Oct 04, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
I mean, just on a day to day basis. If you're out with friends or family, or alone, or whatever, do you make fun of other people and laugh at them? Do you say/whisper mean things about others?
brandohsaurus saidEveryone judges others. We just don't always say what we think out loud.
MeOhMy saidYes. For people I don't know, strangers, etc, it's more observational humour, and tends to be only if they are doing something comical... but it's more an "observation" than "making fun of."
for example, walking with a friend down the sidewalk in Montreal at around 11:30 pm, we walk past a bar and there is a guy standing outside clipping his fingernails... so we walk by, look at each other, and laugh at him... because... i think that's an odd thing to do. honestly, i can understand people being at a bar and saying, "im gonna go out for a smoke," but... "im gonna go out and clip my fingernails"... ???
then there are some occasional instances where it is just mean and random. also walking around Montreal, with my same friend, we see a girl, early 20s, wearing a bright, colourful summer dress and a BIG smile across her face, walking around on her own. my friend and i are like, "why is she so happy?", then my friend states, jokingly, of course, "somebody outta rape that bitch," and i add, "yeah, not smiling now, are ya?". that is an example of pointless cruel humour... well it had a point, it made me laugh.
but to be HONEST. most of my humour, making fun of people, being comically cruel is reserved for the people i know best: my friends and family. it's generally understood that it is a sign of acceptance from me if i am directing my cruel sense of humour at you. this is also why i rarely can have friends (for very long, anyway) who are really sensitive and can't laugh at a joke about themselves.
having said that, i too, turn the cannon on myself, and engage in a self-deprecating and cruel sense of humour against myself. i feel it is only fair. and also, if you can't laugh at yourself, i dont see any reason why you should laugh at others.
i am widely known among friends for getting enjoyment out of seeing people fall, and am notorious for being the first person, and loudest person, to laugh when i see it up front. it has gotten me some amazing looks. but with that, i am also the first to laugh when i myself, fall. for example, i was smacking my roommate in Montreal with a wet towel, she ran at me and i started to run out of the kitchen, hit a wet patch (no doubt, ironically, from my wet towel), on the hard wood floor... my legs literally soared above my head, and my flatmate said i was laughing before i hit the ground. and then i was laughing while in pain.
atlonglast saidbrandohsaurus saidEveryone judges others. We just don't always say what we think out loud.
No. Not everyone.
Guy101 saidYes. Constantly i find myself poking fun at people and their misfortunes. These people are generally referred to as friends who (as recently found out) do the exact same thing as me and I found out that i happen to be the basis of their jokes.
What vicious cycle.
brandohsaurus saidatlonglast saidbrandohsaurus saidEveryone judges others. We just don't always say what we think out loud.
No. Not everyone.
For good or bad, yes.