Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"Define Irony"

In the film Con Air, one of my favourite lines is when the character Garland Greene says:

"Define Irony: Bunch of idiots dancing in a plane to a song made famous by a band who died in a plane crash".

The song in question, of course, is Sweet Home Alabama, and the band is Lynyrd Skynyrd.

But today I think I've found a new (sadly, real life) definition: The extreme-nationalist far right members of the European Parliament have formed a new transnational caucus: The suitably-Orwellian Identity, Tradition and Sovereignty Party, which includes a former British member of the UK Independence Party, a group dedicated to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

So, to recast: Define Irony: Bunch of idiots forming a European political party dedicated to the destruction of the European Union.

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