More shenanigans! Yeah, I took the Monty Python joke a bit far. Fuck it, YOLO, as the kids say.
This was a rather interesting story. Good on the Sheriff, I say.
I can just imagine the guy’s leg WAY up in the air as he steps out of the scene… and back to the Ministry!
My college started a Monty Python Appreciation society. There was no formal leader, we took turns amongst ourselves to act as a sort of executive officer from week to week. There was one official position however. Minister of Silly Walks. Yep. That was me.
That’s almost as silly as the Society for Putting Things On Top of Other Things…
…well, I suppose it is a bit.
You mean kind of like an anarcho-syndicalist commune?
Well you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
Bah. Jumped from one of the best Monty Python skits to one of the worst.
Now I want to watch Flying Circus. Too bad they took it off Netflix instant.
Plenty of skits on Youtube… and you can still get them on DVD.
YOLO — the kids are too farging dumb to spell (or pronounce) “Carpe Diem”.
I never thought of the two as the same. Carpe diem answers the question, “Should I do something exciting today or sit around at home?” YOLO answers the question, “Should I (in the abstract) go skydiving?” You might use either to answer the question of, “Should I go skydiving today?” but you’re answering different aspects of the question.
That said, while I have nothing against the phrase “you only live once”, I hate the acronym “YOLO”. …and before anybody tells me it’s an adaptation to Twitter, I’ll need to be convinced that adapting language to conform to the limitations of an arbitrary but small number of characters is a good thing. (Yes, it’s arbitrary, not related to SMS limitations–SMS has had message concatenation since no later than version 1.0.0 of the specification in March 1999.)
$0.20/message, each part, each way.
If I have to choose between AT&T-Sperizon getting an extra 40 cents or having to use YOLO… well, I’ll probably just refactor my message and avoid both.
SMS has nothing to do with it. YOLO came into prominent use relatively recently, largely on Twitter. (Memory plus brief research suggests late 2011.) Twitter does not depend and has never depended on SMS–it’s entirely Internet-based. As a result, text on Twitter is, depending on how you’re accessing it, either free or so cheap as to be irrelevant. (Using AT&T’s least cost-efficient plan, an 8-bit character costs you $0.000000063578288. You could send over 1000 novels per month without going over AT&T’s smallest data plan, assuming 40,000 5-letter words followed by spaces.)
140 bytes (one byte–8 bits–per character) is not a lot now. It was not a lot in 2006. Hell, you could fit 10,000 tweets on a 3.5″ floppy disk. (Assuming you have one of the new-fangled–released in 1987–high-density ones.) There’s no valid reason for the size limit–it was a hard limit in an unlimited data environment chosen as an homage to a soft limit in a 7-year-old limited environment. (That’s why I mentioned SMS–even SMS doesn’t actually have a 140-character limit. It’s unique to Twitter.) It’s idiotic, and anything coming out of it–including the widespread use of the YOLO acronym rather than spelling it out–is idiotic.
Incidentally, YOLO also came into common use after the release of iMessage made SMS limits irrelevant for texts between iPhones. The top three best-selling smartphones of 2011 were all iPhones.
Same here. We have character limits and twenty-cents-a-text cost too (tracfone). People with smertfones refuse to believe or take this into account and just pelt us with texts sometimes.
So yes, we do use abbreviations, though YOLO was a new one to me.
Carpe Diem: seize the day. Do something bold in order to acheive something.
YOLO: you only live once. Do something reckless/risky for enjoyment.
Not sure how the two are the same.
Never type one-handed on an “ergonomic” keyboard.
A joke so bad it was good.
That’s the magic (and curse) of Python. It allows for punchlines like this.
Maybe he should just stock up on some lovely, delicious Spam! I love the stuff! I’m having Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, baked beans, Spam, Spam, and Spam! Plus, if you leave it in the can, it makes a decent impact weapon, and isn’t on any restriction or ban lists (yet).
In other news, did you see the hockey-meets-guns story Yahoo published today?
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