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Michael Zennie of Indiana Daily Student reports that Bloomington, Indiana police arrested a Warsaw, Indiana man for murder after he allegedly stabbed the lead singer of the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based hardcore/thrash band <a href="http://www.myspace.com/uselesswoodentoys">Useless Wooden Toys</a> to death at a house party early Saturday (June 21).

Officers arrested Brian P. White (see police photo below), 32, for stabbing Christopher A. Johnson, 32, of Minneapolis, after a fight occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at 1920 N. Arlington Road, according to a Bloomington Police Department news release.

The altercation began when the two got into a fist fight after White grabbed a woman's buttocks at a house party at the Arlington Road residence. A short time later, White came out of the house and stabbed Johnson in the chest, the report said.

Read the entire article from <a href="http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=51330&comview=1">Indiana Daily Student</a>.

Murder suspect Brian P. White (police photo):

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how is this an example of irony?


Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:15 pm
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If I have to explain it it's not as funny.


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yeah, i don't see irony either.

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Oh dear christ.

Useless Wooden Toys.


Jesus.





At least I can amuse myself.


Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:13 pm
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What, he was stabbed with a Lincoln Log?

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I was confused too, until I followed the link to the band's myspace page.

The irony is that after subjecting <i>dozens</i> (or maybe even <i>hundreds</i>) of people to their horrible horrible "music", without ever being stabbed to death by an irate audience member, the guy got offed by some random ass-grabber at a house party.


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devil wrote:
Oh dear christ.

Useless Wooden Toys.


Jesus.





At least I can amuse myself.


oh, so its like rain on your wedding day, then?

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rskm1 wrote:
The irony is that after subjecting <i>dozens</i> (or maybe even <i>hundreds</i>) of people to their horrible horrible "music", without ever being stabbed to death by an irate audience member, the guy got offed by some random ass-grabber at a house party.


It's unacceptable to use the word ironic to describe mere unfortunate coincidences or surprising disappointments that suggest no particular lessons about human vanity or folly.


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jamison sums it up.

thanks, sir.

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The question is; is it ironic that a member of the band Useless Wooden Toys was killed by a Useful Metal Object

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Well, now I'm confused again. Shit.

But it still seems like amplifying THAT sound in front of a crowd of people who were likely to have been drinking, and probably <i>paid</i> to be there, is equivalent to wearing a T-shirt that says "please stab me to death right here on stage".

And then, sticking up for some girl at a house party in Indiana (which you'd normally expect might get you <i>laid</i>), actually ended up being the thing that got him <i>stabbed</i>.

<i>...don'tcha think?</i>


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The question is; is it ironic that a member of the band Useless Wooden Toys was killed by a Useful Metal Object


NO.

irony would be him finding a use for said wooden toy. (from: 5. an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
6. the incongruity of this)

and rskm's apparent thinking that this is irony because he doesn't care for the music is entirely bewildering and downright stupid.

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man i would be piiiiiised if i knew the guy and came across some of the comments in this thread....how gross [the stabbing]. that's too bad.


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pretty horrific event all round.

i did see UWT perform once... not my style of music, but a lot of energy and presence.


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chknkillr wrote:
man i would be piiiiiised if i knew the guy and came across some of the comments in this thread


Pissed enough to stab somebody?


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i - ro - ny -- the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning, as in Useless Wooden Toys. Of course, now I have to explain the joke. The first thing I thought of was a wooden-handled weapon. Not at all useless and certainly not a toy.

Christ. You're the sort of people that would respond to a joke with, "But that's not funny because ducks can't talk."

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and rskm's apparent thinking that this is irony because he doesn't care for the music is entirely bewildering and downright stupid.


Stupid is as stupid douches.


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Or <a href="http://planet-geek.com/images/tinker-treb.jpg">lob a spool</a> at somebody.

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yes, it is irony, on several levels. of course, because the term irony has many denotations, something does not have to meet each one of the categorically to be "ironic".

FTR, PBR hats are not ironic, merely douchey.

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oh geez i feel like i'm going to be put in the group that "can't get a joke." so i should've prefaced my comment w/ "funny joke devil!" i'm more pleasantly surprised at rskm1's mean spiritedness.
*high five*
i find delight in the morbid and macabre, talking ducks not so much but whatever gets you off right?


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What have you got against talking ducks?! What's not funny about a talking duck???

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chknkillr wrote:
i'm more pleasantly surprised at rskm1's mean spiritedness.
*high five*

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you know. there's a fine line. if it's some freak like howard the duck it throws me over the edge. others will be considered on a case by case basis.


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That's not funny because ducks can't talk with a ball gag in their beak.


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rskm1 wrote:
That's not funny because ducks can't talk with a ball gag in their beak.


Your absolutely right. What I originally thought was a funny joke turned out not to be, and for that I apologise.

(see devil, it's easy to admit when your wrong!)


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How was I wrong? I'm willing to admit it if it's accurate.


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I like how we're reduced to quibbling about this 3rd page, below-the-fold news-fluff.

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Nuh-uh, we're quibbling about semantics.

We don't tolerate antisemanticism here.


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devil wrote:
What have you got against talking ducks?! What's not funny about a talking duck???

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And this is ironic cause we all know Liz Vicious takes showers, and not baths.


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I like how we're reduced to quibbling about this 3rd page, below-the-fold news-fluff.
Reduced? From what? :P

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JPaganel wrote:
Reduced? From what? :P


Hah!

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