Doolen Middle School (or should I say DOOIEN) is a repeat offender with the lowercase Ls. I could send a picture weekly.Please do! And, if you are brave enough, perhaps you can confront the repeat offender. I wonder if anyone broached the topic at the SCPC GENERAl MEETING last month.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Thursday, February 05, 2015
VICE recently posted an article by Andrew Iwanicki, the man who was paid to lie in bed for three months for a NASA experiment. Here he bids farewell to the pee jug he had urinated in for the last 70 days. Not sure why the word BlACK is written on the container. I hope that's not what color his urine was.
Anyway, it's comforting to know that NASA is trying to find a cure for the lowercase L syndrome, because the solution may be out of this WORlD.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
By now everyone and their mother—and their grandmother—has seen the YouTube viral video sensation "Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time," in which three adorable grandmas try marijuana in the state of Washington, where recreational cannabis use is now legal. In a memorable moment of the experiment, one of the giggly ganja grandmas tries to explain that she isn't stoned yet, carefully stating "I DON'T FEEl TO ME AS HIGH AS THEY LOOK TO ME." As with all good things on the Internet, the comment soon became a meme, and the accompanying graphic is currently being dissected on Reddit.
Interestingly, at the time of this post, the top Reddit comment notes "The 'L' seems off." Further down the thread, another Reddit contributor "Hemmerly" chimes in, "Only non capital letter. Driving me nuts."
Hemmerly, I KNOW THAT FEEL BRO. I devoted an entire blog to that feel bro.
Reddit user Nickleeee explains, "It's a capital I, rather than a lowercase L."
Realizing the mind-blowing and possibly detrimental effect that the lowercase L can have on a stoned individual, Reddit user ItsNotWhereItWas finally proclaims "Fixed it," replacing the lowercase l with a capital L, and not a moment too soon.
Now, I have some questions for the Reddit community, in case they stumble upon this post.
First, was the creator of the original advice animal meme high when he wrote the text?
Also, as far as I know, some meme generators will not allow you to write with lowercase letters, so the author may have either intentionally or mistakenly used an uppercase i. Was this intentional or accidental?
And, if it was intentional, was it meant to bend the minds of the stoned? If it was accidental, was the error noticed before posting as-is to Reddit? If so, why? Or was the error only noticed after being pointed out by the Reddit community? And if that's the case, WHY?
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A friend of mine pointed out that, while we might assume that the intended word is "small," it could also very well be "smail" (an electronic mail transport protocol) or "smali" (an assembler for Java on the Android platform), "Java" being, of course, a slang term for coffee. Perhaps the Roseburg MacD's is actually offering up an Egg McMuffin with an embedded Java VM assembler, and for only $4.80!Bonus points for the DOUBlE l! Or, smarties Holly and friend, is that actually binary for 3?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Branded Saloon on Vanderbilt, the keen observer will recognize early signs of distress with the frayed uppercase i in BICYClE, which was likely first written as a Y. By the time he got to the second C, the author must have seen the writing on the wall, and resorted to the lowercase L squeeze technique. Bonus points for the overcompensatory uppercase L in LandLord.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Kroger, where, she explained, you could watch them GRIll the SlAB right in front of you. I'm going to let those weak L's in GRILL slide because they have hints of uppercase-ness. But SlAB? I knew the day would come.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Jeremy Davis and Gary Chapman share credit for reporting this breakup letter that went viral a few months ago. While I maintain the belief that every one of these snarky viral letters is a fake, the lowercase L AT KElSE'S HOUSE is real. So, "Honey," you are better off without her.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Gary Chapman, one of the keenest observers in the lowercase L business, makes his comeback with a real money shot. Upon reading the news, "Vatican misspells Jesus on Pope Francis commemorative coins: Embarrassing gaffe sees Latin inscription call the Christian Messiah 'Lesus'", you might wonder why a typographical error involving an uppercase L, apparently substituted for a J, would qualify for this website. Only the most experienced lowercase L hunters would recognize that this ungodly gaffe likely occurred when a maladroit minter saw Jesus's name written in Latin, IESVS or Iesus, and misinterpreted the uppercase i to be a lowercase L.
I blame the IllVMINATI for this, and all lowercase L dissent.
I blame the IllVMINATI for this, and all lowercase L dissent.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
believed to have been written by multiple authors. Such may be the case with this post for a 40in. SONY BRAVIA FlATSCREEN TV, discovered by friend Amir Keinan at the corner of Carmine Street and 7th Avenue South in Manhattan. The first half of the post, ending with "WAllMOUNT INCl." seems to have been written by an author who either suffers from lowercase L dysgraphia, or is an anarchist who no longer wants to pay for cable and is finally catching up with Breaking Bad online. The second half of the post suddenly shifts gears with properly capitalized L's in FOR SALE $400 CALL VAL. I don't know, should we call VAL and ask her what's up?
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Sunday, October 06, 2013
James Franco is popping up everywhere in the media. Apparently he was in ten movies in 2013 that I never heard of, plus a guest appearance on two episodes of The Mindy Project and a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show. And now, as Joe Clark points out, he's making his #lowercaseL debut via Twitter and Instagram! I suppose I'm looking forward to checking out "Logan marshal green in AS I lAY DYING!" on October 11, as Franco suggests with a tweet, especially since I liked Marshall-Green as Charlie Holloway in Prometheus. I'm also looking forward to Franco issuing a public apology and explanation for how the HEll he managed to switch off CAPS-LOCK on his iPhone mid-Tweet. Now I'm skeptical about the release date, too—he may have actually meant October LL, Roman numerals for 50+50, or October 100, which is not for a while.