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Are Gender Reveal Parties WORSE Than the Holocaust?

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 08:57 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

It only might be here in Europe where you don't do jokes with/about the Holocaust.


Oh?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_humour<br />

Third Reich and Neo Nazi references
The Third Reich, the Nazis, Adolf Hitler and the Neo Nazi scene are often parodied in German humour. Examples are Obersalzberg, a television sketch show, which parodies The Office and Adolf Hitler, portraying Hitler and the Nazis as incompetent, lazy and confused bureaucrats. Front Deutscher Äpfel is a satirical movement to criticise the Neo Nazi scene in Germany. Harald Schmidt, referring to and criticizing the importance of political correctness in Germany, suggested a Nazometer, a mock measurement device (and causing a minor scandal).[9] The device allegedly will give alarms even for minor Nazi-specific formulations and politically incorrect wording.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 09:04 am
@chai2,
I'd responded to the term "Holocaust" and it's use, not to "Third Reich and Neo Nazi references" parodied in German humour.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 09:20 am
@chai2,
What some are failing to consider (beyond the blatantly obvious fact the OP was not starting a thread about the holocaust), is how humour is used, or in this case, that humour even exists in the world.

Think Mel Brooks, who was raised in Williamsburg, and served in WWII.

Not necessarily humour, but can be, the act of taking back words like queer, or n!gger, bitch. Reappropriation.
It diminishes the power of the word, or act, or historical time.

It means healing is occuring. It means that every single time a word is used, depending on the context, one doesn't need to be completely undone, offended in the extreme, or start accusing anyone of being a monster.

Jesus. This thread is about stupid gender reveal parties, not the holocaust.

Does everyone have to measure at length every single word and the possible effect it could maybe have on someone who appears to exist for the opportunity to take offense?

The fact that some people want to live their lives in constant outrage over not only real, but preceived slights, is their right.
It's also the right of others to say in this case, "Lighten the f*ck up"

I think some people need to tattoo the word "context" on the back of their hand, so they can refer to it as needed.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 09:28 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

I'd responded to the term "Holocaust" and it's use, not to "Third Reich and Neo Nazi references" parodied in German humour.


Oh Jesus Christ.
Really Walter?

Really?

Ok, I can pick out words as well as you.

You seem to have left out the words Adolph Hitler, and Nazis.
Your words presented , Third Reich, Neo Nazi are not even a 1% leap to the word Holocaust.

Is it Really necessary for those actual letters to be typed out to understand the intention and meaning?

Ohhhhh, she was talking about Nazi's/Hitler, not the holocaust. No wonder I was confused. Rolling Eyes



Which hey, let's all now get offended by the above clip!
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neptuneblue
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 10:02 am
@chai2,
Why are you doubling down on this?

I spent my childhood listening to stories from my grandmother about how the Holocaust decimated her family. My family.

You're being cruel and insensitive. Please stop.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 10:51 am
@neptuneblue,
Yes, and I listened to stories from my grandmother how her sister died in a concentration camp. Would never say why.
My grandma insists we were Catholic, and when I asked her as a child, she adamantly told me "There were NO jews in Poland." As in ever.
Poland is where all my grandparents were born.

I mean, are you trying to play "Can you top this?"


Everyone has a family.
Everyone family has bad stuff happen to them.
We all have stories.


You seem to think you're unique, and that I, and others, just came out of a box labled tabula rasa 5 minutes ago.


I can't help it neptune, if you have a stunted sense of humor, that you don't understand things like parody, satire, empowerment, etc. I can't help it if just about everything causes outrage in you.

I have to wonder how many missed opportunites to laugh, or enjoy life, you've missed because you have to search for the tragic in every word.

You're obsessed here with one single word, that wasn't written in a hateful way, no matter how much you protest.

Because of that, you missed everything else.

Is there anything you enjoy?



neptuneblue
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 12:48 pm
@chai2,
What are you blabbering about?

If you want to been seen as a cruel and nasty person, that is your prerogative. I don't see the connection between the Holocaust and gender reveal parties. You've turned this post into a vendetta to say what you want, when you want.

Have at it.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 03:57 pm
The title of this thread bothers the hell out of me. I know it's a joke. Don't give a damn. Political correctness? Don't give a damn about that either.

