How open-minded are you when it comes to jokes? How far does your sense of humour go? Do you believe there are things people shouldn't joke about? Are there any topics you think should be avoided when it comes to jokes? What are those topics (if any) for you?

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I like jokes that are funny. I think if something is coming from a place of steep ignorance, like a racist white guy making a joke about African-Americans, it *won't* be funny--good jokes need truth, and that kind of stuff is based on stupid nonsense. A funny joke also needs some finesse--extreme gross humor, I don't find funny, because it's like clumsily bludgeoning the subject with a log rather than slicing through with a scalpel.

So, I don't think topics are as important as treatment of the material, I guess.

My best friend is black. Incidently, he is also the second most stereotypical Swede I know. When we go out, I ask him to smile when I take a picture so he won't get lost in the background. In a blizzard earlier this year I thanked him for walking me home after a bar round because noone would find my goddamned white ass freezing to death if I got lost. Mostly, I make fun of him for being a Swede.

He makes white jokes about me/us such as: I'm gonna go dance, you go order some drinks. If you get a kid with a white chick you'r gonna have piglets. If I lose my job, I can freeride on white guilt the rest of my life. I don't need good grades, I'm filling your quotas anyway.

 

Tragedy makes the best comedy.
Thing about comedians is we're like trains. If you don't like a comic, just wait, another one will come in five minutes. Andrew Dice Clay actually paved the way for alternative, more head-y comedy with his nursery rhymes routines. Even if you didn't like him (I didn't much like him either), he probably made it easier for comics you do like to try stuff off the beaten path.

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