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User avatar #517 - TheBagel (04/17/2013) [-]
I'm not angry because I'm an American. I'm angry because people are posting this in hopes of being "edgy." Most 14 year olds on the internet fail to differentiate between "edgy " and "funny. " They think that just because its offensive, it must also be funny.

This is not the case.

Also, the people ranting that the U.S. can't take a joke are the same ones posting 9/11 jokes over a decade after it happened, thinking that they're pushing new boundaries in comedy.
#491 - GeAsa (04/17/2013) [-]
What has 2 heads, 12 eyes, 15 legs and 17 arms?. The boston´s Marathon finish line.
User avatar #514 to #491 - theaddviser (04/17/2013) [-]
im an american and i approve of this comment
#510 to #491 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
I really shouldn't have laughed at that, ****
#323 - vivapinatapro (04/17/2013) [-]
OP has at least 7000 dragon didlos up his ass right now.
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#349 to #327 - vivapinatapro (04/17/2013) [-]
I'm not even American......
I'm not even American......
#358 to #327 - sketchE (04/17/2013) [-]
#426 to #323 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Why is that a picture of Canada? Sorry...
User avatar #330 to #323 - lordofthesea (04/17/2013) [-]
*over 9000

User avatar #482 - TarnRazor (04/17/2013) [-]
Personally, I don't think a person's death has to do with it. If something's witty and funny, then it's witty and funny. You can't help laughing about it. It's not the person's death you find funny, it's the joke pertaining to the tragedy. People just find an opportunity for a joke and take it. They're not really attacking anyone who was involved in the marathon. I'm an Arab and Arab racist jokes can be hilarious at times. If it isn't, I don't immediately call a person inconsiderate because I know they made the joke with the intention of spreading humor rather than hate.
User avatar #539 to #482 - misfitsftw (04/17/2013) [-]
everyone should be like you.
except black guys who say "ay, yo THAT'S ****** UP because that is ******* hilarious.
#17 - lulusaurus (04/16/2013) [-]
I wonder if you would be singing the same tune if that bomb went of in your hometown.

And before someone comments about how hundreds die from bombs in the middle east so it's ok to make jokes bout the Boston Marathon hours after it happened; I am sure that their aren't a spam load of jokes about those bombings.

The Boston Marathon jokes are not making fun of America, they're making fun of the three people that were killed, and over 175 people were injured; those injured are not just Americans but also spectators from other parts of the world.

I don't really care much about the bombing, but what I can't stand are the post saying "HURR HURR TAKE A JOKE AMERICA. HUNDREDS DIE AROUND THE WORLD"

rant done.
#414 to #17 - Petroleum ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
The explosion happened in my hometown, I still think it's perfectly fine to joke about it. True, I wasn't affected in any form, but I feel as though everyone needs to lighten up and realize that this is not the place to be sensitive to people dying. Hell, we have websites dedicated to watching people die in grotesque ways. One shouldn't draw the line simply because it happened in America, or anywhere for that matter. In instances like these, it's simply best to take a vacation away from the Internet, because the jokes are bound to be formed regardless.
#463 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Because it took so ******* long before the Breivik jokes poppet up all over FJ, yet there was next to no butthurt about it, because it was ******* funny.
#204 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Doesnt matter what country you're from, its all fair game on the net. I bet you've laughed at or at least chuckled at starving children jokes, rape jokes, Amanda Todd jokes and all kinds of spineless jokes that are going to offensive to someone. Doesnt matter if it deserved to happen or not the fact is its tragic to someone and you've laughed at it. Just because this one affects your country it makes it becomes off bounds and we're supposed to not make jokes about it? Pfft. Grow up man, you're on the net if you dont like it get off it. Sorry if the Boston bombings affected you, but you cant expect people to not make jokes about. If it bothers you that much think about it like this, people often use humor to mask and cope with pain.

