Nelson from the Simpsons

Too Soon

"Too soon" is not a real thing. There's no statute of limitations on humor.

We’ve all heard it. Somebody makes a joke that riffs off a recent occurrence, and someone else says “too soon” to cover their offense at the joke and/or shame at laughing.

I’m of the opinion that “too soon” isn’t a real thing. Something is either funny right away, or it’s never funny. When a person says a joke is “too soon” what they really mean is, “I’m offended but won’t admit it.” If you’re offended by a joke, either speak up about being offended, or shut up and live with it.

September 11th? Never funny. Terry Schiavo? Say what you will, but the “state vegetable of Florida” jokes were funny from day one.

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