Skip to comments.Is it still too soon for jokes about Sept. 11? (MSNBC article)
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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I think it would always be too soon.
I wouldn’t laugh at a joke about Pearl Harbor.
They are as appropriate as they ever will be.
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.
Never. It’d be like joking about the Holocaust.
Let’s ask Olbermann.
It’s the way that some people — particularly NYers — deal with tragedy.
They actually have to ask??
Like having giggle fits a funeral.
..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.
There’s never a bad time to make jokes about PMSNBC.
Just like it will never be ok to joke about the attack on Pearl Harbor, it will never be ok to joke about 911.
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.
And remembering their friends and loved ones horrible last moments and ultimate death. It will always be obscene to tell jokes about 911.
Anybody have any good jokes about the Kennedy assassination?
MSNBC will get closure when the coffin lid drops on the network.
MSNBC employs Olbermann, and he’s a joke, so I guess they think it’s OK.
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.
It’s an emotional response mechanism.
Mel Brooks, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, frequently worked Hitler into his comedy.
Didja hear the one about how the MSNBC studios were destroyed on 9/11?
Well doesn't that suck.
Google “dead kennedys oswald” for images and see what comes up.
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!
A Pearl Harbor joke?
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.
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.