Graphing Alanis Morissette’s irony

October 7, 2011 | By Abraham | 11 comments

16 years late on this, but whatever…

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  1. thomasblair says:

    And, although the axes are labelled correctly on the whole spoon/knife conundrum, the choice of scale leaves something to be desired. A cursory examination makes you think, “oh, well i just have a spoon when what I needed wh a knife” and what’s really happening is that you have TEN THOUSAND spoons when all you need is a knife, the latter situation being much more ironic. This infographic fails to capture the magnitude of the irony here.

    1. Neal says:

      Yes, I’ve been saying this for years…16 of them. The only thing ironic about that song is that nothing in it is ironic.

    2. JP says:

      Me, too. None of the things she sings about are ironic. Irony is when a firestation burns down. Rain on a wedding day and the others are not ironic at all.

  2. Greg says:

    Wired magazine had a statgeist chart showing that a few years ago – 0% ironies, 100% unfortunate circumstances.

  3. Kay says:

    Maybe the song was done on purpose by Alanis?(write a song about about unfortunate circumstances – call it ironic but the irony is that the song isn’t ironic – get it? ) People are still talking about it now and it’s been over 10years. Haha

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