Irony

Dictionary.com defines irony as follows:

–noun, plural -nies.
1. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.

I define irony as follows:

Rolling around on a fully marked PD motorcycle in full uniform conducting enforcement while listening to the following Rage Against the Machine lyrics:

Something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun
‘Cause I’ll rip the mike, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against ’em

Sure, technically, the first definition is more accurate, but mine is more personally satisfying and makes me chuckle. Rock on, Zack de la Rocha, you angry, angry man, you.

….Oh, and the song after that one on the ‘ol iPod? “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees. Gotta be some irony in there somewhere, too.

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4 thoughts on “Irony

  1. "Smith"…

    For some reason, Blogger decided to not publish your comment, even though I requested it do so…

    But, to answer your question, yes, only in one ear.

  2. History lesson #453: For a kid who can have music blasting so loud neighbors a block away can sing along, be on a telephone chatting it up with some friend you just spent the entire day with (before the days of cell), all the while writing a term paper … yet still pull off valedictorian? … yea, you can have your iPod in one ear. You have made multi-tasking an art form like no one I have ever known!

  3. On the way to work this morning, I passed a small (in)convenience store. Standing in the MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, was an elderly man scratching off a lotto ticket.

    Irony: finding out you've won the lottery seconds before you get hit by a car;)

  4. He really is a very, very angry young man. I've often wondered if he was like that at home all the time.
    Zack's wife "Would you like a lemon tea, honey?"
    Zack "Grrrraaarrrggghhhhhhhhh! Woman!! No!! I'm fighting the system. Grrrraarrrgghhhh!!!"

    It's nice to know that cops rock out to RATM a bit too.