Let’s play: Ironic, or Not?

Here’s your situation, contestants. You get to decide: Ironic? Or Not?

Bruckner Chase staggered ashore at San Carlos Beach in Monterey on Tuesday evening after a 14-hour swim to raise awareness about the fragile nature of the local marine environment.

Ironically, some of the creatures native to that environment made Chase pay dearly for his 25-mile traverse across fabled Monterey Bay.

“I’m, like, ‘Come on guys, I’m trying to help here,’ ” he said of a massive swarm of jellyfish that rose to the surface and threatened to thwart his epic odyssey.

Ironic? Perhaps. In the same sense as getting mugged while trying to “raise awareness” of the plight of the poor.

On the other hand, Mr. Chase was trying to “raise awareness.” Would he have “raised” more “awareness” if he hadn’t been stung?

He wouldn’t have made Right Wing News, that’s for sure. If not for all the painful welts, that story’d be a yawner.

You know what happened, here: all those jellyfish saw this guy swimming through their fragile environment and said: “Dude, get out of here! Don’t you know how fragile this place is?”

Which actually would be ironic, since he’s damaging the very environment he’s hoping to help.

Not to mention: what he’s really “raised awareness” of is just how vicious and aggressive jellyfish are. What we need to do, see, is to get out there in our motorboats with our shotguns (lead pellets preferred) and get rid of all those monsters so people can swim safely. So the next time a friend to nature like this guy Bruckner goes out to “raise awareness,” he can do so in peace.

Which would be ironic. Also funny.

(The TrogloPundit prefers his jellyfish dipped in cheese and deep fried, or else with peanut butter on white.)

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