In this fast-paced world of pop-culture and the diarrhea of slang that engulfs it, it certainly does help to have such services as Urban Dictionary just a moment's click away. Like, for instance, if you're accosted by some common thug and he threatens to bust a cap in your dome, or say you're out on a date and the person asks if you're down to Stallone, a/k/a Shia Labeouf, after dinner. No one wants to take a premature dirtnap, much less find themselves on the giving and/or receiving end of some sensüal shit in the mouth, so it really is beneficial to have an understanding of what's being said before said goes down. Beyond mere words though, it's even more important to have a broad awareness of the pop-culture medium itself because the two go hand-in-fucking-glove these days. Otherwise, how the heck are you ever gonna keep up conversational pace with the likes of Douglas Coupland or Mark Lewman? Consider this following email sent from Jim DeChamp, a/k/a T-Rex, after he looked up "Nitro Circus" on the Slangbot app:
I found this word using Slangbot:
Definition: Like jackass, but where tricks aren't designed to fail and no-one waves their dick at the camera.
Guy #2: Wow, what a gay.
The irony, of course, is that the recipient of this Slangbot definition was Andy Bell, the featured rider above who is all but leaking scrotal brains from Season 2 of Nitro Circus on MTV. Arguably, these were the Dickhouse years of the Nitro crew, but if you knew Bell like I knew Bell then you'd damn well know this is a case of Canadian nature and not Rainbow nurture. Now if only I could share the full extent of this nature with my photos from the day Andy visited the jackass 3D set one day and shared a hamburger, Jenna Jameson, sailboat, and squirrel on a trampoline with all of us*.
* If your name is Jeff Tremaine or Danger Ehren and you have no recollection of this fantastic show 'n' tell experience filmed for absolutely no reason in super megabuck 3D, that's because you ditched out early to instead attend a Los Angeles Lakers playoff game. Priorities, priorities...
(Photo by Sean Cliver; Riverside, California 2009)