Tasteless? Yes. Exploitative? Probably. Too soon for this? Yeah probably that too.
So why do it?
It’s an experiment…
More than a year after the event, a collection of jokes about Steve Irwin’s death is still one of the most heavily-visited pages on this website. More than half of the searches bringing people here are for Corey Worthington Delaney.
Tasteless is what you want, so tasteless is what you’ll get.
We’ll even throw in the phrases “heath ledger porn” and “heath ledger naked” to help things along. Index that, Google!
The comments will be moderated, but not heavily. They may take a while to show up because — oddly enough! — there are other things to do.
[Update: Scroll down to find the comments thingy. Try to spell properly. And if you’re going to whinge that “It’s too soon to make jokes,” then at least suggest how long someone has to be dead before they’re not sacred any more. And try to spell properly.]
[Update 27 January 2008: The two rules about relevance are now being enforced. Comments will not be published if (1) they repeat jokes which have already been posted, unless they’re substantial improvements, or (2) they’re just some anti-gay comment that doesn’t have any relevance.]
[Update 3 January 2009: Comments have now been closed. See my very last comment for the reasons.]