[ExI] Use of Irony, or Miscommunication? (Was Re: Global Temperatures to Decrease)

ablainey at aol.com ablainey at aol.com
Fri Apr 18 15:57:15 UTC 2008

LOL, I think that sums it up. However apologies for the rant. It wasn't directed entirely at Damien, his post was mainly?just the catalyst which caught me in a bad mood at the end of a long day.
Irony, Sarcasm, any form of humour, It's all good with me. I agree it is essential for a healthy list and my real apology is that I didn't have the strength to include much in my?rant.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>
To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 7:52
Subject: [ExI] Use of Irony, or Miscommunication? (Was Re: Global Temperatures to Decrease)

Damien writes

> At 09:12 PM 4/17/2008 -0400, ablainey wrote:
>> >Damien said: Yayyy! All that bullshit "global warming" panic is 
>> over! Oh, wait, it goes on:
>> I think this particularly insidious and damaging meme will just go 
>> on and on and on.......Even when all the trees are dying because we 
>> have sequestered all that CO2 (tree food), and a new ice age is 
>> knocking on the door? They will still be blaming it all on Global warming
> Omg. Am I really going to have to label my sarcastic retorts with 
> warnings: <bitter irony alert! do not quote in support of silly 
> claims being pilloried!>?

It looks to me as though Alex saw through (thankfully!) your
ironical retort, because he's rebutting the point you're *really*
making, no? 

Or am I missing something?   Recap:  Lee links to "not warming", then
Damien implies "global warming is not bullshit", and then Alex rebuts
the global warming "meme". 

But I totally agree that we cannot do without irony and sarcasm on
this list. At least I can't   :-)


extropy-chat mailing list
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org

AOL's new homepage has launched. Take a tour at http://info.aol.co.uk/homepage/ now.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20080418/ab74a526/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list