Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Irony


Irony has led to things like this.

Whoo! Haven't posted in a while, so sorry for the two people who read this.

I was thinking about irony the other day. Here's my problem with it: It's a joke. The joke is that you're pretending to like something.
Not terrible funny, is it?

So it's sort of an insincere move. But that's not even the problem.
My main objection is this: for every hipster jokingly singing along to Bon Jovi's "Living On A Prayer", there are about five people who genuinely consider it their favourite song.
And you're mocking them by enjoying it ironically.
Just be sincere and honest with yourself: it's just easier.

When a 2003 Great White (an 80s era heavy/pop metal band) concert in Rhode Island was interrupted by a enormous fire, about 100 people died.
They went to that concert because they genuinely liked Great White but people actually made jokes about how they deserved to die in a fire if they went to a Great White concert in 2003.
Give it some thought, that's all.

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