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Ironic safety

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What’s more ironic? A pickup truck with a sign asking us to drive safely and “watch for motorcycles” that doesn’t have a sideview mirror? Or someone driving behind the pickup who is amused by the ironic combination of the sign and the missing mirror and who decides to share this ironic, unsafe example with others by taking this photo while driving?


Scott Stein is editor of When Falls the Coliseum and runs the humor site STEINLINES. He is author of the novels Lost and Mean Martin Manning. His short fiction, book reviews, and essays have been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, The G.W. Review, Liberty, National Review,, and Art Times. He is a professor of English at Drexel University. Scott tweets @sstein.

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  1. Ha! This is excellent.

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