Re: Hyperbole and Stereotyping For Humor

From: J Corbally (
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 15:22:03 MST

>Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 21:31:22 -0800
>From: "John Marlow" <>
>Subject: Re: Hyperbole and Stereotyping For Humor
>Well, hey--let's not swing all the way over to political
>On 8 Feb 2001, at 9:09, Terry Donaghe wrote:
> > I apologize to those who found my silly posts to be offensive. As a native
> > Mississippian, I feel that I have the right to make fun of my fellow deep
> > south friends/family, or at least I should be allowed to use that fact
> as an
> > excuse ;). I didn't mean to be offensive, simply humorous. Many comedians
> > use hyperbole and stereotyping as a tool in making people laugh. I can
> > certainly see how, if the post concerning "white trash" was read by
> someone
> > without a sense of humor, that person could easily have been offended or
> > felt that I was being mean spirited or even classist or racist. If that
> was
> > the case for you, I apologize for offending your delicate sensibilities.
> > Please add my name to your filter list and/or disregard any further
> posting
> > of mine, as it may contain some pathetic attempt at humor. I can't imagine
> > living in a humor free world - it sounds very sad and lonely.
> >
> > In the future I will both attempt to stimulate interesting conversation as
> > well as post silly nonsense. I hope that the powers that be don't decide
> > that this must be a humor free list. I will try not to be so directly
> > offensive next time, and those of you who were offended, please give me
> the
> > benefit of a doubt or simply don't read my posts next time.
> >
> > Terry
> >
Hey, I'm with you on this one. Humour can be one of the best ways of
getting an idea across also. The day we get too serious is the day were on
the downward spiral into stagnation.

Oh, and no one responded to my Neutron joke. I'm a two-bit comedian, and I
demand an audience, damnit!!:)



"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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