Today in the Mother Nature is Angry thread, TiBber Zyron posted: Indeed it is true. @RealGilbert posted about a dozen tsunami jokes today. Honestly, I'm not sure what Aflac was expecting. This is the same guy who, about a week after 9/11, made a joke at the Hugh Hefner roast that he could not get a direct flight to JFK because they all connected through the Empire State Building (and then recovered by telling an excellent version of The Aristocrats, which had Rob Schneider (literally) falling out of his chair). They say that humor = tragedy + distance. Alternatively, one of my favorite Mel Brooks lines: "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when YOU walk into an open sewer and die." Now if I were an insensitive lout, I might project FAR into the future and say that someday, some of Gilbert's Tsunami jokes would be pretty funny. Not now, but someday. But clearly now it is TOO SOON. I certainly don't find the one about the school funny at all. I did not laugh at that. FOCUS: Is there such a thing as TOO SOON? Are there some subjects you just can't (or shouldn't) joke about? What's the statute of limitations on TOO SOON?