Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 18 years ago, in 2005, on the World Wide Web.
The first definition comes courtesy of Norman Singleton on the LewRockwell.com Blog:
Definition of Irony
Posted by Norman Singleton at August 29, 2005 08:47 PM
Nat Hentoff endorses creating another unconstitutional educational program to teach the Constitution! One of the Congressional champions of this measure is none other than Ted Kennedy, who wants a constitutional education program that will createmore opportunities for internships and service-learning,in order words teach children to dedicate their lives to the state. I don’t think Madison (or even Hamilton) would approve.
Good one, Norm. I’d like to add a second:
i-ro-ny, n. –anti-state, anti-war, pro-marketanarchists talking as if you should care whether some invasive government program was or was not authorized by the U. S. Constitution.
(See also: Strike the Root 2005-08-30: Disaster Relief? We Need Neocon Relief!)
Come on, now. Put down your pocket copy of the Constitution for a second and read a book, for the love of God. Or a letter for that matter, or a newspaper, or anything else, really.
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