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Ironies

This weekend, the Ending Spending Super PAC reported spending almost 100,000 dollars to influence a congressional election in North Carolina.

I read last night that a fellow named William Empsen wrote that there are seven types of ambiguity – not six or eight.

What ironies have you recently encountered?

What Rocky Anderson Could Say That Would Lead Me To Support His Americans Elect Presidential Bid

J. Clifford has started a pretty interesting conversation about Rocky Anderson’s decision to seek a presidential nomination under the banner of the no-disclosure, unlimited-big-money 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect. As J. Clifford points out, there’s no small irony in a candidate who rails against politics driven by secret donations of big corporate mystery money, then [...]

He Should Have Meant it Ironically

Yesterday morning, Tony Caputo sent me a little bit of love mail with this picture attached. Just in case I was wondering whether he agreed, he wrote “I Second That Statement!… A resounding “Amen” to this Sign!!!… This is a great sign… This sign is pure Genius!!!!… The Truest Sign in America Today.”

Tony Caputo [...]

Figuring Out Zombie Irony. Can You Do Better?

The humor of the undead is trickier than I thought.

After recalling the insistence of the media earlier in the last decade that “irony is dead,” I thought it would be fun to poke at the notion with an “Irony is Undead” t-shirt. I thought it would be a cinch. The above are my two [...]

Idler? Relid! Website Disses Twitter in Short Form

When I was sent on to a post from the Idler declaring that:

From today, all orders that we send out will include a nice little letterpress bookmark, featuring a picture of a little birdie and the phrase: “Read, Don’t Twitter”.

my first response was to rise up in dudgeon. Why is it that some [...]