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Old 07-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #101 (permalink)
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If someone laughs at one joke at someone else's expense and gets offended at another because it mocks them that's bollocks.
Who has said that though? Why do you keep bringing up this point?
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I tend to give comedians some leeway, since the nature of their job often demands they push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable, and it's all too easy to overstep. Besides, I'm kind of a sucker for comedic shock value if the delivery is on point.

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Current Las Vegas Hilton headliner Gilbert Gottfried remembers a moment of remarkably errant timing nearly a decade ago, when he was among the comics recruited by the Friars Club to roast Hugh Hefner in New York City.

In a performance that has become revered among comics, Gottfried surveyed the audience, measured the merits of terrorism jokes against the anguish being suffered across the country and …

“I came out and said, ‘I have to leave early tonight, I have to fly out to L.A. I couldn’t get a direct flight, I have to make a stop at the Empire State Building,” Gottfried, appearing in “Icons of Comedy” at Shimmer Cabaret through Sunday, said on last Friday’s episode of Kats With the Dish (the new radio show I co-host with Tricia McCrone that airs at 6 p.m. Fridays on KUNV 91.5-FM). “And people were booing, and gasping, and one guy yelled out, ‘Too soon!’

“I thought he meant I took too long between the setup and the punch line.”
In retrospect, Gilbert Gottfried's 9/11 joke was maybe 'too soon' - The Kats Report - Las Vegas Sun News

Many people found this joke to be highly offensive. Personally I thought it was kind of funny. I might not have, had someone I loved been killed in the attacks. But that doesn't change the fact that I thought it was funny.

But even in cases where the joke isn't funny, as long as it isn't a blatantly malicious attempt to hurt someone, I don't fault the comedian as being a bad person for telling a bad joke that was in poor taste.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Okay well you killed Lincoln so can we really trust anything you say
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Too soon.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Lmao cryin
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:26 AM   #106 (permalink)
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this thread is so whiny



i am glad these types of ppl will never succeed in havin the humorless society they fap thinkin about
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:30 AM   #107 (permalink)
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I'm divided on this subject. On the one hand I'd never want to make anyone feel like a victim again by making or enjoying a joke that pertains to whatever they are or were a victim of. On the other hand, I do think a joke can contain "off colo(**** your u's in color I live in 'Murica)r" subjects while being inoffensive. Additionally, a lot of jokes in some way rely on having someone to make fun of. No one thinks twice about the myriads of ignorant emo jokes that used to be popular and how they affected emo kids, poseurs and veterans alike, because it was just a joke. And for the most part, jokes aren't meant to be taken seriously. I included some bits from one of my favorite comics of all time that exemplify what I mean.

EDIT: just realized someone beat me to the punch with the rape joke. dangit.



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Old 10-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #108 (permalink)
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If you want to see insensitive jokes, visit Sickipedia.com. Out of interest, where does plebe originate from? I heard it on Star Trek today and was like WTF!
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If you want to see insensitive jokes, visit Sickipedia.com. Out of interest, where does plebe originate from? I heard it on Star Trek today and was like WTF!
Plebeian - a commoner in ancient times. Lowest societal rank, basically.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:18 AM   #110 (permalink)
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Plebeian - a commoner in ancient times. Lowest societal rank, basically.
Oh interesting! I'm definitely not one of them lol. Princesses can't be plebes.
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