I’ve always been flabbergasted by how some individual’s “humor” can be so off the mark of the normal, healthy realm of amusement. I would like to acknowledge that on occasion, (more occasions than I would like frankly) I have been guilty of this hideous crime of untactful hilarity. I would like to complain to you of several types of jokes that I have a hard time imagining anyone laughing at.
1. Pedophile jokes. These are distasteful and while I don’t protest to be a politically correct person by any means, (I find it exhausting and fairly pointless in most cases. I apologize to those of you who succeed in being more sensitive than I.) at the same time I feel like jokes involving that severe of pain to children should not be laughed at.
2. Cheating jokes. I don’t think anyone really wants to hear about how their boyfriend/girlfriend is cuddling, kissing (and all that comes after), flirting, dating, or invested romantically in someone else other than you. The only exception to this rule is when it’s someone that is extremely out of the ball park such as…my boyfriend with the Queen of England. That’s kind of funny to me for some reason. But see, it most definitely is a joke because even if the ancient Queen threw herself on him, he is a confidant man who knows he can do far better than a however-old-she-is woman with saggy parts and encrusted wrinkles.
3. Jokes about my body/appearance in general. This is a very unfair, hypocritical category because while there is a good chance I will laugh when you make jokes about others/your own body, I will become moody and introverted if you do the same to me. I am vain. I like my body. I like how I look. If you don’t agree with me, I don’t want to hear about it and you can go make fun of someone else provided they are not one of my loved ones. Like I said, this is incredibly hypocritical. I’ll work on it.
4. Jokes that push people who are down. This is self-explanatory. If someone is at an all-time low, you lose major points for making fun of an already struggling person. Make fun of George Clooney. He’s easy to make fun of and has a lot going for him. He can take it.
5. Jokes that aren’t really jokes but are actually serious feelings that are masquerading as jokes because the person saying them is too insecure to just say how they feel. This is complicated and I have yet to determine why this is a way that so many humans operate. I don’t really know else to explain this so hopefully you understand my run-on sentence.
I think that’s all of the un-funny jokes that I can think of, but if I’ve missed some, by all means. Let me know. And hopefully this will bring awareness on ways of how to increase our comedic value and lower our obnoxious one.