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Posted 7/5/15
They're only funny if you're using them to make fun of people who actually joke about that.
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Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15
That's really hurtful. Not everyone understands jokes like these. People take things a little too far sometimes and I'm disappointed that they could say such things without thinking first.

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Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15

PapaGregory wrote:

Eh they're free to make jokes but damn people at least say this is for Nanking, that was worse than Pearl Harbor
It doesn't matter because it would still be dumb. People understand that this was a ball game right?
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Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15
It is Gallows humor folks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallows_humor

like:

The Japanese Navy Mitsubishi G4M Isshikirikkou (イッシキリッコウ) "Betty" bomber airplane was called "Hamaki" (葉巻 or はまき, meaning cigar) by the Japanese crews not only because its fuselage was cigar-shaped, but because it had a tendency to ignite on fire and burn violently when it was hit. The American nickname was "flying Zippo" – as the slogan of the cigarette lighter company was: "Guaranteed to light on first strike, every time".
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Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15

CSPower wrote:

It is a possibility, my previous statement is actually kind of hypocritical, but I guess by simply saying anything your wrong in some way ^~^


And that is where context comes into play. I am thinking back to when I was having a nice chat with a novelist. I did something that bothered him, and it is something that happens quite frequently. As many know, we are not just vocal, but visual speakers. Much of conversation's value comes from tone, inflection and gesture. He was from the UK. When we were chatting, I moved my hands in a way that in UK is an insult. Here, it doesnt mean anything, something most north Americans do out of habit. I do not know it's meaning or even know I am doing it. He understands that, but pointed it out for sake of discussion.

Difference with these twitter things is people are referring to a known, specific and quite serious and dark period of our history. There are people who are alive that were there first hand. Then directing it at people which for whom it was a trigger for what almost literally was the end of the world. Which of course here then spun off into a WW2 discussion. Now, I have been in anime and manga from back in ye VHS days so my point of view on things, well there is a new generation. I am not old, but I remember still the end of the cold war era. Is why this discussion I got involved in when I usually am not to common on forums. These comments could quite easily be from the next generation, those who had a different upbringing and are a bit more removed from the era. Even those in my generation are like that. Just light hearted comments since weight is further removed. Much in the way the wars of the 19th century really only have weight from key events with the scope of said not really considered.


Dubnoman wrote:
I wasn't talking about Japan winning the war. When I said "if Japan won" I was talking about the football/soccer game. If Japan won the game, it is most likely that there would not be thousands of Japanese citizens on social media making jokes against America/Americans that are in reference to WW II.


And that kinda goes with all of the above. I misread the context of your statement. With that bit of clarification, I totally agree. There would be jokes for sure, but not about the war! To this day, and for some of the events listed, Japan just wants to bury it and forget, wishing it never happened.
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Posted 7/5/15
American ignorance at it's finest
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Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15
I didn't see any jokes. Jokes are supposed to be funny.
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Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15

SelfConciousParadox wrote:

It seems like America decided to make a bunch of Pearl Harbor jokes during the Women's World Cup between
USA and Japan

What's your take on these jokes?


Pearl Harbor jokes? What is this, 1987?

(Seriously, anyone old enough to remember what life was like before anime?
Back when we knew absolutely nothing about Japan since the war except for Toshiro Mifune, Hello Kitty and Godzilla, and resentful jokes about Japan's 80's boom economy and foreign investments would usually mention something about Pearl Harbor or Iwo Jima? Japanese males were still depicted in movies and TV shows as salarymen with cameras, and females were dressed as geishas, with hair-helmet and makeup?)

But then, most of these jokes are coming from sports fans, not anime fans. You'll, er, have to excuse them for being twenty years out of taste.
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Posted 7/6/15
Wow I never expected that.
Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15
Well according to the rule, it's allowed to joke about pearl harbour. Bombs away.
Posted 7/6/15
Lesser beings showing off to even lower beings.
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Posted 7/5/15 , edited 7/5/15
Simply wow
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Posted 7/6/15

LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

Here comes the PC police.


PC Police?



"Sir, I'm going to need to see your Windows login and Warranty information."
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Posted 7/6/15
What if the US beat Afghanistan in the World Cup & internet jokesters said, "That's for 9/11."

It's a joke in poor taste & I don't see how it's markedly different than the "That's for Pearl Harbor" jokes.

A funnier joke would be to complain about something lame the Japanese import to the US or the ending of an anime you didn't like. Example
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Posted 7/6/15
Now back to this century.
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