What some find funny, others don't.
When Boyle was on Mock the Week, it was generally understood that you were waiting to see what tasteless joke he would come up with next.
However, jokes don't need to be told, and can be found in ANY context. Take this example, and then neg rep if I was wrong for laughing.....
Back in the days when Jade Goody succumbed to her illness, they were discussing her life and her legacy on Radio 2. It was the Jeremy Vine show, and straight after this discussion, they played Lily Allen's single "The Fear". This is a song that pretty much sums up Goody's life. I sat in my car laughing my head off at the juxtaposition of the conversation and the song. Was it planned? We'll never know.
There is humour in that situation, but I wonder how many others picked that up??
i'm not saying i haven't laughed at VERY inappropriate jokes, but i can also see how it would upset some people
There has been times I have been insulted by some jokes, honestly I couldnt care less. A joke can insult anyone when it boils down to it. If you dont like comedians you have the option never to watch them, I am a huge fan of Frankie Boyle and the way I see it is if you dont like it stick your fingers in your ears and hum real loud.
I find Frankie Boyle Highly entertaining, people need to get a backbone.
Personally I think the whole problem here is that neg rep is anonymouse. I think neg rep should be viewable/trackable and also to enter a neg rep you should have to enter a comment as to why you are neg repping.
Just my 2p
My view is that rep should only be able to be left with a comment. At least you have some chance of knowing why you've offended then.
Over to you @ZeroHour ! Can you force comments to be left with rep?
I'm not worried about who gave me the neg rep I was just interested to see that it was (what I thought) just a silly joke that caused it to be given...No, I didn't neg rep you, Cesil
...and I don't find Frankie Boyle very funny either as his humour does just descend into insult all too often...
...and I was amused to see Bruce Forsythe included in the list of insult comedians on the wiki entry that was posted earlier...
I think the rep system is getting a bit of a joke, people are abusing it (some may say I am abusing it because I give positive and neg reps, but I always leave a name).
SimpleSi (6th July 2011)
yes, always is, I think its fair the people know who is repping them, good or bad.
The rep system here and on just about any forum is nothing more than a sign of how long someone has been posting around a forum.
Although I will admit I tend to take whatever anybody with completely negative rep says with more than a pinch of salt... but that's because they're usually the ones with nothing useful to say!
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