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Recently, I had a chat with some people about Twitter.
I occasionally use it. I appreciate the instantaneous communication of micro bursts of info, but cannot help but wonder if its part of a culture of dumbing everything down. All nuance, all subtlety, all fine lines of discussion get lost in 140 characters.
Like the people who read newspaper headline but not the articles, I wonder if this is a form of Orwellian Newspeak. War is Peace, and apparently, Less is More.
Perhaps this is just the first step. The text based Twitter will be replaced with an audio based “Grunter.” Rather than spend a full 140 characters, you have your choice of 10 gutteral grunts registering surprise, anger, sadness, joy, etc.
Then we can move to the next phase: Grimacer. Just pictures depicting how you feel.
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Last night, I asked what the letters “U B S” stood for — using “U Better Sing” and “Unreliable Bankers Swiss” as examples.
Readers responded with dozens of examples of possible other names that worked well. In fact, there were quite a few fantastic suggestions, which I culled down to a Letterman style short list of my favorites:
Top 10 Things the Letters “UBS” Stands For
10. Uncle Broke Sam
9. Unlocked Banking Secrets
8. Untaxed Bastards Suffer!
7. Uber Blown Secrecy
6. Untrustworthy Bankster Swine
5. Used to BS (the IRS)
4. Unconcealed Banknote Storage
3. Unlawful Benefits Seized
2. U’d Better Surrender
and the number one thing UBS stands for:
1. Utilize Bahamas, Swiftly!
Honorable Mentions after the jump . . .
Time to crowdsource some comedy from your creative minds, all at the expense of the Swissies: We know that UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, has rolled over and is divulging the dirt on 4,450 accounts to settle a lawsuit with the United States. This is forcing the Swiss government to divest itself of its UBS position. …Read More