Do You Make Fun of People?

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    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?
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    Oct 04, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    I make fun of myself. It's the best way to be entertaining AND harmless.
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    Oct 05, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    Laughter shall drown the raucous shout;
    And, though these shelt’ring walls are thin,
    May they be strong to keep hate out
    And hold love in.

    ~Louis Untermeyer

    (I try to find the humor in everything. It's my sixth sensthe!)
  • Rickyricardos

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    Oct 05, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    HEEELLLs YA!!
    but i also judge myself harshly
    and i dont say it their faces, i keep it to myself. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:03 AM GMT
    Everyone judges others. We just don't always say what we think out loud.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:04 AM GMT
    Yes. 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.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    No.

    That's just a sign of insecurity and ditch such people.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:07 AM GMT
    No, I don't do that, and I think such behavior is incredibly mean-spirited and hurtful. It also shows enormous insecurity -- the need to tear others down so you feel superior.

    A nasty comment that you might find funny can cause tremendous pain for a lot of years to an innocent person.

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    Oct 05, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    brandohsaurus saidEveryone judges others. We just don't always say what we think out loud.


    No. Not everyone.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    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.


    Wow, you just sound awful.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    haha, thanks.

    I'm just being honest. So i may be awful, but at least I'm honest about it.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    Yes.

    Examples:

    I guess this one guy had really dry lips and out of know where he licks them like a lizard(it's hard to explain) but it was soo hilarious.


    An overweight girl was wearing skinny jeans to the mall and they where soooo tight on her she couldn't walk right. It was obvious and hilarious.


    I went to the fair with a friend and we went on this one ride. The seats where soo hard to get up onto that when she tried. the handle got caught on her basketball shorts and completely depants her in front of people. naked ass and all,but we laughed together.

    I laugh at people that do obviously strange things.


    It's okay if you find something funny and want to make fun of it. but it gets annoying if you're constantly doing it.

    Someone might find this funny while someone else might not.

    You can't help at what you think is funny.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    only when they cant hear me nor see me...but it might be more of a critique I guess, just an opinion...
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:29 AM GMT

    hmmm... we just distanced ourselves from a gay couple we were getting to know because....

    Standing and chatting at the local Public Market one Sunday, one of those two noticed an elderly weather worn looking fellow with his dog. His partner looked and then the two of them began making remarks about the man and his dog's face looking the same.

    Sounds innocuous? Well, the intent, we found out later, was to have us look at him, laughing. They succeeded I'm ashamed to say. Why ashamed? Because these guys knew that the man wouldn't know what we were laughing at. A mean trick, using the poor guy's speculation and self esteem against himself. The man flushed red, looked self conscious and walked off. Now when he sees us he puts his head down, blushes and gets away as fast as he can.

    Next time I see him I'm going to apologize and explain what we were chuckling over. There's enough self-conscious misery in the world.


    -Doug
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    I do but I mean no harm.
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    i make fun of straight men all the time... i mean, they really don't know what they're missing out on icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 05, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    Don't we all? Honestly? I don't mean any harm.

    Some people ask for it:

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    and I definitely laugh at myself all the time.

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    Oct 05, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    Life is too short to be involved in--or surround yourself--with negativity.

    Karma will come around in one way or another.

    In other words, no.
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    Oct 05, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    peterstrong said "least evolved gays"

    Hil...ar...ious.

    You rock...lol

    Yes I seam to missing that praticular genetic disorder so common to our brethren. My partner has enough for both of us...I don't let him out much.
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    Oct 05, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    atlonglast said
    brandohsaurus saidEveryone judges others. We just don't always say what we think out loud.


    No. Not everyone.


    For good or bad, yes.
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    Oct 05, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    Yes I do and I spare no one. It is all in good fun though. I pick on myself a lot as well so it all evens out.
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    Oct 05, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    Yes. 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.

    *GASP*

    What a vicious cycle. These are the same people I go drinking with and hang out with. How dare they poke fun at me and to make it even worse while I'm in the group in plain site. How rude.

    Oh wait! I do that too. Never mind. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 05, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    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.

    *GASP*

    What vicious cycle.


    Well, it sounds to me like you don't respect your friends, and they in turn do not respect you. I would never speak ill of a friend, even in a joking manner. Same goes for anyone else. You just don't do it.

    It does not have to be a vicious cycle, you just need to break the chain. That is, if you care.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Oct 05, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    Anyone in here who thinks it is ok to make fun of people has no right to complain or object if someone makes fun of them. Karma's a bitch.
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    Oct 05, 2009 2:19 AM GMT
    brandohsaurus said
    atlonglast said
    brandohsaurus saidEveryone judges others. We just don't always say what we think out loud.


    No. Not everyone.


    For good or bad, yes.


    I still say no. You can analyze someone and the things they do without judging them or making fun.