|How do you feel about slapstick? You know the comedy of people falling down and getting hurt? There is a big difference between reality-- what you are describing in your travels-- and say fiction or acting. So while I agree in real life a lady bleeding to death is not funny, in a scripted show such as Monty Python, the absurdity of peole's limbs coming off and buckets of blood pouring out is hilarious. I think on this, we shall agree only that we disagree. To you it isn't, to me it is. Lighten up a little.|
Again, I hate to disagree, but that wasn't "slapstick" - it was "shock humor." Meaning, there was no other purpose to this kind of blood-and-guts depiction (i.e. limbs severed and people bleeding profusely) other than it being purely for the shock value - and to debase and desensitize people to the real-life violence against their fellow human being. In a way, I can see how all this can be funny - to people so disconnected from reality and living in their own insulated cocoon, their own bubble.