Rugby Humour

Rugby Humour

Post by rick boy » Sat, 12 Apr 1997 04:00:00


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.

Quote:

> 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.

Well, there we will just have to disagree, Koos. There is very little
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
Erebus".

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,
right!

- Rick Boyd

 
 
 

Rugby Humour

Post by Rhodri Howel » Sat, 12 Apr 1997 04:00:00

[snip sensible comment]

Quote:
> 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".

That was seven. Hence Why do they drink Coke at NASA?
-- Cos they can't get 7up.

Quote:
> Or the NZ 747 that crashed into a mountain in
> Antarctica. "What's big, white, and ***s New Zealanders? -- Mount
> Erebus".

Or the Oil rig fire :
What's got 4 legs and goes woof?
-- Piper Alpha
or my personal favourite (of the ones postable on this newsgroup)
(Townsend Thorenson Herald of Free Enterprise)

Why do Townsend Thorenson boats have glass bottoms?
-- So that they can see the Rescue Helicopters arriving!

Quote:
> 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.

You have to accept that there is a limit though Rick. Not that I
think you've overstepped it (humour is an essential part of rugby,
especially if you play).

In any case, have you still got a copy of the RSRU FAQ in your Web
Pages?
That does tell people how to behave.
What I hope it doesn't do is tell people what to say. And that is what
really pisses me off.

Quote:
>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,
> right!

> - Rick Boyd