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Date: 05/30/12 03:27 PM

33 Responses to Jack Black On YOLO [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Link: Jack Black On YOLO - Nailed it.
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    Win!
  3. Profile photo of GlockPants
    GlockPants Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    Glad to know I`m not the only one who thinks this.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    As Philosoraptor says: If you only live once... wouldn`t it be wise to not make rash decisions?
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    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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    trickroom Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    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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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    I believe in reincarnation
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm
    What is it?
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    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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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm
    Honkeylips, you are a good man.
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    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    I teach 9th graders. I said the same thing (Minus the `stupid people` comment) a few weeks ago...
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    @JJXanadu
    Well, then, you left out the best part!
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:23 am
    what the heck is YOLO?
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:57 am
    YES . . . Sweet Jesus, yes!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 3:06 am
    Amen Jack. A-drating-men
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

    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.
  19. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 6:10 am
    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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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 6:43 am
    "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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    bluntman1138 Male 30-39
    28 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 6:54 am
    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.
  22. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 6:58 am
    >>>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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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 7:03 am
    Hint: It has been used for 2000 years.

    Of course it has, but it was popularised for our generation by the perennial movie scene mentioned.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 7:04 am
    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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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 7:05 am
    "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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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 7:12 am
    "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.
  27. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 7:30 am
    Do you not think it`s a tad more likely that he knows it because everyone knows it?

    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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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 9:46 am
    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.
  29. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Horace.
    Not much I remember from school, but some of us have and do study the classics.
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    notorious98 Male 30-39
    151 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    @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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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Diem-me, what a load of carpe
  32. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Horace.
    Not much I remember from school, but some of us have and do study the classics.

    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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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 4:19 am
    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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