My first reaction to seeing the thread title was, "Nothing is worse than the Holocaust," and I am not amused.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 07:50 pm
@Roberta,
Honestly roberta, I put this in the same catagory as your nazi pudding spoon.

glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 10:58 pm
At the risk of pissing off anyone, I suggest starting another thread. Maybe something like "Are Gender Reveal Parties evidence that our society has been reduced to piffle?" Every time someone thinks up a novel reason to celebrate, i.e. bachelorette 'destination' parties, choreographing an elaborate father daughter dance, or a mother son dance, promposals, marriage proposals at a football game on the kiss-cam. And really, Kiss-Cam????? These Gender-reveal parties are ridiculous, and don't get me started on these ridiculous overdone massive birthday parties for babies. Does anybody remember when a rehearsal dinner was for the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom? Really? I had to throw a massive party for 80 people and I only knew the bride, groom and my husband. Last minute I invited 4 extra friends of ours so we would have someone to talk to during the party.

Almost every special occasion has to be planned like a Cecil B. DeMill extravaganza. I recently was invited to a "Grandmothers" baby shower.........it has to stop folks, it used to be a joke to declare "It's Tuesday, Let's have a party". I guess I'm ok with celebrate the random 'Tuesday', just don't expect me to bring a present.

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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 12:49 am
@chai2,
Funny you should mention the Nazi spoon.

A while back I decided to make chocolate pudding rather than buy instant pudding. I bought the mix, added the milk, and started stirring with the Nazi spoon. I couldn't do it. Using something with the swastika on it appalled me. I put the spoon down. It won't be used again--for pudding or anything else.

So this thread title is in the same category as the Nazi pudding spoon. A source of disgust--to me.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 01:42 am
@Roberta,
You could always use it to clean the cat box.

Uh, how did you happen to come by a Nazi spoon in the first place?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 08:41 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Can you remind us again when you surgically removed any sense of humor? Or were you born without one?


She reminds me of the black bloke I met down the pub last night. To break the ice I told him every single racist joke I'd heard and he didn't laugh once, what a miserable bastard.

Btw, Mel Brooks never joked about the Holocaust, he mocked the Nazis, there's a world of difference.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 09:01 am
@izzythepush,
It's possible to joke about the Nazis without being offensive.

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neptuneblue
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 09:27 am
@izzythepush,
Ok, tell me how gender reveal parties and the Holocaust are related, therefore humorous.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 09:36 am
@neptuneblue,
Did you read my posts?

I've not said gender reveal parties and the Holocaust are related at all.

I actually took your side, but I made the mistake of using irony which is why it shot over your head.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 09:39 am
@izzythepush,
If gender reveal parties and the Holocaust are not related, why do you feel irony is necessary to get your point across?
Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 10:23 am
@roger,
roger, No tengo un gato.

My uncle was a guard at a pow camp during wwII. He brought home the spoon as a souvenir. My mother used the spoon to stir chocolate pudding. When she died, I got the spoon.

izzy, I agree that there's a world of difference between the Nazis and the Holocaust. However, I still couldn't bring myself to use the spoon.

McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 10:34 am
@neptuneblue,
neptuneblue wrote:

If gender reveal parties and the Holocaust are not related, why do you feel irony is necessary to get your point across?


You really need this explained? Ok then...

The Holocaust, for most people, is one of the worse things ever to have happened. It was horrible on a massive level. To think that man's inhumanity towards fellow men, women and children could make something like the holocaust happen is irreparably ingrained in our history. Whether directly involved or not, it should be recognized as one humanity's lowest of lows.

You seem to understand that, right?

Now, to compare something as mundane as a gender reveal party to such a horrible event is to imply that something else is also horrible, but we all know that nothing could be as horrible as the holocaust. That means the author was making a point that they thought gender reveal party's were terrible. (NOT REALLY AS TERRIBLE AS THE HOLOCAUST THOUGH!) By using hyperbolic vocabulary as this, the author was trying to imply they thought these party's were terrible. That's all it is.

NO ONE is actually trying to compare these party's to the actual holocaust. That would be silly.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2019 10:35 am
@Roberta,
I don't blame you. I wouldn't either.
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