At Cracked (very funny niche they’ve carved, but there’s alway a language alert), saw this mocking bit on Hollywood not understanding technology. It’s a pretty funny rant about how far you need your head up your butt to make some of those mistakes.
Mr. Cheese points out that all those mistakes could have been avoided by either knowing one jot or tittle about the subject or doing ten to fifteen seconds of research on the Web. Otherwise,
I fully expect to one day see a TV character strap on a full radiation suit and climb into a duct to “hashtag the Twitter.”
“Full radiation suit.” Yeah, we say that in the business all the time. But, wait…it suddenly seems a good idea to Dogpile the phrase before mocking Young Master Cheese for not doing his own search.
Of course. Enough hits are returned, from PPE (personal protective equipment) companies flirting with false advertising, to let a non-rad worker think it’s a term we actually use. Sigh.
That was close. It seems that not even the WORM is immune to ironic ironic irony. So, just…er, forget about this post. I’ve got to go hash a tweettag or something.
Oh, and say “Roll Tide!” before you leave this page. Like you mean it.
It is the price of admission to the wormhole.