Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Irony Cross

Recently eaten: chicken pad thai, 3 Quaker granola bars
Recent annoyance: having to get up in the middle of the night to pee

Webster's Dictionary defines "irony" as:
(1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play -- called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

THIS is not ironic

Lightning Kills 5 Mexican Children in Prayer
MEXICO CITY - Five Mexican children were killed when a large metal cross they were praying at was struck by lightning in central Mexico, local media reported Monday.

Five children between 9 and 16 years old died and several others suffered burns when lightning struck a white-painted metal cross set on a hill in the town of Santa Maria del Rio early on Sunday, according to two newspaper reports.

“The lightning went straight into them and killed them instantly,” local Red Cross chief Eduardo Suarez told the daily El Norte.

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