Il-Ġimgħa, Awwissu 17, 2007

DoiNG iT FoR TeH LuLz of LiFe

The word Lulz, oftenely set to be the plural variant of lol, Lulz was originally an exclamation but is now often used as a noun meaning interesting or funny internet content.
Lol -> lul; lols -> luls; lolz -> lulz.

Lulz is the one good reason to do anything, from trolling to vandalism. After every action taken, you must make the epilogic dubious disclaimer: "I did it for the lulz".

This has been pioneered by encyclopedia dramatica, famous for posting a fake craigslist add and then listing the personal info of those who responded.

Why did he post a suicide note on livejournal before killing himself?
I heared he did it for the lulz.

Why post a giant image of 50 Hitlers?
I did it for the lulz.

... is also a corruption of L.O.L., which stands for laugh out loud.
Phil Shuman used this term in a poorly executed last minute piece that was thrown together. It shows his complete lack of ability to perform proper investigative reporting. Many Lulz were generated from this attempt.

"LULZ is a corruption of L O L, which stands for Laugh Out Loud." --Phil Shuman, Fox News

1 comment:

Tyron said...

So you turned up as a lulz lunatic...?