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After Dane Cook's tasteless stand-up routine, a look at some responses to Aurora -- cautious and ill-advised alike

Topics: Aurora, The Dark Knight Rises, Madonna, Dane Cook,

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    Dane Cook

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    At the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles this past Thursday, Dane Cook joked, “So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie’s pretty much a piece of crap. Yeah, spoiler alert. I know that if none of that would have happened, I’m pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, probably was like, ‘Ugh, fucking shoot me.’” Cook subsequently apologized for a “bad judgement call.”

    At the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles this past Thursday, Dane Cook joked, “So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie’s pretty much a piece of crap. Yeah, spoiler alert. I know that if none of that would have happened, I’m pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, probably was like, ‘Ugh, fucking shoot me.’” Cook subsequently apologized for a “bad judgement call.”

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    Warner Bros. Pictures

    After the shootings on July 20, Warner Bros. canceled the Paris premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    After the shootings on July 20, Warner Bros. canceled the Paris premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

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    Warner Bros. Pictures

    The studio also pulled a trailer for its upcoming crime thriller “Gangster Squad,” which featured a scene of mobsters machine-gunning a movie theater. Warner Bros. ordered a reshoot of the film and bumped back its release until January 2013.

    The studio also pulled a trailer for its upcoming crime thriller “Gangster Squad,” which featured a scene of mobsters machine-gunning a movie theater. Warner Bros. ordered a reshoot of the film and bumped back its release until January 2013.

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    Madonna

    Madonna, ever reluctant to draw attention to herself, ignored the pleas of Edinburgh police by waving a fake gun onstage hours after the shootings in Colorado.

    Madonna, ever reluctant to draw attention to herself, ignored the pleas of Edinburgh police by waving a fake gun onstage hours after the shootings in Colorado.

    DC Comics

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    DC Comics

    DC Comics has postponed the release of “Batman, Incorporated #3″ until Aug. 22. The comic book featured images of a teacher pulling a gun on her students in class.

    DC Comics has postponed the release of “Batman, Incorporated #3″ until Aug. 22. The comic book featured images of a teacher pulling a gun on her students in class.

    Chicago Tribune

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    Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Tribune found itself in hot ink last Wednesday when it failed to pull this Broom-Hilda strip from its cartoon section.

    The Chicago Tribune found itself in hot ink last Wednesday when it failed to pull this Broom-Hilda strip from its cartoon section.

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    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    Both candidates suspended their campaign advertising in Colorado until July 31.

    Both candidates suspended their campaign advertising in Colorado until July 31.

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    James Taranto

    There have been a host of aggressively stupid comments on the Aurora shootings, from Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert to former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, but the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto’s tweet takes the proverbial cake: “I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice.”

    There have been a host of aggressively stupid comments on the Aurora shootings, from Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert to former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, but the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto’s tweet takes the proverbial cake: “I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice.”

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    Joe Budden

    Maybe it’s asking a lot for a nuanced take on the shootings from Rapper Joe Budden, but this lyric doesn’t even make sense: “I wake up Sleepy Hollow, should have got a CAT scan, go to Colorado right now and watch Batman!”

    Maybe it’s asking a lot for a nuanced take on the shootings from Rapper Joe Budden, but this lyric doesn’t even make sense: “I wake up Sleepy Hollow, should have got a CAT scan, go to Colorado right now and watch Batman!”

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Jacob Sugarman is Salon's cover editor. You can follow him on twitter @jakesugarman.

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