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(Excite)   Man's visit to his future grave kills him   (news.excite.com) divider line 54
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2002-09-07 03:46:03 PM  
This guy must be a relative of Keith Richards. He keeps dying and coming back to life. =+)
 
2002-09-07 07:50:04 PM  
This is damn funny in a hideous, gruesome, hysterical sort of way.
 
2002-09-07 08:16:58 PM  
Why couldn't it have been Alanis going to visit a grave?


;)
 
2002-09-07 08:18:01 PM  
Ahh, real irony. Suck on that Alanis.
 
2002-09-07 08:18:12 PM  
lol, now this is ironic!
 
2002-09-07 08:19:15 PM  
Graves are creepy. Sprinkle my ashes off the coast of Fla. with Ted Williams. Wait... oh, crap.
 
2002-09-07 08:19:21 PM  
Yea Fizzaroo

Did you see Comedy Central last night?

"It's not ironic, it's unfortunate"
 
2002-09-07 08:21:40 PM  
He was dying to get in there.

Thank you, I'll be here all week, try the tofu, it's to die for,
 
2002-09-07 08:23:01 PM  
geesh.....he was so into perfectionism that it killed him....and what is worse....he is gonna be dead!! like he is really gonna care WHAT he is in while dead...

oh well
 
2002-09-07 08:23:26 PM  
fell in to his own grave. Jebus that freaky. Do you think they just closed 'er up and let him rest in peace? ;)
 
2002-09-07 08:23:54 PM  
I'd give him a 10 for form, but a 4 for a sloppy landing!
 
2002-09-07 08:27:42 PM  
"Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man."

400 year old pun, still just as ripe.
 
2002-09-07 08:30:02 PM  
Pride goeth before a fall?
 
2002-09-07 08:31:15 PM  
Hey hey... Alanis rocks. And im not just saying that because I am a canuk, im saying it to be a smartass. ;)
 
2002-09-07 08:34:03 PM  
wait wait wait... I wouldn't call this ironic. Irony is when the outcome is the opposite of what is intended/expected.

How is that the case here? I would actually expect a guy who's at his grave to be dead.
 
2002-09-07 08:37:56 PM  
He waited his whole damn life...to build that crypt
then he climbed up the ladder...and died when he slipped.

It's like ra-aaaaaaain...
 
2002-09-07 08:38:01 PM  
Bah, apparently irony is whatever you want it to be.
 
2002-09-07 08:41:50 PM  
It's ironic that his life's work killed him, yes. Irony is in the phrasing of the situation. It's unfortunate that it rains on your wedding day. It's ironic if, on your wedding day, the priest weds the groom to your maid of honor.
 
2002-09-07 08:46:17 PM  
Moskie:
 
2002-09-07 08:47:57 PM  
bwahhhahahahahahahahahahahhaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *gasp* bwahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa, haaa....
 
2002-09-07 08:48:41 PM  
best use of ironic tab i've seen in a while
 
2002-09-07 08:50:04 PM  
When you go to your grave, you should be dead.
 
2002-09-07 08:50:10 PM  
wow, this is like, the hardest piece of evidence of god existing...thats just too perfect.
 
2002-09-07 08:50:50 PM  
I would say it was ironic....I'm sure it was unexpected for him to fall dead into his own grave while contructing it. It certainly couldn't have been the outcome anyone was expecting.
 
2002-09-07 08:52:33 PM  
*constructing*

Sorry, I really should invest in a new keyboard....
 
2002-09-07 08:54:08 PM  
,
 
2002-09-07 08:55:11 PM  
Funny... that picture didn't look that big on the page.

*Slaps head and mumbles Stupid, stupid, stupid... *
 
2002-09-07 08:58:56 PM  
Neapoi What was that comedians name?
 
2002-09-07 09:02:57 PM  
Mrdark,
No complaints here. It is the thought that counts. Thanks for sharing. The picture TOTALLY fits into this thread as far as the content and the message you were trying to convey.
 
2002-09-07 09:05:20 PM  
I love stories like that.

Stupid, conceited people...

When you rot, you rot. End of story. No need for fancy muckity muck.
 
2002-09-07 09:08:53 PM  
It was actually supposed to be a companion to the comment from Moskie...
How is that the case here? I would actually expect a guy who's at his grave to be dead.

In any case, I totally appreciate your sentiment. Totally.
 
2002-09-07 09:11:07 PM  
Just to stir trouble... Total FARKers how many times has this been submitted over the past week? has anyone counted? It finally gets posted... Admins surrender!

Oooo, I'm gonna be in trouble with the Admins now! Runs like h......
 
2002-09-07 09:13:01 PM  
Best explanation of irony I've seen in a long time, from dictionary.com:

Usage Note: The words ironic, irony, and ironically are sometimes used of events and circumstances that might better be described as simply "coincidental" or "improbable," in that they suggest no particular lessons about human vanity or folly. Thus 78 percent of the Usage Panel rejects the use of ironically in the sentence In 1969 Susie moved from Ithaca to California where she met her husband-to-be, who, ironically, also came from upstate New York. Some Panelists noted that this particular usage might be acceptable if Susie had in fact moved to California in order to find a husband, in which case the story could be taken as exemplifying the folly of supposing that we can know what fate has in store for us. By contrast, 73 percent accepted the sentence Ironically, even as the government was fulminating against American policy, American jeans and videocassettes were the hottest items in the stalls of the market, where the incongruity can be seen as an example of human inconsistency.

