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    More: Repeat, World War II, Solomon Islands, Unexploded ordnance, Honiara, Guadalcanal, Stephen Luke Atkinson of Britain, Bomb disposal, long-time friend of Atkinson  
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2020-09-26 6:47:27 AM  
Irony is the opposite of rusty
 
2020-09-26 6:56:05 AM  
I think being a bomb disposal guy means your brains don't work well in the first place.
 
2020-09-26 7:02:16 AM  
Irony is the opposite of wrinkly, like a freshly ironed shirt.
 
2020-09-26 7:11:19 AM  
If two bomb disposal specialists fragged by a bomb is irony, then you are an artichoke.
 
2020-09-26 7:40:31 AM  
Irony is swallowing your pride and asking to move back in with your parents;  only to learn that they have recently moved back in with their parents.
 
2020-09-26 7:57:08 AM  
last words "i dunno maybe turn it into an ashtray or something..."
 
2020-09-26 7:58:41 AM  
I guess these guys never learned the first rule of UXO (unexploded ordnance): Don't fark with UXOs.
 
2020-09-26 8:00:46 AM  
Definitely not the wisdom of Solomon (Islands)
 
2020-09-26 8:02:34 AM  
This isn't irony as much as it is being bad at their jobs. I'm sure there's some sort of protocol for what to do after you find a bomb. Bringing it back to the office seems like it wouldn't be on that list.
 
2020-09-26 8:04:19 AM  
This ain't irony, submitter.

Irony is an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects.

If you discover an unexploded WWII bomb and bring it back with you to an office and it suddenly detonates and blows your goddamn head off, I'd say that was exactly what was expected.
 
2020-09-26 8:06:02 AM  
It's only ironic if the worker  killed was a decedent of the Germans who bombed the
Solomon Islands
 
2020-09-26 8:08:27 AM  
It's like rain, on your wedding day...

Alanis Morissette - Ironic (Official 4K Music Video)
Youtube Jne9t8sHpUc
 
2020-09-26 8:13:34 AM  

Norad: This ain't irony, submitter.

Irony is an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects.

If you discover an unexploded WWII bomb and bring it back with you to an office and it suddenly detonates and blows your goddamn head off, I'd say that was exactly what was expected.


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2020-09-26 8:15:03 AM  
Irony would be an EOD guy dying from an implosion
 
2020-09-26 8:16:58 AM  
Is Ironic the same as Repeat?
 
2020-09-26 8:19:57 AM  
Aid worker Per Breivik says he has no idea why his colleagues brought unexploded Second World War bombs into a residential neighbourhood in the Solomon Islands.

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2020-09-26 8:21:38 AM  
Def not irony.

I've been trying to figure out what would be ironic for EOD guys; digging around on a beach and discovering a peace treaty?
 
2020-09-26 8:29:29 AM  
Looks like they got bombed on the job.
 
2020-09-26 8:34:37 AM  
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2020-09-26 8:35:04 AM  
Well, it does beg the question.
 
2020-09-26 8:36:04 AM  

Norad: This ain't irony, submitter.

Irony is an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects.

If you discover an unexploded WWII bomb and bring it back with you to an office and it suddenly detonates and blows your goddamn head off, I'd say that was exactly what was expected.


Counterpoint: isn't the point of having these bomb guys around to prevent explosions?
I would expect that them doing their job would lead to things not blowing up.

I agree with your definition, and I'm not trying to get into a stupid internet "irony" fight.  Just wondering aloud if this scenario could be considered ironic from the right perspective.
 
2020-09-26 8:38:09 AM  

HugeMistake: Irony is the opposite of rusty


Does that mean ironic is the opposite of rustic?
 
2020-09-26 8:54:22 AM  
Helping police with enquiries.
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2020-09-26 9:00:45 AM  

orneryredguy: Norad: This ain't irony, submitter.

Irony is an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects.

If you discover an unexploded WWII bomb and bring it back with you to an office and it suddenly detonates and blows your goddamn head off, I'd say that was exactly what was expected.

Counterpoint: isn't the point of having these bomb guys around to prevent explosions?
I would expect that them doing their job would lead to things not blowing up.

I agree with your definition, and I'm not trying to get into a stupid internet "irony" fight.  Just wondering aloud if this scenario could be considered ironic from the right perspective.


