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Shall I be specific then?
9 cousins, all under 16 and 4 of which were under 8 years old.
And two aunts and an uncle.
So 12 people altogether.
Don't be so horrible.
Thanks for the stats. As you can tell I like being very specific; thats just how I role bb. My rents are on a cruise somewhere in the carribean- I'm cool as a cucumber :cool:
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No, the psychology does not only apply to those "directly affected". With the media coverage, which is quite detailed, and the websites buzzing with threads and articles about the catastrophe, we are all "directly affected" by what happened in Japan, even if it's not physical. To think otherwise is stupid. Jokes about the Challenger Shuttle incident were not made by those directly affected, but by people who watched it on the news and were subjected to it by the media for a time afterwards.
Please read the posts of the jokers (in this thread even) and if you still interpret them as a "coping mechanism", we clearly have different value systems because I'm not able to interpret these posts in such a 'sophisticated' and 'understanding' manner, hence I must be, as you say, "stupid".
Also I strongly disagree that we can even begin to comprehend what it must be like to lose your father, your mother, your friends, your house, your town, everything you've ever believed in, despite the extensive media coverage.

For the most part, you won't make jokes, or even find them funny, if you are not in some way affected. Jokes are only funny if they are valid in some way.
So the Japanese must find these jokes hilarious :rolleyes:
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the worse ones are the dubstep jokes.. =/
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(Original post by GlibByNature)
Please read the posts of the jokers (in this thread even) and if you still interpret them as a "coping mechanism", we clearly have different value systems because I'm not able to interpret these posts in such a 'sophisticated' and 'understanding' manner, hence I must be, as you say, "stupid".
Of course you can't, because you assume, for a start, that the people telling the jokes aren't "directly affected", which is incorrect. These jokes tell us something about how our culture is directly affected by the tragedy and how people are trying to cope with that.


(Original post by GlibByNature;30358321Also I strongly disagree that we can even [I)
begin[/I] to comprehend what it must be like to lose your father, your mother, your friends, your house, your town, everything you've ever believed in, despite the extensive media coverage.
Why must that be the only affect one suffers mentally? Please. I never even tried to imply that it was nor did I attempt to claim that the jokes we see are seeking to compensate for that.

Can English people understand what it's like to have grown up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles? No, but they still tell jokes about it, as a method of coping. They are utterly different to the jokes I tell about that era, as are the jokes younger generations in Northern Ireland tell about it, but that's because we're all trying to deal with different things caused by The Troubles. It's the same here.


(Original post by GlibByNature)
So the Japanese must find these jokes hilarious :rolleyes:
Doubtful, but only on the basis of culture, since jokes are very much culturally bound. I'm sure the Japanese are probably using humour in a different way to cope. If they are telling jokes, I'd expect to see similar ones, though.
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(Original post by Lamps08)
You're the second girl to confuse jokes with blatent racist insults. Why are so many girls stupid, and its not just on TSR either....
Well it was a joke I saw including racist insults, I'm not going to repeat it on here to reoffend people am I :rolleyes: why are so many people nitpicking trolls?
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(Original post by Jane eyre)
This annoys me more than anything else said about this. 2 350 people died in Pearl Harbour while around 200 000 died in Hiroshima/Nagasaki.
Difference is that pearl Harbour they were not at war.
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I just got dumped by my Japanese girlfriend, no worries though, I heard there's plenty more of them in the sea.............

BRING ON THE REP! BIATCH.
pos rep from me lol.
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Well it was a joke I saw including racist insults, I'm not going to repeat it on here to reoffend people am I :rolleyes: why are so many people nitpicking trolls?
You IS dumb!
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(Original post by Iain 815)
God help you if you ever come across Sickipedia then.

(because porn is more socially acceptable to masturbate to)
Tbh almost all of them are stolen from there anyway when people post them on their facebook.
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''Don't send any money in for the Tokyo tsunami appeal, they are fcuking minted, I have just seen a bloke on telly getting interviewed outside his house and he has two fcuking massive boats on his drive....
thats the one i heard today as well
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The jokes haven't been too bad from what I've seen. But things like blaming Japan for the natural disaster or saying they deserved it is sickening.
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(Original post by yahyahyah)
fixed. usually i have no problem with jokes on tasteless topics, but half the time they're not even funny - the individual is just rude and offensive with no comedic merit and theN says 'OH CAN'T YOU TAKE A JOKE, WHATS THE WORLD COMING TO I SHOULD BE ABLE TO JOKE ABOUT ANY SUBJECT'.
Those who make jokes about this disaster are just apathetic and cruel! Who the hell would think that death of loads and loads of people is funny?! Let's hear their joke when one of their loved ones die suddenly from any horrible disaster (I'm not wishing, just making a point here). And come on, don't give me that reason about bad karma from what they've done in the past. These people who suffered/ suffering now had nothing to do with pearl harbour. Loads of the victims are innocent children! Its awful enough that there are people who wouldn't care but making fun of it is just way too much. Where's their humanity? Fine if they don't give a damn about what happened but at least they would just shut their mouth if they got nothing good to say just in respect to those victims especially those who died.
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(Original post by Hylean)
Of course you can't, because you assume, for a start, that the people telling the jokes aren't "directly affected", which is incorrect. These jokes tell us something about how our culture is directly affected by the tragedy and how people are trying to cope with that.
It just seems like you're over-analzying, but if you're right, it's a sad state of affairs that people (mainly Britains/Americans) would rather tell jokes 5 days after a catastrophe, rather than donate, in order "to cope". (I KNOW the two are not mutually exclusive, but again, in my opinion if you're going around telling jokes, you probably don't care enough to donate.)

