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Signs of the Apocalypse, Part 32

There's a church on my way to work which for a long time had a banner out front reading "The Church of I Feel Good." Sadly, I was never able to get a picture of it, since they'd taken it down by the time I found my charger for my digital camera.

Today, there is a new banner in its place. It reads, "Who R U?"

Yes, boys and girls, the inevitable has happened. AOL chat room speak has invaded the hallowed Halls of God.

I can just see it now:


s0ulsavinman: who r u?
born2s1n: 21/f/ca
s0ulsavinman: no, really, who r u?
born2s1n: I can be anyone you like.
born2s1n: how about a secretary? we can be working late...
s0ulsavinman: u r a l0st lamb seduced by the w0rld
born2s1n: wtf?
born2s1n: I don't do animals.
s0ulsavinman: u need 2 be s4v3d by J3sus
born2s1n: ok, good idea
born2s1n: I like the Catholic schoolgirl thing.
born2s1n: I even have the skirt.
s0ulsavinman: u r a s1nner. u will burn in the lake of fire
born2s1n: I only do fire play with people I know.
s0ulsavinman: J3sus knows ur secret heart. H3 knows everythin about u.
s0ulsavinman: H3 can s4ve u. or u will go to h311 n burn n suffer 4evr n demons will tear out ur eyes.
s0ulsavinman: J3sus loves u.
born2s1n: You're sick.


Comments

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janetmiles
Oct. 21st, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
You are a sick puppy.

I *like* that in a being!

May I forward this to a couple of friends, not on LJ, who would appreciate it?
tacit
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:36 am (UTC)
Certainly, by all means. :)
icedrake
Oct. 21st, 2003 09:24 am (UTC)
1337 |-|4><01' $|334!< 1$ !<3\//1 !!!

(Man, that cost me braincells. Big time)
tacit
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:39 am (UTC)
And a few extra days in Purgatory, no doubt.

Funny thing--back in the day, I used to use a horrid little PDP-11 text editor called TECO, which was famous for having commands that looked like line noise.

As time has gone on, computer science wizards have struggled to get away from programs whose commands look like line noise--after TECO came Emacs, pico, vi, Scribe, then WYSIWYG editors with graphical user interfaces...

As computer programs have moved away from the line-noise look, computer subcultures have moved toward it. Now we have GUI-driven chat software being used to facilitate conversations that look like l1n3 n0153.
icedrake
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:44 am (UTC)
True, but... In computer industry, "easy" still equals "stupid," or at the very least not 1337. I am not talking about script kiddies, either. I'm thinking of the hardcore coders, the hackers, the gurus (well, some of them; Linus sure sounds enlightened in the way of not complicating one's own life).

/rant (sorry, got carried away)

Someone I know uses this for their sig line,
"dilletantes talk about tactics; amateurs talk about strategy; professionals talk about logistics."

I can't help thinking that the software world is still at stage two.
wilson_lizard
Oct. 21st, 2003 06:43 pm (UTC)
*laughing* Thanks!
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