Hey buy.com, I’m In The Mood for Some Irony
I’m in one of those moods where I’d appreciate some really good irony right about now.
Specifically, I’ve been trying on and off all afternoon long to get my lawnmower started. The problem is that the thing has not run since about a year ago last May and it’s almost nine years old. It’s a good machine that I got on sale back in the spring of 2002. I’ve replaced the factory original spark plug on it (which broke apart when removing it) and gassed it up but so far, I have done nothing but yank on the starter cord countless times and it still hasn’t started.
After just trying again a few minutes ago, I’m more than ready to say the heck with it and do something with at least a little bit of ironic humor to it. Specifically, I’m thinking it would be a great idea to sit down and watch a double feature of both of the movies in the Lawnmower Man series..
When I checked however, the irony doubled up. I’m going to have to get the Lawnmower Man DVD set because I found out that the only copies I have of them are a couple of ten year old VHS tapes in questionable condition. Ain’t that just peachy?
At least it’s a heck of a lot easier to find than Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings movies. The only copies of them I can find are all on Blu-Ray and I don’t have a Blu-Ray player.
So, I’ll see about getting that new DVD set soon and in the meantime, I’m going to dial up the irony meter and watch both movies to the extent possible on ten year old VHS tapes.
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