* - I eschew the literal meaning of the word, "irony," which is based on contradictions occurring in a linear time. Time is not linear, unless you want to be selfish about it. In reality, time is spatial. It is everywhere. (And nowhere). So, it is perfectly OK to say that contradictions between things in space, (rather than time), are ironic. For another thing: It always takes the mind a wee bit of time to compare one thing to another. So. Irony is in the eye of the beholder. Reality is in the eye of the observer. Philosophy is the smile on a dog. The key is in a pile of my laundry.