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Thread #118593   Message #2588120
Posted By: Richard Bridge
13-Mar-09 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
Well, it seems I was wrong. Someone did like Jade Goody. In that case I don't understand why the mordant edge that makes death jokes funny is missing. Maybe it's me, in that I think she had no redeeming feature whatsoever, which is why no insult to her death has any "Oh No!" factor for me, hence no need to avoid the pain hence no laugh. Whereas Diana the Martyr I also disliked intensely, but I know that many unaccountably idolised her. So I reacted to their shock as I inferred it to be .

As for my own death, it seems to me that my corpse would be rather a nuisance (even more than I am in life), so I'd rather it was got rid of as cheaply as possible. No sense in wasting money. I have no major lifetime accomplishments to commemorate (I nearly had, but that was another story). Wakes and so on are for the living.