Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Laser Tack Fail

Been there. Done that.


Anonymous said...

Most propable cause - use of other than class legal sail?


Tillerman said...

Yeah, there is that. The Laser gods will not be mocked.

Baydog said...

Lately I've noticed videos like this on Youtube and other places recording mess-ups and bloopers. Why is the word 'fail' used instead of 'failure'? Just curious

Litoralis said...

That's not a Laser. Looks like an i-Sail dinghy.

Tillerman said...

The earliest documented usage of the term “FAIL” can be traced to a Japanese 16-bit scrolling shooter game, Blazing Star (1998), often mocked for its grammatically incorrect “game over” message that reads:

As seen with the All Your Base are Belong to Us meme, the combination of a retro video game narrative and Engrish translation proves itself to be a powerful source of lulz.

While the exact origin of “FAIL,” as an interjection, remains unknown, the earliest appearance of “FAIL” on slang repository Urban Dictionary 1 dates back to July 22nd, 2003, where the word was defined as meaning either an interjection used when one disapproves of something, or a verb meaning approximately the same thing as the slang form of suck.

1] “you actually bought that? FAIL”
2] “this movie fails.”

According to Google Trends, Internet users began exchanging and searching for pictures and videos labeled with “FAIL” as early as in 2004.

This use of “fail” not as a part of speech but as a stand-alone interjection was further popularized by message board sites like 4chan and Something Awful forums. Due to the increased popularity of FAIL image macros and videos, the Cheezburger Network launched FAILblog 2, an aggregator of FAIL-related media, in May 2008.

Baydog said...


Tillerman said...

With cut-and-paste, you too can become an Internet bore.

Baydog said...

Believe me, I've employed that trick. I was hoping for your personal, more cynical response

Tillerman said...

Hmmm. I read today that an early sign of dementia is a failure to recognize sarcasm. Or "sarcasm FAIL" as we in the FAIL-media say.

Was that last comment meant to be sarcastic?

Baydog said...

Not necessarily. I think we need to have lunch again.

Tillerman said...

Sure. Have your people call my people.

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