In order for the reader to grasp that it's sarcasm, the writer needs to include a hint like a grin, a wink or possibly, a sarcastic comment. Writing "long strangle. buy the 132 puts and buy the 154 calls" contains no indicaztion of anything other than a trade recc. As for your suggestion making sense, the assumption is that since you posted it with no comment attached, one assumes that it made sense to you since that was your response. To me, it's nonsense since first of all, the OP is an idiot and posts ridiculous things. Second, how in the world would he be able to rationally project a range of $132 to $154 on a $134 stock? And given that your suggestion was go long a 132p/154c strangle, it's not unreasonable to expect that the stock could drop $2 and go ITM. So all in all, this is a ridiculous chain.