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« on: July 31, 2004, 10:40 PM »
I noticd this at CNN, and while I don't mean to make fun of the injured and potentially dying, I did find it ironic that a Casino deck collapsed - injuring, that's right - 52 people.

Fire chief: 52 injured in Montana Casino Deck Collapse
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Re: Irony
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2004, 11:32 PM »
Oh yah,sure- you’re so insensitive… I bet you’re the type of person that would wear a shirt that said, “Titanic Swimming Team, 1912.” … Just plain sick!
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Re: Irony
« Reply #2 on: August 1, 2004, 01:09 AM »
Oh yah,sure- you’re so insensitive… I bet you’re the type of person that would wear a shirt that said, “Titanic Swimming Team, 1912.” … Just plain sick!

A shirt saying Titanic Swim Team 1912 would suggest that you're the type of person who might be described as a survivor.

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Re: Irony
« Reply #3 on: August 1, 2004, 01:33 AM »
You're no fun, really I was being facetious :-*... just some quote  said over at the abortion t-shirt thread, which I thought was funny.
 
I find it ironic that this occured at " Flathead Reservation" ;D *groan*  :P
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Re: Irony
« Reply #4 on: August 1, 2004, 02:27 AM »
I was just playing along with a far-fetched explanation for why that shirt is actually inspirational.   :)
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Re: Irony
« Reply #5 on: August 1, 2004, 09:49 AM »
I was going to buy that shirt, actually - but I passed it up for a 'Cape does not enable user to fly' shirt.

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Re: Irony
« Reply #6 on: August 1, 2004, 10:27 AM »
I've always wanted a shirt that says "carpe mañana". Especially understanding that "mañana" doesn't necessarily mean "tomorrow", but rather an abstract "some point in the future".
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Re: Irony
« Reply #7 on: August 1, 2004, 04:18 PM »
Saw this bit of irony on the local news but couldn't find an article to link.

A brand new, $63,000 car (Lexus?) was stolen while parked in front of the owner's house. The owner? The police chief of a sizeable city around here.

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Re: Irony
« Reply #8 on: August 1, 2004, 05:14 PM »
Like when...



...claimed to have stolen the Neighborhood Crime Watch sign "just to prove a point."


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Re: Irony
« Reply #9 on: August 1, 2004, 06:09 PM »
One of the greatest movie quotes of all time:
From Con-Air ~~~
(As the convicts of the hijacked transport plane celebrate to the music of "Sweet Home Alabama")::
"Define irony... it's a bunch of guys celebrating on an airplane to a song written by some guys that died in an airplane."
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Re: Irony
« Reply #10 on: August 1, 2004, 07:49 PM »
You know who's funny. . .  that Carrot Top.

One of the greatest movie quotes of all time:
From Con-Air ~~~
(As the convicts of the hijacked transport plane celebrate to the music of "Sweet Home Alabama")::
"Define irony... it's a bunch of guys celebrating on an airplane to a song written by some guys that died in an airplane."

Not really that ironic, much less "one of the greatest movie quotes of all time."

Here's something equally as ironic:



"One of the greatest songs of all time."

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Re: Irony
« Reply #11 on: August 1, 2004, 07:54 PM »
That's a little too ironic, Virex.

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Re: Irony
« Reply #12 on: August 1, 2004, 09:29 PM »
Creepy part is...when I started to read this thread...I had that song spinning. :o


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Re: Irony
« Reply #13 on: August 1, 2004, 09:43 PM »
Creepy part is...when I started to read this thread...I had that song spinning. :o

You think that's creepy?  "Jagged Little Pill" is on the jukebox 24/7 at the Virex household.

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Re: Irony
« Reply #14 on: August 1, 2004, 09:47 PM »
Speaking of that song...  In 11th grade I gave a lecture on Irony to my English class.

I read the lyrics to that song, but in a serious tone - the kids were all laughing, the teacher thought it was brilliant - and I got an A.