TLDR; Im not saying it is funny, its tragic. However just because it affects you its not off limits to rest of the world. Im damn well sure you've laughed at their problems, so why cant they laugh at yours?
User avatar #207 to #204 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
Bet this is copy&paste and you didn't even read my comments. The Boston Marathon didn't affect me in any way or shape.
#153 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
it is my hometown and i dont care
#353 to #153 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Then you are a fool. Go play hopscotch in a minefield please.
User avatar #192 to #17 - symustafa (04/17/2013) [-]
It's just the thing where like the earthquake in Iran that killed hundreds that the Internet doesn't care about, and then there's the Boston Marathon bombings.
User avatar #195 to #192 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
It's people like beren and op that blow the Boston Marathon out of proportions, I honestly would had never heard of what happen if it wasn't for the news uploads filled with post about it. And this is the first I heard of the earthquake in Iran; that must had been terrible.
User avatar #198 to #195 - symustafa (04/17/2013) [-]
It applies to the media too. They mention the earthquake, but thats it. Or when people get killed in Japan or Iraq no one really cares about it on the Internet. But when it happens on their doorstep, they get all defensive. Sad but true.
User avatar #288 to #17 - zanana (04/17/2013) [-]
I think people misunderstood what OP was getting at.

Basically what he's saying is that Americans don't give a single **** about people dieing in other countries. Do you know how many bombs went off in Afghanistan the day of the Boston marathon bombing? 27. That wasn't on any news channel, the injured and dead didn't have anyone mourning for them. How about that one time there was a drone strike in Pakistan? Oh wait that was more then once. I guess we'll just let it pass and act like nothing happened. But when it comes to the states everyone is expected to mourn and show sympathy? Why? What makes a bomb in the states different then one in the Middle east or any other country? Sure the people who died weren't all American citizens but still, I'm not saying make jokes about it.

What I'm trying to say is basically: If you're going to be all sympathetic towards people who lose their family members/friends/relatives in a catastrophe such as the Boston marathon then you can at least take note of all the other similar events going on in the world.

#305 to #17 - theincrediblelegs (04/17/2013) [-]
People sure vary on different posts, on this post your defensive opinion was thumbed up yet comments that were incredibly similar to yours on yesterdays post were savaged, I think it would just be better if I was to not comment my opinion at all even though this will get as many red thumbs as that would.
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User avatar #480 to #478 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
that is a bit ironic.
But i'm just going to assume the person who made the pic simply forgot the e
#287 to #17 - olioh ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
if someone lost a close one on boston, why the **** would they come here? what does he expect? always when things like this happen people make fun of it. cant they just skip the hurtful content or just stay away for while? i bet there are alot of more polite sites than this.
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User avatar #347 to #17 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
Pretty sure the mass amount that commented when I was gone only read the top part of my comment only.

The point of my comment wasn't to say we should not make jokes about the Boston Marathon, but to call OP out on the fact that it's not American that are taking offence; many American's could care less.
User avatar #511 to #17 - crotchmonkey (04/17/2013) [-]
Couldn't have been said better.
User avatar #266 to #17 - ruebezahl (04/17/2013) [-]
After 9/11 where nearly 3000 people died, it was not allowed to say anything remotely funny about that event for a long long time. Both the press and comedians self-censored, even those who always act as if they are politically incorrect. At the time, I was a huge fan of satirical news website "The Onion" and was surprised to see practically nothing about 9/11 there.

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami where >200,000 people died, there was a pretty weak and stupid joke about it on The Onion the very next day.

I am not saying that you should or shouldn't be allowed to make fun of this kind of stuff. I am just saying that many people have double standards, and the highest concentration of comedy-related double standards can be found in 'Murica.
#397 to #266 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure the Onion has to consider their sponsors and stuff.
#342 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Its not just people in boston whining. Plus, yes. Theres been murders in my hometown and I joke about them. Because Im not a hypocrite.
User avatar #317 to #17 - burdenedsoul (04/17/2013) [-]
"I wonder if you would be singing the same tune if that bomb went of in your hometown."

