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# b3ta didn't invent satire nor bad taste.
As far as I can remember, there has been a satire magazine which published a cover story, shortly after 9/11 with the headline: "women can't drive", showing a fireman standing at ground zero.

edit: oh, found it: www.titanic-magazin.de/uploads/pics/card_849368602.jpg
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:49, archived)
# I don't even understand that ...
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:59, archived)
# eh--just smug little people who find people in the sad misfortunes of OTHERS
Lose your legs--then show us what kind of post you find to be funny.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:04, archived)
# Where is the line, though?
You've posted jokes about downs syndrome in the past. How would you justify that as being one side of the line and Herman's post on the other?

Certainly, Herman's post is not pointing and laughing at the deaths, rather he is re-appropriation a famous image to make it ridiculous. Whereas most downs jokes on the board simply are downs=lol.

There may be some argument that some imagery should never be re-appropriated, but I personally think that gallows humour is a very important way for people to cope with the darker sides of life and a psychologically very healthy thing to do.

Although I would agree that if a post's intention is simply to mock the unfortunate and feel superior to them, then that should be criticised as a shitty bullying thing to do. Some 9/11 jokes may be doing that, but not every one of them.
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 21:44, archived)
# me neither.
they replaced the cover afterwards.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:05, archived)