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09/24/2003 08:14:37 AM · #1
I think I'm going to become an honorary 'Challenge Literalist' for this one ; )
It's like rain on your wedding day? No, that's just coincidence, or bad luck :P

Essential reading before you try to define irony (if it even exists!) ...
//www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,985375,00.html
09/24/2003 08:17:30 AM · #2
how about someone submitting a flying bird the week before 'flight'
09/24/2003 08:31:12 AM · #3
But you got a ribbon so you can't complain :P Just submit another one
09/24/2003 08:32:01 AM · #4
Originally posted by magnetic9999:

how about someone submitting a flying bird the week before 'flight'

Coincidence, 1.

(Just getting some practice in ; ) )
09/24/2003 08:39:29 AM · #5
How about a free ride when you've already paid?
09/24/2003 08:46:27 AM · #6
Its like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
09/24/2003 08:48:15 AM · #7
Originally posted by Konador:

How about a free ride when you've already paid?

Ouch, that's a toughie. But as I'm determined to prove that the only ironic thing about that song was that it contained no irony ...

No, that's just hard luck you cheapskate! 1

: )
09/24/2003 08:52:58 AM · #8
Originally posted by scab-lab:

Its like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.

Okay, I give up! But only because I need to get *some* work done this afternoon you understand.
09/24/2003 09:11:55 AM · #9
The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.

This should prove to be a fun challenge and make thinking mandatory :)
09/24/2003 09:18:54 AM · #10
Yey! I suggested that last week!

//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=43550

The irony being here that I have no idea what to do ;(

09/24/2003 09:32:29 AM · #11
I was really hoping to enter in the up comming challenge but due to lack of creative ideas for the thought/term ironic, I think I will sit back and read the included link above 4 more times.... Cause while I know what ISN'T ironic, I'm not sure what is :)

Bet heck I'm just a stupid painter and software engineer :)

Message edited by author 2003-09-24 10:15:13.
09/24/2003 09:44:02 AM · #12
Can I get a picture of Henry Kissinger accepting his Nobel Peace prize ?

Now that would show irony...
09/24/2003 09:48:46 AM · #13
dont be scared. no one reads the forums anyway ; )


Originally posted by Russell2566:

I was really hoping to enter in the up comming challenge but due to lack of creative ideas for the thought/term ironic, I think I will sit back and read the included link above 4 more times.... Cause while I know what ISN'T ironic, I'm not sure what is :)

Bet heck I'm just a stupid painter and software engineer :)

09/24/2003 10:12:46 AM · #14
Would entering a bad shot and calling it "Good shot" be ironic enough? ;)
09/24/2003 10:18:14 AM · #15
Originally posted by jonpink:

The irony being here that I have no idea what to do ;(

No, that's not irony.
09/24/2003 10:18:33 AM · #16
Originally posted by Gordon:

Can I get a picture of Henry Kissinger accepting his Nobel Peace prize ?

Now that would show irony...


Still not irony.
09/24/2003 10:20:26 AM · #17
A young man boarding a train looses his balance when the conductor starts the train and a young actor reaches his arm out a window and saves him. The young actor was brother to John Wilkes Booth (assassin of Abraham Lincoln) and the young man who was saved... he was Abraham Lincoln's son...

from 'Ironic Coincidents and Incidents' by W.J.Mckelvey
09/24/2003 10:21:33 AM · #18
Originally posted by vonautsch:

A young man boarding a train looses his balance when the conductor starts the train and a young actor reaches his arm out a window and saves him. The young actor was brother to John Wilkes Booth (assassin of Abraham Lincoln) and the young man who was saved... he was Abraham Lincoln's son...

from 'Ironic Coincidents and Incidents' by W.J.Mckelvey


Nope. Not irony.
09/24/2003 10:29:39 AM · #19
'Irony is a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.'

Hmmm...'contrary to what one expects'. That makes the irony depend on the person's views and interpretation. What could be ironic to one person could be typical to another.
09/24/2003 11:16:23 AM · #20
A black fly in your chardonnay?

not even a little ironic. a bit disgusting perhaps. and a little bit more obvious than a black fly in, say, coffee, but still not ironic.

i think we should change the week's challenge to 'Moronic'. That would be easy.

P
09/24/2003 11:25:37 AM · #21
How about some good advice that you just didn't take?
09/24/2003 11:27:32 AM · #22
Originally posted by Shiiizzzam:

This should prove to be a fun challenge and make thinking mandatory :)


Now I'm in trouble.... :)
09/24/2003 11:28:01 AM · #23
Originally posted by jimmythefish:

How about some good advice that you just didn't take?


Poor judgement. SO not ironic. :)
09/24/2003 11:30:07 AM · #24
Originally posted by dwoolridge:

Nope. Not irony.


So, your doing alright knocking everyone elses ideas down, how about taking a stab at it yourself? :O
09/24/2003 11:30:11 AM · #25
How about a death row pardon two minutes too late?

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