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Does time make joking okay?

Koopin
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12/14/2012 7:50:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Okay, so I was wondering this.

If I think something is disrespectful on here, I usually don't comment or whine about it.

However, I heard someone joke about the kids being shot today. Now what makes that seem so repulsive, but the thread Freedo made about 9/11 alright?
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Koopin
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12/14/2012 7:54:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
What I am asking is, people who laughed in Freedo's 9/11 thread, if I joke about this school shooting in a few years is it any worse than 9/11 jokes?

I'm not judging, just trying to figure this out. Because I always hear conflicting emotions from people who laugh at sensitive things like this.
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12/14/2012 7:55:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I don't think it's funny ever.
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12/14/2012 7:59:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/14/2012 7:55:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I don't think it's funny ever.

If it happened a few millenniums ago you might.
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12/14/2012 8:10:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/14/2012 7:54:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
What I am asking is, people who laughed in Freedo's 9/11 thread, if I joke about this school shooting in a few years is it any worse than 9/11 jokes?

In a few years? Sh*t ill bet that Tosh.0 jokes about the issue and gets some laughs out of it in a couple of months. Im certain that the same will happen on here around the same amount of time too.

Plus 9/11 happened over a decade ago now so people can laugh at it a bit.

I'm not judging, just trying to figure this out. Because I always hear conflicting emotions from people who laugh at sensitive things like this.
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12/14/2012 8:15:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/14/2012 7:55:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I don't think it's funny ever.

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12/14/2012 8:26:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It's okay to laugh one year after Family Guy has made the first joke about it.
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12/14/2012 10:17:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It's not ok to joke about them dying. It's all circumstantial.

For instance, I have a teacher who was raped. It isn't ok to make jokes that make rape out to be funny or something laughable. However, if there's rape in the joke for a reason and the punchline isn't rape, then it's funny to her. It's all contextual.
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12/14/2012 10:53:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
There's a reason that comedians say "too soon?" when they tell a joke about a current event that the audience expresses disapproval of.
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12/15/2012 3:57:09 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/14/2012 7:54:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
What I am asking is, people who laughed in Freedo's 9/11 thread, if I joke about this school shooting in a few years is it any worse than 9/11 jokes?

I'm not judging, just trying to figure this out. Because I always hear conflicting emotions from people who laugh at sensitive things like this.

It depends on the person.
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12/15/2012 4:00:46 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
People only become offended by things in an attempt to preserve their worthless sense of self-righteousness.

Yeah, there it is. Clear cut.

Having said that, being offensive doesn't automatically make you funny. Nor does it inherently make the joke any funnier.
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