when there’s a group of your friends hanging out and youre like trying to join the conversation but dont know how
what if every Tumblr user suddenly looses their mouse?
J = Next Post
K = Previous Post
L = Like
N = View Notes
Space = Show Photo
Shift + R = Reblog
Shift + E = Add to Queue
Z + Tab = Switch Blogs
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
I just reblogged this with the command
We are gathered here today because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn’t stay alive.uh i’m not sure#amusingis really the word you want here like, yes, definitionally a funeral is held because somebody couldn’t stay alive, i.e. they died and the joke is…?
Actually, I think it is the word I’m looking for. I use that tag to categorize posts on my blog that I personally find amusing, and this post made me laugh. I am sure that I’ve reblogged many things that others don’t find remotely amusing, but happened to strike me as funny. It’s not meant to imply that the post is universally amusing or that it should be taken as such - it was simply amusing to me.
(To explain the joke… It’s called gallows humor. Sometimes people make light of things that are actually very serious, for a variety of reasons. See also: pretty much every joke in The Fault in Our Stars. To be able to laugh about something serious can be both freeing and comforting for many people, myself included. Of course, this brand of humor is not for everyone. I’m sure there are folks with cancer who would be horrified by some of the things Hazel says in TFioS. On the other hand, rather a lot of folks with cancer apparently find the book refreshing. Similarly, some people would not find jokes about death funny. However, some people do. If that kind of humor isn’t appealing to you then that’s totally fine, I certainly wouldn’t criticize you for not finding it appealing. But there’s obviously a subset of people out there who do find it appealing, and that should also be fine. We all have our own way of dealing with things, and sometimes being lighthearted is one of mine.
The actual joke, which I didn’t think needed explaining, is the emphasis of “SOMEBODY” and glaring at the coffin, as though the deceased passed away purposefully to inconvenience people. It’s an absurd assertion and would in fact be ridiculous if said seriously, which is why it’s funny.To me it sounds like the type of quick witted, sarcastic sort of thing that Groucho Marx might say. Obviously this wouldn’t be appropriate in all circumstances, or even most, but there are certainly people who prefer that their deaths and funerary arrangements be treated with perhaps a little less dread and misery than is common. Personally, I’d find it hilarious if someone said this at my funeral.)