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Videos suck like that. What could have been one sentence becomes a whole multi-media, ad infested clustersuck.



"Boy gets taken from an idyllic childhood, becomes rich and corrupt newspaper man, and utters an enigmatic last word on his death bed."

"Large fish eats people. Chomp. Chomp chomp."

"Ugly bell-ringer falls in love with beautiful social outcast. Doesn't get her."

"Man loses leg, sanity, life to large white aquatic mammal. Crewmember who enjoyed knocking hats off mens' heads returns alone to tell the tale."

Yep. Much better.


Nice!

More like this can be found here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/explainafilmplotbadly


Hmm, I don't get the first two?

Third is The Hunchback of Notre Same.

Fourth is Moby Dick.


For the second, note that sharks are fish.


1. Citizen Kane 2. Jaws (???)


Yes, Jaws


I normally agree with that sentiment. However this video has a lot more than just info about the garage. It's definitely worth watching.


There is a lot more to the video than that quote (or the current HN title – "Steve Wozniak Debunks One of Apple's Biggest Myths") suggest.


Actually, I think the video was way better than that single point. To each his own, though.


Why is this being downvoted? Sure, the Woz is awesome, the video is charming, but the headline is definitely linkbait, and I as well very much appreciate the TL;VWL.


Because there is a polite way of expressing the point that covers both bases.

There's value in the TL;DR for those of us who don't have time/interest to sit through a video, but there's also value in having a long-form way of explaining a story to people.

It doesn't have to be one or the other.




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