Irony of Ironies - Take II

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  1. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502

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    Here I am, sitting in the passenger waiting area at the Amtrak station in San Diego. It's a typical train station. Noisy, wooden benches, pretty low tech.

    I have 2 hours before the train arrives (if it's on time), so I open the old 12" PowerBook and start to read some emails, when what to my wondering eyes doth appear - a little note from Airport that it has found a wireless signal named TrainDepot.

    Would I like to join? You bet your sweet bippy I would. It's FREE.

    So I kick back on the bench and not only read email, but compose and send email. Awesome.

    It is only then, I notice a homeless guy sleeping on the bench across the aisle from me. If an enterprizing photographer had been handy, he/she would have been to snap a pulitzer prize winning shot.
     
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  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It would have been a picture of two different worlds.
     
  4. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    We love our little train station. :)
     

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    Ooooh, this particular Irony of Ironies was quite good. :)
     
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  8. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, that doesn't make it ironic. If the homeless guy was the one using the Powerbook to read his mails, while the other person was reading his mail the old fashion way "maybe" that would be ironic.
     
  9. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    Well,

    It is ironic in that one place can attract such different worlds. Same place, ultimately different meanings for each person.

    I guess poignant would be more fitting.
     
  10. panphage macrumors 6502

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    Here's your quick irony test: Does the situation in question display an "incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result"? No? Then it isn't ironic.
     
  11. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Isn't it ironic that usage trolls and "MAC" correcters hang at MacRumors?
    Actually, the word "ironic" comes from the Latin; "ironos" meaning "time-waster" and "ikos" meaning "icky". :)
     

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