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Should I kill this hub?

  1. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    A couple of friends here on hubpages don't like this hub. They say that the attempt at humor didn't make it past being caustic and possibly offensive.

    I am thinking about taking it down if it is broadly seen as such.

    I know it got quite a few nice comments, but I have very nice friends here who may be a teeny bit biased my way, so I would value a few more opinions if you can find the time to look. smile
    I was going to use the excuse that the humor is "Australian"
    but both the friends that commented on it's caustic nature are Australians! lol
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Its-all-your-own-fault

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if I took down the ones my family don't approve of, I wouldn't have many left (I put the ones I know they REALLY would have multiple heart attacks over in another more anonymous account).

    2. Sullen91 profile image84
      Sullen91posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, it's a mixture of amusing, half witty, and clumpy sequence. I guess a person could take solace in the fact that it's partly hysterical and daft in some parts. But I did almost break out in laughter with the part about bad drivers blaming other bad drivers. As for the other jabs, they seem to me like things one might say out of malice in a heated fight. That is, they are sharply biting and mostly realistic. Proper sarcasm spares some of the banal truth, and instead leaves it somewhat concealed in innuendo.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A big sincere thank you for the info.
        I was hoping I could get a clear overview that would teach me something.
        I am a relatively new writer and probably clumsy and disorganized in my writing.
        I really appreciate the kind comments here, but have to say your constructive view looks very useful to me. smile

        Thank you, I feel this is a real offer of good intent, I hold out my hand in friendship, as I feel you have offered yours. smile

    3. christoss1959 profile image71
      christoss1959posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Personally I liked it thumbs up from me

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you! I am working on my humor. I know their are some funny people on here, and I'd like to learn how to get them to chuckle. smile

  2. Pcunix profile image87
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Don't trash it.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks mate! Your disqualified from supporting it! Why we're like blood brothers you and I! lol

      1. Pcunix profile image87
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I was thinking I could have written something very similar without much provocation smile

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Did I miss the mark a little do you think? smile I would probably enjoy reading your hub if you wrote it. I wonder about others though. Is it offensive?

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            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It wasn't really my cup of tea - your humour seems more natural in the forums.  Maybe it needs a makeover?  Or maybe only a few people really get it?  It comes across as accusing with the short blaming type statements, which doesn't pick up the humour - at least not for me

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for that! I think I will try a rewrite first. It does not have to miss by much to miss altogether I reckon. I appreciate the input. smile

    2. Trsmd profile image60
      Trsmdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can still keep it.. Those who don't bother will not bother to read that page..

  3. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 6 years ago

    Nah, you should keep it. It's not that bad.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Waddaya mean not THAT bad! lol lol lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Well to be honest, it probably would have been better if you could have found some way to mention....BANANAS!!!!!! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile Now you know I would be hesitant to mention






      BANANAS !!!!!!!!!!

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    Keep it - it is inoffensive except to me - and I know you are clearly aiming at me otherwise how would you know about the dishes and the bad back episode huh !!!  big_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeh well you deserve it! Always bashing those poor fanatics. Ya should leave some of them for me! lol

  6. mythbuster profile image84
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    I enjoyed the hub, Earnest. It's a li'l over the top but still within reason... If people don't like that kind of humour, they can choose not to laugh. I laughed a lot at the "subtlety" on the hub *rolling my eyes* but then, that's just me...

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you mythbuster, I will run with it a little longer I think, and see if I can make it a little less harsh maybe.

      I don't know why, but some folk seem to take it pretty seriously. smile

      I am having trouble seeing myself in this hub. I am a patient and tolerant driver myself and seldom notice others driving faults. If someone does something dangerous I am more inclined to think they may be feeling ill or have some valid reason.

      I have had to stop in the middle of a busy intersection in peak hour to throw up recently when I had a virus, so I know what it's like to get caught short and not be able to behave as others would like. smile

  7. mythbuster profile image84
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    I like the hub - it mocks general behaviors - and in a funny way if you can understand the sort of humour being expressed. I hope you keep the hub.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much Mythbuster! I hoped that would be the resonse of others too. smile

  8. Polly C profile image88
    Polly Cposted 6 years ago

    It's fine Earnest. It's not offensive.....actually it reminds of the day back in May when we were going to a friend's wedding. I bought a new dress and made the mistake of asking my 10 year old son what he thought.  'It makes you look weird,' was the reply.  I spent the whole day before the wedding thinking about taking it back and changing it - all because of a child!!

    And we all moan about getting stuck in traffic, busy shops at Christmas and weekends, and no end of other things, without considering other people are only doing the exact same thing as us - getting caught up and trapped in the ways of our society.

    I guess the one thing you could do if you want to change it is to make a joke aimed towards a man as well.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Polly. I will read it again and see if I can make it clear that both sexes are included. That way I can get twice as much flak! smile

      1. mom101 profile image61
        mom101posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My dad would have laughed his "something" off.

        I enjoyed it as well. But, have you ever had those uh uh uh moments?

        Smiles to you

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Plenty mom101. I have them whenever I write a hub. smile I am glad you enjoyed it. It was a risky thing to do I guess, as I already know my Australian humor is not always understood or even acceptable to some. smile
          I think that Australians are a bit different to some in the area of humor in general. We tend to be a bit too blunt. smile

          1. mom101 profile image61
            mom101posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not blunt, just tuff luv.

            Sarcastic humor? My style.

            Keep it up....

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you!
              I love that the responses are so varied and I am learning from them.

  9. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Earnest, leave it. No need to change it or rewrite or edit. wink I left you a comment. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Cags! Your da bomb! smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. smile

  10. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    Keep it! 

    I admire that you are willing to write what you want to write.  Don't let the nay sayers get you to pull work you like! smile smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Jane, I am likely to take some advice and fiddle it a bit though!

      1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image59
        Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nice promo!! It is still your fault.

  11. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Question - Should I kill this hub.
    The long Answer - For the important message it provides to the community at large, not on your f***ing life big_smile

    Always good to see such great material from a fellow Melbournite!

  12. Kdban101 profile image60
    Kdban101posted 6 years ago

    nothing offensive in that hub.

  13. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I like it. It's kind of what I would say if all my bad customers were rolled into one. smile Actually I have a few customers who ARE all my bad customers rolled into one. Can I print a copy and drop it in their letter boxes? big_smile

 
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