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Old Mar 11, 2004, 6:40 PM   #1
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Here's a dilemma for you


This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please
don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an
honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally.


The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you
will have to make a decision one way or the other. Remember that your
answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.


Please scroll down slowly and consider each line - this is
important for the test to work accurately.


You're in Florida. In Miami, to be exact. There is great chaos going on
around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods.
There are huge masses of water all over the place. You are a
CNN photographer and you are in the middle of this great disaster. The
situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot very impressive photos. There
are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water.
Nature is showing all its destructive power and is ripping everything apart.
Suddenly you see a woman in the water, she is fighting for her life,
trying not to be swept away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer.
Somehow the woman looks familiar. Suddenly you know who it is - it's Hillary Clinton!
At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take her
away, forever. You have two options. You can save her or you can take the best photo of
your life.


So you can save the life of Hillary Clinton, or you can shoot a Pulitzer
prize winning photo, a unique photo displaying the death of one of the
world most powerful woman.


And here's the question (please give an honest answer):


Would you select color film, or rather go with the classic simplicity of
black and white?
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 7:37 PM   #2
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Humour? Not for me.

I'd shoot in black and white.
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 7:45 PM   #3
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I am a Conservative Republican, and as much as I don't care for Mrs. Clinton's (or her husband's for that matter) views, I would have to say that I would rescue her. I honestly didn't find the post humorous at all.
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 8:32 PM   #4
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Interesting. As a rather middle of the road Democrat with an environmental bend I'd saver her too... althought I really don't care much for her either.

The retreds on that style joke have warn down long ago.

I agree, not funny.

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Old Mar 11, 2004, 9:02 PM   #5
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wait, hang on let me check... ...ya, thats not funny
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 10:00 PM   #6
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To any and all that have, and may still take offense to my post, please accept my apologies. My intent was not to offend anyone, again I apologize.

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apology accepted

for the recored, i was not offended nor was i mad, i just didnt find it funny
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 10:38 PM   #8
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Quote:
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To any and all that have, and may still take offense to my post, please accept my apologies. My intent was not to offend anyone, again I apologize.

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Old Mar 11, 2004, 11:20 PM   #9
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There are some here whose knickers are too tight.
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 8:09 AM   #10
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Yaworski, maybe. But I wouldn't have laughed if the joke had Bill Frist, Dennis Hastert, or Tom DeLay instead of Hillery, and I care for them even less.

This style of joke is so old that it's acquired a term. I believe its a "JAEM", which stands for "just another ethnic minority". It's a type of joke that can be told with any class of people, as long as it fits the preconcepts of the audience (like the classic style of polish jokes of years ago.)

Personally, when I want a joke I go to:
http://www.netfunny.com
It's the archive for the news group rec.humor.funny. Since the group is moderated, the quality of the humor is quite high. I don't always find them funny, but I like more there than any where else.

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