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Pedestrian irony

2001-12-16 07:04:41+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Remember those days when west coast pedestrians could just step off the curb and know that traffic would yield? Long gone. Just days after Berkeley introduced bins with bright orange flags for pedestrians to carry at dangerous intersections, a pedestrian carrying a bright orange flag is hit in a crosswalk. The Chronicle was uncustomarily subdued in not labeling the vehicle involved an SUV. Even though it was.

The categorizer offered Humor for this. I'm not sure how I'd differentiate that from "Irony" in general, so I think I'll let it stay.

[ related topics: Humor Bay Area California Culture ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:49+00 by: whump

You realize that when Berkeley set up the program that Bill O'Reilly, and every host on KSFO would bark orders to their listeners to run down anyone with an orange flag in a crosswalk.

After all, not driving an SUV is even more treasonous than running off and joining the Taliban.