At last, a use for Javascript

spEak You’re bRanes has a Twat-o-Tron. (It generates random comments, plucked from Have Your Say section of the BBC’s website.) *

This site is so brilliant that you’ll want to wave your arms in circular stirring movements and punch an invisible ceiling and shout “You go, girl!” and other demonstrative American talk-show things. But it’s very British, so I will have to restrain myself to a “Jolly good job, that chap.”

All the comments quoted were found on the BBC “Have Your Say” site. Yes, people really have written them. On purpose as far as I can tell. (from spEak You’re bRanes)

The twat-o-tron will give you the distilled flavour before you dip into categories like “Armchair Warriors” on the whole site.

This blog is dedicated to the dribble-spattered lunacy of BBC “Have Your Say” discussions. Part of me thinks that the right-wing “blogosphere” of America is encouraging its slow readers to get over to the BBC and add their ill-informed opinions… but another part of me fears that the sample is actually more representative… perhaps the majority of people in the world really are this awful and stupid. (From the about page of spEak You’re bRanes )

I tend to assume that most of the BBC comments that cause apoplectic rage fits are spoofs. (It’s wishful thinking, I know, but leave me some illusions.) However, if even 1 in 10 of these comments are legit, it makes you wonder how people can be that stupid and still manage to operate an email account.

[hat tip: Alun Salt]

* (Don’t use Internet Explorer 6 though. It works but its hard to read.)

3 thoughts on “At last, a use for Javascript

  1. Haha, cute.

    The title of your post pulled me in. Not sure if you’re kidding, but as a web designer, I love javascript!

  2. I was kidding ( it was a reference to a line in the Simpsons really, where Bart said “At last, a use for geometry” or words to that effect.

    Though to be honest, I pretty much do dislike Javascript in practice, as it is often hard to use (for me) and slow to run, (Yes, I know it can do really great things.)

  3. I’m embarrassed! A Simpsons quote and I didn’t get it! Lol!

    I know what you mean about JavaScript; it can be tough to understand. JavaScript has gotten a lot lighter in recent years, though. If you Google ‘JavaScript framework’, you should see a few JavaScript libraries are are relatively lightweight and fast-loading. Also, calling JS files at the bottom of the page (instead of in the HEAD makes pages load faster.

    I could go on forever, but I’d urge you to give JavaScript a second chance!

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