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Does anyone besides me think that there is some ironic justice in the name of the kayaker who was eaten by a shark off Maui over the weekend?

Asked by elbanditoroso (13675 points ) December 3rd, 2013

His name was Patrick Briney, and his some of his body parts are now in the briny waters off the island of Maui.

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zenvelo's avatar

I thought that was a Sponge-Bob episode.

Yes, sad but ironic.

josie's avatar

Unless you are Patrick’s mom.

ucme's avatar

He wasn’t eaten, bled to death after having his foot bitten off, maybe it’s you who is the hammerhead :P

Coloma's avatar

Yes, ironic, but risk of the sport, and true, what @ucme says.
Can’t blame the Shark, anything that looks like food IS food to them, such is the nature of the beast.

Rarebear's avatar

Why ironic justice? It’s a horrible tragedy. Knob.

snowberry's avatar

I agree with @Rarebear. How is this funny or ironic? It’s just a tradgedy.

Coloma's avatar

Well..I get the irony of a “Briney” death. Otherwise, yes, tragic event, but certainly not surprising. Surfers get chomped all the time.

deni's avatar

Sad, doesn’t seem that ironic. Just seems like a stretch.

Seek's avatar

Situational irony, ... is most broadly defined as a situation where the outcome is incongruous with what was expected, but it is also more generally understood as a situation that includes contradictions or sharp contrasts

No. If a Kayaker was bitten by a shark off the coast of Maui, survived, and later was bitten by a friend’s pet shark and bled to death, that would be ironic.

This is just a tragedy.

PhiNotPi's avatar

I’m sure his family does not appreciates your humor.

Rarebear's avatar

And if you must know, it’s not an irony, which is a comparison of opposites, but a coincidence.

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