Unintentional Irony

Irony: it’s everywhere we look. Except when we’re actually looking for it. Which is rather ironic, actually. Humans are the most ironic creatures on earth–and probably in the rest of the universe, for that matter–both intentionally and unintentionally. As Deteriorata, a spoof of the famous inspirational poem Desiderata, puts it: “You are a fluke of the universe. And whether you can hear it or not, the universe is laughing behind your back.” But with a loving smile.

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Some Thoughts on Irony

“I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”
~Michel de Montaigne

“Irony is wasted on the stupid.”
~Oscar Wilde

“I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.”
~Steven Wright

“It was growing late, and though one might stand on the brink of a deep chasm of disaster, one was still obliged to dress for dinner.”
~Georgette Heyer

“People who didn’t need people needed people around to know that they were the kind of people who didn’t need people.”
~Terry Pratchett

“Beauty is in the eye of the nearsighted.” ~Mitch Teemley

“You could write a book about things that you can’t find on-line.”
~Maggie Stiefvater

“So, now I’ve been to see a drug counselor who told me I need to lay off the drugs and talk about my feelings, and a shrink who heard what I had to say and immediately put me on drugs.” ~Libba Bray

“Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not.” ~Barbara Kruger

“I once saw a forklift lift a crate of forks. It was way too literal for me.” ~Mitch Hedberg

“Physician, heal thyself.” ~Luke 4:23

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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32 Responses to Unintentional Irony

  1. profsloan says:

    Mitch, one for you that I saw many years ago:
    ‘Graffiti is dead; the writing is on the wall’


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  2. Nearsighted, huh!

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  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    You made my day. I needed a good chuckle, and you gave me a whole bunch of them.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. byngnigel says:

    Had a good laugh with these. ,😜

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  5. You can’t make this stuff up! So funny!! Maggie

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  6. The images and the quotes exemplify irony so well that they’re hilarious. Thanks, Mitch.

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  7. Vera Day says:

    These are fantastic from the Canadian cake to the verse from Luke.

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  8. Stacey says:

    Your images always crack me up! Where do you get them from?

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  9. Belinda O says:

    I’m not sure which is my favorite–let’s just say I enjoyed them all!

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  10. Pam Webb says:

    I could have used these in my figurative language lesson plan! Loving the croc croc.

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  11. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Great fun, Mitch, and kudos for writing humerous irony with the best of them!

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  12. These are hilarious–and trust Oscar Wilde to come up with the best snarky remark.

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  13. successbmine says:

    These are great! It’s good to have something to laugh at, because, as the Bible says, laughter (a merry heart) is good medicine. We should all be quite healthy now! Thanks for sharing, Mitch.

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  14. lynn__ says:

    Enjoyed this post, Mitch! I’m originally from “Colorful Colorado” and often chuckled at that sign on the desolate eastern border. And I know where there’s a “Dead End” sign leading to a cemetery 😉

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  15. joyroses13 says:

    These are sooo good! 😂😂

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  16. jilldennison says:

    Best collection of irony I’ve ever seen!!!

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  17. “I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.”
    ~Steven Wright. A Gem, Mitch.

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  18. Thotaramani says:

    Mitch! You are in pain it seems. Always share it with near ones you trust.

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  19. Intentional irony is surprisingly just as entertaining as unintentional irony!

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  20. LOL, the “best teacher” one got me. Well done, everyone. Your doing great. 🤣🤣🤣

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  21. oh yes, some really good ones there!

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  22. Ann Coleman says:

    I don’t know where you find these, but I’m sure glad you do! And even more glad you share them with us.

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