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Oct. 20 2009 - 11:40 am | 21 views | 1 recommendation | 1 comment

The definition of ‘irony’

David Lane, the lawyer for Richard Heene (aka Balloon Boy’s dad) and his wife, had this to say about his client’s potential arrest:

“These folks are absolutely willing to turn themselves in, so I dont want to see a perp walk done for media consumption. …” Lane said Monday, appearing on “The Early Show.” (via “Mad Scientist” Richard Heene Cooked Up Balloon Boy Hoax Months Ago, Says Denver Man – Crimesider – CBS News)

Wait… so now the Heenes are against a media circus? To paraphrase Mr. Heene himself: convoluted, indeed.


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    Actually, the definition of ironic is not how we commonly use it, but instead it means the opposite of what is expected. I know this thanks to a great Cracked article on 9 Commonly Misused Words. Right now, I’m being a level 7 ass.

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