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(Virginian-Pilot)   Suspected murderer apprehended as he left anger-management class   ( ) divider line
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3864 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jul 2003 at 11:45 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-07-16 10:05:16 AM  
this isn't really irony is it?
2003-07-16 11:54:59 AM  
Maybe the irony is the fact that the article isn't ironic.
2003-07-16 11:57:26 AM  
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2003-07-16 11:58:20 AM  
Man, you'd have to be friggin crazy to take that class.
2003-07-16 12:06:54 PM  
It would be ironic if he were leaving a place associated with peaceful/calm people.
2003-07-16 12:07:32 PM  
here we have the ironic tag wasted on a story that is clearly not ironic (more like obvious), when it could have been used correctly on the previous article on the main fark page (dreaming of impotence good for sex life). this in itself is ironic. to me, anyway
2003-07-16 12:08:43 PM  
I bet he's really angry now!
2003-07-16 12:09:52 PM  
You first have to admit that you have problem before you can get help. This guy obviously thinks he is one standup kind of a guy.
2003-07-16 12:12:06 PM  
Hey, at least he realised that he had a problem and was doing something about it... </sarcasm>
2003-07-16 12:13:31 PM  
I submitted this yesterday with a much better understanding of ironic.
2003-07-16 12:22:00 PM  
should have been obvious.
2003-07-16 12:28:21 PM  
Main Entry: irony
Pronunciation: 'I-r&-nE also 'I(-&)r-nE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirOnia, from eirOn dissembler
Date: 1502
1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning -- called also Socratic irony
2 a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance
3 a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play -- called also dramatic irony, tragic irony
synonym see WIT
2003-07-16 12:29:38 PM  
Cool, my local paper. Nice to see someone else out there is from the Hampton Roads area.
2003-07-16 12:29:51 PM  
I guess he didn't get his certificate from the class. Just a hunch.
2003-07-16 12:31:21 PM  

" A man wanted in connection with a shooting last month in Durham, N.C., that killed a woman and injured three others, including a toddler, was apprehended late Wednesday as he left an anger management class here."

Are you guys crazy ?!?!? It's obvious that this article is ironic because he left the anger management class on a Wednesday, which is the only day of the week that makes you angry cause no one can spell 'Wednesday' correctly.
/Got nuthin

2003-07-16 12:33:19 PM  
Goodman: OK, let's see if we've learned anything. I want you two to simulate a typical household problem. Go.

Cletus: [on Homer's knee] Uh, Pa, I cut my finger on the screen door again.

Homer: Why you cotton-pickin' -- [strangles Cletus]

[the class looks critically at Homer]

[to himself] No, I gotta pass this class for my kids.

[to Cletus] Son, let's stop the fussin' and the feudin'.

Cletus: [stricken] I love you, Pa! [weeps]

Homer: I love you, Cletus! [weeps]

[he class cheers; some shoot guns into the air]
2003-07-16 01:04:58 PM  
Well, it's kind of ironic. I mean, he was obviously trying to get help, going to anger-mgmt class and all. But it wasn't quite good enough. (unless he started going after he killed the guy)
2003-07-16 01:07:54 PM  
so this anger management teacher isn't that good then...
2003-07-16 01:37:47 PM  
you know what would be ironic? if the man was actually bruce banner, and by attending this class he would therefore give up his hulk-ness........oh, no, im sorry, that would just be STUPID. im on my way to LA right now to sell that idea to a producer

sometime, in the not so distant future:
(Announcer's voice) Coming this Summer, from the producers of Jurassic Park VII and Terminator V....
HULK II!!! The long awaited sequel finds Bruce Banner without his power to change into a big green jackass, all because his biatch of a wife (played by Jennifer Connelly) made him take an anger management class.
(Cut to scene -- random man kicks Banner in the balls)
Banner: you bastard! i'm no! I've lost my mojo! I mean anger!!!!

(end crappy preview)
this was a biatch to type with one hand in a cheetos bag, let me tell you
2003-07-16 03:28:56 PM  
Woah - there are other farkers from HR.
2003-07-17 02:11:15 AM  
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy from the looks of the article.

Paging Francis Begbie....

/Irvine Welsh
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