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(Times-Free Press)   Crematory consumed by fire   ( divider line
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2007-05-06 03:11:51 PM  
That isn't ironic.
2007-05-06 03:18:34 PM  
How many dead?
2007-05-06 03:24:25 PM  
Kyosuke: How many dead?

1,500 so far.
2007-05-06 03:47:57 PM  
Was it a Cold Stone Crematory?

Because I love ice cream.
2007-05-06 04:03:52 PM  
Is that anything like a swimming pool being destroyed by a flood?
2007-05-06 04:04:37 PM  
It's not ironic, it's just farking stupid.
2007-05-06 04:04:45 PM  
Yeah, not ironic. In fact, you'd expect a place with giant ovens to have a higher risk of fire.
2007-05-06 04:06:43 PM  
Free cremations! Cremations all around!

*Roasts marshmallows*
2007-05-06 04:06:53 PM  
Kids don't play in your grandfather
2007-05-06 04:07:03 PM  
Would it be ironic if it got destroyed by flaming zombies?
2007-05-06 04:07:58 PM
2007-05-06 04:07:59 PM  
Asbestos plant consumed by fire... Ironic

Crematory(sic) burning down not.

Crematory(sic) being buried in a mudslide or sinkhole... now THATS ironic.
2007-05-06 04:08:01 PM  
Crematory consumed by fire. Over a thousand dead. Oh the humanity!
2007-05-06 04:08:36 PM  
It's not ironic, but someone better get out there and find the zombie escapees.
2007-05-06 04:08:48 PM  
z_gringo: That isn't ironic.

2007-05-06 04:08:54 PM  
If the place had just passed a fire inspection and to celebrate the owner lit a cigar which fell and promptly burned the place down, that would be ironic.
2007-05-06 04:09:20 PM  
Back when I was a Vol Fireman, the local Novelty Candle Factory caught fire, we thought we put it out but had to go back 4 more times that night because it kept reigniting.
2007-05-06 04:09:21 PM  
Burning crematoria? Taking lessens from the Nazis? What crimes where these more recent crematoria burners trying to hide?
2007-05-06 04:10:46 PM  
A fire station or a fire extinguisher factory being consumed by fire: ironic.

A crematory consumed by fire: not ironic.

I propose a government program requiring licensure before one can use the term ironic.
2007-05-06 04:12:55 PM  
That's hot.
2007-05-06 04:13:52 PM  
Needs an "Expected" tag.
2007-05-06 04:14:11 PM  
Hmm I live near there. Matter of fact I've been to their main funeral home (not the crematory) several times to see family members and friends off.
2007-05-06 04:16:01 PM  
OED: Irony, n.

2. fig. A condition of affairs or events of a character opposite to what was, or might naturally be, expected; a contradictory outcome of events as if in mockery of the promise and fitness of things. (In F. ironie du sort.)
2007-05-06 04:16:58 PM

"Now we have find a new one."
2007-05-06 04:17:12 PM  
Kyosuke: How many dead?

2007-05-06 04:19:56 PM  
Presumably the submitter meant it was ironic because one would normally expect a crematory to be the burner, not the burnee, as it were.
2007-05-06 04:22:09 PM  
Actually, you would expect a crematorium to have been built to much higher standards of fire resistance, since you burn stuff in one all day long.
2007-05-06 04:22:47 PM  
Was anyone injured?
2007-05-06 04:23:41 PM  
for the love of god people.. quit tryin to be the irony police.

you suck at it badly!

its called "situational irony" and can be found at the following locations with examples for those of you who really think you know what irony is
2007-05-06 04:24:53 PM  
Ok, how about this. If they put the body in a casket to be cremated, the place burns down and the only thing left undamaged is...wait for it, the casket to be cremated. THAT would be ironic..
2007-05-06 04:24:58 PM  
2007-05-06 04:25:15 PM  
It's like rain, on a wedding day.
2007-05-06 04:28:46 PM  
A place that makes its money by burning stuff up is now no longer able to make money because it itself burned up, is in fact, ironic.

