exactly a joke and soliciting humor from that.

If I'm curious, I'll look for the punchline. If I already know the punchline is stupid, I might humor my own taste over your joke.

I'm more certain of my curiosity than my knowledge, I like to humor as much as I can. Humoring and not humoring yourself is important, but you should also know when somebody is done humoring you.

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there is no limit in my opinion, but this depends on the situation and your audience. i tend to find what is funny in a joke and i am not political correct or judge individuals too quickly. but if you say something offensive, and it turns out to not be funny, then you look like a moron. For example, Sean Penn in the oscar, was presenting the Best picture award which Birdman won (fantastic movie), but he ended up saying "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?." right after he said that, i was very shocked, but i thought it was funny as well, especially since i knew he was joking and he knew the director personally. but many people did not see it that way, so i think humor does not have limits, but you should take the audience into consideration.
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Posted 3/17/15
Depends on the person if they mean it intentionally.
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I'll laugh at anything funny personally, even if it could be considered offensive to me, but I won't tell a joke if it's going to offend the person I'm telling it to.
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it's really all in the eyes of the beholder. for example, i have seen jokes on sensitive issues online and heard them in person and find them hilarious. however, if myself or someone i love had experienced those sensitive issues i would not find the joke funny. that's why it's really hard to answer this question. we all at one point say a joke that is hilarious and say the tried and true phrase: "i'm totally going to hell for that." so really it's all perception that plays in where to draw the line. but it's never a bad thing to lighten the mood when faced with a dark situation.
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Humor has no limits. The individual observing and the individual presenting are the only limiting factors.

It's kinda like beauty in the eye of the beholder. If you have two eyes it's not really a problem at all.
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