YouTube video: It's Finally Ironic - parody of Alanis Morissette song

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 2 19:00:33 UTC 2013

While reading Ben Zimmer's excellent article about the word "drone" I
noticed another story that points to a video that may interest some
list members. The multifarious and shifting meaning of ironic has been
discussed on the list in the past.

Title: Alanis Morissette's 'Ironic' Finally Becomes So in Parody
Sub-title: A New Version of the Popular Song Applies the Rhetorical
Device Properly, for a Change
Date: August 1, 2013, 5:28 p.m. ET
Wall Street Journal article

[Begin excerpt]
Alanis Morissette's 1996 hit song "Ironic" has agitated rhetoric snobs
for years. Taking listeners through a series of unlucky coincidences—a
rainy wedding, a no-smoking sign on a cigarette break, a failure to
take good advice—the Grammy-nominated song is devoid of any literal

In July, a pair of 24-year-old sisters from North Haven, Conn.,
rewrote the lyrics and recorded a shot-by-shot parody of the original
music video. Rachael and Eliza Hurwitz's new version, "It's Finally
Ironic," has been viewed on YouTube more than half a million times.
"We fixed it for you, Alanis," Eliza coos in the spoof. "You're
[End excerpt]

YouTube video
Title: It's Finally Ironic
Uploaded by: Rachael Hurwitz
Date: Jul 10, 2013


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