I find the easiest way to describe irony is "poetic justice", although that doesn't catch everything.

And yes, this article is so totally irony that I don't see how people could think it wasn't.
 
2002-09-07 09:18:32 PM  
A good example of irony is from an irish comedian that was on Conan Obrien once. He was dissing that Alanis Morissete song.

"What would be ironic is if you were stuck in a traffic jam and late for a city planning meeting"
 
2002-09-07 09:18:58 PM  
Is ferrous ironic?
 
2002-09-07 09:19:34 PM  
when i think of poetic justice, i think of clockwork orange.
 
2002-09-07 09:20:56 PM  
Jilaad,
Very nice post. I am in complete agreement with you.
 
2002-09-07 09:22:57 PM  
Jilaad: "In 1969 Susie moved from Ithaca to California where she met her husband-to-be, who, ironically, also came from upstate New York. Some Panelists noted that this particular usage might be acceptable if Susie had in fact moved to California in order to find a husband."

I don't see why that would qualify it as an irony. To me it would only be ironic if she moved to California specifically because she didn't want to marry a New Yorker. If she then ended up marrying a New Yorker, in spite of her move to Califonrnia, that would be ironic.

But I digress...
 
2002-09-07 09:30:57 PM  
I once thought about constructing/marketing a necklace with a large iron E on it, but nowadays I'd look like an eminem fan :(
 
2002-09-07 09:32:03 PM  
wait wait wait... I wouldn't call this ironic. Irony is when the outcome is the opposite of what is intended/expected. It's unfortunate that it rains on your wedding day. It's ironic if, on your wedding day, the priest weds the groom to your maid of honor.

Irony isn't just 'the unexpected' it also has to do with 'poetic symetry' of the situation. Like, if for example, you were in love with a woman a long time ago and one day she dissapeared, never to be seen again. Then later in life you meet another woman who reminds you of the first, you fall in love, and get married. Then on the wedding day she tells you that she had been in a car accident long ago and had to have reconstructive surgery... and then it turns out she was your long lost love.


That would be an example of 'happy irony'. Most irony, usualy, has to do with bad things that happen, usualy due to a persons hubris or greed or something. Like if you killed a man and got away with it, only to find out later that he was the only person in the world with your rare blood type, or something.
 
2002-09-07 09:34:05 PM  
this is utter bvllshiat. i simply do not believe it, period. oh i'm sure he hit his head and died somehow. but he didn't climb up a goddamn ladder and fall off into his own grave.

families embellish things. especially certain cultures. like italians. i mean, it's not like this sort of thing isn't in their collective cultural subconcious. IE:

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Italian film. Made by Italian legend Sergio Leone. What happens at the end? (spoiler after picture)



Blondie (Clint Eastwood) shoots Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef, above) in the heart. Cleef stumbles backwards, and Eastwood shoots him again, causing Cleef to collapse into an open grave. One of the most brutal and definitive killings in film history, up there with Janet Leigh in Psycho, Laurence Fishburne in Apocalypse Now and the poor guy from AHX.

So yeah . . . Italy's most famous director . . . end of his most famous movie . . . and almost the same thing. All they needed was a crazy mexican and metallica on hand to round it all out.

|BULLshiat|

i do feel sorry that the guy died of course. eep!
 
2002-09-07 09:36:16 PM  
Chucho
And for the record, the comic in question (for some people here): Sabrina Matthews. Very funny (though I've seen it a couple times). I'd still rather have Sarah Silverman ;)
 
2002-09-07 09:36:47 PM  
Hytes-yes, and no. technically ferrous is just magscinted, but in some cases in which the lantigibular scint is repolarized, the original ferrous catalyzes the dual flange drain and indeed does become ironic.
 
2002-09-07 10:05:49 PM  
Frunch, the last time I repolarized my flange drain, it gave off a lantigibular scint! I'm not about to try it again.
 
2002-09-07 10:11:39 PM  
impeccable timimg. he was probably going to eat dunch soon, too
 
2002-09-07 10:13:14 PM  
Poor farker. Now they have to take him out of his grave, have a funeral for him, then his body's going to have to wait for the thing to be finished. It is under construction after all.

That's damned ironic.


HAHAHAHA, Irony's funny.
 
2002-09-07 10:22:40 PM  
gotta agree with Nihil8r on this one. this article is total bullshiat. the article states he hit his head on a marble step and fell into the tomb. typically, the steps would be on the outside leading up to the mausoleum. if he hit his head on one of the steps, that would put him on the outside of the mausoleum, preventing him from falling into the "tomb". pretty much a fabricated story to make it sound better at the local pub.
 
2002-09-07 10:30:09 PM  
that's strange. I'm looking at my flange drain right now and it DEFINITELY doesn't have a scint valve. the only way that could happen is if dresel pipe *a* had a ruptured tanger apparatus, in which case it might have a slight scint leakage. Still though, you shouldnt be able to notice a leakage that small. have you ever modded the dresel pipe? I know that the aftermarket Starflex 73.22 degree tanger apparatuses were recalled a few months after release, but I'm sure you know about that.
 
2002-09-07 10:37:33 PM  
Think of the money he saved his family now that they won't have to rent a hearse.
 
2002-09-07 11:17:10 PM  
This sounds like a Twilight Zone episode.
 
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