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Joking around can land us in hot water. Even the professionals often shoot themselves comedically in the foot. Whenever someone makes a joke about a recent tragedy, they are inevitably met with a chorus of "Too soon!" And yet, it’s not quite as simple as certain topics being "too soon" to joke about. Two weeks after 9/11, The Onion was able to successfully publish a satirical issue about the terrorist attacks. So the question is: When are tragedies okay to joke about -- and when are they not? ... More>
Why did the chicken cross the road? And why is that joke never funny? Psychological science has the answers. ... More>