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Posted 4/19/15
I don't know, some people are , at times, and some are, all the time. Depends on their life circumstances, and what they do for a living.

With every person it's different. It may or may not be justified.

Some disorders do that often.
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Posted 4/19/15

tf2pyros wrote:

I found some real interesting prank videos on YouTube, and I had quite the chuckle, (they were harmless, fun ones). These types of pranks are intended to make your day a bit out of the norm, if you witness it or are the one being "pranked" on.

These pranks were completely harmless, but some people just ruin the fun. Some people cannot take a joke, to any certain degree of humor. Why is that? Why can't some people just go with the flow and take a small joke?

Some examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU0fNZFev4I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEeAmdnK_xA

Note: Don't add any more stress to your life, as life is too short to begin with. Laugh it out, and just have fun. Don't be so serious all the time, or you'll die by a heart attack or something, sheesh.


I don't have a normal sense of humor. I was diagnosed incorrectly with Autism as a child. There have been a couple other diagnoses made since then. Essentially, I am not neurotypical. I do not have an inherent understanding of most normal humor. My understanding is almost entirely academic. This means that when people prank me, if I do not grasp the situation quickly enough I am likely to react VERY poorly. I have been the target of campaigns of physical violence in the past. This means that my reactions can be a bit abrupt and while I strive to avoid violence if I feel endangered I may react inappropriately.

I am inherently clinical and serious. While I am capable of relaxing and having fun (even to a point that others enjoy my company and find I add to the group's fun), that is not a natural mode of operation for me. It requires conscious effort, as oxymoronic as that may seem at first blush.

I have gotten to the point where I am able to largely blend in and appear to be normal, but it requires a great deal of concentration and effort. I still struggle with sarcasm at times and while I have come very far this is a journey that I do not think I will ever complete. So please bear in mind that for some of us these types of activities are inherently stressful and difficult to endure, never mind appreciate.
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Posted 4/19/15

jordancharacter wrote:

Well, pranks are sometimes a case of It's only funny when it's happening to someone else. If someone who has been having a crappy day, and then someone jumps up and scares them, of course they would be angry. Or, if you do it to someone like me, who has a bad heart, I would probably swing at you for nearly killing me..


Yeah, I clubbed some guy twenty times with a nail-spiked baseball bat, and he was so stuck-up, he didn't see the humor in it! What's wrong with our society??

(Think we can say that pranks are also funny to a certain age group, and that it's hard to appreciate the fact that the rest of the outside world may not actually be that age.)
Posted 4/19/15
People get fired. Family members die. Cat runs away from home. Cat's found at neighbor's house the next day looking much happier and jealousy sets in. There are a lot of variables to consider when pranking someone.
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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15
I believe I am socially-phobic (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-anxiety/Pages/Social-anxiety.aspx) though I have never managed to pluck up the courage to see my doctor about getting a formal diagnosis.

I can only "enjoy" social situations by working myself up before hand, which will generally leave me quite tense and more than a little paranoid. If someone tried pulling a prank on me like the ones in the videos the best outcome for everyone would be if I just gave them a blank stare and walked away. However for me the situation wouldn't end there - most likely I would then spend a few hours running the event through my mind trying to work out if there was a way I could have handled things better or even avoided the situation to begin with. In severe cases I can even have trouble sleeping for a few days afterwards.

One of my best methods of recovery after a social experience is to tell myself that the other people involved will forget all about the situation in a few hours or days. If I ever found myself in a YouTube clip I am not really sure how I could cope.

So I can understand completely when people "take life too seriously".
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Posted 4/20/15
I would laugh my ass of at both pranks, and most pranks I've seen too. I love humor and enjoy it whole hardheartedly.

I still love the squeaky shoes the best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT-EMPOlF0o

fork is funny too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EeQ4Z5KrIc
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Posted 4/20/15
Because is life.
Posted 4/20/15
When I was in high school, I threw fake spiders at girls because their reactions made me laugh.

Then I grew up...
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Posted 4/20/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

When I was in high school, I threw fake spiders at girls because their reactions made me laugh.

Then I grew up...
This is crucial.
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Posted 4/20/15
If you're just referring to comedy, then yes they shouldn't be taken seriously most of the time. In fact, "If you can't make fun of everything, you can't make fun of anything." It's why it annoys me when comedians get broiled in controversy over some joke. Like with the Top Gear team, people who get offended by them are idiots.
Posted 4/20/15
Because it's supercereal.
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Posted 4/21/15

tf2pyros wrote:

and I had quite the chuckle,


tell me more about this chuckle
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Posted 4/21/15
Prank videos are silly, imo.

Something people should take seriously is whatever they have a passion for. Whether that be excelling in a sport or watching every anime ever made.
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Posted 4/21/15

Schmooples wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

Some things in life are bad. They can really make you mad. Other things just make you swear and curse.

I take a few things seriously, but try not to let things get to me that much.

"Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show,
Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you."




Graham Chapman's Eulogy by John Cleese:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxCHybM6Ek


Who else but Cleese could say "good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard" during the funeral because that's what Chapman would have wanted? To shock the audience and make them laugh.
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Posted 4/21/15

Waifu-Chan wrote:

Well, I got Asian parents...so education is a must


Not just for Asian's. My parents are American and they didn't leave me much choice in going to college. What college I went to, and what I wanted to study, they let me choose. But they still wanted me to at least get a general college education. Not that I minded. I wanted to go as well.
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