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(News.com.au)   The home of a woman who spent $65,000 buying her local firestation a new fire truck burns down   (news.com.au ) divider line
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2008-12-09 05:58:26 PM  
Nice use of the ironic tag.
 
2008-12-09 06:03:10 PM  
Sheesh, talk about ungrateful.
 
2008-12-09 06:11:36 PM  
No good deed goes unpunished
 
2008-12-09 06:12:11 PM  
This might actually be ironic.
 
2008-12-09 06:12:26 PM  
Welcome to America: the greatest coontry on earth.
 
2008-12-09 06:13:03 PM  
+1 for appropriate use of the irony tag
 
2008-12-09 06:13:53 PM  
They said fire brigade in the article, and the website was .au . Going to go out on a limb here and say that it wasn't in America...
 
2008-12-09 06:14:13 PM  
This is not ironic! I can tell by some of the pixels
 
2008-12-09 06:14:17 PM  
Hooray for real irony!
 
2008-12-09 06:15:15 PM  
well, thats what you get when you buy a truck made of fire!
 
2008-12-09 06:16:19 PM  
How is that Ironic? What was she supposed to do with a firetruck, keep it?

/Not ironic
//don't really know
//WHOO look at the flames I'm making
 
2008-12-09 06:17:03 PM  

Linux_Yes: Welcome to America: the greatest coontry on earth.


Yep, good old Deepwater, Queensland. Just across the Pecos river from Mobile, Alabama.
 
2008-12-09 06:17:53 PM  
Insurance will cover it.
 
2008-12-09 06:17:53 PM  

AnubisMan: They said fire brigade in the article, and the website was .au . Going to go out on a limb here and say that it wasn't in America...


I was going to take you to task for this until I spotted the post two up from yours. Disaster averted once again.

Carry on.
 
2008-12-09 06:17:54 PM  
weeeeeeeeeooooooooooooo wwweeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooo

/i hear the irony police on the way
 
2008-12-09 06:18:50 PM  
I don't know much about the Australian fire service, but $65,000 (even converting for Australian dollars) would not buy very much fire engine here in the USA.
 
2008-12-09 06:19:28 PM  
What kind of firetruck can you get for AUD65,000? A good one runs at least USD100,000 which is well over that number.
 
2008-12-09 06:19:46 PM  

nirwana: AnubisMan: They said fire brigade in the article, and the website was .au . Going to go out on a limb here and say that it wasn't in America...

I was going to take you to task for this until I spotted the post two up from yours. Disaster averted once again.

Carry on.


Forgot to quote, my bad.
 
2008-12-09 06:21:55 PM  
Came in for the tag-Nazis shouting out that it was an improper use of the ironic tag...

...was not disappointed.
 
2008-12-09 06:22:43 PM  
Hello, hello, operator? Yes we're trying to get the fire brigade ... No, the fire brigade. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, what?

/Size eight
 
2008-12-09 06:23:07 PM  
op-for.com

/hl
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2008-12-09 06:26:15 PM  
I wish I lived in a place called "Wartburg".

/hahaha ... Wartburg
 
2008-12-09 06:27:46 PM  
this is pretty much awful.
 
2008-12-09 06:27:59 PM  
blessthe40oz.com
 
2008-12-09 06:29:53 PM  
That has to feel like the biggest waste of a donation you could ever make.
 
2008-12-09 06:30:08 PM  

dj_bigbird: What kind of firetruck can you get for AUD65,000? A good one runs at least USD100,000 which is well over that number.


Probably a small one built on a pickup truck frame.
The town I grew up in had a couple of these, mostly for grass/brush fires but they would use them on house fires since they arrived before the larger trucks from the county. In our town the budget was so small they probably didn't even consider buying new trucks or the big ones with the built in tanks.
 
2008-12-09 06:35:04 PM  
Two unrelated events converging make a coincidence. If she bought the truck with the sole intent of saving her house in a potential fire, and then it transpires that the existence of the truck itself or it in its operation by the fire crew somehow causes a fire to erupt and burn down her house, THEN it would be irony.

/flashes badge at everybody
//stand back! this is a crime scene.
 
2008-12-09 06:39:18 PM  

i ate my crayon: Two unrelated events converging make a coincidence. If she bought the truck with the sole intent of saving her house in a potential fire, and then it transpires that the existence of the truck itself or it in its operation by the fire crew somehow causes a fire to erupt and burn down her house, THEN it would be irony.

/flashes badge at everybody
//stand back! this is a crime scene.


diaf.
 
2008-12-09 06:46:05 PM  
come on.... where are you? I know there is a douche out there dying to say it's only coincidental. Out yourself now.

/dick
 
2008-12-09 06:46:32 PM  
Irony would be if the FIRETRUCK caught fire...
 
2008-12-09 06:47:47 PM  

FNG: I wish I lived in a place called "Wartburg".

/hahaha ... Wartburg


My father used to have one.
 
2008-12-09 06:49:33 PM  

i ate my crayon: Two unrelated events converging make a coincidence. If she bought the truck with the sole intent of saving her house in a potential fire, and then it transpires that the existence of the truck itself or it in its operation by the fire crew somehow causes a fire to erupt and burn down her house, THEN it would be irony.

