So when did death stop being sad... was I on vacation!?
So I have been thinking about this alot recently, mainly due to the fact that if you're a celebrity it seems your days are numbered if the last couple of months are anything to go by... So first there was Farah and Michael Jackson... Ok so anything surrounding Michael Jackson is going to turn into a circus therefore I was half expecting to hear the jokes after his death... perhaps not the day after but ok we'll let that one slip by... Then there were a few crude remarks about Farrah and her illness etc. Now it's Patrick Swayze. A group of kids that were like 13 got on the bus and started chatting about some assembly they had at school about Patrick Swayze... about his career and about his death. It was a subject for alot of fun... Especially the 'Twitter scandal', 'Death by Twitter' etc. I wondered if it's just because these are celebrities and so we can detach ourselves from their deaths, however, I remember not that long ago a friend of a friend commited suicide and there was like the 'we must be sad' obligatory FEW DAYS before getting on to how funny the circumstances were surrounding his death (Won't go into the details though)
I do have a pretty dark sense of humour myself and I'm down with the whole 'Look on the bright side of life thing'. I think humour is a great tool to face life's challenges and I actually think that due to the positive effect that laughter has on our health and stress levels it may even be just a normal human response... mode of survival almost... My family have so demystified death that they have taken to buying eachother plots in our local cemetary as birthday presents, and have even had arguments about who's is the best (Really..... no joke ) So I get it... Death can be funny
But really.... THIS funny!???