i live in clackamas, a usual hang out spot for me and my friends is the clackamas town center, aka CTC

was i shocked when the shooting took place? nope, and as soon as i realized none of my friends or anyone i knew was there, i started cracking jokes about how bad a shot that guy was (i mean really, 60+ shots, only hits like 4 people? dafuq)

these events do not phase me, even if they take place in my home town

bombings in iraq, or even on the other side of the country, even less so

i'm not sure if that makes me cold, or just detached, but either way, no ***** are given
#272 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
shut the **** up 9fag in from 'Stralia
#292 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
It's pretty much a joke about how American's think they're the center of the universe...
User avatar #540 to #17 - lamarisagoodname (04/17/2013) [-]

Now you know how others feel, don't expect to be treated any differently.
User avatar #550 to #540 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
I don't even know where you're going with your comment.
#217 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
A bomb got off in my home town. Literally in the town I was born. And people got killed. And it was because of the all Muslims against Jews thing, that the Americans meddle in. Google "2012 Burgas bus bombing". And many people in our forums made a lot of jokes. So **** you and your superiority complex.
#219 to #217 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
So you're blaming Americans for your suicide bombers? Way to take respectability for your country's faults.
#522 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Why people are refering Europe as a country?
#534 to #522 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
no one referring to Europe as a country.
#181 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
>americans make jokes about 9/11
>over 1000 times that amount of americans were killed that day
>3 people die at a marathon
>america flips the **** out and bitches about people making fun of it

Logic? I think not. You're a ******* dumbass trying to bring some pitiful logic into **** . I get you, but your point is invalid due to the disgrace your people have already done about 9/11.

Rant done.
#191 to #181 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
You act like Americans are the only ones who make 9/11 jokes. Are you new to the internet?
#187 to #181 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
happened 12 years ago. Ever heard of the tragedy + time = comedy
#499 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
I remember when Breivik posts were "cool". And I do, as a norwegian, not give a damn **** . This is just how we protect ourselves from harm, by making fun of it.
User avatar #125 to #17 - Bforbacon (04/17/2013) [-]
-Nobody's making fun of the victims. We're just trivializing the victim's situation with comedy in order to help deal with it.

-"Knock knock" "Who's there?" "The thirty something people killed in Iraq by an IED this morning." There. Middle east bombing joke

-I joke about everyone's misfortune and I'd do so if it happened in my hometown. I'm a bloody hypocrite and so is almost everyone on here including you and your White Knight Moral Compass brigade.

rant done.
User avatar #131 to #125 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
-Why would people not affected my the event need to trivialize it.


-If you continue to read my comments you'll see that I don't care if people make Boston Marathon jokes.
User avatar #144 to #131 - Bforbacon (04/17/2013) [-]
-People need to suck it up and move on. If it didn't directly effect you, you don't care. No "But it's a tragedy and I need to feel sorry for them". No. Help a bit if it floats your boat, but move on. Life's a crowded subway station.

-Wasn't trying to be a good joke

User avatar #136 to #131 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
*by the
#466 to #17 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
then again we made fun of Breivik the day it happened
#467 to #466 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
I'm sure the jokes started around the time of his trial. Enough time for people to bury the dead.
User avatar #28 to #17 - noket (04/17/2013) [-]
yeah well, i don't see people so concerned about "making fun of dead people" when there is a gif on morbid channel where someone dies..

i'm not saying it's cool to make fun of dead people, i'm just saying that people on this site can be really hypocrites sometimes...

also if there is a joke about starving african children is it fun and ok, but when someone makes fun of 3 people, it's not? **** logic

so where is the line? is it when it's about something that might happen to you? something that happened near you? when is about someone that might have been close to you? or just something that touched you in some way or another?

i'm just curious.
User avatar #36 to #28 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
The line is different for each person. For example I don't mind the Boston Marathon jokes, but I wasn't affected by the event in any way or form. I suppose my line would be drawn to my family; if someone makes fun of my dead mother I would rage so much inside.

