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Government is simply the word for those things we choose to do badly together.
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.
Just proves that no matter how good our jokes are, the government reality will be funnier.
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.
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.
Thanks for the link. :)
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