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Thread #118593   Message #2587766
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Mar-09 - 01:29 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
Back to the topic of discussion....

Googling "Jade Goody" jokes brings up 576,000 entries today. I looked through some of them, and they made me cringe. No, I guess I can't see much value in these jokes - or any defense for them. But gee, there sure are a lot of them. I wonder what those people are thinking.

On the other hand, if you Google death jokes or cancer jokes, you'll get a different perspective. For the most part, the jokes I found about cancer, serve to help people deal with it. I found a very good article titled Does Cancer Have a Sense of Humor?