Jack Black On YOLO [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Misc

Nailed it.
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Male 5,413
The difference is that YOLO gives you an excuse for getting a bad tattoo and putting it on Facebook.
"It`s a crap tattoo but hey, YOLO"

"Carpe Diem" isn`t about getting away with being stupid. Seizing the day doesn`t mean being an idiot.
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Female 2,602
[quote]Horace.
Not much I remember from school, but some of us have and do study the classics.[/quote]

Yes, I did too. "Dulce et Decorum est" is one of the other phrases that he originated, and that other much later writers popularised; it seems strangely apt for Americans today.

However, getting back on topic, whilst I`m sure that it wasn`t her intention, Mrs "actually, I learned it from the Brady Bunch, so there" down below added weight to my theory that most people born in the latter third of the twentieth century will not have been introduced to the concept of carpe diem by reading the original high-brow source text, but rather by more populist media, in just the same way as "YOLO" became widely-known through populist media. Which is why Jack Black is misguided for saying that "YOLO is Carpe Diem for stupid people" - most people who know the concept these days didn`t come to it through particularly intellectual sources.
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Male 5,872
Diem-me, what a load of carpe
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Male 151
@MacGuffin

Most people understand that "Carpe Diem" is popularly translated into "Sieze the Day". Personally, I don`t even know what Robin Williams movie you`re referring to and I know Carpe Diem. The fact that you automatically assume he got it from a movie, when it could have come from a multitude of other sources, is asinine. Please. Crawl back under your rock.
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Female 8,181
Horace.
Not much I remember from school, but some of us have and do study the classics.
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Female 1,803
I love how Macguffin makes up universal "facts" based on her own personal experiences. Every generation wants to claim that THEIR generation invented everything. I`ve never seen "Dead Poet`s Society" and I know what "Carpe Diem" means. I believe I first heard it from Mike Brady on the Brady Bunch so I declare THAT as the pivotal event that made the phrase popular and any subsequent reference is derivative of that, lol.
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Female 2,602
[quote]Do you not think it`s a tad more likely that he knows it because everyone knows it?[/quote]

If I did think that, do *you* not think that`s what I would have said?

Tell me, how do you think it came to pass that "everybody knows it"? Osmosis? Magic? Or was it all that reading of ancient Latin poetry that people born in the latter third of the twentieth century were so renowned for? Perhaps you can tell me about all the other `famous` Latin phrases that you acquired from diligent research rather than popular culture?
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Female 375
"I`m saying, this classic movie scene, which popularised the phrase "carpe diem", is the only reason Jack Black is familiar with the concept. Getting your cod philosophy from movies is hardly more intellectual than getting the same concept from an internet meme."

Do you not think it`s a tad more likely that he knows it because everyone knows it? It was first used thousands of years ago, it is the motto of many societies and 2 separate schools I went to had it as a school motto. Like veni, vide, vice, it`s ingrained in society.
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Female 375
"Yeah, Jack, becuase it`s *so* much more interlectewal to get your cod philosophy from a twee old Robin Williams movie, than it is to appreciate the exact same premise stated in simpler language via an internet meme."

Huh??
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Male 1,735
YOLO is supposed to be something to inspire you to live life to the fullest, not to act like a stupid spoiled whore. Do you understand why Carpe Diem "Seize the Day" is a good reference now?

Also, yes, I too was pissed at Gullivers Travels, the original was so F`ing good, all he had to do was stick the original story, which no one wants to do, cause than they didn`t make it. Frankly even if you change it up, you still didn`t make the original concept, so why bother, your just going to ruin it. *cough*Micheal Bay*Cough*
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Female 2,602
[quote]Hint: It has been used for 2000 years.[/quote]

Of course it has, but it was popularised for our generation by the perennial movie scene mentioned.
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Female 2,602
>>>Huh??<<<

I`m saying, this classic movie scene, which popularised the phrase "carpe diem", is the only reason Jack Black is familiar with the concept. Getting your cod philosophy from movies is hardly more intellectual than getting the same concept from an internet meme.
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Male 28
MacGuffin "Yeah, Jack, becuase it`s *so* much more interlectewal to get your cod philosophy from a twee old Robin Williams movie"

If you think that the term "Carpe Diem" was made famous by that pooty Robin Williams movie, then you are a MORON!

Hint: It has been used for 2000 years.
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Female 375
"Yeah, Jack, becuase it`s *so* much more interlectewal to get your cod philosophy from a twee old Robin Williams movie, than it is to appreciate the exact same premise stated in simpler language via an internet meme."

Huh??
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Female 2,602
Yeah, Jack, becuase it`s *so* much more interlectewal to get your cod philosophy from a twee old Robin Williams movie, than it is to appreciate the exact same premise stated in simpler language via an internet meme.

FWIW, the only choices I`ve ever regretted in life have been those few things I`ve *not* done. I never regret trying my ideas out and making honest mistakes in the process. I`d only ever regret making gaffs that had massive individual catastrophic consequences, or making the same small mistakes over and over again; otherwise, making novel and manageable mistakes occasionally is a valuable thing called "gaining experience". I feel sorry for anyone that`s misguided enough to believe that they`ve never made any mistakes and are happy with that status quo; how can they possibly know how much further they might have got if they`d risked failure once in a while, and triumphed some of the time?
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Male 40,588

You Only Live Once.
Should you embrace the spirit of the meme and enjoy it`s free spirited popularity?
Or just poo all over the concept with intellection snobbery in some idiotic Twitter.

Well, Mr. Smarty Pants Jack Black, I saw `Gullivers Travels` so I know you aint all that clever.
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Male 3,285
Amen Jack. A-drating-men
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Male 450
YES . . . Sweet Jesus, yes!
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Female 546
what the heck is YOLO?
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Male 678
@JJXanadu
Well, then, you left out the best part!
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Male 516
I teach 9th graders. I said the same thing (Minus the `stupid people` comment) a few weeks ago...
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Female 2,120
Honkeylips, you are a good man.
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Male 1,586
I teach junior high kids. I made a rule that if I heard that in my class one more time you had to write me a 3 page paper on why that phrase is so stupid.
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Male 15,408
What is it?
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Male 1,218
I`m with you, FoolsPrussia. I assume this is a catch-all phrase to justify people behaving like ass hats. Like, "Hate the game, not the player". I`ll hate whomever I choose, thank you.
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Male 15,510
I believe in reincarnation
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Male 3,445
Is it a good thing that my only exposure to this YOLO thing has been a couple of recent posts on IAB? (I still don`t really get it)
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Male 286
i use to think that YOLO, you only live once, meant that i should go out and live life to the fullest. now i realize that it is used by stupid teenagers who try and justify their f*ck ups...
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Male 512
Ugh. Jack Black dissing your doctrine is like a meth head telling you to get a life. Jack Black calling you stupid is like a septic tank telling you that you smell terrible. I don`t like Jack Black, is that coming across? Also, I now agree with Jack Black. DAMN YOU YOLO-tards!!!
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Female 737
As Philosoraptor says: If you only live once... wouldn`t it be wise to not make rash decisions?
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Male 163
Glad to know I`m not the only one who thinks this.
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Male 244
Win!
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Female 8,043
Link: Jack Black On YOLO [Pic] [Rate Link] - Nailed it.
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