moshe! wrote:I notice that the generalizations you use are all fairly benign and all refer to groups rather unaffected by prejudice.
Benign and unaffected? After the incredible genocide in china by the japanese?
I've had chinese folks hug me after I told that joke.
Every group has it's unique sensitivity.
I was taught about ethnic humour by a polack friend when I was a teenager.
I follow his belief that there is nothing wrong with a joke that isn't meant to be vicious.
moshe! wrote:Make your post more exciting by making the same list about jews, black people , latinos and gay people and the generalizations often lobbed at them. Not as fun huh?
You say that like I won't do it!
I can and do.
When I was dying in the icu, I told jokes about my own death.
You think I won't joke about anything?
I do try to respect people's special sensitivities.
But even in an ethnic group, they vary from one person to another.
I have my own and mostly find related jokes unfunny, because they show no imagination.
Yet I have found myself laughing at some very inappropriate jokes, in relation to myself, because they were very clever.
Funny is funny.
I love big cats so when I was in Las Vegas years ago, I went to see the tiger show with Siegfried and Roy.
It was the most incredible illusion I've ever seen!
For the briefest moment, on stage, they both appeared to be heterosexual.