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(3 News New Zealand)   Road very slippery after glue spill   (3news.co.nz) divider line 35
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2013-03-21 02:18:27 PM
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Go home car, you are drunk.
 
2013-03-21 02:19:02 PM
How is it ironic? most glue is slick till it dries.
 
2013-03-21 02:19:13 PM
You just have to wait for it to dry. Then it won't be slippery anymore.
 
2013-03-21 02:19:22 PM
I'm rubber you're glue, what bounces off of me sticks to you.....
 
2013-03-21 02:20:40 PM
Good ironic use of the ironic tag on a story that isn't ironic, subs.
 
2013-03-21 02:21:48 PM
Hey, is this the thread where we talk about what is and isn't irony, today?  'Cause those threads are awesome.
 
2013-03-21 02:24:17 PM
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shiat, wait. Well played subby.
 
2013-03-21 02:24:39 PM

gizmokid18: I'm rubber you're glue, what bounces off of me sticks to you.....


My apologies, first thing I thought of when I read the headline.....
Fark does that a lot to me......
Makes you think of old childhood comebacks and what not.....
I'll get back in line now.

//Yeah, ironicaly this isn't ironic....
 
2013-03-21 02:25:43 PM
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2013-03-21 02:25:56 PM

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Go home car, you are drunk.


Glue has been spilt on a Whangarei road following a two truck crash this morning.
Police say two trucks collided about 3.30am, one of them carrying 14,000 litres of glue, on SH1 near Oakleigh, just south of Whangarei. It is understood neither driver was injured.
Some of the glue has now leaked onto the road, making conditions very slippery between Maungakaramea Road and Mangapai Road on SH1.

Go home English, you're drunk.
 
2013-03-21 02:26:35 PM
Now that's what I call a sticky situation!
 
2013-03-21 02:26:57 PM
Now that's what I call a sticky situation!
 
2013-03-21 02:27:33 PM

gizmokid18: gizmokid18: I'm rubber you're glue, what bounces off of me sticks to you.....

My apologies, first thing I thought of when I read the headline.....
Fark does that a lot to me......
Makes you think of old childhood comebacks and what not.....
I'll get back in line now.

//Yeah, ironicaly this isn't ironic....


Depends what kind of glue you're thinking of.  Most superglues I can think of are sticky even before fully bonded.  Rubber cement is pretty tacky although granted it's not a very good bonding agent.  Plus, even if it's shiatty glue like Elmer's, once it's had a short time in the air it's going to start to harden and be very sticky with or without something else besides the ground to bond to.  I think subby was correct here.
 
2013-03-21 02:27:55 PM
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2013-03-21 02:30:20 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Now that's what I call a sticky situation!


And we're done here.
 
2013-03-21 02:30:22 PM

Oldiron_79: How is it ironic? most glue is slick till it dries.


Well, not all glue. Some glues are quite viscous, so they may not be slick. Other liquids can be viscous and sticky or slick and low-friction depending on the circumstances. Some of the science "magic" tricks used to amuse the general public or small children are based on properties such as this. Tap a glass of liquid and it turns into a gel. Tap a glass of super-chilled water and it rapidly turns into ice--like magic!

Some liquids become a gel when shocked, for example. They may return to a liquid state over time. I have a hand-warmer which contains a liquid but which becomes crystalline when you bend a small metal disk in the liquid. This is an exo-thermic reaction, so it generates heat. You have to boil the little packet to make it liquid and ready to warm you again.

A road being slippery because it is covered in glue is thus somewhat ironic. You expect stickiness, like in cartoons, and you get slipperiness.

So Subby is techinically correct, which as us bureaucrats know, is the best kind of correct. I expect that there is still some irony even though what you say may be true:  glues can be slippery when wet.

On the other hand, that road sign appears to show a physical impossibility--the wheels on the left side of the car becoming the wheels on the right side of the car.

I'm not sure it's ironic to post such a sign, but it's probably a bad idea to make people think "WTF?" when you are trying to call their attention to a safety issue. They may get distracted and have an accident.

I think that might be ironic in some way.

Not Subby, by the way.
 
2013-03-21 02:32:22 PM
Any glue leakin'?

Nah, that glue ain't goin' nowhere.

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2013-03-21 02:34:38 PM
Gives new meaning to being stuck in traffic.
 
2013-03-21 02:42:20 PM
Most people (i.e., people other than pedantic assholes) equate glue with sticky, so for the majority this would qualify as irony - rather than making a road sticky as expected, the glue made it slick instead.

"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 "

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irony
 
2013-03-21 02:52:11 PM

Relatively Obscure: Hey, is this the thread where we talk about what is and isn't irony, today?  'Cause those threads are awesome.


An ironic comment about irony!  How... um, yeah
 
2013-03-21 03:05:15 PM
"...one of them carrying 14,000 litres of glue, on SH1 near Oakleigh, just south of Whangarei."
"...Maungakaramea Road and Mangapai Road on SH1."

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2013-03-21 03:09:11 PM
Ever notice how fried chicken grease is total slippery until you reach for a paper napkin?
 
2013-03-21 03:48:10 PM

DeathCipris: "...one of them carrying 14,000 litres of glue, on SH1 near Oakleigh, just south of Whangarei."
"...Maungakaramea Road and Mangapai Road on SH1."

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Looks bad.  The glue has already caused several place names to get stuck together.

/same thing happened in Wales back in '69
 
2013-03-21 04:43:22 PM

mayIFark: You just have to wait for it to dry. Then it won't be slippery anymore.

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2013-03-21 04:52:55 PM
Wait, Looney Tunes taught me that covering a surface with glue brings anything that touches it to an immediate dead stop.
 
2013-03-21 08:06:53 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Wait, Looney Tunes taught me that covering a surface with glue brings anything that touches it to an immediate dead stop.


Contact cement?
 
2013-03-21 08:15:38 PM
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/inconsolable
 
2013-03-21 08:39:49 PM
I'm stuck, got nothin'.
 
2013-03-21 08:41:12 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Now that's what I call a sticky situation!


nekom: Now that's what I call a sticky situation!

 
2013-03-22 02:00:25 AM

Ned Stark: Good ironic use of the ironic tag on a story that isn't ironic, subs.


How is that not ironic?  It's actually quite ironic.
 
2013-03-22 02:04:24 AM

Oldiron_79: How is it ironic? most glue is slick till it dries.


I think you're reading too deeply into things.
It's enough to simply note that glue is meant to adhere things together for it to be ironic that it instead made cars NOT adhere to the road.
 
2013-03-22 02:10:36 AM

Priapetic: Most people (i.e., people other than pedantic assholes) equate glue with sticky, so for the majority this would qualify as irony - rather than making a road sticky as expected, the glue made it slick instead.

"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 "


This.
Virtually all cases of irony dissolve when you analyze the minutiae at deep levels.  It doesn't make them non-ironic, it just makes the person pointing it out a pedant.
Something must only be reasonably expected  (like glue sticking things together) for it to qualify for irony.
 
2013-03-22 02:51:58 AM

Gawdzila: Virtually all cases of irony dissolve when you analyze the minutiae at deep levels.


Duct tape is good for almost anything.

Except... working on ducts. It is illegal to use it on ducts actually. Won't pass inspection.

That there is pretty ironic.

/Aware of the background of duct/duck tape and its cotton duck origins.
 
2013-03-22 01:00:15 PM
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2013-03-22 01:51:45 PM

Gawdzila: Ned Stark: Good ironic use of the ironic tag on a story that isn't ironic, subs.

How is that not ironic?  It's actually quite ironic.


My post was itself ironic.
 
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