asmith9983 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 08:41:06 GMT 2009
For fear of doing a Broon, and digging myself into a deeper hole :-
I remember reading an article which said that all humour is offensive to
a group of some form, be it racist, sexist, or religous.
Q. Whart do you call a sleep walking nun ?
A. A Roaming Catholic.
Andrew in Edinburgh
PS. I do find being called a techie or geek offensive as I've worked
hard over many years indeed decades, to gain my computer knowledge. You
wouldn't call a neuo-consultant a brain geek, as he was about to operate
on your head!
On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 11:55 -0500, Jerry D. Hedden wrote:
> David Landgren wrote:
> > I wanted to share this... Some people have no sense of humour. This came up
> > on the contact at perl.org queue.
> > (I shall compose a message saying Acme is fun, etc. etc. Can anyone point me
> > to other similar Acme modules to put this in context?)
> David Golden replied:
> > I think the module is offensive -- which is not inconsistent with it
> > trying to be funny Funny and offensive is sometimes a fine line. I'm
> > not saying it needs to be yanked -- I don't support censoring "bad
> > thoughts". I would rather see the author withdraw it voluntarily.
> > Even in Acme, I'd rather see the Perl community trying to be inclusive
> > and not make jokes at anyone's expense.
> I think the module is funny, and I don't find it offensive at all. To whom
> is it offensive? Nigerians that are ashamed of what their fellow countrymen
> are doing? Well, they should be, and should put a stop to it.
> Consider Jeff Foxworthy making fun of rednecks. How is that different?
> Nearly all humor offends someone. F*** 'em if they can't take a joke. Go
> out and by a thicker skin.
> As the module doesn't border on a hate crime, I see not reason to even
> suggest that the author consider a voluntary withdrawal.
> > People do remember Alias' ill-considered Acme::Playmate talk, right?
> > (And his very responsible apology afterwards, too)
> > http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Acme::Playmate_talk
> Again, a few people that can't take a joke. You can't please all the
> people all the time.
> (Just my opinion. Take it with a big grain of salt.)
> BTW, here's a joke for you: Where do you find a turtle with no legs?
> Right where you left it! <Ha Ha>
> I'm sure I'll piss off a few animal lovers with that one. ;)
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