A line from a legendary stand-up comedy
act, in which the comedian targeted Alanis Morissette
and the song Ironic
It continued with:
"Now, if later on you discovered that a spoon would've done the job just as well, that would be ironic."
At this point, audience contribution reached new levels of bizzarity, with one teary-eyed Alanis fan standing up and saying "It's intended as a metaphor! It's really a very beautiful expression of a personal truth.".
"It's not a metaphor, it's a simile."