Tag: irony

  • News Zen

    Two headlines, very close to one another, about very different stories.  They may seem related, but I hope for teenage girls they aren’t related: Yuck.

  • Stock Market Today

    Today, the stock market was boosted, apparently spurred on by the fact that Countrywide Financial received $12 billion in new financing. Now we’re financing the financiers.  I sure hope that they didn’t get a sub-prime loan.

  • Weatherproof Solar Powered Lights?

    As I’m watching Discovery HD Theater tonight, one of those “As Seen on TV” type commercials comes up for solar-powered spotlights for your yard. They advertise them as totally weatherproof, but I disagree – they won’t work if it’s always cloudy, raining all the time, duststorm, tornado picks ’em up. They’re pretty damned reliant on…

  • “If you don’t mind my asking…”

    Why is it that always when a question is preceded by “If you don’t mind my asking…”, it’s, well, something that I would usually mind someone asking. And people know that, because they’re including the disclaimer. How do you get out of that one without sounding snarky?

  • Define Irony: Nestlé buys Jenny Craig

    In a bold move, swiss chocolate-powerhouse Nestlé bought Jenny Craig today. Yes, I'm actually serious.

  • GPLv3 Draft Out

    Looks like the discussion draft of the proposed GPLv3 has been posted for review. The ironic thing, in my mind, is this nugget just before the preamble: Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Now, clearly, I'm no lawyer, but that seems to…

  • More Political Irony

    While reading the new George Carlin book I bought yesterday, I stumbled across this very fitting quote by Herman Goering: Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy,…

  • Irony of Politics

    As reported and seen on CNN this morning: Yep, no early recount allowed in Ohio as per a probably “non-activist” judge. Oh, wait, what's that breaking news item up there? Bush administration says the Ukrainian election was a sham? Funny, we didn't listen to anyone else in 2000 when they said that about our election.

  • sweet, sweet irony

    So I go to the local McDonalds for lunch today, and staring at me on the way in is the little section of newspaper stands. The USA Today headline was quite fitting: “Obesity on track to become No. 1 killer.” Article is on-line here. For those curious, I still ate at the golden arches.