This evening I went to an advance screening of the film Team America, which for those who don't know about it is Thunderbirds done by the South Park creators without political correctness. In one scene terrorists attack the Panama Canal with WMDs causing lots of people to drown as the water swept inland. In keeping with the rest of the film I found this funny, particularly when the wooden puppets of both people and animals were floating around in water. However, it soon became clear I was the only person in the packed cinema laughing.
Perhaps I was the least sensitive person in the place but surely something that would have been hilarious to everybody two weeks ago is still funny today, despite the terrible events in Asia. If it is funny to see a puppet of Michael Moore being a suicide bomber why is it seemingly wrong to the majority to laugh at floating bits of wood?
I've made donations, I've said prayers for the first time in years and observed the three minutes silence for four and a half minutes as it appeared the people in my office were running from a different clock. However when I laugh at something instinctively because it is funny it apparently makes me an insensitive [censored]. Am I the only person who can distinguish between fantasy and reality? Everybody in the cinema was pissing themselves at the song about everybody having AIDS even though 1 person dies of that every 10 seconds (World Health Organisation).
People should stop being so fecking uptight and worried about being politically correct all the time.