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Asking that we avoid jokes whose target doesn't appreciate them (and is grossly under-represented in Perl for some reason) is hardly equivalent to "bringing jewels and flowers". Unless you have some kind of educationally-induced oversensitivity to criticism of your wit.
Aren't you the one asking for special treatment? The unique right to make cracks about whoever you want, without regard for whether they'll appreciate the joke?