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May 29, 2003 8:08 AM
Well, guess we shouldnt use any humor that makes fun of any kind/group/segment of the human population because a small minority might think its offensive. People need to lighten up and learn to laugh, the best humor is usually somewhat founded in a truth, that is slightly twisted to make a funny point. To laugh at such things does not always mean you are racist/sexist/ As a southernor should I go off on people who tell redneck jokes? No, I find many of them funny, but according to some or at least one person here that is wrong, to make fun of a group of people...well, lets quit having humor that is human based...anybody know any good jokes about a rock?
that's not very niceJS Haiku Shop
May 29, 2003 8:17 AM
this is tantamount to a personal attack and is not very nice. of course we're not required to be polite, but civility is expected. let's keep the venom and vile relegated to politic threads, please. there's enough rudeness and hard feelings in everyday face to face social interaction that it's unnecessary in this context.


HEY Js Haiku Shop....ClydeTri
May 29, 2003 1:17 PM
my post above yours is a personal attack? it is "venom and vile"? It is rude? If so, I am missing something. Are you referring to another thread?
HEY Js Haiku Shop....JS Haiku Shop
May 30, 2003 6:09 AM
your post referenced $$man without directly naming him, and also referred to the "male rules" post indirectly. i read that as a personal attack on $$man. provoked or not, it would be nice if we all stepped back and added some civility to this board. it's becoming a wasteland--as if daily/weekly repeated page-long politic discourse isn't enough, now we have constant bickering and name-calling. i'm not placing blame solely on you, but if we're to bring a semblance of community back to this forum, it's gotta start someplace.

You Have a Point!Jon Billheimer
May 29, 2003 8:26 AM
My wife actually e-mailed me those "rules" the other day. She thought they were funny, as did some of her girl friends. Lighten up everyone!
So this blond rock locks her keys in her car...jesse1
May 29, 2003 9:01 AM
...and she walks to a nearby filling station to get help. The guy there in working under the hood of a car and can't help her at the moment. But he tells her to grab a coat hanger and stick it in around the window to try and snag the lock.
"I'll check up on you in about 10 minutes." he says.
So in ten minutes, he's walking over to her car, and as he get's close, he hears this other blond rock INSIDE the car yelling "No, over to the right!"

Please! No flames except from blond rocks!
LOL. I want to hear more blonde rock jokes. nmKristin
May 29, 2003 2:58 PM
Humor quite legalmoneyman
May 29, 2003 11:44 AM
But first you need something funny. When you have something, please feel free to post it.

a suggestion ...ClydeTri
May 29, 2003 11:48 AM
a suggestion from a person who has fought and still fights depression....lighten up only have one shot at life..enjoy it, smile, have some fun...
a suggestion for Clyde Tri...eyebob
May 29, 2003 1:01 PM
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, the type of "humor" that you posted really isn't all that funny. It might make you smirk a bit, but is it outright "funny", probably not, so let's not over-state it as such. (HMMMM, that sounds like a pretty subjective assesment, huh?) In fact it's really a bit boring. I'm not criticizing you for posting it, or even if you really find these things funny, I'm just stating that it's been done so many times before to render it pretty tame. I'd relate it to watching the derth of real comedic talent that's out there these days. Most (I tend to watch/attend a fair amount of comedy stand ups) is simply rehashed BS that 100's have done before. Sort of like forwarding "cute" jokes to your friends.

a suggestion for Clyde Tri...ClydeTri
May 29, 2003 1:11 PM
I did not find it to be outrageously funny, but some of the items I found to be somewhat funny. What I found shocking and apparently a few others did also, is the comments that followed. Whether you or anyone found them funny, they were not racist/sexist or in bad taste, just simple funny observations on the differences in the sexes. YOu can choose to read or ignore. I am not a comic, nor do I purport to be. I just thought a quick posting might bring a smile to a few, while suprisingly it brought anger from a limited few, in particular one person.
I hear ya, no dis-respect intended. Just IMHO from me. (NM)eyebob
May 29, 2003 1:19 PM
What is wrong with me? I found it funny as hell.purplepaul
May 29, 2003 2:53 PM
Some of them actually had me laughing out loud and I appreciate it being posted here.

There are probably those who harbor real hostility towards women who consider them to be commandments. But I think it was just funny. I laugh at those rules women have too if they're funny.

I'm not at all sure why moneyman took such offense, but it's okay that he did. I do believe he is way off base in accusing people of hating women based on whether they find a joke funny or not. This was actually pretty tame. The really inappropriate stuff can be even funnier and I doubt that it leads to wife beating. Actually, I think joking about stereotypes can lead to their discussion which, in turn, can lead to a better understanding.
May 30, 2003 8:24 AM
Free country. Someone can make a joke, someone else can comment on it. Newsflash -- there are 280 or so million people in America, plus few more in the English speaking world. Chances are, no particular joke is going to be funny to everyone. If you want to make a funny and can't handle a little criticism, maybe better not to try in the first place.

Post whatever you want. Ignore criticism if you want. As long at it's not pornographic or a personal attack on another member here, it's fair game, according to the Terms of Use and Guidelines. No big deal.