Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Brown humor

At a luncheon attended by businessmen and military leaders Peter Wallace made a joke about the Glorietta explosion, which the top brass did not like. The joke was funny (Filipinos having the most explosive shit in the world) but the follow-ups (according to the report) less so.

It's not a case of racism, just bad comedy.

Wallace should've stopped at the first joke. The only reason to repeat a theme, ad nauseam, is when the audience is still lapping it up. Diminished laughter means you should quit while you're ahead.

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