Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nonce Humour


One of the guys was obsessed with his appearance, his clothing, and a manic gym attendee. Someone asked him Why he made all this effort? He said that he wanted to look good to attract women when he was released.
A passing wit chipped in, "Haven't you heard of Rohypnol..?"

25 comments:

  1. Bad, bad, bad, Ben that's so bad! Shocked.

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  2. Lol.....sooooo politically incorrect.

    As a woman I really shouldnt see the funny side of this, but hey....gotta feed the haters.

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  3. There was this female trainee teacher, she missed out on all the parties with the other girls. Someone asked her why she was so diligent in her studies. She said she wanted to achieve high standards for the sake of boys education.

    A passing feminist chipped in, "Haven't you heard of Ritalin...?

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  4. @ Jimmy Giro - have you any other jokes in your repertoire? We could all do with a laugh, but this one just isn't funny; it's quite sinister actually, much more so than the quip Ben retells because that WAS a joke, but your apparently serious sexism isn't. I'd be interested to know where it comes from but I guess that would be too private to share with us.

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  5. The joke was funny, but in my mind, the words nonce and humour should NEVER go together!

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  6. JimmyGiro - the very first step I took on my path of working with prisoners/ex-offenders was mentoring a little boy aged 11, who was deemed 'at risk of offending'. He had been referred to the charity I worked for by his school, having already had several exclusions. On our first meeting we sat in Burger King having a drink and chat, when he said 'they have put me on tablets'. I asked him what they were for. He said 'I think I might be really ill, they said I have got ADHD, will I die?' This poor little boy hadn't even been told why he had to take the tablet, either by professionals or his mother. His home life was appalling, he was still at home but being 'monitored' by social services. His 'ADHD' was caused by emotional abuse. I completely agree with you on the Ritalin issue. I also agree that most primary school teachers are women, but I'm sure they don't have the motive of subjugating boys, I don't think it is that simple and shouldn't be reduced to a gender thing, it's just endemic in social care/education. Much more research needs to be done on so-called 'ADHD' as handing out tablets like sweeties is never going to tackle the root causes of children's challenging behaviour. Professionals and parents must find other ways of coping by improving relationships, which is the key to helping these children.

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  7. Sure the joke is in bad humour.. but lets be honest here, we are talkin a bout a joke that was probably repeated in a prison.. i dont think they are guna be telling knock-knock jokes! Sick but not unexpected...

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  8. Huntress, of course I'm shocked by it ... and partly amused; I went from shock to indignation to small laugh to short burst of big laugh back to indignation and then again to shock, and round again.

    Prison humour ... nothing compares!

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  9. @Jules so you think having a joke at a feminist's expense is a gender thing?

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  10. The 'feminist' joke was vindictive and unfunny, not big nor clever

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  11. Anony 10:30

    To be 'vindictive', would imply a victim. Who or whom are the victims?

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  12. JG, Was the 'feminist' in your 'joke' wearing a sign saying 'I am a feminist'?

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  13. Feminists by nature are vindictive and unfunny so I thought the joke was great.

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  14. Well it just shows up your ignorance and prejudice then doesn't it?

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  15. Feminists are ignorant, prejudicial and sexist.

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  16. lol! What an idiot.

    Ok Mr hater, any other pet hates you want to get off your chest on Ben's blog or will that be enough for today?

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  17. I've just pointed out what I think of Feminists and you insulted me personally. So who is the ignorant, prejudicial hater really?

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  18. You're an idiot because of your demonstrable prejudice against a group of people with a set of ideas. People who cannot be identified by outward appearances, and yet you hate them? You are twisted mate and I am leaving it here, so bleat on all you like.

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  19. Feminists by their very nature hate males or try to undermine them and they choose to do it, it's not genetic or hereditary, it's a CHOICE. or are you saying that feminism is a mental illness?

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  20. It is a loose set of ideas and there are men too who claim to be feminists. Get back with your mixed up and hate filled nonsense

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  21. "@Jules so you think having a joke at a feminist's expense is a gender thing?"

    It was me who wrote the above, the implication being that men can also be classed as feminists if they are stupid enough.

    Yes it's a loose set of ideas, so loose in fact that when analysed truthfully turns out to be bullshit.

    Here's a typical example of feminists in action:

    http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-03-23/news/women-s-funding-network-sex-trafficking-study-is-junk-science/

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  22. Talk about shifting the post. You are making this post into your own pet hate subject, and you don't care what Ben and his readers think. It is known as hijacking

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  23. Is it really? I take it you are some self appointed blog commentor expert and no doubt you'll start bleating about banning people next because they don't agree with you and your stupid feminist ways.

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