Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Attention, Alanis Morissette:

In case you were wondering, this is "ironic".

A "black fly in your chardonnay" is just gross.

5 comments:

Bill said...

That song is meta-ironic, since the only ironic thing about it is that nothing in it is ironic.

I think.

I may have just confused myself, though.

Starik Igolkin said...

Just proves that no matter how good our jokes are, the government reality will be funnier.

Phillip said...

I remember when that song was first out, a radio station reported that a language professor had gone through the song and stated that there were no examples of irony in the song, that what she described was "a series of bummers". I was impressed that a language professor would communicate the idea so clearly.

Blackwing1 said...

If you want some more irony, check this out:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/02/08/noaa-blizzard-rearranges-climate-change-announcement/

"As D.C. continued to dig out from Snowmageddon and is keeping an eye on another storm system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was busy making a climate change announcement. NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, is going to be providing information to individuals and decision-makers through a new NOAA Climate Service office. “More and more, Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards, including sea-level rise, longer growing seasons, changes in river flows, increases in heavy downpours, earlier snowmelt and extended ice-free seasons in our waters. People are searching for relevant and timely information about these changes to inform decision-making about virtually all aspects of their lives,” the release says...[snip]...Turns out the release was planned prepared ahead of the snowstorm, which shut federal agencies today and forced its senders to hold a press conference by telephone instead of at the National Press Club."

Your tax dollars at play.

Newbius said...

Thanks for the link. :)