Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dream of Californication

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." - Hank Moody, Californication

This is something I've stood on my soapbox and stated more than once. Shortening language as a matter of convenience is one thing, integrating it into the everyday vernacular is another. At the risk of sounding snobby: use punctuation and grammar, people! My eye can only twitch so much out of frustration.

On a side note, I watched the first season of Californication this week (thanks to On Demand) and am now hooked on it's sex, drugs, and hopeful self-loathing. I can't speak for the drugs, but I can find a connection to the other two. The writing for the show is fantastic and now I wait with baited breath for the next season.

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