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Yes, none of them is correct. But which is closest? This is a serious question.
This is hilarious. Well done.I voted for the death row pardon. didn't want to do it; felt I owed it to them.
I don't think I can bring myself to vote on this one... sorry.
I feel that the first two (lotto/death row pardon) are entirely bad luck and don't have much of anything to do with.... differences of expectation. So I'm surprised that 1 and 2 are leading. I will have to read up on irony on wikipedia...
Personally I think it's either cigarette break or 10,000 spoons. Here's my argument:-Cigarette break because you are specifically prohibited from doing what the entire point of your break is.-10,000 spoons because not only can you not find a knife when you really need one, but there is a ridiculous surplus of a closely associated object, the spoon.So they're both more than general bummers, there's some true polar conflict. I believe there's some valid element of irony in both.
Is it ironic that I actually expected this poll to be about real irony?
EK goes into detail at what I was attempting to hint at.
EK - If you were given a giant box labeled "forks" while needing a fork then opened it to find 10,000 spoons, that might be ironic. Or a bad case of quality control issues. Either one.
The first two are bad luck, as Mr. F said. Having spoons when you need knives is not ironic. Irony is the opposite of what you expect.
Spoons. Gotta be the spoons. Well articulated by EK.
Yeah, Jason, but if that's what line in the song was, that option wouldn't be in the poll now would it?
What about receiving a smoking break when working for Smoke Free America?
if that's what THE line in the song was* (or should it be were?)
Actually, I don't think any of them are explicitly ironic.Which is, of course, ironic.
What song are you guys all referring to?
One cannot appreciate this poll without knowing the song.It's like raiiiiiiiiin on your wedding day....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUchttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironic_(song)#Linguistic_usage_disputes
Filipinos scoff at the spoon/knife thing.
Josh S., that's why I didn't vote for that one.
Is it ironic that Ramon Ortiz is once again employed as a professional pitcher? This time with the Mets.
@ Mr CYeah in his post EK noted that none is technically ironic.I'd like to offer up a quotation from Ice T at this time:It's ironic ain't it, the night I retired/Would be the same night that my whole life expired.
@DustyI was merely noting the irony of the irony poll containing no actual irony.
Mr C - but then you are actually saying that the post does contain irony.Thereby eliminating the irony.
No ironic choices, that is...
The poll is very symmetrical right now.
I have some ironing to do.
Where is Robert Downey Jr. when you need him?
Now that f'ing song is in my head. Thanks EK.
@Jason 10:51am,I agree...but that's with forks and spoons. In the poll it's knives and spoons. So you gotta look at it totally different.
Actually, all are examples of absurdity. Which is a little ironic. . .I think.
@EK - I intended to follow up the replacement of knives with forks in my example with a comment on the superiority of sporks. But, I got caught telling a coworker the nostalgic story about the time my roommate and I made bronze sporks in college using the art department's sculpture equipment. We really knew the proper way to waste time back then, now I just spend time hunting for cartoon camping bear porn in off-day puzzles.
^ Hah! Nice one, Jason.
No smoking is dominating
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