I'm re-posting this article because it disappeared, and I definitely
have something to say on this subject.
One man's horror is another man's humour and I don't think some of us
should be defining the high m***ground for the rest of us.
> By the way Rick, I see you joke about it. Don't
> It is not funny for this guy, his family or the girl.
> People joking about*** charges are very stupid.
> It is NOT a funny thing.
about this twisted old world that I don't find funny. I know I have been
castigated in the past for my bad-taste sense of humour. Well, sorry,
it's my sense of humour and I'll exercise how I like. I don't know the
girl, the guy or either of their families, and if I did I would have the
common sense not to make fun of this situation to their faces. That not
being the case, they are unlikely to ever be affected by what Rick Boyd
says, so I don't see why it should bother you lot.
It always amazes me how fast the jokes start flying after any
international tragedy -- not that this little incident quite rates as an
international tragedy. Like the time the space shuttle exploded. Within
days there were jokes like "what does NASA stand for? -- Need Another
Six Astronauts". Or the NZ 747 that crashed into a mountain in
Antarctica. "What's big, white, and ***s New Zealanders? -- Mount
Probably not very funny for the people involved, but for the rest of us,
just making light of a bad situation. It's part of the human way of
dealing with things.
And finally, I get really pissed off with the Nerd Police (not that
you're a member of that select group, Koos, normally) telling other
people how to behave on this newsgroup. It's a rugby newsgroup,
ferrchrissakes. Go into a rugby club in Auckland, or Johannessburg, or
Syndey, and see if the props aren't standing in the corner sucking booze
and taking the living***out of this situation. Of course they are.
And is anyone going to tell them to be sensitve and understanding? Yeah,
- Rick Boyd