Hey!

i love watching television with the closed captioning turned on for a variety of reasons.

  1. Most people’s voices irritate me.
  2. I spend a lot of time at work listening to people talk, so when I watch a program, the last thing I want is to listen to another annoying voice — so, I would just rather read it.
  3. I have difficulty hearing what people are saying, particularly when there is background noise. Inside my house, I have a dog, four lovebirds, and a family …. enough said.

Aside from the aforementioned, extremely legitimate reasons for making use of closed-captioning, there is one more REALLY big reason:

  • Closed captioning adds a layer of entertainment unrivaled by any other form of media entertainment.

The captions make any program almost as entertaining as watching a badly translated kung fu film!

Example 1: Sometimes the captions get stuck on one phrase for a really long time.

There’s no explanation for what they’re doing.

Five minutes later, there’s [still] no explanation for what they’re doing.

Example 2: When someone says something a lot, the captions very accurately reflect the repeated word.

Hey!

Hey hey hey hey hey!

Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey…!

Apologies for the bad photos. But hey! (hey, hey!) they get the point across.

Today’s lesson:

Turn on your closed captioning.

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9 thoughts on “Hey!

  1. So, I’m not the only one that likes to watch tv with the sound off and cc on? I love it when the voice recognition software can’t quite understand what was said and it comes out sounding crazy. Unfortunately, I can’t think of any examples off hand.

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  2. Julie O.

    Miss you too!! We’re all well, thanks. Bathroom renos are taking forever. In-laws visiting during March break in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait for spring; this winter has been waaaay too cold to enjoy. We’re planning a road trip to Maine in August and will try to meet up with River.

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