why is it that perfectly nice people who wouldn’t dream of saying anything hurtful (yes, I do know some people like that) still feel it’s perfectly ok to pass on emails with a joke that compares mothers-in-law to hitler?

4 thoughts on “why is it that perfectly nice people who wouldn’t dream of saying anything hurtful (yes, I do know some people like that) still feel it’s perfectly ok to pass on emails with a joke that compares mothers-in-law to hitler?

  1. 'fraid you've absolutely stumped me on this one – don't know the answer to this or many of the other horrendous emails i've been privy to receive over the years – hate just never really seems to go away

    on the flip side, it's wonderful to actually know people who are so nice that they astonish you when they forward something hurtful like that.

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  2. Unfortunately humour is of course subjective, as anybody knows who has to endure the Kosher Crooner's puns.Sad to say we often laugh before we consciously think. I know that a large degree of my humour viewpoint is based on word-play, although I laugh at – and admire – the finely crafted physical comedy genious of people like Buster Keaton or Chaplin. I'm probably the first in a group to tell a "Jewish" joke, stereotypical, yes, but I am very aware of borders.The advice of Rabbi Hillel – getting a student to learn the most vital piece of wisdom while standing on one leg is, to me, a hilarious joke – if you don't know the punchline PM me.. Jessie Owens winning his races in the 1936 Munich Olympics is a case of pure and perfect humour, including the furious Furher.But somehow, some humour is not humour. Funny, really. One man's joke is another man's slap in the face.Comedians [and I include myself in this] really shouldn't expect EVERYONE else to think that a joke they love is actually humorous in any way. So there's an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman waking down the road and one of them says, "Is this some kind of a joke?"

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