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Things you won't make fun of
#41
It just doesn't make any sense. Or non-sequitur like some kind of Teddy Roosevelt/Bill Clinton joke
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(2017-01-09, 05:54 PM)Cornholio Wrote: Speaking of which, isn't it time another Samantha Bee video was posted?

If I replace the name "Samantha Bee" with the term "female" I'm sure more people will understand where you are coming from.
"I view material possessions as a side effect of living rather than a goal of life"
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(2017-01-09, 03:49 PM)Chris D Wrote: Doesnt mean the joke is any less immoral if its just between you and a buddy, or the mics arent on...just means there is no victim.  Leave it up to your conscience if you accept it or not.

Can something be immoral if there is no adverse effect on any person?
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(2017-01-09, 07:55 PM)TheOilerFan83 Wrote:
(2017-01-09, 03:49 PM)Chris D Wrote: Doesnt mean the joke is any less immoral if its just between you and a buddy, or the mics arent on...just means there is no victim.  Leave it up to your conscience if you accept it or not.

Can something be immoral if there is no adverse effect on any person?

Of course it can. Do you know what the definition is of immoral?
Jesus Christ is flawed
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(2017-01-09, 03:34 PM)miltonred Wrote: Interesting. The question was "is anything off limits".
For those who say "know your audience" does that mean you would make jokes about disability, sexuality, race if you thought it was okay in front of certain people.
What is funny about Down Syndrome?
Would it make Trump a nicer person if he just did his disability mocking in front Billy Bush not wired up, that's okay? Talking about ***** grab to Billy is not trivializing sexual assault if there is no mic. on.
I don't think you should be surprised that most males take place in "locker room" talk.  Based on the responses in this thread if you knew your audience almost anything goes.

Note that not a single person mentioned sexist/sexism as off limits.
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#46
I don't think everyone here is speaking the same language. I suspect when most say "nothing is off-limits" they aren't thinking "every joke is funny" or "anything goes". I've never engaged in Trump-style locker talk but I've poked fun at my wife for being the "weaker sex" when she's asked me to open a jar. So in that respect sexism is not an "off-limits" topic for humour to me.

I would not make fun of someone for their race but have none of you watched Aziz Ansari? There is PLENTY of room for humour that's perfectly fine regarding race and culture.

I'm not going to mock a disability but I did laugh at Jim Jefferies' bit about most severely autistic people probably not having the criminal connections necessary to buy illegal weapons. And there's a pretty hilarious IT Crowd episode where Roy has to pretend to be disabled and in a wheelchair.

There are plenty of jokes I won't make with ANY audience but that doesn't mean there are topics that I consider off-limits.
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#47
Other countries flags by flying them upside down.
I have sex daily. I mean dyslexia.
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#48
Mom jokes are a tough one. Since the dawn of time, they've been a staple when it comes to humour. But they also cause outrage because people are protective of their moms, of course. I think they should be used as a tool, not a crutch.
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(2017-01-12, 12:11 AM)TheNumber13 Wrote: Mom jokes are a tough one. Since the dawn of time, they've been a staple when it comes to humour. But they also cause outrage because people are protective of their moms, of course. I think they should be used as a tool, not a crutch.

who?  moms?
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(2017-01-11, 04:11 AM)OldSchool Wrote: Other countries flags by flying them upside down.

That reminds me - House of Cards season 5 coming up!  (Unless we are living it now)
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#51
Depends who your audience is, though generally, I am uncomfortable with handicapped and rape jokes.
But I do grin when I think of the joke about the epileptic who falls in the pool and we throw in the laundry...!
(I know, here comes the PC crowd...)

With my wife and amongst close pals, nothing is off-limits.

With lesser friends, especially a mixed audience, I am more careful.
I stopped sending fatty jokes to a girl I used to work with (amongst others) because she complained.
Yes, she was heavy set...

With a new group of people, I am careful...while I study their character and body language (I am usually good at that).
If they are receptive, I push the limit a little, otherwise, I behave Happy

On RATW...well, you know, the filter is controlled by the mods* and the CoC, nothing more than that Wink
*And I sometimes bribe them to get away with more... Wink
Why is common sense not so common?
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(2017-01-12, 11:41 AM)poppabyrd Wrote:
(2017-01-11, 04:11 AM)OldSchool Wrote: Other countries flags by flying them upside down.

That reminds me - House of Cards season 5 coming up!  (Unless we are living it now)

President Underwood seems like a reasonable human being compared to Donald Trump.
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(2017-01-12, 01:55 PM)Ululator Wrote: I stopped sending fatty jokes to a girl I used to work with (amongst others) because she complained.
Yes, she was heavy set...

With a new group of people, I am careful...while I study their character and body language (I am usually good at that).

Yeah I'm going to go ahead and question just how good you are at reading things if a fat girl had to complain to get you to stop sending fat jokes.
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It was a moment of weakness which taught me to always consider the audience before telling jokes or even sending emails, where there is no body language.
In my defense, we had worked together for over 10 years and socialised together several times, and she was one of the "guys", so I didn't think she'd mind.

Now, I am careful about sending fatty jokes*, as well as (depending on the audience) any jokes that could be sensitive to someone (religion, politics, race, racy).
I go through my usual mailing list and sift though it one by one.
Of course, XXX emails have a different mailing list Happy

I always call out people who send me hateful islamophobic and distasteful racist jokes...

*She WAS allowed to make fatty jokes about herself, but no one else did.
She told me so herself - LOL
Why is common sense not so common?
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(2017-01-12, 07:41 AM)RyeRocks Wrote:
(2017-01-12, 12:11 AM)TheNumber13 Wrote: Mom jokes are a tough one. Since the dawn of time, they've been a staple when it comes to humour. But they also cause outrage because people are protective of their moms, of course. I think they should be used as a tool, not a crutch.

who?  moms?

No, mom jokes. There was even a show about them hosted by Fez from That 70's Show. 

Ulu, even if you're close with your co-workers, it's always best to conduct yourself with tact in the workplace.
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I agree with the co-worker advice, but she was much more than a co-worker, as we exchanged email jokes and had social outings together.

Maybe she was upset at me because she wanted to exchange something else with me...and I didn't make a move Sad
Why is common sense not so common?
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(2017-01-13, 02:38 PM)Ululator Wrote: I agree with the co-worker advice, but she was much more than a co-worker, as we exchanged email jokes and had social outings together.

Maybe she was upset at me because she wanted to exchange something else with me...and I didn't make a move Sad

That reminds me of what Canuxxx was doing man, not the same situation but similar in terms of "disloyal intimacy".  Don't be that guy when you're already married Ulu.
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.......unless you are a celebrity.
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(2017-01-14, 10:56 AM)poppabyrd Wrote: .......unless you are a celebrity.

A lot of those are for publicity and not really genuine. They do it for the headlines and the paparazzi.
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