Tragedy and Comedy
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We seen enough posts about the Boston marathon asking
too soon?" that I feel compelled to answer the question:
in When is it too seen to make jokes about a tragedy?
N Technically, never. But only technically.
In keeping with the ideal of free speech, no time or subject for
a joke is out of bounds. That gees for terrorism, murder, rape,
suicide, etc. So yes, you can do this:
Hey guys, did yeu hear-
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Unfortunately for you, your joke is going to have to be so
funny it will cause people to forget their horror at the subject.
The greater the seriousness of the topic, the
funnier the joke haste be to overcome this effect.
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Perquisite hilarity Mli jake
So unless your joke is unbelievably funny that it will
physically cause people' s lungs to burst from their ribcages
like a nascent alien, yearning for fresh air -
then you probably shouldn' t expect your joke to get this -
instead of this: