Tuesday, May 19, 2009

YouTube Tuesday: One, two, three, four, I declare a flame war!

If your like me and you've been creeping around the internet since the mid-90s, you realize certain truths about the online world.

One of those truths is that people who claim to be old experts on the internet are usually full or crap.

Another is that online discussion groups, in what ever form they take (email lists, bulletin boards, forums, etc.) over time will always flame out. And by flame out, I mean that eventually, teams will form, manners will break down, members will stop being polite and some trivial matter will cause the entire system to implode into petty sarcasm.

This video from College Humor is a good illustration of what I'm talking about. It's hilarious and it mocks most of the major memes of the last five years.

Of course, the language is awfully strong and, being from College Humor, its obviously NFSW. Just put on your headphones and be prepared to hit your "cheese it, the cops" key (what? you don't have a "cheese it, the cops" key? Uh, amature).

Also, the offensive expletives (many of which reference body parts and racist and homophobic invective) are meant to show the ignorance of the kind of people, all too common on the internet, who use such language in the first place. I apologize in advance if they offend you.

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