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?
I can honestly say that being a member of /b/ has destroyed or enhanced my sense of humor.
I don't really like the usual jokes such a bar jokes. I like jokes that are politically incorrect. I can't justify why I find jokes about poverty, hunger, racism, sexism and so on funny.
Perhaps Sickipedia has influenced me too.
Why couldn't Hellen Keller drive? Because she was a woman :)
I like my women like I like my coffee.... ground up and in the freezer!
Hell, I even laugh about this one:
What is white and yellow and at the bottom of the pool? A baby with slashed floaties.
What is red and yellow and at the top of the pool? Floaties with a slashed baby.
My humor has no boundaries.
O and I have one more: What is the difference between 100 dead babies and a ferrari? I don't have a ferrari in the garage.
How did Helen Keller burn her face? Answering the waffle iron.
I heard it like this:
How did Helen Keller burn her ear? She answered the iron.
How did she burn her other ear? They called back.
But these jokes don't make sense to me because she was deaf. She wouldn't have heard a phone ringing.
But we don't all laugh at all humor. I doubt I'd laugh much at racial jokes by the KKK, or Jewish jokes by Nazis. But closer to home, we don't all think the same stuff is funny. I guess I'm pointing that out because it's interesting how different our humor can be. It's especially different across different generations. I don't like slapstick, but have friends who do.
My humor also changes over time. Here is my favorite humor at the moment:
NO MORE DEATH PANELS
Regarding Reverend Jerry Falwell's death, I once heard Christopher Hitchens say "If you gave the man an enema, you could fit him into a matchbox".
(I guess, sadly, my favorite humor these days may be religious-political.)