Yesterday at church a man gave an elaborate powerpoint presentation (complete with fancy screen, projector, and lazer pointer) on the evils of technology. What he had to say was very good, but the irony of his overuse of technology was not lost on me. Yet sometimes I wonder if the things I do or say in so-called "irony" are really ironic.
I went through a period of "ironically" watching "Saved by the Bell" in high school. Was this REALLY ironic?
Or did I secretly LOVE watching A.C. Slater and Jessie--such an unlikely couple!--duke it out? The fact that I can sing the lyrics to most of "Zack Attack's" songs makes me wonder....
It may have been ironic to watch "Saved by the Bell," but did I really HAVE to watch "Saved by the Bell: The College Years"?
And is it ironic, or just sad, that I can still repeat the chant that the natives sing in honor of Screech in the special episode when they are in Hawaii for Jessie's dad's wedding?
"manalayo, manalayo, manalayo, hukumanalayo SCREECH!"
Sidenote: look at how far Screech has come from his nerdy, geeky days on the show:
And where is the irony in the fact that I obtained most of my education on the evils of drug abuse from the poignant episode in which Jessie gets hooked on pep pills?
"I'm so excited, I'm so excited...I'm so....scared" she cries as she admits to having a problem.
I may have laughed at the silliness of the show, but I think irony turned into obession when I had these special edition stamps made:
And who agrees that Lisa did not get enough camera time? Come on! Who's with me here?
Anyway, I SO loved that show...ironically, of course.