.\Matthew Long

{An unsorted collection of thoughts}

Extras on ‘The IT Crowd’ DVDs

Posted by Matthew on February 22, 2009

I’ve recently gotten hold of “The Big Bang Theory” and “The IT Crowd” DVDs.  Both are excellent series (I think my girlfriend lost a little respect / hope for me when i laughed at the “Spherical chickens in a vacuum” joke..) but one thing that absolutely slays me is the subtitles options on “The IT Crowd“.

Much like Jimmy Carr’s DVDs, the subtitle options are On, Off and 1337.  And the latter very much does what it says.  The subtitles aren’t just their lines transposed into horrible “leet” spelling, they also feature terms and jokes from the likes of Protocol definitions, C syntax, machine code, Bash commands and general internet memes.

I’ll give you an example below, with the subtitles in Italics..

“I’m extremely good with computers”, “iz h4xx0rs”

Go on.”, “O RLY?”

“Well, sending emails, receiving emails, deleting emails..” , “smtp…pop3…M$ Exchange…”

But then, I am quite a geek, so it might just be me that enjoys it.


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