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Is This The Definition Of Irony? [Pic]

Hits: 28609 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Science | Added by: eugenius
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Male, 18-29, Southern US
 87 Posts
Saturday, May 07, 2011 4:35:19 PM

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:37:41 AM
You did good Georgie, you did good.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 468 Posts
Saturday, May 07, 2011 2:08:29 AM
Opposite of Irony

Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Friday, May 06, 2011 11:27:40 AM
no, its not irony at all

Male, 18-29, Europe
 541 Posts
Friday, May 06, 2011 9:56:21 AM
jadedtortois is wrongtortois. That is all.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 988 Posts
Friday, May 06, 2011 3:29:24 AM
I found that 1984's themes were much more realistic while a Brave New World was trying to impart a social issue lesson.

It's kind of hard to explain it's like

1984- What if situation
Brave New World- Moral of the story lesson

If you can follow that.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 515 Posts
Friday, May 06, 2011 12:23:52 AM
1984!.. was when I was born...

That is all...
(sorry, haven't read the book yet, can't weigh in)

Female, 18-29, Canada
 783 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:22:58 PM
Brave New World was a better book that 1984, that is all.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 128 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:56:30 PM
1984 is more true today than it was when it was written.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1822 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 6:31:13 PM
1984 is a lame book, I agree. At the time, however, it had some pretty new concepts, so I give it credit there.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 151 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 6:25:23 PM
1984 was a lame book. Sorry.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 5:38:16 PM

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 163 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 4:23:20 PM
HAHA! I like this. Its a great reference to a great book.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 670 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 4:04:01 PM
True, but theres a lot of surveillance trough the computers. they may not SEE us, but they can see what we DO :(

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 53 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 3:54:18 PM

The Xbox Kinect is a step towards that evolution. haha.

"And over time, that will help us be more targeted about what content choices we present. What advertising we present. How we get better feedback and data. About how many people are in a room when an advertisement is shown. How many people are in a room when a game is being played. How are those people engaged with the game? How are they engaged with a sporting event? Are they standing up, are they excited, are they wearing Seahawks jerseys, are they wearing Giants jerseys? … But those are the kind of things that when you add this new sensor into the equation, there’s a bunch of business opportunities that also come with that."

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1088 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 3:32:34 PM
It's kind of situational irony if you believe George Orwell was sending a message to all the nations to not become the nation in his book.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 178 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:45:20 PM

Male, 40-49, Europe
 416 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:26:22 PM
Best example of irony I ever saw was when a Red Bull truck crashed because the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Now That's irony. Black fly in your Chardonnay isn't.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:13:33 PM
Actually, what George Orwell predicted is that everyone would have a camera in their home that they would be incapable of turning off. We've still got a ways to go before we're there.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:59:34 PM
To continue from the last post...

"...It wasn't the opposite of what you expected...and therefore wasn't ironic.


Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:58:26 PM
This is not ironic.

Irony comes in several flavors:
Situational-when you're aware of something that a character does not know, which sheds a different light on all of their actions.
example: if a book told you a character died at the beginning, and then went back to tell the story of what happened before their death.

Verbal irony- this is, basically, sarcasm. When something said is the opposite of what is meant.
example: Of COURSE I remembered to bring YOUR key, the one that YOU'RE in charge of. (when clearly, they did not and had no reason to.)

Situational irony: When an event happens that was the opposite of what you expected to happen.
Example: while watching the weather, a weatherman tells you that it will not rain today, and you step outside into a rainstorm.

George Orwell predicted something along these lines, which would lead you to believe that he thought it would happen, meaning that when they finally showed up...it w

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 18 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:00:14 PM
I feel that the Titanic is the definition of irony

Male, 18-29, Western US
 4 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 12:45:58 PM
@ubberboard08: I see your point that fire trucks aren't supposed to catch on fire, and the crew is going to do everything in their power to prevent that from happening. However, I wouldn't be shocked that a vehicle parked near a fire catches fire itself. As it's said "poo happens", I'm not saying a fire truck being on fire is the most likely thing to happen to the truck, but I wouldn't think it's the least.

As for the picture, you just need to read the "George Orwell" part and see the picture of the camera. I don't really have an opinion of if this is irony or not, but Orwell would probably be pissed.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25264 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 12:27:01 PM

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 107 Posts
Thursday, May 05, 2011 12:03:44 PM
I would understand if there was any irony to be found in this if this was even in my effin' language. Oh, and @klouchis: It's ironic for a fire truck to catch on fire because first off they're not meant to, and secondly you would think a group of people well trained in fire safety could manage to keep their expensive as hell government paid equipment from being destroyed. It's not supposed to happen there for that's what makes it ironic. Irony is when something you least expect to happen happens, and not many people expect a fire truck to be the vehicle of all vehicles to be caught on fire.

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