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#90 - lunacy (04/17/2013) [-]
I don't understand why people feel the need to crack jokes (and defend said jokes) about a tragedy the 						*******					 day it happens. I mean really? You are so desperate for attention that you stoop so low as to make jokes about people who have JUST died? Seriously 						****					 off and get a life.   
tldr; you need to stop
I don't understand why people feel the need to crack jokes (and defend said jokes) about a tragedy the ******* day it happens. I mean really? You are so desperate for attention that you stoop so low as to make jokes about people who have JUST died? Seriously **** off and get a life.
tldr; you need to stop
#110 to #90 - Bforbacon ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
If we let tragedy consume our lives we can never move on. Comedy and Laughter really are the best medicines. If we trivialize things like 9/11 or this marathon bombing a little bit with jokes maybe people can avoid dying of depression thinking about all the **** the world's in. It's got nothing to do with attention. At least not for me.
#135 to #110 - JHDog ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
That logic is so flawed. Just like any traumatic experience, it takes time to heal from it. Not make jokes about. As a matter of fact, making jokes about it would worsen the situation because you're blocking up how you feel about the situation. If your parent died, you wouldn't be making a joke. You would be depressed, yes, but over time you will learn to move on. Once we move on, then it would be appropriate to look in the past and laugh. A lot of people laugh at titanic jokes because it happened so long ago that we don't really relate to it that much anymore. Even today, some people laugh at 9/11 jokes (to an extent) because the gap between the present and the past is increasing, but i guarantee you no one (at least american) will laugh at 9/12. So to make a joke about a tragedy that happened ******* YESTERDAY is not only below childish and insulting, but it shows everyone that you won't be that person with integrity to help the distress when the next tragedy comes rolling around your town.
User avatar #143 to #135 - Bforbacon ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
And the **** is 9/12?
#146 to #143 - JHDog ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
sorry I meant to say "on 9/12" the day after 9/11
User avatar #149 to #146 - Bforbacon ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
ohhhhh okay.
User avatar #142 to #135 - Bforbacon ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
On the contrary to your statement, laughter is a release, much like crying. In fact, the two actions are separated by a very thin line. We can't wait to move on. Life is too short for that. People die too often and in too big of numbers for us to stand around waiting while everyone gets "okay" with things. The human race needs to progress. We can't afford to get caught up in this. I like to joke about this stuff because sometimes people don't realize that all they need is to laugh things off. Obviously it's very different for the victims. They need time to heal and recover, but for everybody else it's just dwelling on bad **** that happened somewhere that's impeding their own journey. That's why I hate this "My thoughts and prayers go out to them" BS. You don't really honestly sincerely care. It didn't happen to you. Get over it and focus on your own damn problems.
#145 to #142 - JHDog ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
I agree that some things are best to laugh off. But in a situations like this, we especially since we are the one unaffected, need to look back on it not as a joke, but as a lesson for as you said, to make progress. There are some people who actually mean, "My thoughts and prayer go out to them" because Boston is a huge place and people have a lot of relatives there, I have friends that go to college there and one of them saw it happen. I doubt he'll ever be the same again, and the last thing I would want to do is to make a joke about it in front of him.
User avatar #147 to #145 - Bforbacon ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
Then you and your friend are directly effected and need time to heal. The jokes aren't for you. Be offended by them.
#151 to #147 - JHDog ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
even if i didn't have any friends at boston, I wouldn't want to make a joke in front of a stranger victim
#150 to #147 - JHDog ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
I'm actually indirectly effected, but that's beside the point. If people unaffected, keep making jokes about it, you are stalling the healing time. Look at the WBC planning of picketing the funerals, they are tarnishing the healing process. Although, I believe no one on this cite is literally that evil, it does have a similar effect.
User avatar #154 to #150 - Bforbacon ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
WBC isn't joking about it. They're flat out mocking it. Now THAT'S wrong. But if you jokingly point out the humor in a situation people start to see it as less of a dire thing and it's easier to get by and move on. As long as the person in question didn't lose a loved one or a limb and they're just sad because this kind of thing happened at all, it helps.
#155 to #154 - JHDog ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
Okay, WBC may have been a little bit of a strech. but lets say If a bomb was set off in spain and killed say 20 people, I don't know anyone in spain so i would be unaffected. I would be sad for the people of spain, yes, but I would get over it in 5 min without needing to tell anyone a joke. Would I tell anyone in spain a joke about it? no because they don't need to laugh and neither do we. And to use the excuse, "there was an earthquake that killed 40 people in the middles east, but no one cares." right, but we're not making jokes about it either. We've moved on and it all come down to time. Some just need more time than others
#128 to #110 - lunacy (04/17/2013) [-]
Yes but not now.
User avatar #129 to #128 - lunacy (04/17/2013) [-]
I mean it JUST happened. Give people who've suffered losses time to heal first. ****** insensitive, yo.
User avatar #130 to #129 - Bforbacon ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
no cuz if we start putting time restrictions on this **** then we elevate these people to a status above me or you or some kid in Iraq. It's not equal anymore.
#91 to #90 - andersbreivik (04/17/2013) [-]
I know, people are so insensitive these days.
User avatar #98 to #91 - garrettjacobsen (04/17/2013) [-]
I think I woke up the house with uncontrollable laughter
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