tl;dr

Hello friends,

Just taking a few minutes out of my busy schedule to tell you about a few things I’ve observed lately.

On the internet, it’s all about getting things done quickly. No one has time to write full words anymore. And so, we get this netspeak. For example, there’s the abbreviation, “tl;dr” I guess I first saw this five or six years ago on one of the more advanced (that is to say, nerdy) internet discussion forums. It means, “too long; didn’t read”. That is to say, “What you wrote was very long, and I, the other person, for whatever reason, laziness, being in a hurry–did in fact not read it. And while I did, as I say, not in fact have time to read it, I _did_ have the time to let you know that I didn’t”.

This is all well and good. However, what I have observed recently is a rather disturbing trend among either the younger teens, or the very stupid (I can’t tell because it’s on the internet and I can’t see these people) whereby these people are actually misusing ‘tl;dr’. It’s being used in places where a more literate or diligent person would use a phrase like, “to cut a long story short”, or “suffice to say”. All I can say is idiots get a brain.

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I continue to watch submarine movies. If any of them that I had watched was truly good, I would have mentioned it.

I’m usually against the mixing of comedy and the submarine genre, but last night I watched, _Operation Petticoat_ starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. Run of the mill for the most part except for the fact that the story included a plot point where their sub was painted pink. What I could say about a pink submarine plumbing the watery depths is best left out of a family accessible publication like Sunny Breaks.

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/3470943518/” title=”the pink submarine in Operation Petticoat by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/3470943518_f526eb34f3.jpg” width=”500″ height=”308″ alt=”the pink submarine in Operation Petticoat” /></a>

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/3470943624/” title=”the pink submarine in Operation Petticoat by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/3470943624_3303d231b3.jpg” width=”500″ height=”308″ alt=”the pink submarine in Operation Petticoat” /></a>

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/3470943792/” title=”the pink submarine in Operation Petticoat by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3573/3470943792_fd778e057c.jpg” width=”500″ height=”307″ alt=”the pink submarine in Operation Petticoat” /></a>