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Thread #118593   Message #2588450
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
13-Mar-09 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
My wife, a highly educated qualifed worker in a caring profession,
watched the 2 hour "Living Channel - Jade Wedding Special Exclusive" documentary last night..

..and sobbed her eyes out because it was "soooo sad"

Then, out of curiosity, she read a selection of Jade jokes on sickipedia
just to calm down a bit before she went to bed..

Some jokes made her cringe uncomfortably.. some made her gasp for breath in laughter..

lifes all about balance
and being able to distinguish inteligently and sensitively
between the real and the abstract
in our personal relationship
with the 'fictions & constructs' of popular culture...