Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Del » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:03 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Del » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:32 am

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Quatermass » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:47 pm

Ayiyiyi... Godwin's Law in effect...

I consider the whole of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, if read the right way, to be an exercise in dark comedy. You've got these two druggies doing these Godawful things to each other, but most of the time, you can't help but laugh or giggle at what's happening.

I mean, Dr Gonzo to a hitch-hiker, and Raoul Duke's rejoinder:

Gonzo: We're your friends. We're not like the others.

Raoul Duke: No more of that talk. Or I'll put the leeches on you.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Del » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:27 pm

Think about it..............

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:08 pm

Have you changed your hair style Del. ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:16 am

:shock: Is that real?! Glad it didn't catch on. :roll:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Del » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:22 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Have you changed your hair style Del. ;) :mrgreen:


:lol: :lol: Smartarse!

Yeah I wonder how that worked out huh?

FIRE!
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No YOU pull the alarm!
I'm not pulling the alarm! I will be trapped here with the fire!
Okay,,, lets NOT set off the fire alarm....
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 am

Actually, that's a pretty good idea, if they're outside a building. Would stop a lot of bogus 999 calls.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:24 am

Not dark humour or anything, but this made me feel a bit ick.


Pootling round the net yesterday, I came across the surprising fact that the age of consent in Canada is, apparently, 14.

When I mentioned it to one of the young lads (23) who works upstairs, his response was:

Good place to go for a stag party, then. Less chance of getting arrested.




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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:02 pm

Okay, if we want really dark humour, then we should look no further than Team Fortress 2's Meet the Team shorts. These videos are used to promote the computer game Team Fortress 2, often showcasing a particular class in the game, and giving an insight into their personality.

The latest (and last, in all likelihood) one, Meet the Pyro, was released earlier this morning. Warning: contains conflagration, immolation, and a landscape that tastes like diabetes.




Of course, that is one of the weirder, and less funny, of the Meet the Team shorts. The previous one was one of the best, albeit very darkly funny. Here's Meet the Medic. Warning: contains open heart surgery, medical experimentation, and doves in unhygienic places...




Another one, Meet the Sniper (fave line: "Not a "crazed gunman", dad, I'm an assassin! ...Well, the difference bein' one is a job and the other's mental sickness!")...




And finally, for the time being, Meet the Engineer...

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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:25 am

Quatermass wrote:Ayiyiyi... Godwin's Law in effect...

No, not really. Most people get Godwin's Law wrong and invoke it as soon as Nazis or Hitler are mentioned. Godwin's original law is
Mike Godwin wrote:As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

So, imo you can't gain a Godwin point
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just by mentioning Hitler, for example in a thread about WW II, neither when starting a thread about Nazis or Hitler nor when you post a picture like del did.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:31 am

I was being facetious, anyway, as Del's picture was suitable for this thread. And doing an association fallacy of an association fallacy is, though unintended, interestingly postmodern. :P

BTW, do you get actual points? :shock:
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:42 am

No, don't think so :)
I found the point Godwin (French) in the German Wiki article about Godwin's law (wanted to make sure I quoted it right). Seems to be a meme in French countries to distribute those "points Godwin". Mark the perforated edges where you can cut it out (of your monitor :)).
« Bravo, vous avez gagné 1 point Godwin.
Vous pouvez aller le découper au burin
sur votre écran... »

"Bravo, you have gained 1 Godwin point. You can go and cut it out or engrave it into your screen..."

Edit: Confused "au" and "ou" :oops: , so it's rather "You can go and engrave it into your screen with a chisel."
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:03 pm

HA, i just saw the Pyro one on EqD. was going to post it. I thought it was hilarious. And creepy. Poor blue soldier, gets it in every vid. :lol:

EDIT: PS, don't bother reading the comments on the pyro vid. last i saw there was a massive flame war going on that was going by so fast i could barely read anything.
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Re: Schadenfreude, Dark Humour and the Macabre...

Postby Catch-up » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:16 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Not dark humour or anything, but this made me feel a bit ick.


Pootling round the net yesterday, I came across the surprising fact that the age of consent in Canada is, apparently, 14.

When I mentioned it to one of the young lads (23) who works upstairs, his response was:

Good place to go for a stag party, then. Less chance of getting arrested.




:think:


Ewwww.
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