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  • Many Internet Radio shows do this in terms of sheer vulgarity since there is virtually no censorship; wonder how far it can go; this line says it all: "Oh god they said that Jesus gave it to his mother!"
    • After The Forking Show (ATFS), a podcast spinoff of a now defunct Australian radio show called The Spoonman, crosses the line in every podcast. One notable, repeated example: Bringing slavery to Australia (both played for laughs and discussed seriously).
  • The cartoons in The Rejection Collection crossed the line once when they were rejected by The New Yorker, but crossed it a second time when they were funny enough to be published in this book.
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  • Bringing guns into an NBA locker room and threatening a teammate with them? Crossing the line. At a game, pantomiming shooting his teammates as a joke? This trope. Nice job, Gilbert Arenas.
  • The funnier jokes on Sickipedia. There's a reason why Frankie Boyle and Sickipedia appear to have reached something of a "steal and steal alike" agreement.
  • Mel Brooks on what he does for a living: "If I cut my finger, that's tragedy. If a man walks into an open sewer and dies, that's comedy!"
  • Any tragic event will lead to jokes. Immediately. When Dude, Not Funny! doesn't qualify, this trope usually kicks in.
  • Attempted rape? Not funny. Antoine Dodson? Funny.
    • Auto-Tune can make almost any video funny. Crazy fan nails Justin Bieber in the head with a water bottle? Tasteless. Auto-Tune the resulting clip into a song? Hilarious!
  • Meta-Example: Tropes That Will Never Happen is full of this, especially the "Too Dangerous" section.
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  • Knitler.
  • During the Jimmy Saville pedophile scandal, one audience member texted this message to a BBC Morning Radio program which got read out live on air:
  • At the memorial service for Graham Chapman, John Cleese delivered a scathing set of insults, followed by pointing out that if the deceased had been alive, he'd have done it himself.
    Cleese: Anything for him but mindless good taste.
  • A baby once flipped the bird at its parents. And not just any baby, but a fetus. Apparently, the ultrasound disturbances were pissing the young thing off.
  • Tisdale, Saskatchewan is famous for its rapeseed and honey so naturally they picked "the land of rape and honey" as their slogan. Ministry saw the slogan on a souvenir mug and just had they make an album title out of it.
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  • Art in the Socialist Realism style is generally derided for being bombastic, over-the-top and self-aggrandizing. The statue at the bottom of this page (erected after the liberation of Berlin) is all of those things and so much more: a Soviet soldier in Badass Longcoat rescuing a baby with one hand and wielding a BFS in the other, while pulling a Captain Morgan Pose on a smashed swastika. Subtle. Awesome.
  • This version of Beer Pong.
  • Recounting the dark and secret life of type designer Eric Gill (whose eponymous sans-serif font is all over Britain, even today) often fits this trope. His diaries, not made public until the 1980s, describe in great detail how he had a sexual relationship with his sister. And how he molested all his children. But that still wasn't enough. For the trifecta, he molested his dog.
  • Sending a gift box containing a stuffed representation of the organism that causes an STD? Tasteless and offensive. Sending a gift box containing five stuffed representations of various STD causing organisms? Hilarious.
  • Some humourous Amazon reviews of the anti-vaccination book Melanie's Marvelous Measles (although some of them have been taken down):
    • This one lists a ton of fictional children's books whose Alliterative Titles use the format "[name]'s [adjective] [disease]". This leads to fun titles like "Bertha's Blossoming Bulimia", "Carol's Colorful Chlamydia", "Dominic's Domineering Dementia", "Hillary's Hilarious HIV", "Lisa's Lovely Lassa Fever", "Prunella's Practically Preventable Prion" and "Sam's Saintly Schizophrenia".
    • "I'm so happy I bought a hard copy version of this book. If I bought an audiobook, I never would have gotten my money's worth as both of my daughters went deaf from Measles Encephalitis. They now have a great book and a lifelong disability to remind them how much I truly love them!"
    • This one calls "Benevolent Bubonic Plague" a "gentle, all-natural diet aide", says that the USA only won World War II because FDR got polio instead of the vaccine, and uses some Insane Troll Logic to justify the 1-star rating.
    • This one is about someone suffering from 30+ "benign" diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. He says that he would've been able to fight them off and become stronger from them if his parents hadn't decided to "weaken" him with vaccines.
    • This one is written in Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe and says that modern medicine is some sort of witchcraft.
  • Roger Ebert had an appreciation for this trope. As he said in his review of Shoot 'em Up:
    I may disapprove of a movie for going too far, and yet have a sneaky regard for a movie that goes much, much farther than merely too far.
  • There's a Navy building that's unfortunate enough to be shaped like a giant swastika. What makes it brilliant is the nearby buildings that look like bombers flying towards it.
  • This video features a parent trying to get their child to say "frog." The kid...says something completely different.
  • This article for how to do Pig Latin has a list of useful phrases in it... Said list includes "Help!", "Fire!", and "Call the police!", which are things you should not be saying in Pig Latin.

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