Have we stopped making tragedy jokes? I haven't heard any about the Surfside collapse tragedy

After the Challenger explosion, 9/11, Fukushima, etc, there would quickly be jokes about the tragedy, which is how some people cope.

I haven’t heard any about the Surfside collapse. Have people stopped making them? Or am I just not hearing them? I guess I should check Gilbert Gottfried’s Twitter.

Somebody tried to start a joke thread in the Quarantine area, and a moderator stomped on it.

In the late 1990s, I saw a newspaper or magazine article about tasteless humor, and someone told the story of being in a chat room with other people who shared his attitude, and just to see what would happen, asked if anyone heard any Princess Diana jokes.

Let’s just say that he was almost kicked off the site for even suggesting such a thing.

A couple years earlier, someone told me about a poster in an Oklahoma City chatroom, just one about the city in general, and the same thing happened when that person typed “boom.”

I suppose one could make some sort with “Surfside Six” joke. Great theme song, BtW.

But I am not a fan of this sort of humor.

I tried making a 9/11 joke to someone six years after the tragedy, and it was dubbed too soon and I’m lucky he didn’t kick my ass. I don’t try that anymore.

Just recycle some old Hyatt Regency jokes.

Holy crap, that was 40 years ago tomorrow. (Too soon?)

Oh man I’d forgotten about that one. 1981, in KC MO.

Some events almost write their own jokes, some don’t. I can’t come up with something about the collapse that seem jokey, can you? And I don’t mean can’t because of the tragicness of it, I mean the dryness. (If dozens of people died because they were in a bus swerving to avoid a chicken crossing the road, that’s another matter.)

… gnarly wipeout …

I don’t remember any jokes about that. (I had just graduated from high school, and lived a few hours away.)

My brother moved to KC a few years after that, and he vaguely remembered it and asked someone about it, and was told in no uncertain terms not to bring it up in polite conversation; if a local wanted to talk about it, they would, because you don’t know who had a friend or relative who was a victim.

Fear stalks the land.

I was in college at the time Waco happened, and days after that in a writing class we had to invent some product ads. One of mine was for Texas-Style Roasted Nuts.

South Park did an episode where there was a set amount of time before you could joke about a tragedy. Obviously there’s no set number, but eventually there will be jokes about it. Humor is one coping mechanism.

God spoke to Moses through a burning bush. He spoke to Koresh through a burning Branch.

A joke about a tragedy has to be really funny to be forgiven. Miami House of Pancakes isn’t going to cut it.

I have always thought this thread was one of the board’s bright moments:

Many of the jokes seemed funnier at the time.

I remember jokes about the Challenger, but not about the other two events.

ETA: in reply to the OP,

Why did the residents have breakfast so early? Because the surf was flat latter on …

Making jokes about David Koresh was okay. Making jokes about any other victims was not.

Thank you for providing me with your absolute declaration of propriety. Of only I could have consulted with you before I made my error.