Friday, April 8, 2011

What's a Bigot To Do?

Dear Madame L,

I'm really a very funny person, and I think the best jokes are the ones that are aimed at other people.

However, so many of the jokes that used to make people laugh uproariously now get me blank stares or even outrage.

Can you please tell me if there's any group left in the world that it's safe to make fun of?

Sincerely, sort of,

Just Want to Laugh

Dear Bigot,

As much as Madame L hates your question AND her answer, she must admit it's true: There are two groups left in the world that you and your bigoted so-called comedian pals can still make fun of: members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and overweight people.

Sorry it's true,

Madame L


Ellen said...

Dear Madame L, I believe there is one other person that "Bigot" or "Wants to Laugh" can make fun of, and that's him(her)self. When people can laugh about their own experiences, and share those experiences for others' enjoyment, their humor is gladly received. For examples, read or listen to some talks from the recent LDS General Conference. Many of our General Authorities, including the late President Gordon B. Hinckley, are (were) masters of self-depracating humor.

AskTheGeologist said...

Dang. I was just winding up to a great response to that bigot, but nothing can improve on what Ellen wrote.