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Observations of Irony

Life is full of irony. For instance…

If you have a phobia of long words you have to tell people who you have Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia?


Great example!

Didn’t it seem ironic that Occupy Wall Street, who was protesting  big banks got so much in contributions they had to put it in the bank?

An Australian convicted in Thailand for heroin smuggling and sentenced to death, received a Royal pardon on medical grounds after contracting HIV as a result of sharing needles during his heroin use while in prison. The old I got some good news and I got some bad news.

A man who made millions in the roofing business died when he fell through a roof under construction at his home.

And what about those pro-lifers who support the death penalty.

Did you know the National Airport is named after the president who fired all the Air Traffic Controllers?

Often there are ironic deaths like the Millionaire CEO of the Segway company died in a Segway accident. Segway Death

Or the convict on death row awaiting a date in the Electric Chair has his sentence overturned and released from prison is electrocuted six months later while working on his TV.

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry is a great example. It is a holiday story of young lovers who are very poor. The irony in the tale involves their gifts to one another. He sells his watch to buy her hair combs for Christmas. She sells her hair to buy him a watch fob.

And last but not least….

Say Cheese

Say Cheese!





Ipad not supporting Flash is like water not supporting boats.

Eighty year-old Alabama crack-dealing woman busted.  Really?

Where have all the flowers gone?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn’t get worse every year.

Why do fat chance and slim chance have the same meaning?

Bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote.

We need another John Wayne… maybe 2.

If you’ve never been to the desert can you truly appreciate rain?

Electricity is organized lightning.

The national debt is 14 trillion, 755 billion.

My share of that is: $47,250  (I think I am screwed.)

Life is better than death. Only the living get strawberries.

Amazing Grace (Yes it is)

Amazing Race (Not really)

There’s no need to fear… Underdog is here. (Down boy!)

May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.

God grant me the serenity to deal with editors.

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.  – Groucho Marx

The world would be a worse place without Muppets and Banjos.