there has been some Truly Tasteless micheal jackson jokes going 'round as of late......

  • rnch

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    Jun 27, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    AND HERE'S ANOTHER ONE:

    MJ will be cremated and made into garbage bags; so he can remain white, full of plastic and dangerous for small children to play with.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 27, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    rnch saidAND HERE'S ANOTHER ONE:

    MJ will be cremated and made into garbage bags; so he can remain white, full of plastic and dangerous for small children to play with.


    Yeah, that is pretty tasteless.
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    Jun 27, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    And there is no accounting of taste, typical.
  • rnch

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    Jun 27, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    you will be laughing when you repeat all these Truly Tastless jokes! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 27, 2009 6:25 PM GMT
    Not a chance. I don't make or repeat jokes of this type, especially when someone has died. Again, no accounting for taste. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 27, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    A bunch of us went to a gay club last night for drinks, as our crowd does most Friday nights, then on to dinner. And one of our party started telling tasteless dead Michael Jackson jokes, which I refused to laugh at, some of the very same ones I've read in threads here recently.

    And I frowned and did my best, without destroying long-time relationships, to express my disapproval, as did some others in our party. But others were amused, everyone already moderately blitzed, and the stupidity went on for a bit.

    A party of Black guys was seated right next to me, in a long upholstered bench seat that runs the whole length of a wall, if any of you know the Alibi in Wilton Manors. And I could read the displeasure in their faces overhearing this, but they said nothing.

    I was embarrassed and uncomfortable. I knew it wasn't the moment to force a confrontation, with alcohol the hidden element behind my friends, and the music blaring. I'll choose a quieter and more sober moment, when I'll get them to admit what a great talent Jackson was, what a terrible tragedy this is, what a loss has been suffered. And I doubt they'll tell any more tasteless jokes about it again.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 27, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    rnch saidyou will be laughing when you repeat all these Truly Tastless jokes! icon_lol.gif


    rnch, from you posts, I know you to be a good guy.. but not into jokes like this one. If a friend said it at a table full of friends, I know how I would have reacted.. and I wouldn't have laughed.
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    Jun 27, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said

    I was embarrassed and uncomfortable. I knew it wasn't the moment to force a confrontation, with alcohol the hidden element behind my friends, and the music blaring. I'll choose a quieter and more sober moment, when I'll get them to admit what a great talent Jackson was, what a terrible tragedy this is, what a loss has been suffered. And I doubt they'll tell any more tasteless jokes about it again.



    Here here Tom... thanks for a great post.
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    Jun 27, 2009 9:40 PM GMT
    rnch saidAND HERE'S ANOTHER ONE:

    MJ will be cremated and made into garbage bags; so he can remain white, full of plastic and dangerous for small children to play with.


    Not only tasteless, but an insult to his family, and to his fans, ant to all who loves his music.
    Those who crack jokes like the one above, have problems in his own life? Lacking talent? Racist? Envious?
  • Webster666

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    Jun 27, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    Red Vespa,

    I feel that the group of black men at the bar, who overheard the jokes, is irrelevant. Michael Jackson was more of an embarrassment to the black community than a hero.

    Most of Michael Jackson's entire life was the fodder for jokes. No normal, sane person acts the way he did.

    He had a phenomenal talent that was usually overshadowed by his incredibly bizarre behavior.

    There's humor in all things.

  • rnch

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    Jun 27, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    [quote]....Those who crack jokes like the one above, have problems in his own life? Lacking talent? Racist? Envious?[/quote] or perhaps they just have a larger sense of humor than some other peeps do? icon_lol.gif