I think there’s a big difference between Titanic jokes and twin tower jokes. One was an accident that happened almost 100 years ago, and the other was a recent terrorist attack. I’m sure there’s plenty of other material for jokes…
I don’t really mind when I just see something like that on my friends status, I’m all for spreading the humour around. I hate seeing it on Lamebook or something like that though. If you’re just showing something you found on the internet that’s funny to your friends that’s one thing. I just don’t like seeing the same thing get regurgitated by humour site after humour site.
The Twin Towers thing is interesting to me. I mean obviously, it’s horrible to joke about something like that, but how long do you guys think it will be before it reaches the position of jokes about the Titanic etc? Where people joke about the disaster and it doesn’t seem to be offensive.
humor is a way that difficult emotions can be processed… humor centers on the absurd and things we dont quite understand… is it not surprising then that things like tradgities, aging and marriage are often joked about… humor helps people process things we dont always understand
It can go to far sometimes, but thats usually the case with most things
Q: What’s the biggest difference between 9/11 and the Oklahoma City Bombing?
A: Foreigners once again prove they can do it better and more efficiently.
It’s a bird!”
“It’s a plane!”
“It’s…. Oh shit, it IS a plane!”
I sorta understand the whole reusing jokes thing, but not everybody checks all the other humor sites as well. So I am glad lamebook posted said joke, because I’ve never seen them before. For the most part, I just hate it when the same site reuses an old joke or someone steals a joke and pretends it’s their own. Sources are good for spreading traffic incase someone wants to look at the same website you had and enjoy in the same mirth.
I’m new to this site but I just wanted to point out that I think the major difference between the titanic and the twin towers and the reason the titanic is joked about so much more most probably has something to do with the badly acted movie that was somehow hailed as the greatest movie of all time. Get leonardo dicaprio to wave his greaseflap hair all over a twin towers movie and you’d probably find a lot more people would joke about it.
Also the fact that there are still people affected by what happened with the twin towers whereas with the titanic most people that were affected by it are no longer around to take offense to the jokes.
I love how people think nobody will ever think 9/11 will be funny. I don’t know where you guys live (the states I assume) but I’ve heard lots of jokes about it. It is pretty funny when you think about it.
@ padme: That’s exactly what uoykcuf was saying. You don’t hear about it in the states cause there were a lot of people that were affected by it, A LOT. It doesn’t surprise me that I am hearing a few on here because this is a bigger out reach than what you get in everyday life.
have to agree with everyone else. Anna and Nichole are the only funnies.
As for Twin Tower jokes, meh, I’m sure they are all over the place. How long did it take to make jokes about the earthquake in Haiti? Six minutes?