/flashes badge at everybody
//stand back! this is a crime scene.


I'm farking and bartending at the same time... I walk away for 10 minutes and the dick appears.

dick.
 
2008-12-09 06:50:06 PM  
At least she didn't give a car to the cops. Who knows what horrible fate would have befallen her!
 
2008-12-09 06:52:04 PM  
this is what happens when all our Republican conservative corporate greedy crony capitalist don't want to pay their farking taxes because they don't owe this country a goddamn thing. have a nice day.
 
2008-12-09 06:53:44 PM  

DrSieb: Insurance will cover it.


and then after insurance 'covers it', the tax payer will 'cover it'. and the home owners will 'cover it'. have a nice day.
 
2008-12-09 06:57:25 PM  

dj_bigbird: What kind of firetruck can you get for AUD65,000? A good one runs at least USD100,000 which is well over that number.


$150,000 used. More like half a million dollars brand new..
 
2008-12-09 06:57:26 PM  

Linux_Yes: this is what happens when all our Republican conservative corporate greedy crony capitalist don't want to pay their farking taxes because they don't owe this country a goddamn thing. have a nice day.


You're not helping your case any.
 
2008-12-09 06:58:41 PM  

Linux_Yes: this is what happens when all our Republican conservative corporate greedy crony capitalist don't want to pay their farking taxes because they don't owe this country a goddamn thing. have a nice day.


So people not wanting to paying taxes in the United States leads to house fires in rural Australia?

Or are you referring to your lack of reading comprehension and inability to grasp contextual clues?
 
2008-12-09 06:59:57 PM  
It's not ironic! It's just coincidental!

futuramasutra.babytux.de

/Bite my shiny hotlinked ass
 
2008-12-09 07:26:37 PM  
i ate my crayon: Two unrelated events converging make a coincidence. If she bought the truck with the sole intent of saving her house in a potential fire, and then it transpires that the existence of the truck itself or it in its operation by the fire crew somehow causes a fire to erupt and burn down her house, THEN it would be irony.

Uchiha_Cycliste: diaf

Nice.
 
2008-12-09 07:37:03 PM  
The expected result when you buy a firetruck for your local fire department is that they would put out house fires, especially yours. It's irony.
 
2008-12-09 08:09:28 PM  

dj_bigbird: What kind of firetruck can you get for AUD65,000? A good one runs at least USD100,000 which is well over that number.


Rural area, so the fire truck was most likely a lightly modified SUV not a real 'big-city' fire engine.
 
2008-12-09 08:28:54 PM  

zodar99: The expected result when you buy a firetruck for your local fire department is that they would put out house fires, especially yours. It's irony.


A contrary result is not irony.
 
2008-12-09 09:07:54 PM  
Linux_yes

is a prime example of an American in need of maps of the Iraq and so forth.

for examples, see all above comments by him

/that, or a really stupid troll
 
2008-12-09 10:19:53 PM  
i ate my crayon 2008-12-09 06:35:04 PM
Two unrelated events converging make a coincidence. If she bought the truck with the sole intent of saving her house in a potential fire, and then it transpires that the existence of the truck itself or it in its operation by the fire crew somehow causes a fire to erupt and burn down her house, THEN it would be irony.


The problem is, some people think there *is* a direct relationship between doing good deeds and escaping bad events. A person's understanding of irony is completely dependent on how sheltered and easy their life has been.

/magical thinking FTL
 
2008-12-09 10:26:49 PM  
orat-on-a-stick: Irony would be if the FIRETRUCK caught fire...

No, I think irony would be if there was never again a fire in that region and the firetruck sat on cinderblocks.
 
2008-12-09 11:13:43 PM  

Sticky Hands: Linux_Yes: this is what happens when all our Republican conservative corporate greedy crony capitalist don't want to pay their farking taxes because they don't owe this country a goddamn thing. have a nice day.

So people not wanting to paying taxes in the United States leads to house fires in rural Australia?

Or are you referring to your lack of reading comprehension and inability to grasp contextual clues?



not to mention that even if this did happen here in America (aka the land of liability), i'm pretty sure the taxpayer wouldn't be responsible for her private homeowners insurance policy.

come to think of it, the taxpayers didn't pay for that firetruck either.

diaf.
 
2008-12-09 11:34:20 PM  

Nakito: i ate my crayon: Two unrelated events converging make a coincidence. If she bought the truck with the sole intent of saving her house in a potential fire, and then it transpires that the existence of the truck itself or it in its operation by the fire crew somehow causes a fire to erupt and burn down her house, THEN it would be irony.

Uchiha_Cycliste: diaf

Nice.


I'm so happy someone noticed.
 
2008-12-10 12:27:11 AM  
I can see it now "oh that's a darn shame, and she was so generous too"

They all go home...

no one goes or attempts to help her out..
 
2008-12-10 12:43:37 AM  
FTFA: ...heat drove firefighters away from the only available water and crews had to wait until a tanker arrived to tackle the blaze at the weekend.

That'll show the miser; she should have bought them a tanker to go with the fire truck

/IRONIC tag = coincidental = proper use of tag
 
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