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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:10 PM

Once again, the humor of men blowing their penises off.

Last edited Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:32 PM - Edit history (1)

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/teen-accidentally-shoots-off-his-penis-and-testicle/story-e6freuy9-1226471499648

I guess I am just a killjoy, but I really don't share the belief that this is funny in any way. Why is it that horrible damage and violence to a man's genitals elicits laughs?


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Reply Once again, the humor of men blowing their penises off. (Original post)
Bonobo Jan 2013 OP
rrneck Jan 2013 #1
Bonobo Jan 2013 #2
rrneck Jan 2013 #3
caseymoz Jan 2013 #10
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #4
Bonobo Jan 2013 #5
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #6
Bonobo Jan 2013 #7
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #8
caseymoz Jan 2013 #9
Aristus Jan 2013 #11
Bonobo Jan 2013 #12
Aristus Jan 2013 #13
Bonobo Jan 2013 #14
RC Jan 2013 #15

Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. Context is everything.

He got hurt with a gun. Guns are bad, so a foolish mishap with a gun makes it ok.

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Response to rrneck (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:15 PM

2. Sorry, that does not make it funny.

He will never enjoy what the rest of us take for granted.
Most women (and men) will look upon him with disgust.
He will never be whole again.

He deserves it because he bought a gun? That makes it funny?

Or is it because men who buy guns are (famously) said to do so to overcome a feeling of inadequacy with their penis size?

Or is it funny because mangled male genitals are funny?

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:16 PM

3. I know.

The culture wars have battle lines like a spaghetti dinner.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:49 AM

10. If you anonymize the joke first . . .


. . . wait for about a decade and then make it fiction, perhaps "based on a true story," because he's not first guy to have done this to himself, nor the last.

You read The Darwin awards and the hilarity is even meaner. Though I think this guy qualifies because he's taken himself out of the gene pool.

I'm looking forward to the day when a shot to either the balls or the vagina are both considered equally hilarious.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:18 PM

4. Imagine the outrage if the gender roles were reversed and someone made a joke

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:34 PM

5. Seriously. And that is no small, meaningless thing.

If people really gave it some thought --some honest and fair thought -- I think it would help to reveal the way in which men are regarded as "expendable" and their lives are less valued.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:36 PM

6. All part of our "privilege"

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:44 PM

7. I'd like to respond more fully, but I'm enjoying the privilege...

of working on a National Holiday since men, since birth, grow up with the expectation that the bulk of the responsibility for earning money is theirs and so are forced into a life a wage slavery.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:01 PM

8. Don't fret, it could be worse

Tut, tut; good enough to toss; food for powder, food for powder; they'll fill a pit as well as better:tush, man, mortal men, mortal men.

William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:43 AM

9. If he shot himself in the head . . .


. . . think of how much harder it would be to laugh.

In the penis? Tis only a flesh wound.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:46 PM

11. I don't find it funny, but I refuse to waste any pity on this moron.

He got hold of a gun, chambered a round, then stuck it in his waistband like some dumbfuck Hollywood "hero". And then shot himself through the dick.

Is there anything about that situation that wouldn't be better if he hadn't done it?

Was it worth it, hotshot?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:01 PM

12. I never can understand why people would want to brag

about having such little sympathy or sense of pity... does that make you proud of yourself?

To me you must be either very young yourself or very bitter over something or...just a jerk.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:07 PM

13. Bitter.

I'm 44, and people love me. So it's 'bitter'.

Bitter that empty-headed ass-clowns like this guy have easy access to guns. I am happy, however, that this dick's dick was the only thing hurt. It could have been an innocent person.

I'm also optimistic that this guy is not so far gone down the road to Idiocracy that he might not learn something from this. I'm a silver-lining kind of guy...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:10 PM

14. Did you ever crash your car when you were a teenager?

Or maybe some other dumb thing that you wouldn't do now?

What if you had to pay for that mistake with a destroyed and mangled penis for the rest of your life? Maybe even before you had a chance to have sex?

Have some pity for god's sake. You'll feel better.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:18 PM

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