I guess this post is for those of you who don’t know or don’t understand some of the stupid things my generation is doing right now so I’ve put together a short list to explain some of the most popular ones.
1. Internet Memes
Okay, so a meme is usually a picture, gif, or video that becomes really popular over the internet and is usually funny. Some of the most popular sites you can see new, trending, or popular memes are 9Gag, Cheezburger, Reddit and so on. Some people spend a good chunk of their lives making memes that others will find funny or enjoyable (I made a few and they sucked) but context and timing is key.
The meme to the right is called Conspiracy Keanu and it features a picture of Keanu Reeves looking flabbergasted and the text always has some line about a conspiracy theory. Do you get it yet?
2. YOLO, SWAG, etc
These are really, really, really dumb things that some stupid teenagers think makes them look carefree and spontaneous. In actuality, it just labels them as douchebags. YOLO stands for You Only Live Once and the first time I heard it was in the song The Motto by Drake with the line “You only live once; that’s the motto (n word) yolo”. For a while it was used a lot in facebook and twitter statuses to inform the world of your poor decision making skills and was most often used by people we all hate. An example would be ‘drank 2 much last night n skipped class #YOLO’ but what it should really say is ‘I lack good decision making skills and impulse control.’ Thankfully, not many people still say this.
Swag is much worse. It used to be a type of style (back in someone else’s day) that described a really cool, charismatic person. Now, it describes teenagers who have a lot of money but are too dumb to pass high school. I don’t even know what else to say that doesn’t include profanity. Who wants to have swag? It’s like wanting to be a failure. Here’s a picture that might help.
Slender is a scary, beta computer game that was released in the summer. It’s not in stores yet but you can download it from here. It’s simple, kill the batman. No wait, wrong thing. So you’re in the woods trying to find 8 pieces of paper. That’s the whole game. The problem is that you’re being followed by creepy Slenderman, a mythological creature who’s been adapted for this game and if he gets too close to you he kills you. He has no face and really long arms and wears a suit.