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Old 03-23-2014, 04:01 PM   #61
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My thoughts on what happened can be summed up in two words...Occam's razor.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:23 PM   #62
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I don't remember anyone making jokes about the Boston Marathon bombing. I think Steve is right - it's easier to joke about something that happened on the other side of the world.
I heard many tasteless jokes after the bombing...maybe because we live way over here? Dunno, but I won't repeat them.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #63
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I live just a few miles from where the bombing happened and heard enough jokes to fill a book so I am not really sure about the theory that its easier to joke about something on the other side of the world really works for me.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:09 PM   #64
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I was raised this way. I like the analogy of a "release valve". When my grandmother had breast cancer and lost one breast, her nick name became "Lefty". Doom and gloom doesn't seem healthy. Finding humor in tragedy doesn't mean that we care less, it seems more self preservation. If we don't allow some levity in tragic situations, it's easy to be consumed with sorrow.
BC, when my granddaughter's other grandmother had to have her toes amputated, her daughter got a toy tow truck, and a Barbie doll. She cut the toes off of Barbie and sat her on the back of the to(e)w truck. Her mother laughed every time she looked at it while she was in the hospital. When she was ready to leave, her doctor asked if he could have it. It sits in his office to this day. And it provides humor for other amputee patients.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:11 PM   #65
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My thoughts on what happened can be summed up in two words...Occam's razor.
I'm sure
So, what IS the more obvious way?
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:13 PM   #66
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Sorry that was more a comment on all the crazy theories. I just think it crashed and is at the bottom of the ocean as opposed to being hidden somewhere in an attempt to ransom it back or something crazy like that.
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Sorry that was more a comment on all the crazy theories. I just think it crashed and is at the bottom of the ocean as opposed to being hidden somewhere in an attempt to ransom it back or something crazy like that.
No 'sorry' needed---- I was sure you were sorta kidding. But you were too fast for me because after I posted I had a better reply or a better one in keeping with the joking flavor------ but since I like the sound of my own fingers on the keyboard I'll say it anyway:

To GB----- so you think a tiny razor blade could take down a huge plane?

Cracked myself up, again!
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I live just a few miles from where the bombing happened and heard enough jokes to fill a book so I am not really sure about the theory that its easier to joke about something on the other side of the world really works for me.
I was talking about on this site.
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It looks like they may have found the wreckage.
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