What's the definition of irony?

steve.o

Novice Member
Reading all about surge protectors and uninterruptible power supply in computer active magazine and thinking "Im ok with my belkin surge protector. I dont need a UPS it’s just a waste of money for what I do. I save my work regulary so it'll be alright" (this was yesterday morning)

Last night I was sitting there working away on some coursework for uni when suddenly – DARKNESS. A :censored: power cut! And had I saved my work....NO! :suicide: After 2 hours of sitting in the dark with a few candles the power came back on. Thankfully good old MS word and office had 'autorecovered' my docs with minimal loss. I found the funny side of it after that.

...steve.o
 

Slipperystevens

Novice Member
Lucky lad...:rotfl:

A few of us were discussing this the other day (power-cuts, that is). We were saying that nowadays we're completely stuffed, because nearly everything we rely on needs power. I'd struggle to make a cup of coffee while I waited for power to return. :confused:

I only use a desktop for getting photos off the cards and a quick bit of processing, usually in a hurry. Other than that, I always use a laptop. If the desktop was my only machine, I'd definitely use a UPS. :D
 

partyweb

Novice Member
Last time we had a power cut was when some lousy road workers dug through a power cable. Our power was out for 8 - 9 hours!

My main worry was my tropicle fish as it was winter and the tank was rapidly cooling. We couldn't even put the kettle on to 'warm the water up' as even our cooker is electric. Had to go to a neighbour's house who had gas. (their house did, not the neighbour themselves, that is.)
 

Garrett

Moderator
partyweb said:
My main worry was my tropicle fish as it was winter and the tank was rapidly cooling.
Fill a plastic bottle with hot water Squash it a bit first so it to avoided it over expanding) and put it in the tank and cover the tank with a thick sheet.
 

Noggin1980

Well-known Member
Win the lottery and die the next day
A black fly in your chardonnay
A death row pardon 2 minutes to late.

Rain on your wedding day
A free ride when you've already paid
Good advice that just didn't take

A traffic jam when your already late
A no smoking sign on your cigarette break
10000 spoons when all you need is a knife

meeting the man of your dreams and meeting his beautiful wife.

Well at least according to Alainis Morissette
:D
 

Miniholic

Well-known Member
Noggin1980 said:
Well at least according to Alainis Morissette
:D
Didn't Ed Byrne have something to say about that?:D
 

Noggin1980

Well-known Member
Miniholic said:
Didn't Ed Byrne have something to say about that?:D

"I love that bit of musical parody. I'd love to see them do like a musical parody of ironic by Alanis Morrisette, they could do a really wacky version with some irony in it.That would be an odd notion wouldn't it?

Cause that song really gets to me for that very reason cause she wrote a song about irony and filled them with things that were supposed to be ironic and none of them were. they were all just unfortunate. I always think that song should of been called 'Unfortunate'. The only ironic thing about that song is that it's called ironic and it's written by someone who doesn't know what irony is. Fairly ironic when you think about it.

I'm going to coin a new word which is 'alanic', that's things that aren't ironic but you might think they were if you were a dozy canadian bint

I'm not being harsh, if you actually listen to the lyrics to the song. "Like a traffic jam when your already late"- that's not ironic it's just a pain in the hole that's what that is. When was the last time you were late for something, got stuck in a traffic jam and said "Look on the irony on this , there's irony for ya. I'll tell ya I was in a fierce ironic traffic jam the other day iIll tell ya. The irony was ninety."

No, there's nothing ironic about being stuck in a traffic jam when your late for something. Unless your a town planner. If you were a town planner and you were on your way to a seminar of town planners at which you were giving a talk on how you solved the problem of traffic congestion in your area, couldn't get to it because you were stuck in a traffic jam, that'd be well ironic, I'm sorry I'm late you'll never guess.

"It's like rain on your wedding day", only if marrying a weatherman and he set the date. I could go on and I will.

A no-smoking sign on your ciggerette break, that's inconsiderate office management. A no-smoking sign in a cigerette factory- irony. It's not a difficult concept Alanis. It's very rare you see a ironic no-smoking sign although if you ever see one of those that say thank-you for not smoking and you are. Fairly ironic

The best line in that song has got to be the line "It's like 10 000 spoons when all you need is a knife." That's not ironic that's just bloody stupid. How big is your sink alanis? We haven't got 10 000 spoons beween us have we? What do you need this knife for? To stab the bloke who keeps leaving spoons all over your house. But we'll give her the benefit of the doubt. Imagine you needed a knife for something, couldn't find one cause all you find was 10 000 spoons, could happen. And therefore you couldn't do whatever it was you needed the knife for then the next day it turned out that a spoon would have done.

Hilarious :rotfl: :rotfl:
 

Knyght_byte

Novice Member
Noggin1980 said:
How big is your sink alanis? We haven't got 10 000 spoons beween us have we? What do you need this knife for? To stab the bloke who keeps leaving spoons all over your house.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


oh and i agree with the rest of your rant...er post....lol
 

Astraeus

Well-known Member
Slipperystevens said:
I'd struggle to make a cup of coffee while I waited for power to return. :confused:
I think that is the basis of the urban myth surrounding the 1977 New York City blackout. Alledgedly there was a major increase in births nine months later as a result of people not knowing what to do with themselves but have sex...
 

pave

Banned
Noggin1980 said:
Win the lottery and die the next day
A black fly in your chardonnay
A death row pardon 2 minutes to late.

Rain on your wedding day
A free ride when you've already paid
Good advice that just didn't take

A traffic jam when your already late
A no smoking sign on your cigarette break
10000 spoons when all you need is a knife

meeting the man of your dreams and meeting his beautiful wife.

Well at least according to Alainis Morissette
:D
And OZZY...:D
 

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