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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he heard about the explosion, he couldn't help but to laugh.
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Both 'he's the same? If not, then please answer the following questions for both people. Would his laughter be considered black humour?

The explosion: does it matter how he heard about it? who he heard it from? who/what exploded? when it happened? where it happened? Were there any deaths as a result of the explosion? Any physical damage? mental damage?

Was "he" personally affected by the explosion?

Is it relevant that "he" is male? How old he is? Where he lives?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does explosion refer to something blowing up? or could it be an explosion in sales? share price? birth rates? or something similar?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 4:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

any other individuals? 1? 2? 3? 4? 5?

any vehicles? crimes?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Both 'he's the same?yes If not, then please answer the following questions for both people. Would his laughter be considered black humour?no, if by black humour you mean sadistic or evil or something along those lines.

The explosion: does it matter how he heard about it?yes who he heard it from?yesish, slight FA who/what exploded?yesish when it happened?noish where it happened?yes Were there any deaths as a result of the explosion?no Any physical damage?yes mental damage?possibly

Was "he" personally affected by the explosion?no

Is it relevant that "he" is male?no, with the tiniest possible ish How old he is?no Where he lives?no

Does explosion refer to something blowing up?yes or could it be an explosion in sales? share price? birth rates? or something similar?nothing like this

any other individuals?yes, although not directly relevant 1?this 2? 3? 4? 5?

any vehicles?no crimes?no
Zephyr14 (Zephyr14)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 6:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the explosion an accident? Something planned? Something controlled?
Physical damage: people injured? material damage?
Did he hear about it from the TV? Radio?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the explosion an accident?yes Something planned? Something controlled?
Physical damage: people injured?yes material damage? yes
Did he hear about it from the TV?no Radio?no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone tell him about it? Did he read about it? Was he there when it happened?
Did he gain in any way from the explosion?
Did the explosion amuse him in some way? Was it caused in a funny way?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone tell him about it?no Did he read about it?yes Was he there when it happened?no
Did he gain in any way from the explosion? no
Did the explosion amuse him in some way?no Was it caused in a funny way?no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he laugh because he was happy? Triumphant? He found something funny?
Is it relevant where he read about it? Newspaper? Magazine? Book? Internet? Somewhere else?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he laugh because he was happy?no Triumphant?no He found something funny?yes
Is it relevant where he read about it?yesish Newspaper?Probably this Magazine? Book? Internet?but could be this Somewhere else?
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there an unintentional pun in the headline? (Or even intentional?) In the article itself?

Is it possible that I'd find this funny? Or is this more of a "you had to be there" kind of thing?

You said it was relevant where it happened: do you mean the country? If so, is it [insert list of countries]? Is it also relevant when it happened? If so, when [insert list of years between 4.5 billion BC to 5 billion AD]?

Did this story actually happen?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the explosion a bomb? A crash? Chemicals reacting? Overheating for some other reason?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a gas explosion?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 2:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there an unintentional pun in the headline? yes(Or even intentional? could have been, but I don't know the intentions of the journalist!) In the article itself?no

Is it possible that I'd find this funny?yes Or is this more of a "you had to be there" kind of thing? no

You said it was relevant where it happened: do you mean the country?yes, but more specific than that If so, is it [insert list of countries]?It's in the US Is it also relevant when it happened?yope If so, when [insert list of years between 4.5 billion BC to 5 billion AD]? this year

Did this story actually happen?

Was the explosion a bomb? A crash? Chemicals reacting? Overheating for some other reason? none of these

Was it a gas explosion? yes
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

More specific than the country - do you mean the US states? If so, which one [insert list of US states]? Are the two-letter state initials relevant?

Is the word 'gas' the subject of the pun?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

More specific than the country - do you mean the US states?more specifically, the city. If so, which one [insert list of US states]? It's in Montana Are the two-letter state initials relevant? no

Is the word 'gas' the subject of the pun? partially, yes
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there an example of toilet humour in the pun such as "Gas explosion in Beans factory"? or is the humour more subtle?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there an example of toilet humour in the pun such as "Gas explosion in Beans factory"? or is the humour more subtle?It's most definitely toilet humor.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the headline also mention the name of the city?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 6:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the headline also mention the name of the city?yes
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Gas explosion in Butte"?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Gas explosion in Butte"? not exactly, but close enough for...

****************SPOILER***************

Actual headline in the Billings Gazette from April 10, 2007:

"Butte Blast Caused By Leaking Gas"

My first reaction, I admit, was a very wide grin.

Link to the article:
http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2007/04/10/news/state/65-blast.txt
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm...for some reason that link doesn't work, but if you copy and paste it, it will.
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, here's a working link!!

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