Now my comment not saying that we shouldn't be making Boston jokes, I made this comment because I was butthurt towards how people are calling Americans babies and pussies for caring about an event that affected them.
User avatar #47 to #36 - noket (04/17/2013) [-]
well.. it's understandable that you would be pissed off if someone jokes about that, but this would be something directed to you and you would have all the reason to be mad..

anyway i'm not trying to convince anyone to make boston's jokes, i'm just saying that if you want to be upset by people deaths and you try to convince other people to do the same.. you should do it for others too then.. you can't be mad about boston's deaths and then on the next content laugh about amanda todd... or some morbid/gore stuff.. this is what i'm saying.. but anyone has all the rights to be upset about dead people or some other serious stuff.. just don't do it only when it touches you in some way..

i hope that it was all clear, i'm italian and sometimes i can't express myself so good in english when talking about serious things..
#55 to #47 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
Your English is well and understandable. And I agree with you. Jokes of that scale are low blows and I don't find them funny.   
But if DJ 4DM1N were to some how nuke a place there are people on the internet who would post a joke about it in a matter of minutes after the event. Such is life.   
Here take this gif as a gift
Your English is well and understandable. And I agree with you. Jokes of that scale are low blows and I don't find them funny.
But if DJ 4DM1N were to some how nuke a place there are people on the internet who would post a joke about it in a matter of minutes after the event. Such is life.

Here take this gif as a gift
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User avatar #371 to #369 - lulusaurus (04/17/2013) [-]
2hours. How many jokes can there possibly be?
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User avatar #533 - craazhy (04/17/2013) [-]
I live in Boston, and it will forever be my home regardless of how irrationally romantic that may sound. But, unfortunately, I have also traveled the world. Because of that, I was not emotionally struck by this attack as hard as everyone else. People think because I make jokes about this that I don't have any empathy, when in fact I've personally witnessed attacks so much more violent that this didn't even seem like a thing until people started saying it was. I couldn't really understand it at first.

The reason why I still make jokes is because it offends me, even as an American, that there are people who can be made to believe that this is one of the great tragedies of the 21st century. If you think that, you literally have no idea what occurs outside of the country. Yes, it keeps me up at night thinking about that little girl who didn't even understand a majority of the reasons why she was murdered. But, she's only one of thousands in recent memory.

You get offended when I make jokes because you think I'm disregarding the tragedy of the loss of innocent life. I get offended that you're ignorant of the hundreds of thousands of lives lost on a constant basis around the world.
#315 - rzkruspe (04/17/2013) [-]
>Implying the whole internet is American
>Implying "beren" is the entire America by himself
>Implying this green/mustard yellow/hideous space won't burn our eyes
>Implying this will ever create green text
#437 to #315 - hideous (04/17/2013) [-]
No, you are space.
#439 to #437 - rzkruspe (04/17/2013) [-]
I was expecting beren to reply, but you showed up instead.. And that was awesome.
I was expecting beren to reply, but you showed up instead.. And that was awesome.
User avatar #461 to #439 - beren (04/17/2013) [-]
... but I am the entire America.
User avatar #4 - threeeehuggings (04/16/2013) [-]
But this is how every marathon should end... Does nobody know classic mythology anymore?


#282 to #4 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
with a bang?
#293 to #4 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
I think that word you are looking for is history, not mythology.
#5 to #4 - anon (04/16/2013) [-]
don´t know why negative tumbs, you are right
#387 to #4 - starshroom (04/17/2013) [-]
You like classical stuffs?
Wanna be....wanna be friends?
User avatar #567 to #387 - threeeehuggings (04/21/2013) [-]
Late reaction, I know, but I get all my knowledge of Greek and Roman history/mythology from school

