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Windows 7: Are age-related jokes past it?

20 Mar 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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I like his face, it's like he knew it was completely wrong but did it anyways.
Fifty years of marriage will do that to you.
3 years can too....
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20 Mar 2012   #12
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Fifteen minutes was enough for me*, but I'm a fast learner.

(Blatant lie; I just have a low threshold for pain.)

*Divorced for twenty years now...
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21 Mar 2012   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

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a report in today's newspaper reckons that jokes related to older people are, well, just a joke and that we should refrain from repeating them.
Bollocks.


There's comedy in everything.
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21 Mar 2012   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Two pensioners were walking home after a night out in London's West End.

As they approached Westminster Bridge they were both desperate for a pee.

'Lob it over the parapet and pee in the river,' said Old Sam, 'it's dark and no-one'll see us.'

'OK,' replied Wizened Bill, 'let's do it!'

With that they both unzipped and began to pee to their heart's content.

'Jeez,' exclaimed Old Sam, 'this water's bloody cold!'

'You're not wrong,' yelled Wizened Bill, 'it's bloody deep as well!'
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21 Mar 2012   #15
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I may just not be young enough to worry about jokes about older people.
Hell, if I don't make jokes about most of the older folks I know, they'll make jokes about themselves.
A guy I work with is retiring, and he jokes about himself and his wife all the time.
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21 Mar 2012   #16
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Very true.

I'm reminded of the elderly wife who said to her equally elderly husband: 'Shall we run upstairs for some mad, passionate sex?'

'It's one or t'other,' he replied. 'I can't manage both!'
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21 Mar 2012   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
I may just not be young enough to worry about jokes about older people.
Hell, if I don't make jokes about most of the older folks I know, they'll make jokes about themselves.
A guy I work with is retiring, and he jokes about himself and his wife all the time.
Humor comes in a lot of different flavors. Humor in general is where one is made to laugh at the shortcomings or misfortunes of others...this is the one that I like least. There is also a self-deprecating type of humor, in which one laughs at themselves...which I find the most humorous.

Of course, there are instances in which humor can cross the barriers and still be funny. Particularly when the joke is coming from someone that is a true friend or loved one of the target, but this can sometimes run afoul because too often a jest is merely a form of revealing a person's real feelings or thoughts.

Obviously, what is funny is quite subjective, and the only thing that anyone can be certain of when telling a joke, is that they will get some kind of response to it, either positive or negative.
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21 Mar 2012   #18
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

At times, these kinds of things can be touchy.
I'll admit, I have a really dirty mind, but I don't just shoot off saying things about everyone.
Knowing who i'm talking to makes the decision as to how I talk to/about them.
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22 Mar 2012   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When we get older we think differently, don't we? This letter was sent

to the Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon

for the elderly. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as

a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit

to all humankind. Forward to anyone you know who might need a lift

today.

Dear Kean Elementary:

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent senior

citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Sprenger Home for

the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all alone now and

it's nice to know that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for

your kindness to an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and has

always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never

let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.

The other day her radio fell off the night stand and broke into a lot

of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. Her distress over the

broken radio touched me and I knew this was God's way of answering my

prayers. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I told her to kiss

my ass.

Thank you for that opportunity.

Sincerely,

Agnes













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22 Mar 2012   #20
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Some recent research indicated that older people are generally happier and more tolerant then when younger and that would tend towards the view that most would not be offended by such jokes - I know it doesn't affect me at all - some of these jokes are just too accurate . The only jokes that appear to me to be taboo are those that affect those who have recently experienced some kind of loss such as a death. I just can't understand such cheap jibes by some comedians - it almost seems as if they are just dealing in one-upmanship towards their rival comedians as they must know the joke will offend many or even most people as well as those targeted. Other than that there should not be any subject that is completely taboo. How they affect one is entirely how sensitive or thick-skinned you are. It is better to travel lightly without all the baggage of resentment or rage when seemingly offended.

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