Apr 222010
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Board

According to the Merriam-Webster definition of the word, irony is “incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result.”

In the most ironic turn of events since a volcano erupting in Iceland, Mother Nature put a damper on her own celebration Thursday, literally.

The skies opened up and Gaia wept in the form of pouring rain, causing the university to cancel all Earth Day celebrations.

Maybe it was because Earth Day turned 40 years old this year and she’s feeling a bit, well, old.

Maybe it was a desperate cry for attention because as environmental awareness improves, there’s nothing to fix with Mother Earth. And that just makes her more needy.

Whatever reason it was, though, we’re a little put off.

If you’re going to rain on our parade, maybe we’ll rain on yours, Mrs. Earth. Maybe we’ll gather up all the Styrofoam in the world and burn it.

We’ll bathe in smog. And not separate our recycling …

Well, we don’t really mean it Mother Earth. We don’t want to come off bitter.

Maybe we’re just growing apart. Maybe we need to take a break, start seeing other planets.

Some day things might work out between us, but at least we’ll stay friends forever, right?

Oh, in other news, “Man bites dog.”

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