Bad taste, I know (that's why I haven't turned it into a sub) but I was wondering, what's the ultimate heckle? If a 'comedian' or 'funny Australian' does a slightly shit joke, what would be the best way of shutting them up?
Is suicide the ultimate heckle?
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.....buying him a surprise box of croclates
'funny Australian' ?
You've got a hell of an imagination Smithy, but surely thats just too outlandish a concept.
I think suicide is an unassailable top flounce, however ill-advised/tragic/self-defeating.
Seriously though, I think the radio station did a mildly wanky stunt and though they need to reign it in and think twice in future, the fall-out shouldn't be the end of the careers of the DJs. They showed crap judgement, yes.
There should however, be a quiet bit of reflection at the hospital, if their initial reaction was to castigate the nurse and leave her with massive uncertainty as to whether she still had a job/career/reputation. I sincerely hope HR at the hospital are now treating the ward nurse who DID breach confidentiality (again, just a crap judgement call), with a bit more care.
No, murder is.
There should however, be a quiet bit of reflection at the hospital
Plenty of "quiet reflection" needed by all concerned... and on-lookers too. You could repeat this prank call a million times and not get such a tragic outcome, and I hope that the DJs aren't demonised in the years to come. I'm sure they wished no harm, and just wanted a cheap laugh to entertain their listeners.
I wonder whether the nurse was reprimanded by the hospital: ie blamed rather than supported. I suppose we'll find out in due course. Who knows what else was happening in her life, to make her react so strongly, so finally.
If prank calls are off the agenda in future, they won't be missed by me. They always make me cringe, not laugh.
Defiantly the worst heckle. It's a little known fact that if you put the word 'Heckle' into Google translate, and translate into Russian, then Chinese, back to Russian, then French, give it 5 minutes, then from French into Swedish, German, Swahili, American English, Korean, Esperanto, welsh, then back into The Queens English, it comes out as 'oh fuck, not that McIntyre fella, where's the rope, goodbye cruel world'.
My only heckle if you could call it that was watching a mildly well known comedian at a club who was doing the exact same set we'd seen him do 2 years previously at the same club. I had to get up to go to the loo (too many beers) prompting a sarcastic comment from him. As I walked off I said we'd heard this shit before and revealed the punchline.... Apparently he was a bit shambolic for a few minutes after this..
The final straw breaks the camel's back, but it was not the heaviest baggage I suspect...
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