It took me fully 20 seconds...
....staring in incomprehension at the screen until I got the joke.
AM I GETTING OLD? AM I??
@Destroy All Monsters
..there was a joke?
NO IT'S TOO LATE FOR ME NOW ;_;
I appreciate the screenshots that sell the whole idea. Now I always thought that El Reg's articles are a touch short but Diablo be damned if that isn't a touch too short.
And brown pants....what shoes are going with it?
A screenshot of a website containing text that is the story is published on a news site.
For completeness, you should probably have printed the screenshot, put it on a wooden table, taken a photo of it and then scanned it and published that.
The Fail is either for the Reg for this 'article' or for me failing to comprehend the point.
You've got the entries in the wrong order.
So two minutes ago RegisterHack tweets about his pants, ten seconds ago he tweets about his sandwich, then five seconds after that he says, apropos of completely nothing, "$100m seems like a lot to invest..." and goes on to twitter an entire article with all the sentences in the wrong order?
Technically it may be Friday, but you shouldn't be drunk yet!
Back to the future
It's like 2000 again, only worse..
Have they released a new revision of The Cluetrain Manifesto or something?
Somebody should hit these guys with a cluebat.
I don't think I want to see my two favorite IT reads merge into one massive boat of failure and booze.
@Destroy All Monsters
No, you weren't the only one.
But once I got it, it cost a couple of tissues for the computer screen.
Genius. Pure genius
Fake screenshot fail
The posting times are in the wrong order.
I think its you.
It is ironic how many DailyWTF readers seem to have no sense of humo(u)r whatsoever.
Oh come on
I'm sure it seemed a good idea in thwe pub last night. A "you had to be there" moment.
Ok ... just rubbish
oh i get it
It's a stealth "lets test the water to see if we can have a twiiter feed like every other news source" gambit.
And sandals with brown pants surely. and green socks
You fail very very much Mr. Unlimited
Fail for you my dear friend as you have completely misunderstood the article! :)
Grenade? Because you're a loose cannon in the comments!
Trousers or underwear?
The fail is definitely you
something about pastrami. eat now.
If some one needs to explain the joke ...
... then they don't get it.
I need someone to explain the joke.
I read that in the wrong order.
Would someone who gets a joke please explain? Why would Twitter getting $100m be a brown-trousers moment?
I'm baffled, and the arse-about-face structure of Twitter feeds doesn't help.
But where is the complete experience...
What are you drinking with the sandwich, and which mustard is on it? No link to a video of the chewing process, not even a pic of the sandwich.
This is the naughties, it's Web 2.0 now, you've got to improve the experience for all of us if you expect us twitterees to buy in...
The investors who put up the money for the fund need to sue the managers for incompetence. After giving them a good going-over in an alley. A mutual fund, in particular, has no right to piss the member's money away just for dot-com bragging rights.
Oh, and for real Web2.0 cred, not only do you print out the screen shot and photograph it, but you post it on Flickr!
It's not a 'brown trousers moment'. It's just that the reporter decided to wear brown trousers, and put it on Twitter because you tell Twitter what trousers you are wearing because that is the nature of Twitter.
Bee: Sitting at my desk drinking water. I think I'll put the fan on.
And so forth.
....and I am reading the comments on The Register.
"Bee: Sitting at my desk drinking water. I think I'll put the fan on."
Stop baiting us, you know what us lot are like, half now have an image of you of film notoriety in front of a fan hair blowing in slow motion ;)
@Unlimited - you should start going to bed earlier, that late in the evening obviously makes you a v.grumpy person.
Love it. Laughed out loud.
Laughed so hard I splurted coffee all over the keyboard.
d'ahh, c'mon; what's not to get?
Here we are, a good decade or so after the phony dot-com boom. We read a news report noting that some cockamamie VC outfit has just thrown a hundred mil at a useless-assed Internet "company". We're so amazed that we crap our pants, which is where the "brown trousers" comment comes in. I mean, how tough can that be to understand?
As far as the shoes... I can't speak from authority myself, but according to Frank Zappa, "brown shoes don't make it".
I for one am clinging to the delicious future moment when Twitter changes its logo to read Twitter from C**ts and all the Twitterati start moaning about how C**ts are ruining what used to be a perfectly crap service.
Oh my god
Congratulations half of you for not getting it AT ALL.
Good article :)