Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you like watching 'Fail' vids on YouTube, too?" by Tregg

I'm going to pose some rhetorical questions in this blog, just as a warning. I don't want them answered. I will just take your silence as agreement. I know I'm in the minority of this issue, and that's ok.

Does anyone know how this whole "____ Fail"  craze started?  For example, the picture i this blog would be a "driving fail."

I don't know what this means.  Of course, I get it.  But when did accidents or, I'll indulge the phenomenon, "failures" start being dubbed "fails" ?  I think the first time I heard this word, it was used in a sentence and the person barely provided enough context for me to understand.

"Hey, Tregg.  Have you seen that dance fail video?"

No, I have not.  And what the hell does that mean??!!  I'm all for the latest trends and keeping up on lingo, and even shortening words to the brink of incomprehension.  But I hate watching YouTube videos.  And I hate that overnight a viral video sensation known as "fail blogs" and "fail videos" was born.  Why is the American public supposed to know what this is?  Who coined this term?

I don't get it, and I'm not jumping on this bandwagon.

Although, that table fail video of the fat girl singing atop a table and falling off was pretty funny.

What am I saying??!?!?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

tregg, i couldn't agree more. i mean i get how its funny to see people fail, im an awful person- im aware of that. but why is it such a phenomenon?!?! people have been failing at life for centuries. helllloo amercia's funniest home videos....

i do wonder how the car got through the roof though.....

love, Ksluss