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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I Love Irony... It's So Ironic

Your ironic news headlines for the weekend (Yes, these are all actual headlines):

"County to pay $250,000 to advertise lack of funds"

"Volunteerism to be made mandatory"

"Suspect in decapitation case described as a hothead'"

"Meeting on open meeting is closed"

"Cemetery residents making a comeback"

"Dog saves owner's life after cat starts fire"

"Madonna reads her second book"

"City unsure why the sewer smells"

"Drop in shark attacks blamed on recession"

"Poverty meeting attracts poor turnout"

"Hemlock Society optimistic about future"

"Anxiety an issue to worry about"

"Nuclear plant gets glowing report"

"Gas company behind bean supper"

"Church of England begins weighing female bishops"

"7-day diarrhea runs through Bay County"

"Lost language found but no one can read it"

"Survey finds fewer deer after hunt"

And my personal favorite:

"President Obama leaves global warming summit early to beat blizzard in Washington DC."


Ricky said...

HaHa these are great!!!!

Ricky Chambers

Angie Van De Merwe said...

Everything seems politicized these days. One cannot live their life, without fear of what the political realm will do to their life...

Bruce said...

These are wonderful.

sylet ds said...

Intentional irony for humor is hard to pull off because it depends so much on the audience’s ability to get it. But when it works, it makes the audience feel like “insiders” because they’re in on the joke. There’s a lot being written these days (particularly with Word of Mouth marketing) about the importance of treating influencers and evangelist customers as insiders. So if you can figure out how to do irony for humor , there’s a chance you can enrich and deepen your relationship with your audience.