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(Make Use Of)   When the Avengers are not busy saving the planet, would they kick back on everyone's favourite social network? Would Thor even know how to sign in? Would Steve Rogers understand how the miniature typewriter connects with the magical window of light?   (makeuseof.com) divider line 30
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2013-08-06 07:41:55 AM  
Seeing as both TV and the typewriter were around decades before his little cryogenic adventure, subby, I'm going to give Captain America the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "Pick up cord, plug funny-shaped ends into matching funny-shaped sockets".
 
2013-08-06 07:42:46 AM  
Old, still makes me laugh.

/HULK SMASH DAT ASS!
 
2013-08-06 07:52:22 AM  
I hadn't seen that before. I particularly like the one with Hawkeye and "I Just Had Sex"

Widow: "You know this means I have to kill you now..."
Hawkeye: "Doesn't matter, had sex.
 
2013-08-06 07:58:56 AM  
First time I've seen those, pretty damn good.
 
2013-08-06 08:26:53 AM  
I'm not an elf
 
2013-08-06 08:33:36 AM  
I want my click back
 
2013-08-06 08:36:55 AM  
These types of things are usually stupid, but this time they were surprisingly funny.

/Maybe he's bjorn with it...
 
2013-08-06 08:37:28 AM  
I was waiting for a "Tank missle!" from Iron Man.
 
2013-08-06 09:02:37 AM  
Steve Rogers is just from the 1940s, I think he'd get the concept of home computers fairly quickly.
 
2013-08-06 09:16:10 AM  
I find http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/ to be quite amusing, in a similar vein.
 
2013-08-06 09:51:23 AM  

Lokasenna: Seeing as both TV and the typewriter were around decades before his little cryogenic adventure, subby, I'm going to give Captain America the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "Pick up cord, plug funny-shaped ends into matching funny-shaped sockets".


<pedantic geek>
um... not quite.
He was frozen at the end or WWII. There were TVs at the time but they weren't available "for decades" before his ice bath. Also, they were were not something found in every home so he had probably heard of them but might not have ever seen one in person (probably not too many on a battlefield)
</pedantic geek>

So yeah, I agree with your main point, odds are it wouldn't take him long to adjust to the technological changes even if I disagree with the details.


//The cultural ones, on the other hand would probably take much, much longer.
 
2013-08-06 10:54:20 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Steve Rogers is just from the 1940s, I think he'd get the concept of home computers fairly quickly.


JRaynor: So yeah, I agree with your main point, odds are it wouldn't take him long to adjust to the technological changes even if I disagree with the details.



Right?  It's not like he's from the stone age or Sentinel Island or something.  And mentally he's still young, so it's not even like grandma trying to use email.
 
2013-08-06 11:24:22 AM  
The Hulk would go to Free Republic because he heard it's a place where everyone is mad and wants to SMASH, but after one page of HerpaDerp he closes the notebook (and by "closes" I mean "slams it hard through several floors of steel & concrete, disintegrating it") and goes off to brew a pot of Chai tea.
 
2013-08-06 11:36:04 AM  
Just me, but I am getting awfully damn sick of this tendency to portray Cap as a technically illiterate ignoramus.
 
2013-08-06 12:14:05 PM  
You know it's bad when all I could think about was how much better Pro Football Mock is at this....
 
2013-08-06 12:53:33 PM  
Saving the day.

Just saved the day.

Saved the day twice.

Is that a bird? Is that a plane? No, it's just me saving the day.

Saving the day - with Wonder Woman

Saved the day.

/I am Batman.
 
2013-08-06 12:58:07 PM  

JRaynor: Lokasenna: Seeing as both TV and the typewriter were around decades before his little cryogenic adventure, subby, I'm going to give Captain America the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "Pick up cord, plug funny-shaped ends into matching funny-shaped sockets".

<pedantic geek>
um... not quite.
He was frozen at the end or WWII. There were TVs at the time but they weren't available "for decades" before his ice bath. Also, they were were not something found in every home so he had probably heard of them but might not have ever seen one in person (probably not too many on a battlefield)
</pedantic geek>

So yeah, I agree with your main point, odds are it wouldn't take him long to adjust to the technological changes even if I disagree with the details.


//The cultural ones, on the other hand would probably take much, much longer.


He'd be familiar with radar so the idea of a video display shouldn't be completely foreign.
 
2013-08-06 01:04:01 PM  

mooseyfate: Saving the day.

Just saved the day.

Saved the day twice.

Is that a bird? Is that a plane? No, it's just me saving the day.

Saving the day - with Wonder Woman

Saved the day.

/I am Batman.


"Aren't your posts getting kind of repetitive?"

"Why?  They're all true...."
 
2013-08-06 01:04:36 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: mooseyfate: Saving the day.

Just saved the day.

Saved the day twice.

Is that a bird? Is that a plane? No, it's just me saving the day.

Saving the day - with Wonder Woman

Saved the day.

/I am Batman.

"Aren't your posts getting kind of repetitive?"

"Why?  They're all true...."


Knock knock...
 
2013-08-06 01:49:31 PM  
Not this again. Every few months/years we get a "POPULAR FICTIONAL CHARACTERS USE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER LOL!" article.

It happens with all of them. Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Star Wars, Avengers, Justice League, Doctor Who, etc...

We get it. Some of you assholes are so wrapped up in social media that the funniest thing you can think of is fictional characters using the same social media. HAR HAR. What a gas!
 
