Irony is a difficult thing to describe, but I think most people recognize it when they see it. Let me give an example by way of a story and a recent experience of mine.
The University of Missouri is the oldest land-grant university west of the Mississippi. The school is proud of its history. I’m not usually one for big pep rallys and choreographed celebrations, but at Mizzou homecoming is unavoidable. For the weeks (and months) leading up to homecoming weekend, the campus is a frenzy of activity. Floats are constructed, skits rehearsed, songs and dances perfected, hotel rooms reserved, parties planned, community-service projects performed, and blood is donated. Continue reading