You would be wrong. Often explosives are not safe to remove or deactivate in place. In these scenarios they do a controlled detonation. They sometimes can take more stable explosives somewhere else to detonate them intentionally.

This is ostensibly trained people not following protocol, and it ranges somewhere from an oversight to outright idiocy. It is not even remotely arguable this is irony. At the absolute outlier it's an expected job hazard, especially if you take explosives into a residential area.
 
2020-09-26 9:01:05 AM  
Has anyone mentioned that this isn't irony?
 
2020-09-26 9:05:00 AM  
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2020-09-26 9:33:22 AM  
Blackadder The Third - Irony (Slovenian subs)
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2020-09-26 9:37:26 AM  
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2020-09-26 9:38:05 AM  
Wasn't there a Darwin Award given to farmers who played Russian Roulette with a surplus land mine?
 
2020-09-26 9:45:26 AM  
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2020-09-26 9:52:32 AM  
Aid worker Per Breivik

Am I the only one who gets twitchy when I see that name?
 
2020-09-26 10:22:08 AM  
It's like ten thousand knives when all you need is spork
 
2020-09-26 10:35:15 AM  
A bunch of idiots on a plane dancing to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.
 
2020-09-26 10:36:57 AM  

DarnoKonrad: It's only ironic if the worker  killed was a decedent of the Germans who bombed the
Solomon Islands


I can't help but feel there's something there in that phrase.
 
2020-09-26 11:16:56 AM  
They were sent there to look for dangerous old explosives. Looks like they found one.
 
2020-09-26 11:31:40 AM  

DarnoKonrad: It's only ironic if the worker  killed was a decedent of the Germans who bombed the
Solomon Islands


Did they find Anne Frank close by?  And her airplane?
 
2020-09-26 11:32:48 AM  

Barfmaker: Has anyone mentioned that this isn't irony?


It would be ironic if a fark thread about irony actually involved irony.
 
2020-09-26 11:40:10 AM  
Something something aBombination.

It was the guy who got disarmed instead of teh bomb?
 
2020-09-26 11:55:35 AM  

CzarChasm: It's like rain, on your wedding day...

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But certainly one could argue that a song titled "Ironic" that contains no actual irony is itself, in fact, ironic.
 
2020-09-26 12:03:15 PM  
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2020-09-26 12:10:24 PM  

baronbloodbath: I guess these guys never learned the first rule of UXO (unexploded ordnance): Don't fark with UXOs.


Username unpleasantly relevant?
 
2020-09-26 12:12:24 PM  

CzarChasm: It's like rain, on your wedding day...

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jne9t8sH​pUc]


According to analysis, the most appropriate technical term to describe the listed scenarios in the song is "isn't it ironic a bummer, don't ya think?

Mr. "play it safe" who died in his first and only plane trip might qualify as ironic. But all the other scenarios have no irony and can be clearly described as bummers.

its a catchy tune, though.
 
2020-09-26 12:31:56 PM  
They really like the pinging sound it made when they hit it with a hammer.
 
2020-09-26 12:36:37 PM  
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2020-09-26 12:39:31 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: Def not irony.

I've been trying to figure out what would be ironic for EOD guys; digging around on a beach and discovering a peace treaty?


Quitting the job because it's too dangerous, moving to France, buying a beach house, sticking in your beach umbrella into the sand only to have it had an unexploded bomb and die.
 
2020-09-26 12:54:05 PM  
exploded at an apartment where they lived and worked in the capital city of Honiara. They have been identified as Stephen Luke Atkinson of Britain and Trent Lee of Australia.


There it is.
 
2020-09-26 12:54:53 PM  
see, this is why you never have 2 bomb disposal technicians.
they just keep screwing around, both waiting for the other one to start running, until it blows up and kills everyone.
 
2020-09-26 12:57:48 PM  

Resident Muslim: brainlordmesomorph: Def not irony.

I've been trying to figure out what would be ironic for EOD guys; digging around on a beach and discovering a peace treaty?

Quitting the job because it's too dangerous, moving to France, buying a beach house, sticking in your beach umbrella into the sand only to have it had an unexploded bomb and die.


They take the bomb home and it kills their dad and they end up marrying their mom. It's the only way.
 
2020-09-26 1:00:18 PM  

baronbloodbath: I guess these guys never learned the first rule of UXO (unexploded ordnance): Don't fark with UXOs.


If you see the EOD guy running, do try to keep up.
 
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