Irony is a difficult thing to pull off.
Witness the current problem that The New Yorker is having with it.
It depends on the intelligence of the recipient.
In the case of The New Yorker they apparently ran into people who
think that Colbert really is what he portrays (I'm not a right wing
commentator but I play one on TV).
My guess is that they did not think that it would have an impact
outside of their demographic of educated readers.
In the instance of Mr. Bennett he was depending on you to get that he
was commenting on the zig zag chair of similar design produced by the
(and this included irony is entirely too delicious) Dutch architect
He gave you a clue in his naming of the piece, "Great Granny
Bennett thinks that most architects design shitty furniture.
I'm inclined to agree.
If you would like to defend the honor of your homeboy - by all means
have at it.
Thos. J. Watson - Cabinetmaker
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