Humour & Jokes

Do you have a GSOH?

  • Yes

    Votes: 33 45.8%
  • Sometimes

    Votes: 13 18.1%
  • No

    Votes: 8 11.1%
  • What's a GSOH?

    Votes: 18 25.0%

  • Total voters
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GNC

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As Brand said, it's all in the intent. Victoria gets a pass because she did lose family members in the Holocaust. A neo-Nazi would have a different motive for telling the joke (Bernard Manning was a law unto himself). It's like The Producers: if gentiles had made it, then it would be a very different kettle of fish.
 

maximus otter

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Maybe it'll help. Which makes it ironic that her battery acid joke on last night's show has so many people up in arms at the moment. OK, it wasn't hilarious, but I doubt she meant it seriously.
Yeah, there’s nothing offensive about people having milkshakes thrown over them with ideological motivation. lf it’s done from one end of the political spectrum, obviously:



The Greensboro sit-ins.

Hilarious and totally harmless, eh?

maximus otter
 

Krepostnoi

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Yeah, there’s nothing offensive about people having milkshakes thrown over them with ideological motivation. lf it’s done from one end of the political spectrum, obviously:



The Greensboro sit-ins.

Hilarious and totally harmless, eh?

maximus otter
I can't help thinking you might not be taking account of differentials in power and status between the people on the receiving end in both incidents.
 

RaM

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I’ve just been to the motorway services and needed the loo, so headed straight to the nearest cubicle. As I got in, a chap in the next cubicle said “Alright mate, how’s it going?”

Slightly disturbed I went “Errrr, I’m fine.”

“So what are you up to then?” he replied

“Well I’m just about to have a sh1t” I answered

“Hmmmm, and how long will that take?” he said back

I replied “Just a few minutes I expect.”

“Sorry mate” he said, “I’ll have to call you back, some tw*t in the next cubicle keeps on answering everything I’m saying to you”
 

Bigphoot2

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Just been asked by a group of schoolkids outside the Co-op if I would get them 20 Richmonds.
Stupidly I agreed, they gave me the money and I got them a packet and handed them over.
You wouldn't believe the abuse I got from them.
Told the little bastards that next time they can get their own sausages!
 

GNC

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Yeah, there’s nothing offensive about people having milkshakes thrown over them with ideological motivation. lf it’s done from one end of the political spectrum, obviously:



The Greensboro sit-ins.

Hilarious and totally harmless, eh?

maximus otter
The thing is, what nobody (or anybody who didn't hear the programme, which seems to be millions of people who have an opinion anyway) has picked up on is that Jo Brand was taking the piss out of the milkshake throwers, not the targets. She was calling them pussies for being so weak-willed as to think chucking a milkshake would change anyone's mind about anything. And it hasn't, has it?
 
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As Brand said, it's all in the intent. Victoria gets a pass because she did lose family members in the Holocaust. A neo-Nazi would have a different motive for telling the joke (Bernard Manning was a law unto himself). It's like The Producers: if gentiles had made it, then it would be a very different kettle of fish.
Bernard Manning had Russian Jewish ancestry from his father's side and lived in a house he named "Shalom" .
 
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