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Serious Paint Job Fail…

Some of you may have seen the sharpie Lambo… but i bet you haven’t seen this sharpie car!

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40,000 ft view of “FAIL”

FAIL: (verb) fayel

1. The Glorious lack of success

2. Another word for “suck”, most probably derived from the world of internet gaming.

What’s with all the failing lately? Why fail instead of failure? WhyFAIL instead of fail? And why, for that matter, does it have to be “epic”?

It’s nearly impossible to pinpoint the first reference, given how common the verb fail is, but online commenters suggest it started with a 1998 Neo Geo arcade game called Blazing Star. (References to the fail meme go as far back as 2003

“FAIL” and its staying power comes from its wonderfully terrible Japanese-to-English translations. If you beat a level, the screen flashes with the words: “You beat it! Your skill is great!” If you lose, you are mocked: “You fail it! Your skill is not enough! See you next time! Bye bye! anyway whogivesafvck…

The highest form of fail—the epic fail—involves not just catastrophic failure but hubris as well. Not just coming in second in a bike race but doing so because you fell off your bike after prematurely raising your arms in victory. Totaling your pickup not because the brakes failed but because you were trying to ride on the windshield. Not just destroying your fish tank but doing it while trying to film yourself lifting weights.





thanks to: FAIL Blog, Urban Dictionary, Slate, and Wikipedia

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Triumphant Trailer

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