I had called into a talk show about movies. They were discussing “the best movies ever made.”
I got through and on the air I said: “I think that Night of The Living Dead is the greatest movie ever made.”
They asked why I liked the movie, and I said it displayed great use of irony. Especially when in the final scene the protagonist is killed.
The radio host paused and asked “do you know what irony means?” which was a popular question to ask teens at that time.
I said irony in this case was “the opposite of what you’d expect.” They thought that was a good answer.
Then I told them my other favorite movie was Troma’s Combat Shock. He said “nope.” click. “next caller.”18 hours ago • 1 note