Wednesday, May 05, 2004

I awoke this morning to two huge (and tragic) cases of irony.

1) Pat Tillman famously resisted media attention from the moment he decided to become a soldier to the day he died. Despite this, the media have tried to appropriate him in death. Apparently several tv stations wanted to broadcast his funeral live. That's ironic.

2) One (or both?) of his brothers dropped the F bomb in their eulogy and also revealed that they were not followers of Jeebus. The tv stations scrambled to avoid broadcasting obscenities. Again, irony.

3) Disney is apparently trying to block the new Michael Moore film. The irony? The theme of the film, "Fahrenheit 911" is the climate of censorship and fear that Dubyah and his gang have created in the U.S.

Too rich. To use a Sting song (well covered, ironically enough, by Toby Keith) out of context, "I'm so happy that I can't stop cryin'."


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