Have you ever seen Californication? I love it... more on why later, but for now, enjoy this little bit from episode 5.
Radio Show Host: What's your latest obsession?
Hank Moody: Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it's really given us is Howard Dean's aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie porn. People... they don't write anymore, they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English.
Radio Show Host: Yet you're part of the problem, I mean you're out there blogging with the best of them.
Hank Moody: Hence my self-loathing.
How true is this? Ironic coming from me, someone quick to 'lol' at anything. But why have we dumbed ourselves down so much? Have you seen Wall-E? Hank's comment reminds me of the 'city' on the ship where everyone sat in loungers and drank all their meals. A bit different, but when did we become so lazy and incoherent? Is 'lol' Laughing-out-loud or Lots-of-Love? BRB - Be-right-back or Bathroom-Break?
No wonder there is so much confusion out there... we don't know whether we are being mocked or loved.