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IRONY

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by Legion489, Jun 4, 2016.


  1. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    IRONY



    "It is somewhat ironic to see a country that's $40 trillion in debt and
    on the verge of financial collapse spending countless millions to change
    pictures on money to make people, who don't earn any, happy."

     
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  2. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

  3. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

  4. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    bread and games----will see if any understand bread and games
     
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    bread and circuses, perhaps?
     
  6. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    that too
     
  7. secondrecon

    secondrecon Monkey+ Site Supporter++

    They are both fun???????????????????????????????
     
  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    They are both translations of a 2,000 year old quote of the poet Juvenal

    "This phrase originates from Rome in Satire X of the Roman satirical poet Juvenal (circa A.D. 100). In context, the Latin panem et circenses (bread and circuses) identifies the only remaining cares of a Roman populace which no longer cares for its historical birthright of political involvement. Here Juvenal displays his contempt for the declining heroism of contemporary Romans.[5] Roman politicians passed laws in 140 B.C. to keep the votes of poorer citizens, by introducing a grain dole: giving out cheap food and entertainment, "bread and circuses", became the most effective way to rise to power.

    … Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses[6]

    [...] iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli / uendimus, effudit curas; nam qui dabat olim / imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se / continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, / panem et circenses. [...]

    (Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81)
    Juvenal here makes reference to the Roman practice of providing free wheat to Roman citizens as well as costly circus games and other forms of entertainment as a means of gaining political power. The Annona (grain dole) was begun under the instigation of the popularis politician Gaius Sempronius Gracchus in 123 B.C.; it remained an object of political contention until it was taken under the control of the autocratic Roman emperors."​

    Bread and circuses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  9. secondrecon

    secondrecon Monkey+ Site Supporter++

    Yea I read Wiki page . I was just making a funny .
     
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