Thread: Seriousness When is HUMOR in "Bad" taste?
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:45 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Lady Blue View Post
My quick one-liner knee-jerk reaction to this question (without getting too deep) and my own personal opinion is:

I always find "bathroom" humor in bad taste. I've never found it the least bit funny or amusing (and I'm sure this is unpopular, but I can't stand the Simpsons, for instance.)

But that's just me.
I believe (or feel?) where you're coming from. I respect your opinion because, after all, you're telling us how you feel about something - what you like and what you don't like, even if if you do perceive your thoughts to be unpopular.

I delight in hearing "bathroom humor," but that's just me. For some reason, however, I'm not very good in telling jokes involving that kind of humor.

I first became aware of bathroom humor (strangely enough), when I read "The Dark Light Years," by Brian Aldiss, about a group of aliens who (if I remember correctly) worshipped their feces. The story was scandalous at the time, which was about 1964, during the New Wave occurring in science fiction.

I think it's embarrassing (for me) to talk about one's habits in the bathroom. Writing and thinking about it right now is somewhat embarrassing. I feel that Bathroom Humor may be popular because of the very nature from which the humor originates which, if one thinks about it, is by its very nature a somewhat ridiculous concept.


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Last edited by Dr. Drib; 04-22-2009 at 12:44 PM. Reason: Clarified the last sentence.
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