After our little earthquake in Melbourne the jokes appeared on facebook very quickly. Was that an earthquake or did Gina (Rhinehart) drop her wallet? WE WILL REBUILD (pic of picnic chair knocked over) Then someone got all pc and lectury and said jokes weren't appropriate because some people have been trapped for 3 days under slabs of concrete because of earthquakes. Though to be fair, they may have been personally touched by this situation and it is all a bit raw. Anyway I follow the blog of a woman who lives in Christchurch - she is part of my Tuesday Poem site - and I was thrilled to see in her latest posting about a trip to the library that she had posted a pic of a graffitti joke. It was a big crane thing and its mouth was gobbling up buildings (she has posted many pics of buildings being pulled down) saying NOM NOM the graffitti was rather cheerful (if bitter) and i was pleased to see the jokes do keep coming
http://poetrychook.blogspot.com.au/ here is a link to her bl;og if you want to take a look at it the blog is fascinating actually about how to live in a city that is still in bits and pieces
My boss was in Christchurch recently to see his mum and sis. He was going to take photos but he felt upset at the thought when the actual time came. I don't have a problem with people making light of the tremor here in Victoria as I felt it myself. Fortunately we didn't have much damage and even better no injuries reported. I am sure that some of the people who joked about it were also contributors to appeals for people in quakes that did cause damage. There are times to laugh and times to cry.
yes the thought of christchurch is very upsetting still - but at least they can joke about it
Loved the blog and the chewing crane, if we don't make jokes about problems, we'd go insane. (there's a rhyme up there! a rhyme!! LOL) Bosnians have been making jokes about the war during the war. They always made great jokes, to cope with everyday life. Then they made great jokes to cope with everyday death.
me i like a bit of a joke - and a rhyme