Are These Subtitles for Me?
Written by David Peake   
Wednesday, 23 August 2006

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In a world so full of serious matters, sometimes we just need to laugh.

Terrorism is by no means funny ... humanity is.  When we are most disturbed by the events that surround us, maybe we need to find a way to laugh at the humanity we find in the situation.  Laughter doesn't solve any problems, but it helps ease some of the discomforts of life.

I share this video because it is funny.  It isn't a statement of any kind ... it's just funny!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  I laugh so very hard every time I see it.

I use to hate subtitles.  I know that hate is a strong word ... but it is true.  Watching a movie with subtitles was painful for me.  My bride, however, loves subtitles and has abused me with them over the years.  Now, much to my chagrin, I too love subtitles ... I can hardly watch a movie without them.   In fact, I am irritated now when a DVD doesn't offer them.

Closed captions, as it turns out, are not subtitles.  If you want another good laugh, turn on the news (especially an interview show) and watch as the poor cousin of subtitles fall behind.  It is like watching a Japanese monster movie where no one's mouth matches the words.  The longer someone talks, the farther the captions fall behind.

I'm just saying ... if you are looking for funny, try closed captioned television ... it's minutes of fun. 

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