Irony is a beautiful thing. Where do you find it?

In the interest of keeping the thread alive, probably best to avoid political posts (though I recognize the vein of irony in current US politics is both deep and rich).

It's ironic my fitness club membership entitles me to a discount at "Buffalo Wild Wings". Because nothing says healthy like deep fried chicken wings.
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Originally posted by VinT:
Irony is a beautiful thing. Where do you find it?

In the interest of keeping the thread alive, probably best to avoid political posts (though I recognize the vein of irony in current US politics is both deep and rich).

It's ironic my fitness club membership entitles me to a discount at "Buffalo Wild Wings". Because nothing says healthy like deep fried chicken wings.

Or the dipwads that circle the gym parking lot looking for a spot closer to the door. They are usually the ones who need the exercise most.
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Originally posted by g-man:
Some old riojas tastes like your drinking some Martian red dust

Enlighten me on the irony?
My wife goes to Weight Watchers. I find it ironic that their new spokesperson and shareholder is Oprah, who for years has had a personal chef and a personal trainer. Things the average member couldn't afford.
An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn't it ironic, don't you think
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well, isn't this nice."
And isn't it ironic, l don't you think
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures
Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face
A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic, don't you think
A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures
Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny way of helping you out
Helping you out.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn't it ironic, don't you think
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well, isn't this nice."
And isn't it ironic, l don't you think
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures
Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face
A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic, don't you think
A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures
Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny way of helping you out
Helping you out.


Not one example of irony in the whole song! Now... is that ironic? Razz

PH
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by g-man:
Some old riojas tastes like your drinking some Martian red dust

Enlighten me on the irony?


the irony of not understanding the irony tasting note
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Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Some old riojas tastes like your drinking some Martian red dust

Enlighten me on the irony?


the irony of not understanding the irony tasting note

Or the irony of you or anyone else not having taste Martian dust
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Some old riojas tastes like your drinking some Martian red dust

Enlighten me on the irony?


the irony of not understanding the irony tasting note

Or the irony of you or anyone else not having taste Martian dust


ironically ironic irony is the point.
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Some old riojas tastes like your drinking some Martian red dust

Enlighten me on the irony?


the irony of not understanding the irony tasting note

Or the irony of you or anyone else not having taste Martian dust


Taste one irony dust, you've tasted them all.
I know I said we should avoid political posts (which TOM, not unexpectedly, ignored Big Grin) but this little tidbit from Canada is too ironic to pass up.

The Bloc Québécois is a federal political party in Canada whose sole reason for existence is to separate the province of Québéc from the rest of Canada. Members of the party, which was once a dominant force in Quebec, have dwindled from holding a high of 54 (of 308) seats in the House of Commons in the 90's to just 10 in the most recent election.

Yesterday, seven of those ten left the Bloc Québécois party and will now sit as independents. In the sweetest of ironic twists, the separators have separated, effectively killing the party.

out for a walk right now listening to Pandora. What just came on? Warren Zevon- Splendid Isolation

OK somethings up it was just followed by The Rolling Stones torn and frayed

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Made a trip to the grocery yesterday for the first time in a week plus. Standing in the long socially-distance-spaced checkout line and the in-store Musak system plays Howard Jones's "Things Can Only Get Better".

with all these people staying home and not driving, air pollution has decreased substantially in Paris, in Rome, in the big cities of India, and I assume in lots of places in the US.  The government and scientists have been trying to find a solution to the air pollution problem for many years.  Now we've found it.  Not sure this is irony. Maybe serendipity is a better word for this.

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