Saturday, January 27, 2007

BOOKS: Adventures in Irony

Ever since I read the (possibly made-up) factoid that two-thirds of the human population are incapable of perceiving irony, sometimes I doubt my ability to tell if people are being for serious or not. For example, take this item -- a book entitled Magical Guide to Rainbows -- which I just found on Etsy:
Did you know there are hundreds of different kind of rainbows? Kacper, the Ambassador of Candy Land has recorded over 100 different rainbows, including: Double rainbows, Unicorn rainbows, and even Pirate rainbows! This is one reference book that you will keep referring to again and again!

P.S. All rainbows are in black 'n' white.

5 comments:

Dearnah said...

I'm fairly sure that just blew my mind.

But, I have to believe that people understand irony. My world wouldn't make any sense without it. Or be funny at all.

rocketgirl said...

Did you happen to read that factoid in JPod? Because I'm reading JPod right now, and it sounds very familiar.

It might be made up, but I tend to think it's closer to being true than not. Which is a shame, because really, a life without irony is just not a life worth living.

Quillhill said...

The effect of this factoid on you proves that you are NOT one of The Incapable Two-Thirds. (I think that's the name of a new band!) Just remember ambassadors can say whatever they want, because they have diplomatic impunity.

Mac said...

I've never heard that before [the 2/3 - irony thing]. I'm a little ashamed to admit that lately I've been having trouble recognizing it - the world has gotten so insanely bizarre, sometimes it's hard to tell. My number one example for this is the Bush administration.

Mdb said...

Interesante blog. Saludos desde Argentina.
Marcelo