A few minutes ago, there was a post on my Facebook wall with a picture of Larry the cable guy and the following quote.
Larry The Cable Guy On Cajuns...
"Even after the recent Super Bowl victory of the New Orleans Saints, I have noticed a large number of people implying with bad jokes that Cajuns aren't smart. I would like to state for the record that I disagree with that assessment. Anybody that would build a city 5 feet below sea level in a hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats is a damn genius."
I cannot verify that this is real, but I found it posted all over the place.
A little background. 3-months before hurricane Katrina, my husband and I went to New Orleans for a week. He was at a convention, so he saw very little of the city. I spent all day exploring. It was fantastic. I walked all over and I rode the trollies. That trip is in my top five. Three months later, disaster struck. It was one of the most painful things to watch but added to the horror was the faces of so many people burned in my brain from my time in the city.
I am not going to go into all the details. There are many. I will share two. I caught a glimpse of my favorite trolley conductor guarding his wife and daughter in the dome. He was easy to spot. Tall, built, gorgeous, funny, bald, black man. The look on his face haunts me. The second, I will always wonder if the sweet little old lady I met on the trolley got out. I rode with her several times. She was easily 80-years old. She rode the trolley every other day to get her groceries.
At least 1,836 people lost their lives. There is NOTHING funny about that.
A few days ago, Dane Cook made a joke about the Aurora, Colorado shooting
12-people died, almost 60 injured. Every single person in that theater is damaged, possibly forever. There is NOTHING funny about that.
A few weeks ago, a “comedian” named Daniel Tosh made a joke about rape and harassed a woman when she said it was not funny.
I can personally attest that there is NOTHING funny about that.
I left a message for the person who posted the Larry thing. I told her I didn’t think it was funny, and then I deleted her. I didn’t know her. I probably added her because she played some game I was into. I left a status update for everyone else. I see this crap on my wall, and I don’t care who you are, you are gone.
Everybody has had that moment where something comes out of your mouth that makes you desperately wish life had a rewind button. I have had my share of those moments. Humans make mistakes. But there are lines you never cross. Some things are not funny. Some things will never be funny. Death, pain, and suffering….NOT funny!!!