From Patton Oswalt:

A CLOSED LETTER TO MYSELF ABOUT THIEVERY, HECKLING AND RAPE JOKES

As somebody who has been through a lot of not-very-pleasant life experiences, and who has a very twisted sense of humour herself, and often makes jokes about—and laughs at—things most people find abhorrent, I really enjoyed reading this. It's thoughtful and makes a lot of good points.

I've always said that I prefer laughter to the alternative, which is, more often than not, screaming hysterics.