Thursday, July 27, 2006

Humour

Yet again Shakespeare's Sister come up with the goods. We can all pick fault in other people's sense of humour, but this is one of the best analyses of what is and isn't fair game in humour that I have read in a long time.

Of course there are some readers here who will fail to see the point and will probably make some intentionally offensive remark in response. A bit like, ooh, I don't know, perhaps a certain commentor on my last post from Shakespeare's Sister...

We would say you too are fair game, but frankly you're not worth it.

3 comments:

Skuds said...

Thats a right good discussion kicked off there!

Touchy subject though. There is a fine line between having a minority or oppressed group as the subject of humour and having them as the target.

But the distinction is almost impossible to explain clearly enough to someone who does not instinctively understand.

Funny how comedians from any sort of minority or oppressed group have large chunks of their material about that group...

Shakespeare's Sister said...

Thanks, Lisa. I appreciate it. :-)

David Duff said...

You're very easily offended, Lisa, and I worry for you because sometimes I think you're too delicate and refined for this rough, old world.

As to 'Shakespeare's sister', I really couldn't be bothered to wade through all her solemn, turgid prose because the only limit to humour is whether or not it makes you laugh; if it does, it's OK, if it doesn't, it ain't!