Dorian wrote:Irony isn't some magic word that makes dumb things funny.
Dorian, I'm beginning to suspect you have some sort of animosity that you want desperately cleared having been so far this passive aggressive as to say "i don't care except for nostalgia" when clearly the nostalgia you long for is accessible by the archives via search: it is the only place you can even confirm the nature of your nostalgia.
Do you want to talk about it legitimately? Do you not think it's an issue?
Or would you rather me actually outright condescend to you and gently walk you through patronizing motions on how I described irony correctly, being a stickler for it (which you would know if you'd continued to participate in the community you once loved but no longer do because that form of the community no longer exists)?
Because see, I disagree with you entirely on the subject. Irony does in fact make dumb things funny. I can point out examples if even only you
were to provide a list of the things you
consider funny, on a purely structural basis
, even with you desperately cherry-picking things you would decry unironic completely. Ironical reinterpretation of concepts is a major player in how things are considered humorous rather frequently. All base sarcasm, for example - which can be used humorously. See, this is the beginning of me condescending to you, because I am not sure if you're being passive-aggressive ironically or unironically yet. I'm giving you a golden opportunity to come back at me and say, "Haha, idiot, you're missing my point entirely."
I'm extremely interested in how I've done that, so as to better address your regular grievances with my methodology. And that's not
me condescending to you. I just don't know if you believe me or not.
And while I'm in a better position to discuss things with you, I simply can't be sure as to whether or not you WANT to give a shit or not. For all I know, I might be drawing a line in the sand that you're eager to cross. I have no idea. Surely however, you remember what Ferris Bueller said about Cameron as one of the primary tonal themes for the character, do you not?