What ever happened to Mother in Law jokes? Did they get banned by the political correctness gestapo, or did they just fall out of fashion? I must admit that I never really understood what all the fuss was about, and especially why people thought they were funny, until I got married. Sadly, my MIL did not approve of such humour.
Laughing when the joke is at someone else's expense might seem cruel, but the alternatives are far worse. As a Bosnian MIL found out recently. Her son-in-law was blaming her for his failing marriage, and instead of going out and getting a book of MIL jokes, or letting off steam on the MIL Stories Site he came home with an anti-tank missile. Unfortunately, the news item didn't say how he happened to get his hands on such a thing.
I suspect that he was overreacting just a bit. Anyway, he fired this at his MIL's house and succeeded in injuring her, which doesn't sound too difficult. Obviously disappointed at not managing to kill her, he tried again, this time with a Kalashnikov.
Fortunately for his intended victim he missed, and she survived her ordeal with the son-in-law from hell, who is now languishing in jail as one of the most incompetent would-be murderers ever.
Why couldn't he just have got a divorce???
The website I saw this story on quoted a French news agency, but I've been unable to find an English version to link to, I'm afraid.