Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Malcopedia: Irony


i-ro-ny -- (AHY-ruh-nee, AHYR-nee)

1.
Incongruity, often humorous or tragic, between the perceived and expected outcome of a series of events and the actual outcome

2. The use of words to express something other than and especially opposite the literal meaning

Example: A military-trained sniper took his own life after firing a single bullet through a window, hitting and killing his estranged wife as she sang onstage at a bar in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The song she was singing at the time: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that true???

Chez said...

Sure is.

VOTAR said...

I can make anybody pretty
I can make you believe any lie
I can make you pick a fight
with somebody twice your size. . .

Well I've been known to cause a few breakups
and I've been known to cause a few births
I can make you new friends
Or get you fired from work.

(Chorus)
And since the day I left Milwaukee
Lynchburg, Bordeaux, France
Been makin' the bars
With lots of big money
and helpin' white people dance
I got you in trouble in high school
and college, now that was a ball
you had some of the best times
you'll never remember with me

Alcohol

QueBarbara said...

You're not just "going to hell," you're going to have your own goddam wing.

Kudos.

Anonymous said...

I read the last line as "Toby Keith's I Love This War", and never experienced even the slightest twinge of doubt that it was the actual song title. Didn't cross my mind. Kicking Toby Keith in the teeth...that came to mind. Song title wrong, nope.~BB

Al said...

One the one hand, a tragic and shameful display of another abusive relationship ended in fatal violence.

On the other...one less country singer.

Now there's a quandry.

Anonymous said...

All kidding aside he must have been one hell of a shot. Shooting from outside at night at a moving target in a smokey environment. How did he avoid all the 10 gallon hats?

Alex

Al said...

More than that...remember the Good Guys standoff in Sacramento? A police-trained sniper missed due to the deflection caused by the glass door. This guy scored a hit with movement and glass to boot.

F*cked up...