2013-08-06 01:53:12 PM  

JRaynor: Lokasenna: Seeing as both TV and the typewriter were around decades before his little cryogenic adventure, subby, I'm going to give Captain America the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "Pick up cord, plug funny-shaped ends into matching funny-shaped sockets".

<pedantic geek>
um... not quite.
He was frozen at the end or WWII. There were TVs at the time but they weren't available "for decades" before his ice bath. Also, they were were not something found in every home so he had probably heard of them but might not have ever seen one in person (probably not too many on a battlefield)
</pedantic geek>

So yeah, I agree with your main point, odds are it wouldn't take him long to adjust to the technological changes even if I disagree with the details.


//The cultural ones, on the other hand would probably take much, much longer.



You guys DID see the room in which is was transformed to Captain America, didn't you? If you're going by the Marvel Cinematic Universe version, there were CRT screens all over. They were also in the Red Skull's base, and in the Army's intelligence HQ, and at the Expo, AND in the plane Cap was frozen in... And some of these were connected to computers.

Because this is the MCU, not our world, the military had really basic computers in the 1940s. Cap knows what a computer is. He became Captain America while surrounded by them.
 
2013-08-06 03:17:51 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Not this again. Every few months/years we get a "POPULAR FICTIONAL CHARACTERS USE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER LOL!" article.

It happens with all of them. Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Star Wars, Avengers, Justice League, Doctor Who, etc...

We get it. Some of you assholes are so wrapped up in social media that the funniest thing you can think of is fictional characters using the same social media. HAR HAR. What a gas!


Why do you know this?
 
2013-08-06 03:43:22 PM  
If you recall, Steve Rogers didn't even have a MySpace account, which is why he should have let the Government trample on his rights and force him to register.
 
2013-08-06 04:31:59 PM  

The_EliteOne: ZeroCorpse: Not this again. Every few months/years we get a "POPULAR FICTIONAL CHARACTERS USE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER LOL!" article.

It happens with all of them. Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Star Wars, Avengers, Justice League, Doctor Who, etc...

We get it. Some of you assholes are so wrapped up in social media that the funniest thing you can think of is fictional characters using the same social media. HAR HAR. What a gas!

Why do you know this?


The answer better be either Girlfriend of Daughter...
 
2013-08-06 04:47:55 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Not this again. Every few months/years we get a "POPULAR FICTIONAL CHARACTERS USE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER LOL!" article.


It's like they've never been to Tumblr, LiveJournal, or any fansites.

Lokasenna: Seeing as both TV and the typewriter were around decades before his little cryogenic adventure, subby, I'm going to give Captain America the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "Pick up cord, plug funny-shaped ends into matching funny-shaped sockets".


Nothing to add, but enjoying your login as the Bewbies.
 
2013-08-06 05:48:41 PM  
Steve Rogers wasn't very phased by a flying carrier and Iron Man's suit...I doubt he'd be that enthralled by Angry Birds.

That said, why would they give people admin rights to install Galaga -- or alternatively, a browser and no firewall for them to go to a webgame -- on a top-secret flying carrier operations booth?
 
2013-08-06 06:03:23 PM  

imgod2u: Steve Rogers wasn't very phased by a flying carrier and Iron Man's suit...I doubt he'd be that enthralled by Angry Birds.

That said, why would they give people admin rights to install Galaga -- or alternatively, a browser and no firewall for them to go to a webgame -- on a top-secret flying carrier operations booth?


Maybe him and the admin went to college together? Maybe the admin is his girlfriend? Maybe he IS the admin? Maybe the game is allowed by SHIELD as a downtime activity, but he was using it on the clock? Maybe it was just a joke? Maybe it was foreshadowing the return of the FF movie rights to Marvel, with Galaga being an allusion to Galactus?
 
2013-08-06 06:07:21 PM  

ArkPanda: JRaynor: Lokasenna: Seeing as both TV and the typewriter were around decades before his little cryogenic adventure, subby, I'm going to give Captain America the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "Pick up cord, plug funny-shaped ends into matching funny-shaped sockets".

<pedantic geek>
um... not quite.
He was frozen at the end or WWII. There were TVs at the time but they weren't available "for decades" before his ice bath. Also, they were were not something found in every home so he had probably heard of them but might not have ever seen one in person (probably not too many on a battlefield)
</pedantic geek>

So yeah, I agree with your main point, odds are it wouldn't take him long to adjust to the technological changes even if I disagree with the details.


//The cultural ones, on the other hand would probably take much, much longer.

He'd be familiar with radar so the idea of a video display shouldn't be completely foreign.


Wikipedia says the television has been "commercially available" since the 1920s, though cinema is obviously much older and the basic idea of a television had been demonstrated before the turn of the century. BBC started broadcasting TV (still Wikipedia here) in 1928, and televisions were on display the World's Fair in 1939... my Marvel knowledge is a bit sketchy, but isn't that what Rogers was visiting at the beginning of the movie? Even if it was an in-universe-Stark-equivalent, between that and his time in the military I think it's pretty safe to say he'd seen a few.
 
2013-08-06 08:39:43 PM  
Give her the Jericho!
 
2013-08-06 11:01:59 PM  

ZeroCorpse: My Little Pony


I actually build these using Facebook test accounts. I have every basic MLP character. This is mainly because I have no life.
 
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