Yesterday afternoon and evening, photoshopped cartoons appeared in that thread depicting Kimmer/Heidi in various "humorous" situations. A few brought a faint smile to my face but not the reactions many posters on LCF expressed they had when they saw these cartoons. To me, some of their reactions seemed just a tad over the top. I won't get into specifics here but there seemed to be a lot of spitting of liquids over monitors/keyboards and ROFLMAOs with 5 or 6 smilies blinking and winking after their posts. Wassup with all those x%#@*! smilies??
I know that I have a good sense of humour, so I know I can't explain away my perplexed/confused/uncomfortable feelings on an inability to enjoy a good joke and laugh. Laughter truly is the best medicine. To be honest, though, I didn't find the photoshopped cartoons THAT funny.
What I did find rather strange was that many members, whose weight approximates that of Heidi/Kimmer, got such a big belly-laugh out of, to cite one example, her animated arse in stretch pants. And believe me...I have no love for Heidi/Kimmer. It just seemed a little off-base, IMHO.
I guess, in retrospect, what bothered me the most was realizing the amount of time it would have taken those LCF members to hunt down jokes, pictures of Heidi/Kimmer, photoshop them, save them, and then upload them to LCF, along with their post. I know some of them were sold down the river by Heidi/Kimmer and posting those cartoons would have been cathartic but...
...to my mind, instead of photoshopping and posting Heidi/Kimmer all over hell's half acre, that time could have been spent better in
(a) starting a blog, as Ducky suggested at Kimkins Exposed, to get the word out on the Web so that people considering Kimkins would have a head's up on the controversy before giving that nefarious witch, Kimmer, their $60;
(b) contacting Dateline, ABC's 20/20, governmental offices, etc;
(c) welcoming and supporting ex-Kimkinites on the forums;
(d) having a bubble bath with your rubber duck. After all, a duck in the hand is worth two in the bush.
End of rant.
Have I lost my sense of humour? Comments welcomed.
Medusa (aka Belladonna)