1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest - we need your help! Please read the thread linked below to help make FF a better place for all. Click here to learn how you can help
    Dismiss Notice

Can you joke about anything?

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Muller, Nov 21, 2020 at 8:45 PM.

?

Vote

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MrE

    MrE wear a mask

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    14,643
    Likes Received:
    3,061
    Supports:
    .
    Champions League level whataboutery :laugh:
     
    Mr Sheen likes this.
  2. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,745
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Celtic
    No one else having a problem with racism, especially so frequently, was the issue. The fact that I said the joke was out of order and then the chat exploded with even more brainless racist jokes about black people was incredibly poor form. Justifying racism because it was a joke, imo, is immoral and stupid.
     
    Leivapool likes this.
  3. Mr Sheen

    Mr Sheen Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    17,729
    Likes Received:
    5,414
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Watford
    I didn't do anything wrong tbf
     
    MrE likes this.
  4. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,745
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Celtic
    Token is a joke about under representation. The fact you can't see that is telling. :laugh:
     
    Mr Sheen likes this.
  5. MrE

    MrE wear a mask

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    14,643
    Likes Received:
    3,061
    Supports:
    .
    Fair enough, I'm off to go watch Django Unchained x
     
    Mr Sheen likes this.
  6. Mr Sheen

    Mr Sheen Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    17,729
    Likes Received:
    5,414
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Watford
    In just stirring Minty. I still love you x
     
    Minty likes this.
  7. Muller

    Muller I like using gifs

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Messages:
    32,804
    Likes Received:
    11,951
    Location:
    In my own world
    Supports:
    European Champions Liverpool Football Club & Joel Matip
    Some very fair points there. I didn't stand by it and I did DM you and apologized as soon as I realized I had offended you in fairness.

    At the end of the day though it's a lads groupchat and that's the sort of shit that happens in them not gonna apologize for my dark sense of humour anymore. You do you anyway never wanted to fall out over a joke but such is life.
     
  8. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,745
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Celtic
    There's a difference between a dark sense of humour and blatant racism.
     
  9. BleedsIsDead

    BleedsIsDead They Love You When You're Dead

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    15,037
    Likes Received:
    8,237
    Supports:
    BHAFC
    Minty isn’t going to think you’re more tolerant because you’re using the American spelling of apologise.
     
    Muller likes this.
  10. PorkchopExpress

    PorkchopExpress The Blackfish

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    9,684
    Likes Received:
    3,191
    Location:
    Norn Iron
    Supports:
    Manchester United
    That's not being racist, it's making fun of American Television's awful and lazy attempts at promoting racial diversity by including pointless characters whose only defining trait is they are not white.
     
    Minty likes this.
  11. Muller

    Muller I like using gifs

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Messages:
    32,804
    Likes Received:
    11,951
    Location:
    In my own world
    Supports:
    European Champions Liverpool Football Club & Joel Matip
    So because you didn't find it funny it's racism? That is your subjective opinion of course so hats also fair but not completely accurate because I'm not racist I just went for a joke and it missed the mark.
     
  12. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,745
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Celtic
    No, it's racism because it's racism, using outdated slurs like 'darkies' and continual use of "n***er" (not just from you).
     
  13. Shane

    Shane Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    45,537
    Likes Received:
    12,353
    Supports:
    Southampton FC
    Yeah. It’s disgraceful mate. Come back and join us. Joga made us repent our sins. We’ve been cleansed.
     
  14. scunnymadandy

    scunnymadandy Alfreton 14-0 Sheff Wed

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Messages:
    21,264
    Likes Received:
    1,532
    Supports:
    Scunthorpe United
  15. Muller

    Muller I like using gifs

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Messages:
    32,804
    Likes Received:
    11,951
    Location:
    In my own world
    Supports:
    European Champions Liverpool Football Club & Joel Matip
    It's a racist joke yes. I know some good paedophile jokes too doesn't mean I'm a nonce. I get it now though you're the type of guy who'll go to a comedy show and walk out when they hear a joke they don't like lmao grow up please mate.
     
  16. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,745
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Celtic
    It was nothing more than an outdated racist slur, rather than a joke. You're not seriously trying to conflate your racist remarks (targeting a victim) with jokes about paedophiles (targeting a perpetrator) are you? The sweet irony of you telling anyone to grow up.
     
  17. Adam

    Adam Are you cereal?

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    20,687
    Likes Received:
    6,184
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Supports:
    Liverpool
    Already been said but it depends on context a lot of the time both in terms of the joke itself and the audience.

    There are jokes I'd say to people my age or a similar mindset that I wouldn't in front of an older person for example. The same way as I won't say 'c*nt' in front of my mother but have no problem saying it among friends. The rules are situational.

    Regardless of the ethical question of whether you SHOULD tell a particular joke though, I draw the line at legal penalties for telling jokes. I don't think the police should be spending time investigating the content of a joke regardless of its author or target.

    An example would be Jo Brand questioning why you would throw a milkshake at a politician when you could throw battery acid instead.

    It's funny IMO. It's not incitement to violence and it wouldn't be if the target had been someone more popular than Farage either. That said how funny a joke is does seem to have a lot to do with who the butt of a joke is. You can say things about Farage for example that you can't say about -whoever- even if the joke is identical.
     
  18. Muller

    Muller I like using gifs

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Messages:
    32,804
    Likes Received:
    11,951
    Location:
    In my own world
    Supports:
    European Champions Liverpool Football Club & Joel Matip
    Honestly mate you've overreacted. Have a good Christmas see you down the road maybe x
     
  19. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,745
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Celtic
    I haven't. All I did was say I found your joke out of order, then left a group chat because I wasn't a fan of the barrage of racist comments that followed. I'm totally fine with that as I don't find racism acceptable. As I said to those who messaged me privately, I've got better things to spend my time on than read racist comment after racist comment. I had let it go until your snide joke about racist comments earlier. Tbh I suspect you didn't even find your own joke very funny, but whatever.
     
  20. Muller

    Muller I like using gifs

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2015
    Messages:
    32,804
    Likes Received:
    11,951
    Location:
    In my own world
    Supports:
    European Champions Liverpool Football Club & Joel Matip
    Ok but you completely ignored my message I sent straight after you left and haven't aknowledged me until today where you told me to **** off out of nowhere. I'll be honest I didn't find it funny what I said I was just going for shock value hence why I immediately apologized. Anyway I'm done arguing about it you've made your feelings clear we have very different senses of humour I'll take that into consideration if we ever interact again.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page