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#28 - choowoo (09/03/2013) [-]
gif of boston bombing= bad
gif of brown people getting blown up and their limbs flying everywhere= funny/cool

this is ****** up to watch people die. i guess i'm in the minority on that though.
User avatar #165 to #28 - mornanddusk (09/03/2013) [-]
there's virtually no difference between tragedy and comedy apart from how you react to it.

Comedy is laughing at oddity, rather than getting upset by it.

i.e if a man slips on a banana you can:
a) feel sympathy for him = it was a negative event
b) you can laugh = it was a funny event

it's like tom and jerry - you're watching violence - but it's funny because of the way it's presented.
And also, the joke here isn't that people died/got hurt - it's that someone coincidentally hit a drum, as if to make it look like they caused the explosion. It's like if a person poked someone gently - and the person who got poked, went flying for no rational reason.
#163 to #28 - anon (09/03/2013) [-]
Maybe you should just stop whining and enjoy the humor in this content. There is nothing wrong with laughing at this kind of content, and pretending to care is equally stupid. I don't feel sad for the people in this gif, just like I do not care for all the other people that died today. If you would just stop thinking "oh noes, the survivors must be in such agony", then maybe you could learn to appreciate this kind of humor. I fell from a considerable height once, and the jokes people made about it cheered me up and made me laugh because I'm not a crybaby like you. You're the definition of an internet whiteknight.
#147 to #28 - zalbaar (09/03/2013) [-]
Boston was funny too...
#134 to #28 - firesky (09/03/2013) [-]
I agree with you.
Just logged in to thumb it down
#128 to #28 - famouswillqc **User deleted account** (09/03/2013) [-]
#89 to #28 - andthenilold (09/03/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure somebody said "Let's take it easy on the Boston bombing jokes guys, it's so recent." the day after the bombing and that person got thumbed the **** down. This is a site for entertainment and mainly jokes, jokes will be had no matter how ****** up/tragic it is.
User avatar #82 to #28 - franklyimaperson (09/03/2013) [-]
The Boston Bombing felt bad to us, and more specifically we in the New England Area, because it was very close to where we know

Meanwhile this gif is showing and equally if not more powerful explosive, in a place none of us have really seen or experianced

I have been alive long enough to never really remember a time we weren't at war (1995 if you care) and through 9/11, Katrina, the BP Spill, the many school shootings, and all the other ****** up things we have seen through the news and in our lives, we just stop caring, and we care even less about people we don't know

Indeed, I agree with Comment 70, I have been here too long
#80 to #28 - yofutofu (09/03/2013) [-]
I'm Canadian myself , but my parents moved from India when they were young, and I don't really mind seeing Muslims die.
In history, Muslims and Sikhs haven't ever gotten along.
#70 to #28 - alexusapi (09/03/2013) [-]
it doesn't affect me anymore, i never find this **** funny but it doesn't bother me anymore, i've been on the internet long enough. you can blend into society very easily when you are a psychopath, and i was shocked at how many people are actually psychopaths. thinking somebody blowing up or dying in any way is funny i think is a clear sign of a psychopathic individual. i have a dark sense of humor, i laugh at dead baby jokes and racist jokes but that's just humor that's not actually hurting anybody, while **** like this is actual people with families.
User avatar #167 to #70 - mornanddusk (09/03/2013) [-]
but no one was specifically singled out as being the 'butt of the joke' - it's a collective thing. the joke here isn't hurting anyone either.

The same thing could've happened in a cartoon and i'm guessing you'd be fine with it because it's not real? the difference with this is that the joke hasn't caused the bad stuff to happen. The joke has just found a positive way to accomodate something that may not lend itself to like that in reality. Ultimately, that's the purpose of a joke; point out something out of order - and make people laugh about it (even if it's something that would otherwise be detestable - like dead baby jokes).

'somebody blowing up or dying in any way is funny i think is a clear sign of a psychopathic individual'
yes it is - but that isn't the point the joke is making here. So you can't just call anyone who find this kind of thing funny a psychopath (+ that would be saying you can't make jokes out of death, and that doesn't make sense - it's like saying death can never be funny, even though it can 'getting killed by a biscuit'
- it's more detailed than just laughing death

The humor in this isn't that people are being blown up - it's in the seemingly odd circumstances that it happened in that is comical. So it's not saying 'blowing people up is funny' - it's saying 'Someone seemingly blowing people up unintentionally by hitting a completely non related drum is funny'. The joke is pointing out the oddity in the sequence of events that we are presented, not that people died from it.

Like i could make a joke about how it's funny (used tentatively), humorous and ironic that the emergency number for America is 911 - making a (bad) joke about an obviously unfortunate event. That doesn't mean i'm making fun out of the fact that people died.

It's not to be taken seriously, same with a lot of dark humor.
User avatar #53 to #28 - domitius (09/03/2013) [-]
Those are limbs?
I thought it was some kind of cloth or scarf
User avatar #46 to #28 - ubisoft (09/03/2013) [-]
Are you kidding? BOTH WERE ******* HILARIOUS
User avatar #47 to #46 - ubisoft (09/03/2013) [-]
Kinda agree with you.
User avatar #37 to #28 - VincentKing ONLINE (09/03/2013) [-]
I'm with you on this
User avatar #32 to #28 - thelastamerican (09/03/2013) [-]
I didn't enjoy either.
User avatar #30 to #28 - darksideofthebeast (09/03/2013) [-]
I thought both were funny.
#31 to #30 - choowoo (09/03/2013) [-]
well i don't get why it is funny.

