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I don't get gross-out humor. I can see why someone would get a kick out of grossing someone else out - attention, perverse form of admiration, etc. - but it seems some people get a kick out of *being* grossed out, and that I just don't get at all. Is it the train wreck phenomenon? Is it the same motivation as being the gross-out-er, one step removed? Can anyone explain this to me?

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sea_gaagii
Feb. 10th, 2003 09:12 pm (UTC)
Too many of your friends enjoyed Pink Flamingos, huh.
oscuridad
Feb. 10th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
I don't get it either. My housmates in my first house in Reading, the Lads, used to like watching Jackass. The one episode I saw was a milk drinking contest in which three people drank two gallons of milk in an hour. Then they all were horribly sick of course. Yet somehow this was funny?
plymouth
Feb. 10th, 2003 09:47 pm (UTC)
count me among the mystified.
galen1
Feb. 11th, 2003 08:18 am (UTC)
I remember being drawn to gross-out humor when I was a young adolescent. It had a certain, almost macho appeal. It was as if you were proving how much you could handle by being able to laugh about such things.

This makes me wonder if there's some primitive, survival component to it. A person who can handle, and even laugh at things that are disturbing and disgusting would make a more reliable leader during tough times in a hunter-gatherer tribe.
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