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ironic?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by buggi, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    how much more ironic can you get than this?

    a man died near my house bcoz a tree blew over on top of his car. guess what he did for a living...


    yep, he was a timber merchant.



    anyone else got any?
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Ironic maybe, extreme bad luck, for sure!!
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I remembering reading this in the paper many years ago: a previously successful accountant was in court facing bankruptcy charges. The judge was admonishing him and said that he couldn't really have been much of an accountant if he couldn't have foreseen the mess he (the accountant) was about to land in.
    The accountant coolly and phlegmatically simply said, 'Does that mean a doctor's going to live forever.' ;)
     
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    A few doses of historical tragic irony from wiki:

    • "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." Nearly the last words of American Civil War General John Sedgwick.[6]
    • In response to Mrs. Connally's comment, "Mr. President, you can't say that Dallas doesn't love you." John F. Kennedy uttered his last words, "That's very obvious."[7]