Sunday, February 04, 2007

isn’t it ironic . . .

. . . that Alanis Morissette wrote a whole song about irony without understanding what it meant? A song which got widespread radio play and implanted Morissette’s misconceptions in the minds of an entire generation of youngsters. Patrick Cassels has endeavored to improve Morissette’s lyrics to make them actually ironic. Via the Editors.

Here are some attempts of my own:

It's a traffic jam when you're already late . . . to a high-stakes negotiation aimed at finding a last minute resolution to the city’s ongoing public transit workers’ strike.

It's a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break . . . as a firefighter in a Western town which a wildfire has set ablaze.

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife . . . with which to carve a wooden spoon out of a block of oak, necessitated by your metal allergy.

It's meeting the man of my dreams, and then meeting his beautiful wife . . . who reveals that they’re both dressed in drag for Halloween.

1 comment:

roxanne said...

it's like being a small, brown and white kitten