Anyone that says otherwise is a troll or a retard or both.
2007-05-06 04:30:23 PM  
So, which is it...burn her, or bury her?

Well...I'm not quite sure...which would you recommend?

Oh, they're both nasty...if we burn her, she gets stuffed into the flames...crackle, crackle, crackle...which is a bit of a shock, if she's not quite dead, but quick! And then, you get a box of ashes which you can pretend are hers...

/this is Fark...nothing is obscure...
2007-05-06 04:30:55 PM  
Reyito: Crematory(sic)

What's incorrect?

cre·ma·to·ry: -noun
1. a place, as a funeral establishment, at which cremation is done.
2. a furnace for cremating.

[Origin: 1875-80; cremate + -ory] Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
2007-05-06 04:33:23 PM

"The use of words expressing something than their literal intention, now that IS irony!"

/this is not
//loves bender
2007-05-06 04:33:27 PM  
Reyito: Crematory being buried in a mudslide or sinkhole... now THATS(sic) ironic.

2007-05-06 04:35:30 PM  
I find it ironic that the term "ironic" has nothing at all to do with irons

2007-05-06 04:49:57 PM
2007-05-06 04:52:35 PM  
Burned late Friday night, Saturday afternoon demolition workers were on scene? Sounds somewhat planned to me...
2007-05-06 04:52:53 PM  
It takes a special kind of gay to circle fark looking for technically incorrect irony tags.
2007-05-06 04:58:52 PM  
get off my lawn - never mind thats just the ashes from the barbeque grill
2007-05-06 04:59:07 PM  
It was probably a smoker that caused the fire. Where is Nanny to protect the rights of the dead?
2007-05-06 05:01:42 PM  

for the love of god people.. quit tryin to be the irony police.

you suck at it badly!

its called "situational irony" and can be found at the following locations with examples for those of you who really think you know what irony is

From the wikipedia link:

Situational Irony - Players and events coming together in improbable situations creating a tension between expected and real results. Situational irony occurs when the results of a situation are far different from what was expected. This results in a feeling of surprise and unfairness due to the odd situation.

Example: a firehouse burns down

See, a firehouse burning down is ironic because it is the job of the people inside to put out fires. One would expect they could put out a fire rather quickly in their own house. Thus, one would not expect it to burn down.

A crematory has lots of fires going, but does not necessarily have the means to quickly extinguish a fire. Thus, it is not surprising and not ironic that it would burn down. Just as it would not be ironic if a say fireworks factory or a plant that manufactures flammable chemicals burns down.
2007-05-06 05:18:18 PM  
I'm not sure a crematory burning down is ironic. I find it funny though.

Now if one was destroyed by a flood.. that'd be funnier.
2007-05-06 05:18:21 PM  

From the second link:

Situational irony results from recognizing the oddness or unfairness of a given situation, be it positive or negative. Even though a person typically cannot justifiably explain this unfairness logically, the coincidental nature of the situation is still very obvious to those evaluating it. For example, if the president of Microsoft, Bill Gates, were to win a contest whose grand prize was a computer system, the irony would be situational because such a circumstance would appear ridiculous or "funny" for a number of reasons.

In this case its situational irony because the contents of the crematory were already (or were going to be) burnt.

2007-05-06 05:20:22 PM  
This should have been an OBVIOUS tag, not IRONIC. It's ironic that Subby used the irony tag. Get it?
2007-05-06 05:21:46 PM  
What if a Ben Gay factory was burned down by crazed lesbian tennis pros? Would that be ironic, or merely an insipid construction of my brain-parasite addled mind?
2007-05-06 05:26:58 PM
2007-05-06 05:37:04 PM  

You dropped this Close Bold tag...


Well, no wonder it didn't work...the pointy ends are all rounded off.

How ironic.
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