Why must that be the only affect one suffers mentally? Please. I never even tried to imply that it was nor did I attempt to claim that the jokes we see are seeking to compensate for that.
Well surely it's the most serious result of this? Who's been more mentally scarred, someone who's living in Fukushima or the safe youths in say Britain who watch the news, think "How horrible!" then proceed to tell jokes to 'console' themselves. Sure, that might actually be the case but I still think it's disrespectful towards those who are directly affected.


Doubtful, but only on the basis of culture, since jokes are very much culturally bound. I'm sure the Japanese are probably using humour in a different way to cope. If they are telling jokes, I'd expect to see similar ones, though.
Possibly, but I still maintain that we have no right to pretend that we have some sort of psychological need to cope using jokes. Rather, it's banter no? Also I don't remember many people in London telling jokes about 7/7 to "cope". :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Hylean)
Perhaps you and the others complaining about such jokes should actually look into the psychology of joke making and realise there is a definite reason why people make jokes about tragedies and disasters.

Joking about such things helps create distance from the subject and thus helps people deal with it. Humour has been used as a coping mechanism for millenia and will be for millenia more. To call people "sick" or "in need of serious help" for using this mechanism is rather idiotic and shows a lack of understanding. You and others might not find them funny, but that doesn't negate their worth for others.
There are exemptions to this you know. I know jokes are made to lighten up but if you tell a joke to someone who was in the brink of death or someone who just lost their family, you'll get punched square on the face!
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(Original post by GlibByNature)
It just seems like you're over-analzying, but if you're right, it's a sad state of affairs that people (mainly Britains/Americans) would rather tell jokes 5 days after a catastrophe, rather than donate, in order "to cope". (I KNOW the two are not mutually exclusive, but again, in my opinion if you're going around telling jokes, you probably don't care enough to donate.)
If I'm over-analysing, then so is Freud, a host of other psychologists and eminent folklorists from the past two centuries. I'd also point out that jokes are just one type of humour and whilst very common in English speaking cultures, other types of humour are used in other cultures for the same thing. The Japanese might not tell jokes about the current situation, but they will be using humour in some fashion, as will just about every other culture.

I also take umbrage at the thought that because I tell jokes about The Troubles I don't care about the situation or what happened in my country. Categorically not true.


(Original post by GlibByNature)
Well surely it's the most serious result of this? Who's been more mentally scarred, someone who's living in Fukushima or the safe youths in say Britain who watch the news, think "How horrible!" then proceed to tell jokes to 'console' themselves. Sure, that might actually be the case but I still think it's disrespectful towards those who are directly affected.
So, you're saying that only those who suffer the most deserve coping mechanisms? What's next: rape victims get counselling, but assault victims don't because they haven't been as seriously affected? Psh, that's all I have to say to that mentality.

How do you know exactly how those youths feel about the situation or how it's affecting them mentally and spiritually? Like I said, you're arguing in the face of research that's been conducted since the late 19th century and has stood the test of time.


(Original post by GlibByNature)
Possibly, but I still maintain that we have no right to pretend that we have some sort of psychological need to cope using jokes. Rather, it's banter no? Also I don't remember many people in London telling jokes about 7/7 to "cope". :rolleyes:
I never said we have a psychological need to cope using jokes, I just said that it is a coping mechanism, one that is well used in our society. Humour has been well documented as a coping mechanism in human societies and I don't really see why you find it so hard to admit that.

The jokes that arose around 7/7 didn't focus so much on the event itself but were more racist based. There was a sudden influx of Muslim jokes around that time, more than before, especially those connected with suicide bombings, etc.. Much like the jokes about Japan don't discuss the situation overtly, but just make passing reference to it.

You don't have to be willing to accept it, but it's true all the same. Seriously, go and do some research. Read Freud's theory on the use of humour, and jokes; read Elliot Olring and Alan Dundes on the use of humour and jokes to deal with disasters; read the various studies done on 9/11 jokes. The information is out there if you want it.


(Original post by cezz_18)
There are exemptions to this you know. I know jokes are made to lighten up but if you tell a joke to someone who was in the brink of death or someone who just lost their family, you'll get punched square on the face!
Not always, depends on the joke and the person it's being told to. Also, to be fair, jokes don't work if the subject is too close to the people. Obviously it does require some distance. However, for instance, I regularly made "your mum" jokes to my mate who had only lost his mother a few months before and he was more thankful than anything. Anecdotal and thus worth jack-****, but as I said above, there are enough studies backing the point of view I'm putting forward that I'm not too worried.
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Today ive seen at least 20 'jokes' about it :facepalm:
I would ask you to repeat them - but that might not be allowed on here.
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Guy in my class said he wanted to be there so he could surf it.

... Just.... no.
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Guy in my class said he wanted to be there so he could surf it.

... Just.... no.
He's the kind of person that make the Darwin Awards worth reading.
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Whats worse is when people are like: omg its because the poles are shifting, the world going to end in 2012 and its due to global warming :facepalm:
Ugh I hate the human race sometimes. How am I part of something where people can be so ignorant.

Even worse: "The US GOVERNMENT CAUSED THE JAPANESE TSUNAMI IT WAS HAARP!!!"
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He's the kind of person that make the Darwin Awards worth reading.
And yet also the kind of person who is racist, sexist, crude, and who will most likely end up in prison.
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