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Is it still too soon for jokes about Sept. 11? (MSNBC article)
MSNBC.com ^ | 2:25 p.m. CT, Tues., Sept. 9, 2008 | Michael Ventre

Posted on 09/11/2008 11:42:19 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet

At a Friars Club roast of Hugh Hefner three weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, comedian Gilbert Gottfried not only pushed the envelope, he set it on fire. He was at the podium, about to launch into the abundantly filthy “Aristocrats” joke that inspired an entire documentary film, when he mentioned that he had tried to get a direct flight “but they said they have to stop at the Empire State Building first.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 7thanniversary; comedy; ignorantmedia; islam; mohammedanism; msnbc
strange that they would feel compelled to run this. Maybe its their way of getting closure.
1 posted on 09/11/2008 11:43:00 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I think it would always be too soon.

I wouldn’t laugh at a joke about Pearl Harbor.


3 posted on 09/11/2008 11:46:26 AM PDT by Marie2 (Everything the left does has the effect and intent of destroying the traditional family.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Is it still too soon for jokes about Sept. 11?

They are as appropriate as they ever will be.

4 posted on 09/11/2008 11:48:21 AM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

The day it becomes acceptable to make jokes about 9/11/01 will be the saddest day of my life, if it indeed happens within my lifetime.

I don’t hear Pearl Harbor jokes, and it’s still too early for War of 1812 jokes. Nobody’s busting a gut laughing about Fort Sumter.


5 posted on 09/11/2008 11:49:07 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending that the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in a suspension.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
It's always going to be too soon. The reason the Left wants to joke about 9/11 is for one reason only: to diffuse the patriotism it provokes on both sides of the aisle. If they can make us laugh, it loses its ability to unite us against our enemy.
6 posted on 09/11/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Never. It’d be like joking about the Holocaust.


7 posted on 09/11/2008 11:53:16 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: trisham

Bingo!


8 posted on 09/11/2008 11:54:55 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Let’s ask Olbermann.


9 posted on 09/11/2008 11:54:57 AM PDT by UseYourHead
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

It’s the way that some people — particularly NYers — deal with tragedy.


10 posted on 09/11/2008 11:55:36 AM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

They actually have to ask??

Friggin’ morons...


11 posted on 09/11/2008 12:01:24 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Praise God and pass the ammunition!)
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To: durasell
It’s the way that some people — particularly NYers — deal with tragedy.

Like having giggle fits a funeral.

12 posted on 09/11/2008 12:04:11 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: HungarianGypsy

..or telling funny stories about the deceased.

Look, there are many, many people in NYC still suffering the effects of 9/11. This is not a widely-reported story. Some of them self-medicate via liquor or drugs. Some of them have become shut-ins. I personally know hardened NYers who now wince at sirens.

Many NYers are also reminded of 9/11 on a daily basis via added security measures in subways, Wall St. and transportation hubs.


13 posted on 09/11/2008 12:10:07 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

There’s never a bad time to make jokes about PMSNBC.


14 posted on 09/11/2008 12:11:58 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Just like it will never be ok to joke about the attack on Pearl Harbor, it will never be ok to joke about 911.


15 posted on 09/11/2008 12:12:21 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (NOBAMA - it is for our future)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Is it too early for jokes about Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, or the Battle of Gettysburg? What makes anyone think this is a funny subject? They must be members of the Bill Maher school of humor.


16 posted on 09/11/2008 12:15:53 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: durasell
.................Many NYers are also reminded of 9/11 on a daily basis via added security measures in subways, Wall St. and transportation hubs.

And remembering their friends and loved ones horrible last moments and ultimate death. It will always be obscene to tell jokes about 911.

17 posted on 09/11/2008 12:15:55 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Anybody have any good jokes about the Kennedy assassination?


18 posted on 09/11/2008 12:16:08 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

MSNBC will get closure when the coffin lid drops on the network.


19 posted on 09/11/2008 12:16:53 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

MSNBC employs Olbermann, and he’s a joke, so I guess they think it’s OK.


20 posted on 09/11/2008 12:19:56 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I remember the Onion bit about Muhammad Atta suprised to be in hell and not with 72 virgins, and it was the first time I allowed myself to laugh. I needed that. If it is the right kind of humor, it is okay.


21 posted on 09/11/2008 12:20:17 PM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: Irish Eyes

It’s an emotional response mechanism.

Mel Brooks, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, frequently worked Hitler into his comedy.


22 posted on 09/11/2008 12:22:55 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Not at all. Here's one:

Didja hear the one about how the MSNBC studios were destroyed on 9/11?

No?

Well doesn't that suck.

23 posted on 09/11/2008 12:26:46 PM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Google “dead kennedys oswald” for images and see what comes up.


24 posted on 09/11/2008 12:26:54 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

Nick Beef


25 posted on 09/11/2008 12:31:43 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: All

Here’s a story I heard while stationed at Pearl Harbor.

According to the story, in the evening a car with Japanese tourists pulls up to the base’s gate, that’s guarded by the U. S. Marines.

They ask the Marine on duty where the U.S.S. Arizona is?(for those who don’t know it’s a war memorial).

The Marine states “It’s just where you FU@@ERS left it!”.

Damn, I love the Marines!


26 posted on 09/11/2008 12:38:48 PM PDT by OhhTee5
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To: OhhTee5

A Pearl Harbor joke?


27 posted on 09/11/2008 12:40:45 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

Actually, this is not a joke.

According to some friends who knew the Marine guards, this was an actual event that occured while I was stationed there. (Quite a few years back).

Unfortunately, I also heard the Marine was chewed out for his “off the cuff” comment.


28 posted on 09/11/2008 3:14:04 PM PDT by OhhTee5
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To: OhhTee5
Still, humor is a human defense mechanism.

According to legend, when Mel Brooks was at the Battle of the Bulge the Nazis began a psy-ops offensive, asking for Americans to surrender over loudspeakers. Brooks responded by loudly performing an entire set of classic vaudeville songs back at the Nazis.

29 posted on 09/11/2008 3:19:03 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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