Just a couple of hours after the Japanese earthquake hit my phone started going insane with jokes and comments about the whole situation. Social networking sites were full of jokes about Godzilla and even Shakin Stevens managed to get a mention (bizarrely)
But why do we do this?
Is it just to laugh at others misfortunes or is there a deeper meaning?
After a disaster it has been proved that there is usually a spike in the birth rate. We reach for each other to make us feel alive and babies are usually the result.
Police, Doctors and other people in jobs which bring them face to face with death on a daily basis all seem to have a dark sense of humour. A cynical look at the world or perhaps even a way to stick two fingers up at death.
When people make jokes about disasters or the death of someone famous, most of them would be mortified if someone close to them felt hurt by the joke.
But it doesn't stop people does it?
We have all received jokes, via text, e-mail or by mouth and yes, chances are we laugh.
But is it with humour?
Or because we feel lucky to be alive?
Big Fashionista x x