23 May 2012

Isn't It Ironic?

No. Not So Much.

As often as I see "irony" or "ironic" misused or misappropriated, I thank Alanis Morissette for amplifying the dilution and/or destruction of the word with her whining 1995 ditty, "Ironic." Don't get me wrong. I loved "Jagged Little Pill" for its somewhat "in your face" qualities and how at times it seemed to be filled with empowering anthems for the downtrodden. But most of the examples Morissette mentions in her song are mere coincidences or unfortunate events.

There's no irony here, just ignorance. And stupidity.
These days it seems there's often nothing at all ironic about many things called such.

For instance, I agree with the writer that the tattooed dude in his post is an idiot. But, he refers to the tattoo in the story as "ironic" and says that "ironic tattoos are all the rage nowadays."

Funny, for this tattoo to be ironic it seems to me that the moron who paid for it should have been aware of the scripture that follows closely behind. And, I'm betting dollars to doughnuts this jerk only knows this scripture and maybe a couple of others often used to eschew decency for hatred. And, I'll go double or nothing on whether or not he was even aware of the text in Leviticus 19:28.

No, this isn't irony at all. I can think of a more appropriate and seemingly endless selection of adjectives for this comedy and/or tragedy.

Just like the ghetto-girl with a rotten attitude, an overly bedazzled manicure (on nails that look as if they belong in the Guinness Book of World Records), booty shorts and an atrocious weave fronts with all that and calls herself "Diva."

Nope. Don't think so.

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