"It's like rain on your wedding day — a day and place you chose because it's known not to rain." -- from "It's Finally Ironic," the corrected version of the famous, and famously incorrect Alanis Morissette song.
Eliza Hurwitz and Rachael Hurwitz have recorded a new, corrected version of Alanis Morissette's puzzlingly non-ironic song, thereby fulfilling the secret fantasies of writers everywhere. A heartfelt thank you to them both.
"Irony" seems to have been a popular and difficult subject in the 90s. Here are a couple of cases in point:
And I can't find a version of this that I can embed, but this is the clip from Reality Bites when the main character gets shut down while searching for a job.