The Ironic Observances and Oxymorons of life...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dome Vongvises, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 13, 2001
    Messages:
    8,172
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Lately, I'm beginning to realize that oxymorons and ironic observances are a extremely prevelant part of life. What are some of the ones you've noticed?

    1. Bambi, the name of a MALE deer from a Disney cartoon, is also often the name of a hot, female stripper.
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    7,477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, I stole this from George Carlin (The King of Ironic Comedy), but:
    "Why is that you DRIVE on a parkway, yet you PARK on a driveway?"
    [​IMG] Carlin's the best.
     
  3. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    18,850
    Likes Received:
    1,860
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
     
  4. Scott Hayes

    Scott Hayes Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2001
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    locks on the doors of 24 hr stores

    anything that is labeled "new and improved"
     
  5. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 1999
    Messages:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Why is Iceland all green and Greenland all ice?

    Bruce
     
  6. BryanZ

    BryanZ Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2000
    Messages:
    1,213
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Good drivers.
    "640K should be all anyone ever needs."
    Apple. (You can't exactly eat a computer - yet.)
    Yugo. (They went.)
    Safe drivers. (Have yet to see anyone driving a safe.)
    Quicktime. (As far as we know, time on the earth is always a constant.)
    Dead as a doornail. (This implies the doornail once had life.)
    Paperless society. (One. We use more paper than ever. Two. What will we use for #2? The three shells?)
    Fast food. (If it's so fast, why do you have to wait 10 minutes in the drive-thru?)
    Tax-free. (Yeah. Right. Everything is taxed in some way, shape or form.)
    Act naturally. (Don't really need to dive deep here.)
    Accurate horoscope. (There was this one time, in band camp ... where this came 1/2 true. [​IMG])
    More here.
     
  7. John_Bonner

    John_Bonner Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Help desk.
     
  8. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,591
    Likes Received:
    239
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn being banned from libraries. Mark Twain intended this book to show how stupid racism and slavery is...yet it's called a racist piece of trash now!

    Song of the South in suppressed distribution. (And James Baskett won an Oscar for his role!) Someone made a really going point about the false racism in the movie in another thread. (Do butlers or maids take their children to their employer's children birthday party?)

    Silent cinema being called silent. They always had at least a musical score performed at the film's place of showing...

    Classic cartoons now intended to be kiddie fodder. It's funny mainly because they were intended for ADULTS!

    Cigarettes were advertised in the 1940's and 1950's as good for your health! *cough*
     
  9. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    7,477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    "Military Intelligence"
     
  10. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 1999
    Messages:
    1,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have a whole book of these, somewhere.
    "Fresh Frozen"
    "Passive Aggression"
    "Dodge Ram"
    "Plastic Glasses"
    "Death Benefits"
    "Pretty Ugly"
    "Windows Security"
    "Same Difference"
    "Human Resources"
    "Low Prices" [​IMG]
     
  11. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 13, 2001
    Messages:
    8,172
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    2. The "pro style" option offense that the Syracuse football team runs. Anyone with any knowledge of football knows that NFL teams don't run the option. Hence, how can an option offense be "pro style"?
     
  12. James_S

    James_S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2000
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing

    liquid made with real lemons. UH????

    The word dictionary in the dictionary

    The man who invests all your money is a broker

    A Boxing ring being square

    Time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour

    The doctors that call what they do "practice"
     
  13. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 1999
    Messages:
    1,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The word "abbreviation" has 5 syllables.

    "Genuine imitation"

    "Short (tax) form"
     
  14. Richard Travale

    Richard Travale Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,425
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Island, Canada
    Real Name:
    Rich Travale
     

Share This Page