Wednesday, January 07, 2009

winner of the 2009 irony award


can you make out what is on the front of this float?

"celebrating the dream of home ownership for 100 years"

somewhat ironic during these economic times, donchathink?

11 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes, it is. Lots, millions, have lost their homes and only god knows who they are all living with now. Parents?

Keith said...

A bit of bad timing. Who's float is that?

ben wideman said...

The national association of realtors. I guess that explains it.

Cafe Observer said...

Yes, I thought that float theme was hilarious at best!

Miss Havisham's Secretary said...

Dear Mr. Wideman,

This is to inform you that "irony" is not recognized as a concept by the TofR powers that be. For your slightly tongue and cheek floating review you will be required to turn in to the Tournament House all white shoes in your profession. Don't ask me why. It's just the way it is according to the manual.

ben wideman said...

HAAAAA!!!!!

White shoes are in the mail.

Trish said...

LOL...see what happens when you plan something 364 days in advance? We actually attended a music production the weekend Wachovia was going through its paces---they were supposed to be there as a major sponsor---ooops.

Tho, not so funny. We just learned some friends are losing their home and have no place to go with their daughter and various little animals. We're working with agencies to get them some help, but it is tough!

Maybe someone can lend them the float to live on for a while?

Good catch and perhaps next year's floats will be a little more appropriate.

pasadenapio said...

The operative word is "dream"!

ben wideman said...

Trish - so sad! I hope things work out for the best.

PIO - correct as usual! We can all dream, can't we? I know home ownership is only a dream for me, and most students living in Pasadena.

Mister Earl said...

Yes, Ben, I thought that was funny and probably got off a few good lines about it. Alas, all my one liners were only for Dinah. Everyone else where I was sitting were not able, due to cultural differences, to comprehend my brand of humor.

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Foreclosure is the nightmare aspect of dreaming