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- Nov 2, 2009
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This horrible accident has killed at least 145 people and injured 5,000 by the last count I saw. Can we please stop treating it as a source of amusement and joking.
All of life is misery and pain, crushing hopelessness topped off by either an instant snuffing out or months of illness-plagued agony, finally ending in oblivion. Find amusement where and when you can in the grim gap between darkness and darkness.
It took about ten milliseconds before people started coming up with jokes about the Corona virus, and that has perhaps killed dozens of millions (some sketchy evidence of China shoveling 20 million or so dead under the rug). Humor is how humans get by.
Besides: the humor here isn't "ha ha stooopid dead people" or "ha ha I'm glad this happened" humor.
I usually try to stay away from side discussions that could flair up, but I have to side with Scott on this. With the health and other issues I've been dealing with these last few years, I've been under a lot of stress. The coverage of this event has only added to that stress but I do not want to ignore it. Therefore, I limit the sources I look to in keeping up with the developments and I've included this group as a source because the discussion has been level headed. Having said that. The joking between Scott and trose213 gave me some welcome relief from that tension. Thanks to both of you. Having said that, I hope the jokes and ensuing debate do not grow to take our attention away from this tragic event.
Edit added: Scott quoted me just as I caught my error in my original comment. As you can see here, I have corrected that error.