Monday, April 03, 2006

irony (cont.)

And while we're on the subject, I submit to you that, contrary to the opinion of Alanis Morissette, "a black fly in your chardonnay" and "a traffic jam when you're already late" and all the things in that song are not, in fact, ironic. They're just bad luck.

However, a musician writing a song called "Ironic" and laying out a series of events, all of which are implied as being ironic but none of which are actually ironic, is, in fact, ironic.

1 comment:

matt crosier said...

and for his next trick, Big D will define... Is there any irony in the fact that a pop-song, written in typically mindless, poppish disregard for definitions is likely the sole reason that half the kids our age even discuss the definition of "irony"... the little tune that became a lesson in grammer for a generation...