Ways today's youth sounds like completely uneducated apes (oh and please stop...)

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Grammar. Punctuation. Spelling. Verb usage. Common Sense.

What has happened to these five terms? The more and more I browse the Internet, the more and more I regret doing so. I have always known the general public of this country to be less than scholarly, but the younger generation (even younger than me) makes me fearful of the future. This may be harsh (and possibly exaggerated for effect), however it needs to be said because it holds grains of truth - for more than one reason.

It wasn't too long ago that I sat in a middle school or high school English class. I remember the dull grammar lectures and the spelling tests that made me want to fall asleep half the time. But, as much as I didn't realize it then, I'm thankful I paid attention 85% of the time.

"F**k You" "No, Fuck You!"

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Fuck

Of the 600,000 plus words in the English language fuck is probably one of the most versatile and the most used. Yet for some bloody reason it remains the most censored, something I can't quite wrap my head around it.

I could go go on and on about how words are simply sounds clumped together for communication. I could go on and on about how these hodgepodges of noise mean nothing without the meaning behind them, their syntax and situation, their semantics. That, however, is really for another time and place. (In this case, another article)

What I wish to talk about is how pointlessly ignorant censoring words like fuck, ass, cock, shit, god damn, and hobo really is.

Jokers are Wild!

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Can everyone please stop attacking Nicholson's Joker just because there's a new Joker in town? I know that Nicholson gets this reputation for "Jack playing Jack", but anyone who's ever picked up a Batman comic with the Joker in it in the past decade or so and has seen Nicholson's performance should see that he was pretty dead on: a psychotic, sadistic, egotistical mass murderer with a flair for the theatrical. Will the late Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight surpass this? Maybe. Probably. I have a feeling that The Dark Knight is going to be the best Batman movie ever made, even better than the animated Mask of the Phantasm. Still, let's not deny how good Burton's original Batman movie was, and it's not just out of nostalgia. It was a great movie. Not perfect, but great. I like it more than Begins, even, if just a little.

Anyway, here's a comparison:

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