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  • They actually do appeal to a certain (morbid) audience. There are those who don't find dead baby jokes patently offensive... so long as they don't involve ACTUAL dead babies.
  • Dark humor..not good, just pointless to me.
  • To show what a loser the person is? I am lucky enough to have not heard a joke of this nature. I would be very upset to hear one.
  • i find them to be repulsive, but there are people for everything. some seem to like them.
  • So that we can get away with laughing at something that is really not very funny.
  • :O omg ewwwww
  • There is no point now. It's holiday joke time now. Maybe they will forget about dead baby jokes in 2008.
  • For the person telling the joke to think everyone is paying attention to him, without realising that he is incredibly idiotic for telling the joke in the first place, everyone just stares at him out of either shock or disbelief.
  • oh my ive never heard of a dead baby joke, if i heard someone make one i would dismiss them as being pathetic.
  • proudly displaying ignorance, immaturity and lack of compassion.
  • They make people who are easily offended have their little hissy fits. That's the real joke,
  • to see if anyone else will laugh at the horrid nature of the joke
  • I don't know. I guess you'd have to ask one of the pro-abortion crowd how such a thing could be funny, or even acceptable.
  • to laugh at the things that are the most disturbing in this dark world. Sort of apropos humour. I see nothing wrong with them, insofar as, they spin something ugly on it's head for a cheap laugh. Now, that doesn't mean you go to the maternity ward and tell them, but freedom of speech and all that, there's a LOT worse that's been said out there.
  • The same as the point of every joke...to get a laugh.
  • According to most of the answers posted already to this question, anyone who laughs at such a joke is a horrible person. That is simply not true. To anyone who thinks that it takes a morbid or sick person to tell or laugh at such a joke...have you never laughed at a crude joke before? Just because someone tells a joke like this doesn't mean they want to go out and kill children. . The point of the joke is to get a laugh.
  • I don't know. However, I do know why the dead baby crossed the road.
  • Are they back in vogue again? I'll have to brush up on my "delivery". (Or would that be "still birth"?) ;-) Dead baby jokes were sophomoric humor that was all the rage back in the fifties and sixties. You know ... at a time where humor was not subject to political correctness, abject censorship, and the Marxist thought police. The fascists in the sundry "progressive" political movements have changed all that. Now we must walk on eggshells or suffer the ire of the ideological left who fear freedom of expression more than life itself. For those who are unfamiliar of this all-but-forgotten form of humor, I direct you here ... http://www.dead-baby-joke.com/
  • A little repulsion is good for the soul.
  • I think they are disgusting.
  • the question itself made me laugh.
  • They are so repulsive and objectionable that they are inexplicably hilarious.
  • There is no point in dead baby jokes and being the Mother of a murdered child I would find them offensive, so I stay away from them.
  • I didn't know we had dead baby jokes?
  • So people with small minds can have something to laugh at. They are not so funny to people who have lost a baby or child. To those of you who would laugh at jokes like that....Have you ever been to a child's funeral?
  • Humor tends to revolve around a deviation from a norm, in which no actual harm is done. In the case of dead babies, there is arguably no greater deviation than advocating the slaughter or torture of a human baby. Because it is understood that the speaker in no way is actually advocating harming babies, the humor factor for many people tends to be really high.
  • sorry meant to comment in comment box
  • again im so sorry my answer keeps comin up here
  • 1) "Are people who tell dead baby jokes mentally unbalanced? Well, there is absolutely no evidence to support the claim that they are. These jokes have been around for many years, so psychologists have had many years to consider the possibility, and there are even psychologists who specialise in studying morbid humour. So it seems reasonable to answer "no" to that question. The same principle applies to the other questions. We don't automatically believe something until it is disproved. We require evidence, before we believe it to be true. I might have been more accurate to say "no evidence" after each question, but you get my point." Source and further information: http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:LU154AjGTD4J:www.facebook.com/topic.php%3Fuid%3D39656486225%26topic%3D6721%26start%3D120%26hash%3D58d4df4258b9682c280f90ebb3aa70bc+"make+dead+baby+jokes"&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3 2) "I’ve been trying to decide what makes Dead Baby Jokes so funny. I think it’s because they’re just so wrong on so many levels. They violate taboo. They shock. They provide unexpected juxtapositions. The real problem with Dead Baby Jokes is that they’re difficult to craft. There are thousands of these on the internet, and maybe one-percent of them are funny. Most are just dumb. Some go for intentional gross-out, which is not the same as humor." "I like many different sick jokes myself, but dead baby jokes have become taboo in my eyes. Perhaps its because I’m a father now, perhaps because I believe its bad karma or its because I’ve known people who have lost children and I’ve seen what they go through and will continue to go through for the rest of their lives. Its really one of the most terrible things anybody could go through, losing a child can easily destroy a person. And BoggyWoggy is not entirely correct. A joke about an illness or a one-armed person pales in comparison to the death of a child. Its like comparing apples and oranges. While one cannot deny that it is human nature to generate humor about things that frighten or sadden us, it should not override the human need for compassion." Source and further information: http://www.foldedspace.org/2007/12/20/dead-baby-jokes/ 3) "I thought it rather clever, and funny - until I saw the hurt in mom's eyes. Figured twenty two years would have soothed the wound. I was wrong, amazingly wrong. You do not make dead baby jokes to mothers who have dead babies." Source and further information: http://www.agentofchaos.com/labrats.php
  • I dont hear these often. I wouldnt want to. Some people find humour in other peoples hurt! Imagine as the couple of comments on here how hurtful it would be to a mother.
  • Not to be too touchy, I think they are cruel and inhumane, and not funny at all. That is just my personal opinon. I don't find anything funny about the death of a child. But then again, people find it funny because it offends other people.
  • Dark humor is hilarious in the correct context. On here, it would be most inappropriate because everyone here does not know each other's history and that could be a very painful subject for some people. Hurting people is never funny.
  • I think they're sick, twisted, and just disturbing. Which makes them hilarious.
  • Only an idiot would make a joke about a dead baby
  • i call funny in the words of Dennis Miller "there's the real world, and there's the joke world. the joke world can get tough. wear a cup."
  • Whats the difference between a baby and a watermelon? One's fun to eat and the other is a watermelon. There's definitely something wrong with them, but for some strange reason I find them wonderful and appropriate at any time or place.

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