why do you think they are funny?
#90 to #31 - andthenilold (09/03/2013) [-]
It isn't funny. However the jokes made about it are funny to a lot of people.
User avatar #71 to #31 - baltman (09/03/2013) [-]
What are you ******* retarded? Get off the INTERNET moralfag.
User avatar #62 to #31 - angelious (09/03/2013) [-]
the title made this funny.

but yeah in nutshell we are bad people for laughing this.cant do nothing
User avatar #55 to #31 - admiralen (09/03/2013) [-]
cause some people find **** funny even though someone died
User avatar #36 to #31 - redknull (09/03/2013) [-]
Well people will always differ on humor, I personally laugh at this still though it may be cruel. Socially acceptable and what not.
#58 to #36 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
try not to justify yourself with the idea that everyone's different. laughing at people dying in such a raw situation is not something to bandy about mate
User avatar #59 to #58 - redknull (09/03/2013) [-]
No, people are different. Some laugh at cruel **** , others dont, thats just how it is.
#63 to #59 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
But that doesn't make it a good thing, man. You don't have to laugh at cruel **** , you can re-sensitise yourself and appreciate the fact that, **** man, people died, maybe that deserves a little more respect than I'm giving it
User avatar #168 to #63 - mornanddusk (09/03/2013) [-]
Bare in mind the only difference between tragedy and comedy is the way you react.

Just look at Tom and Jerry (i appreciate that it's fiction, but the same logic applies).

Also, laughter is an involuntary response to stimuli, usually something that appears odd; a coping mechanism.

That's why the expression 'something funny about this' is synonymous with 'something's odd about this'. It's just another way of dealing with an unexpected situation, other than just concern/sympathy/solemnity.

Like with this content, the oddity is the guy hitting the drum seemingly causing the explosion - not that people actually died. The humor isn't in the fact that people got hurt in the reality of it - it's in the strange sequence presented to us in the snapshot.
It's called the suspension of disbelief, and it's what ou undergo when you imagine hypothetical situations (like we do when shown only this of that event). If the content was someone preparing, and planting the bomb, AND THEN watching the explosion - then i bet you most people wouldn't find it funny. It's all about the situation, and the one presented to us here isn't a serious one.

No sensible person would laugh at people just dying as a sole thing, the comedy comes from other factors.

Moreover, laughing at the content doesn't mean said people are disrespecting the people's deaths. It just means they find the circumstances shown to them odd /out of place/ unexpected. In other words it's 'funny' to them.

And just because something is cruel/raw, doesn't mean it can't be humorous.That's basically the definition of Dark Humor.
User avatar #64 to #63 - redknull (09/03/2013) [-]
People die every second, why should I start caring now? I dont neccesarily laugh at cruel **** , but people blowing up is my number one trigger
#65 to #64 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
What a shame. If only there weren't so many of you
User avatar #169 to #65 - mornanddusk (09/03/2013) [-]
come on, surely you can tell redknull is using hyperbole/exaggerating for comedic effect... translation - it's a joke...
#170 to #169 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
Oh of course - I just think it's in ill-humour.
User avatar #171 to #170 - mornanddusk (09/03/2013) [-]
bad/offensive or ill joke or not - still a joke. but i get where you're coming from
User avatar #93 to #65 - kimilsung ONLINE (09/03/2013) [-]
#108 to #93 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
**** this guy has morals and thinks before he speaks, what a prick
#116 to #108 - somekindofname (09/03/2013) [-]
Take it easy man. We live in a world where cruel and good mix for every blink and breath. Laughing at it is one way to deal with it, but that doesn't mean that they guy laughing won't care. It's just his way of dealing with a ****** situation.

This is of course only my opinion on this, but I know plenty of people that can laugh at Will Smith dancing down the Twin Towers and still be some of the nicest and most caring people I know. It's just how they tick.
#120 to #116 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
While I completely agree with you, this guy is not laughing at it as a means of dealing with something tragic, he/she's just being a prick.

And calling someone out for having morals is low and self-destructive
#122 to #120 - somekindofname (09/03/2013) [-]
Sorry about the smiley btw, but thats my only way of comuning feelings as of now.
#121 to #120 - somekindofname (09/03/2013) [-]
Well, there are those guys to : /
#123 to #121 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
There are indeed, I'm not having a go at you. I just think it's a shame.
#126 to #123 - somekindofname (09/03/2013) [-]
Well, let's live in the agreement that there are faggots and gents then?
#127 to #126 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
nah, cos I'm gonna disagree with your use of "faggot" too, hah. I'll agree with arseholes and gents though yep
#130 to #127 - somekindofname (09/03/2013) [-]
I have no problem with gays, but there is a difference between pushy faggots that furiously makes out in the traindoor and good gays that just gently kiss and keeps the rest at home.
But I agree, arseholes and gents is the better term.
#143 to #130 - broorb (09/03/2013) [-]
I think it's too risky - there is too much horrendous history behind the word faggot to justify using it today. It's like the word ****** - we white folk gave up the right to use the word ****** a long time ago, hah.

I don't see the issue, either - faggot is attributing a bad personality trait to a perfectly okay phenomenon. Just call them a ******* idiot
#148 to #143 - somekindofname (09/03/2013) [-]
I find it better to have a specific word for, eh, "them".
Either way, agree to disagree and all that.
User avatar #66 to #65 - redknull (09/03/2013) [-]
Yeah thats just what you think, not neccesarily others. Dont you come here and shame on me for having a different sense of humor
User avatar #34 to #31 - darksideofthebeast (09/03/2013) [-]
I was being edgy
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