THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Saturday, May 3, 2014
DISABILITIES and HUMOR
DISABILITIES and HUMOR
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of
cranky old man who is apparently void of all empathy.Opposing opinions are welcome.They will be ignored, but they are welcome,
and please, no name calling.That means
you, you big stupid head!
legally blind from I believe diabetes.She had quit posting a while ago, but apparently a medical procedure has
allowed her to post again…Yay!
post has made me think; when is it ok to make a joke about a disability? Some people choose to have a sense
of humor over their disability and others choose to be victims.I can understand either reaction, and I do
not judge, but I have to say those who choose to have a sense of humor are more
fun than the victims.
or comments are clearly meant to mock and be mean, while some are intended to
defuse the elephant in the room.How do
you always know the intent?My guess is
that those with a disability just know.
are not funny.
are not funny.Still, I laugh at Porky
Pig, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety Bird and Elmer Fudd.Is that wrong?
is clearly (can I say clearly) not funny, but I laugh at Mr. McGoo.W.C. Fields once did a short about a deaf blind
man in a general store, Mr. Muckle.It
is so funny I about wet my pants watching.Is that wrong?
It is no
laughing matter being addicted to drugs or alcohol, but they sure make for some
funny jokes or comedy skits.Being
stupid isn’t funny, should we outlaw jokes about Blondes?
If we take
offense in making fun of disabilities or differences in cultures then we must eliminate
the following subjects:
Polish jokes, Jewish jokes, Italian
jokes, jokes about Black people, WASPS, Arabs, Asians, the Irish…wait, for some
reason the Irish are always fair game…any disability, ignorance, old people,
bald people, fat people, thin people, smart people, children, any profession,
gay people, angry people, politicians, bankers and lawyers. Oh yeah and red necks.
Did you hear the one about the
average man with an average complexion who had an average job?He went to work, and returned to his average home and his average wife who had two average children
and asked, “How was your day?” and
the wife responded, “It was about average.”
Get it?Average!Funny huh? Maybe not.
Try it with
the wife having a lisp.
“I geth it wath about the thame ath
Melynda thinks it’s funny.
The preceding was the opinion of a
cranky old man, and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.