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2012-09-29 01:46:57 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I just met you
And this is crazy,
But I have Alzheimer's,
And I just met you.


Bwahahaha
 
2012-09-29 01:57:57 AM

justajonesin: the humble subby here, justajonesin, it was my first link ever approved after trying for MANY years. for anyone to say it's HOTY worthy is an incredible honor, anything won will be donated to Alzheimer's research. my grandma had it, and another close friend is in the early stages. remember the ...something.


Beautiful. Here's why I like it:

1). It's a real headline. Most of the news posts that go green here loosely follow a "good" journalistic headline with a bit of humor. You nailed it.

2). It touches a nerve or comes verry close to it without beating it over the head. It's so wrong but yet light enough to be humorous. Perfect balance.
 
2012-09-29 03:15:52 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-29 03:41:34 AM
+1 internets, subby. I'll be voting for this headline!
 
2012-09-29 05:35:31 AM
well played, subbey and friends. Funniest thread in a while.
 
2012-09-29 09:54:17 AM
As soon as my mom got alzheimers, these jokes stopped being funny to me.
 
2012-09-29 12:48:23 PM
Please read:

A year ago my mom was living on her own, driving and babysitting for us. Now, she is Stage 6 Alzheimer's and quickly nearing the end. Seeing her decline at a relatively young age (74) is hard. She is also the only family member I have left on my side of the family. I am an only child, an she was a single parent. We're extremely close. My kids (2 and 3 years old) will never know her.

She's mostly gone, it's honestly almost obscene to watch. That's the only way I can describe it. Everyday I watch her suffer. I can't remember the last time I had a day without screaming or completely breaking down. I'm sobbing as I write this.

I just want my mom back.


So, yeah. These jokes aren't funny to me. I'm also not upset with anyone who posted what they thought was funny. I just want you to know what your laughing at.
 
2012-09-29 12:57:18 PM
And to those people who have suffered like I have, and say humor is how they dealt with it:

I think that's fine. Actually, I think that's great. But humor in the home between family is a hell of a lot different than making the jokes in public. Randomly hurting people you don't know and saying "well that's how I dealt with it" is just being an ass.
 
2012-09-29 02:09:32 PM

Phynal: Please read:

A year ago my mom was living on her own, driving and babysitting for us. Now, she is Stage 6 Alzheimer's and quickly nearing the end. Seeing her decline at a relatively young age (74) is hard. She is also the only family member I have left on my side of the family. I am an only child, an she was a single parent. We're extremely close. My kids (2 and 3 years old) will never know her.

She's mostly gone, it's honestly almost obscene to watch. That's the only way I can describe it. Everyday I watch her suffer. I can't remember the last time I had a day without screaming or completely breaking down. I'm sobbing as I write this.

I just want my mom back.


So, yeah. These jokes aren't funny to me. I'm also not upset with anyone who posted what they thought was funny. I just want you to know what your laughing at.


Don't get me wrong, I see Alzheimer's more than I'd care to. I'm a paramedic, and a good amount of our patients are suffering for it. And I had an aunt, though only related by blood, go from it at a really early age of 54.

But humor, especially dark humor, is always subjective. And I, being a medic, am very much about the gallows humor.

Sorry about the situation you face, you have my sympathies, but the joke is still funny and I resent anyone trying to guilt people out of making a joke.
 
2012-09-29 08:13:08 PM
I lold!
 
2012-09-29 10:01:19 PM

Phynal: And to those people who have suffered like I have, and say humor is how they dealt with it:

I think that's fine. Actually, I think that's great. But humor in the home between family is a hell of a lot different than making the jokes in public. Randomly hurting people you don't know and saying "well that's how I dealt with it" is just being an ass.


Maybe reading a fark thread about Alzheimers, with an obvious joke in the headline, wasn't the best idea you had today.

I watched my grandmother who helped raise me die of this (like I said in my op, she died of exposure, but you can probably see the connection) and it has recently become clear that my dad has started down the same road. And since I am the mini-me of the two of them, I imagine I am racing the cure myself...

Dark humor is the only way I am dealing. It's what helps me let off steam and keeps me going.

There are subjects on Fark that I avoid like the plague, because reading threads about them does not put me in a good place. Fortunately, Fark is big enough that there's always plenty to talk about even skipping the topics that are hot-buttons for me. As Fark is known for its off color humor, and you can predict what you will read in a thread about Alzhimers, I strongly recommend that you skip them and spend your time reading about subjects that do not trigger you emotionally.
 
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