Slang + Jargon = Slargon

Slargon

-click for full size – Slargon

“When our vertical integration synergizes to leverage our core competencies, we add value and increase market share.”

“Well Bob, that’s true as long as we engage our best practices to fully support the effective implementation of competency based management.”

“All yo set better be hustlin’ for dat paper.”

“Word.”

Slang + Jargon = Slargon.  We tie together ideas using these social codes in an effort to save time and believe we have reached an understanding. We sputter words without saying much of anything in terms of meaningful content. It’s a great way to socially fit in while giving no specific direction or making any tangible promises. Read More

News Reporting has become Viral Vomit

I can’t escape the headlines shouting that David Bowie’s son disliked Gaga’s performance in a tribute to his father.

lots of headlines

Stir the Pot

They base this “story” on his tweet, “overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.Damn it! What IS that word!?”

the tweet in question

Not Necessarily Hating It

All he did was define the word Gaga. A quick trip to dictionary.com could have solved that riddle in 2 seconds.

definition of gaga

It wasn’t much of a riddle.

He may have been providing an explanation behind the artistic choices, attempting to clue us in on a meta-reference rather than complaining.

definition of meta

As in she was Gaga for David Bowie.

Our loudest talking heads seize an idea and repeat it ad nauseum. This does not make it truth. Feel free to apply that information to most headlines. So much of what is reported is re-worded and repeated rather than researched. Journalism died a long time ago.

Since nobody reads, here’s a handy infographic!
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Are you sick of all of the drama? Do you remember when everything wasn’t designed to incite hatred, rage or fear? I think it’s time to avoid viral vomit. It seems to be highly contagious. Comment or send an email to admin@finepointpen.com

What can I get for 2 alligators?

Reason #3,840,259 why fast food is dangerous: The customers. If the carcinogenic ingredients won’t kill you, maybe the gators will. It’s First World Problems Friday.

Stoner tosses alligator into shop as prank

Joshua James (age 23) chunks gator into Wendy’s

A man was arrested in Florida for throwing an alligator through the drive-thru window. He ordered a drink and decided it would be hilarious to throw this wild animal into the shop as a method of payment. This is going into my file called, Scenarios: Preparing for the Unexpected. In America, we are becoming far too creative in finding new ways to upset people and entertain ourselves. Pity us as we comfortably sit in our own refuse of indulgence lamenting that we are woefully unfulfilled. Meanwhile, someone in Louisiana is thinking that’s a waste of perfectly good food…..and they mean the alligator.

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/loxahatchee-acreage/man-accused-of-tossing-gator-into-wendys-drive-thru-window

Legal charge: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon         Bond: $6,000
He said “It was probably the last time he will do this…so yeah.” (I can write an entire blog about the group of people who end sentences with “so yeah.”)

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