And the coveted Irony Award goes to…
Well, it’s time again for the big prize.
Regular readers know that every year on the day of the Oscars I take advantage of the frothing public interest in awards by presenting my own Irony Award.
That way, a few confused people Googling words like AWARDS and WINNER will wind up here on my blog, by mistake. By the time they figure out how to leave, I’ve got several more pageviews!
This year’s golden statuette, The Ironic Colonic, goes to…the envelope, please…THE CHINESE ARMY, for opening a naval base to visitors and letting them pose with a pistol.
The open house was held to celebrate International Women’s Day. No, I don’t get the connection either, but the big-ass batch of irony shows up in this photo of a woman playing with a gun while wearing a shirt that says:
DON’T THINK AGAIN
By the way, close inspection shows that the semi-automatic pistol is on a lanyard tied to the table leg, so what’s the worst she could do?
A visitor from China’s Guangdong province poses with a gun during an open day at a People’s Liberation Army naval base in Hong Kong, March 6, 2010. The open day was held to celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day. REUTERS/Bobby Yip