New Jersey and Irony -- Perfect Together
The pie fight was staged as a benefit to help out a Trenton-area soup kitchen. In that sense it was beneficial. $10,000 was raised. I just wondered why nobody questioned the idea of wasting food in order to help raise money for a soup kitchen. It just seems wrong.
Granted, the pie fight raised a lot of money, most likely more than any poorly organized car wash could (though when you got teen girls standing by the side of the street advertising a car wash you usually get customers). It comes across, however, as a really strange decision. Couldn't the soup kitchen use those pies? I'm fairly sure poor people like pie, too. Maybe I'm wrong.
The pie fight consisted of 400 students and staff from Lawrenceville School. I wonder what kind of lessons they are teaching these kids there. Bombing countries in a quest for peace? Suspending civil liberties in order to ensure our freedoms? People on Medicare voting for Tea Party candidates? Fucking for virginity? I even read a few articles on this, and not a single one mentioned the irony. I'm sure one is out there, but I missed it, much like these kids missed the message, too.
Good job, kids. I can't help but ponder what you learned.