Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Therese Borchard: Pain And Humor: The Dark Side Of Funny
”I typically offend five to 10 percent of my readers when I use sarcasm and wit in a post. So should I skip the attitude and satire? Absolutely not. I hate
to say this -- it sounds cold and heartless -- but I'd rather offend five listeners to allow 95 listeners a moment of healing laughter, than to stay boring
and safe. It's sort of the opposite philosophy of Jesus and the lost sheep. I'd sacrifice one sheep in order to help out the 99 that are desperate for
a laugh. Sorry, Jesus.”

I like this philosophy. I probably live by this philosophy. But I can't help but wonder what you say when you meet the one--or is it five--that you sacrificed.

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