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Death by Irony

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, Mar 15, 2006.


  1. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    I dont understand the irony...




    was train made out of iron?
     
  2. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I guess common sense wasn't one of her enhanced senses...
    :meh:
     
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    a deaf person not hearing something?

    that's irony! :meh:

    i also didn't find this amusing.
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    That's not ironic, that's unfortunate.
     
  5. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i think that "ironic" is an often misused word.

    often, the more appropriate word is, well... "appropriate" or "appropos."

    (certainly not in this case, though!)
     
  6. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    I am telling you! it was made out of Iron!
     
  7. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I think the word you are looking for is ferrous.
     
  9. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Yes...The Alanis Morisette song should've been called A Bummer.

    "A black fly in your chardonnay...isn't it a bummer, don't ya think?..."

    Marshall
     
  10. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
  11. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    I remeber that song... there was not a single thing ironic about anything she said...



    "Irony is "a state of affairs that is the reverse of what was to be expected; a result opposite to and in mockery of the appropriate result." For instance: a diabetic, on his way to buy insulin, is killed by a runaway truck. He is the victim of an accident. If the truck was delivering sugar, he is the victim of an oddly poetic coincidence. But if the truck was delivering insulin, ah! Then he is the victim of an irony." George Carlin
     
  12. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Isn't that ironic?

    It always amuses me when people bring up that song in an "irony" discussion and inevitably make an ass out of themselves because the song is "ironic". Ironic insofar as it is a song called "Ironic" that fails to mention a single ironic situation :D
     
  13. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Speaking of dumb songs... you guys remeber that song "you're so vein". So after all... wasnt that song about him?
     
  14. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Wasn't it by Carly Simon about someone, rumoured to be *mick Jagger* maybe...it was one of her famous boyfriends.
     
  15. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    It's anti-irony.
     
  16. Very sad and tragic. :(
     
  17. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    I thought You're So Vain was Carly's ode to Warren Beatty.

    Sad news about the girl dying.
     
  18. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Hmm, I thought the song was about me.

    Marshall
     
  19. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Very sad and very tragic.

    It's very odd that she wouldn't have felt the vibrations of the train coming.