although I can't say I'm completely uninterested, those myths are all better storylines then you find nowadays in movies, books and tv series:)
It's the part of Latin class that's most enjoyable
User avatar #568 to #567 - starshroom (04/22/2013) [-]
Sweet, you took Latin in your school? I have a Bachelor's in Latin! The stories relevant for classics classes are epic! My faves are Daphnis et Chloe and the Aeneid
User avatar #569 to #568 - threeeehuggings (04/22/2013) [-]
The Aeneid by Vergilius is actually what I need to learn for the exam, I can't say I'm disappointed because the stories are awesome and the sentences are short
User avatar #570 to #569 - starshroom (04/22/2013) [-]
Sweet. Book IV is where it's at. Best anguished love scene in history!
PS. recipe for success is to have an English (or whatever your language is) translation on the side for reference so you're never completely off base.
#92 - theoriginaltyson (04/17/2013) [-]
>implying all of America is the Boston Marathon
>implying Americans make fun of European tragedies like this
>implying it wasn't also(if not mostly) other Americans making the jokes
>implying so many things
******* faggots on the internet can somehow always find a way to **** on America over something completely irrelevant
I don't even like this ******* country, but I like you faggots even less

inb4 -100 thumbs
#538 to #92 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Look at this ******* guy. He put ''inb4 red thumbs'' because he knows reverse psychology works on us like we are ******* idiots
#251 to #92 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
I don't think that only people from europe make fun of the explosions
User avatar #103 to #92 - allanenraged (04/17/2013) [-]
You sir are an idiot. He wasn't implying any of those things. I am an American, i agree completely with what Op says. And OP may be a faggot but here in America, some of us try to treat everyone with equality. Go OP, be a faggot, be whatever you want. But if you hit on me, i will ******* shoot you.
#121 to #103 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
Stop being a faggot; your asshole is leaking.
#401 to #92 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
>implying op is from europe
>implying that Americans don't make fun of European tragedies
>implying that the comment will get -100 thumbs
>implying so many things
#402 - angelious (04/17/2013) [-]
mfw comments :I
User avatar #379 - stallwallwriter (04/17/2013) [-]
Honestly, not American, not okay with most of the jokes about Boston. Trust me, I love making fun of 'murica, but things like this aren't about countries, they're about people getting hurt.
Not to mention the fact that the Boston marathon is a highly international event, and there were plenty of folks from abroad wondering if their friends and family were safe.
User avatar #313 - IamEllis (04/17/2013) [-]
no other country ever ***** on the U.S.? oh okay
#545 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
so much american butthurt
User avatar #527 - shaddz (04/17/2013) [-]
I am from the UK and I support the poster looking for some respect
User avatar #515 - TheBobby (04/17/2013) [-]
so who won the race?
#532 to #515 - elcreepo (04/17/2013) [-]
An Ethiopian named Lelisa Desisa won hours before the bombing took place.

I watched him cross, for the first time in quite a few years someone who wasn't from Kenya won, and this guy is new to running too.
User avatar #562 to #532 - TheBobby (04/18/2013) [-]
why thank you
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#186 - helenwheels (04/17/2013) [-]
Please, America makes fun of itself more than any other country.
#507 to #186 - anon (04/17/2013) [-]
not more than Spain does
User avatar #117 - mchurtstab ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
"gets pissed off when made fun of"

this is ******* hysterical. how often is america as a whole made fun of as the overweight, retard, elitist assholes of the world? how often do you actually see someone get pissed about those implications? all i ever see is people laughing about the "Murica" jokes and **** , that includes americans. this isnt anger or butthurt over insults at america, its disgust at the complete disregard for the loss of others. ***** sakes if one of your family members died in the bombing im sure any of these jokes would have you foaming. just have a heart and i know jokes will come back ******* wait a few days or some **** . if you had to wait for a bombing to come up with something funny enough to some to get close to front page you really didnt deserve it in the first place.
User avatar #161 to #117 - mymiddleleg (04/17/2013) [-]
You do realize you're asking people on the internet to have consideration?, you'll have better luck trying to get blood out of a rock
User avatar #167 to #161 - HarvietheDinkle (04/17/2013) [-]
that's an unusual comparison
User avatar #120 to #117 - mchurtstab ONLINE (04/17/2013) [-]
meant "but" not "back"
#205 to #117 - furyr (04/17/2013) [-]
Every time it's brought up in a thread, someone has to point out that its actually wrong.
User avatar #343 - emptysuperman (04/17/2013) [-]
This isn't really a nationality issue. It's an issue between butthurt people and people who can take a joke.
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