Last night I made a joke about Whitney Houston and some chick said it was too soon to be making jokes about her, cause she’d just died. I didn’t say anything at the time. I just walked away. But I thought that was ridiculous! I’ll tell you why.

First of all, if you’re dead you’re dead. There aren’t different degrees of death. You can’t be dead now and more dead later. That’s why when you learn degrees of comparison you don’t learn about the word dead. You can’t say John is dead, Mary is deader but Sam is the deadest. That’s ridiculous. Not even children say that. Not even people learning English as a second language. So if it’s offensive to make a joke about a dead person, then it’s always the same offensive. Not more offensive now and less offensive later.

Also, not making a joke about a dead person doesn’t bring them back from the dead. If not making jokes about dead people could bring them back to life, then if someone died all you would have to do was not make a joke about them and they would be alive again. And people only make jokes about famous people, not about not famous people. So if that were the case, then all the non famous people would come back from the dead and all the famous people would stay dead. That’s not right, is it?

Finally, it’s a known fact that laughter is the best medicine. Now imagine this case. There’s a man who is dying from some kind of disease, and if you tell him a joke then he will laugh and he’ll get better and live. But the only jokes he laughs at are jokes about dead people. But you believe that it’s wrong to tell a joke about a dead person who has just died so you don’t tell the joke to the sick person and then they die, because they can’t have the best medicine, which is laughter. Then there would be two dead people instead of one. What good would that do? None!

But that’s the way that liberal types think. They’re so worried about being politically correct that they don’t mind if people die in the process.

It’s disgusting.

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