kevin lyda wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 02:16:42PM +0100, Francisco Baena wrote:
> > Well, this may be an hoax virus but if it is, it's been done quite well.
> > They even have a Sales Department and a former Web site. Some of you say
>> sigh. it's not real. mail their sales department and ask. sadly some
> people get confused. for instance, liam has some pictures of his bonsai
> kitten that he was working on before i let him know it was a joke.
> i guess it's just that most europeans don't understand the more subtle
> forms of humor like irony and sarcasm that are second nature to most
I'm beginning to suspect some sort of meta-irony (which probably isn't
the right word, but to hell with it). This is about the fourth outraged
thread/mail/protest I've seen about bonsai kitten in the past few
months; I reckon there are people out there who think it's postmodern to
object to a site that *everyone* knows is a spoof (unless they haven't
looked at the site, in which case who cares what they think?).
Europe: we're not just ironic, we're metaironic.
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