Buffy the Vampire Slayer + foreshadowing
I’M SO ANGRY
SOME 16TH CENTURY ASSHOLE WROTE “GOD B W YE” IN A LETTER AS AN ABBREVIATION FOR “GOD BE WITH YE”
AND IT APPEARED AS “GODBWYE”
WHICH WAS THEN READ AS “GOODBYE”
AND THAT’S WHY WE SAY “GOODBYE”
BECAUSE OF 16TH CENTURY CHAT SPEAK
JFC IT’S TRUE:
“Origin of GOOD-BYE:
alteration of God be with you
First Known Use: circa 1580” - X
Interviewer: Your character has become very likeable. […] But he is still the guy who pushed a little kid-
NCW: Wait wait wait wait wait.
(May 30th 2013)
HAHAHA! I love how he defends Jaime! I mean I lead a Jaime Lannister Appreciation Life and even *I* wouldn’t go as far as he does here :D But you just go on being your perfect self, sir!!
IT’S TOTALLY A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE LIKE YOU WOULDN’T THROW KID OFF A BUILDING TOO.
P.S. I want that movie.
Who’s that dude on the far right? I’ve watched all The West Wing episodes at least twenty times and I swear he’s not in any of them.
If you have Netflix, you should watch “The West Wing”. It’s an awesome show.
Brands are boring because they’re not human. They’re companies. And, despite the recent Supreme Court decision to the contrary, companies are not human. They are abstractions that make business possible. Businesses are necessary to thriving economies and working civilizations. They are comprised of human beings and therefore have human qualities. But they are not themselves human.
The term “brand” was borrowed from the cattle industry, and came into popular use during the golden age of network radio, in the 1930s and ’40s, when large suppliers to grocery and department stores (especially detergent and tobacco companies) won space in “shelf wars” by putting one product in eight different packages and singing about the difference. Singing was a form of branding. You burned a song into consumers’ heads, so they had no choice but to recall it. “If you’ve got nothing to say, sing it,” the saying went.
In those days it made sense to brand, because there were so few media, and — actually — so few companies. If you wanted to make beer you needed a big industrial brewery. The Industrial Age was one in which Industry was All.
This is no longer the case.
As for social media, all media now need to be social. Mediation is between humans, some of which are inside companies. Hence, “social media” as oxymoron. Sort of, anyway.
Meanwhile, lots of social media types are talking about brands and branding as if these were new and hip things. They’re not. They’re heavy and old. We need to move on, folks. Think of something human instead.
“I don’t say homosexuality is an abomination, Sir, the bible does.”
Simon Cowell called this the best pop song of all time. Not far off.