One for every fandom.
Kids these days are up to a lot of things.
Saving the planet, running businesses, starting social movements... It's fair that we'd all be concerned for their well-being. Fortunately, the Internet has come through with a handful of codes and cheat sheets that you can use to decipher what your child is really getting up to online.
Is your child texting about astrology? SMH= scorpio midheaven LOL= libras or leos? OFC= ophiuchus is f*cking crap… https://t.co/sTJVtR3cTp— Kay 🌸 (@Kay 🌸)1571247832.0
IS YOUR CHILD TEXTING ABOUT BTS? GTG- go taehyung go FFS- fight for seokjin ICB- i care boutNamjoon ATM- appreciat… https://t.co/mqv9wyaQ1N— 𝔞 𝔫 𝔞 (@𝔞 𝔫 𝔞)1571772199.0
Is your child texting about decolonization? via https://t.co/J3HDnEQspF https://t.co/ql0xsQ9Tsi— Nadine (@Nadine)1571400829.0
(Edgar Allan) Poe
Financial Crisis (2008)
is your child texting about the 2008 financial crisis? lol = lots of loans brb = better reach buffet smh = seize… https://t.co/REYItj7lCN— obj (Q4 edition) (@obj (Q4 edition))1548731803.0
Is your child texting about Guinea Pigs? brb = bashful rat blob rofl = royal oblong fur loaf— Perfume Genius (@Perfume Genius)1532565690.0
IS YOUR CHILD TEXTING ABOUT HAMLET? • OMFG - Oop, My Father’s Ghost • AF - Avenging Father • iPad - I, Polonius, a… https://t.co/ezBSac6XKE— ruby🦎 (@ruby🦎)1569093282.0
Is your child texting about intersectional feminism? lol: liberating ourselves locally tbh: talking bout heteropa… https://t.co/NZkelcS2XD— Sasha Costanza-Chock (@Sasha Costanza-Chock)1517198907.0
Is *your* child texting about the Julio-Claudians? LOL: Lot of Livias GNITE: Germanicus Now Is Tiberius' Enemy ASA… https://t.co/yC1sPBZ1Ez— Dr Rob Cromarty (@Dr Rob Cromarty)1571613265.0
Is your child texting about Kingdom Hearts? XOX: Xemnas Or Xehanort WYD: Why you, Donald? OMFG: Oh My Friend Go… https://t.co/zRFWYVtrYD— Xainn (@Xainn)1517359586.0
is your child texting about love, simon? LOOK FOR THESE SIGNS! SYJYIABAG- so you’re jewish? yeah i’m also black… https://t.co/rdd9Rz6Ulp— lil EEK! (@lil EEK!)1521260691.0
is your child texting about MOLECULAR BIOLOGY? wtf: wow, transcription factors np: nice proteins lmk: loving mulli… https://t.co/chSXRFldN4— sam (@sam)1518518894.0
Is your child texting about Oklahoma? IMTYO: I met Trae Young once W?: Whataburger? DTSUOTCTA: Damn, they skippe… https://t.co/loVZXqe8Ol— hellen ombachi🇰🇪 (@hellen ombachi🇰🇪)1517543958.0
Is your child texting about pop-punk? MINMW- maybe it’s not my weekend INWTBTTLINAWWOHIWPRABWTJFMO- I never wante… https://t.co/qrgIWNfuvb— Rock Sound (@Rock Sound)1522404831.0
Is your child texting about Mohammad's The Koran/Q'uran? BTW: busy themselves with TGIF: that God is free FFS: for… https://t.co/JG2e0cOzw3— Is Your Child Bot (@Is Your Child Bot)1521887600.0
Is your child texting about RADICAL LIBERALISM? LOL - Lop Off Lords' (Heads) ROFL - Royals of French Lineage BRB -… https://t.co/L7iTfuTsOk— Jean-Jacquer Rousseau (@Jean-Jacquer Rousseau)1571851061.0
Is your child texting about stew? Lol: lots of leftovers Lmao: leave my appliances on (to make stew) Rofl: radical… https://t.co/Ht7JBi8YKy— Brigid Kennedy (@Brigid Kennedy)1571689615.0
Is your child texting about tide pods? Know the signs: WYD: Where’s Your Detergent WTF: Want Tide Fast LOL: Load… https://t.co/A2brp7Vd5O— Jenn McAllister (@Jenn McAllister)1517297143.0
Is your child texting about unions? Know the signs: LOL - Love Organized Labor BRB - Boss Really Bad LMAO - Love… https://t.co/4bDKUhgObh— 👻boonion horrorganizer🌹 (@👻boonion horrorganizer🌹)1567003556.0
(Two Gentlemen of) Verona
Is your child texting about William Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona? WTF: wealth than faults FML: for my lov… https://t.co/ACl2pM1qct— Is Your Child Bot (@Is Your Child Bot)1520893989.0
IS YOUR CHILD TEXTING ABOUT WRITING? AWOL = A Work Of Literature BDSM = Best Draft Since Monday BRO = Beta Reader… https://t.co/6oiBDpzVUF— Patrick-or-treat Bohan 🎃👻 (@Patrick-or-treat Bohan 🎃👻)1571147511.0
X Factor Auditions
is your child texting about iconic x factor auditions? cmyb: c'mon move your body ilatm: i'm lazy at the moment… https://t.co/mSAFZYnBUr— joe (@joe)1569877972.0
Dead meme format getting the most abuse by 38 year old #hip marketers: “Is your child texting about x, know the signs”— Luke Wright (@Luke Wright)1519049075.0
(The New York) Yankees
Is your child secretly texting about the Yankees? brb = brett runs better stfu = severino, tanaka, freakin unbeli… https://t.co/CdxPWShhgY— Sung Min Kim (@Sung Min Kim)1517073219.0
Is your child texting about the Latin alphabet? Know the signs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z— Bikes, Chillian J. (@Bikes, Chillian J.)1517545070.0
Y’all need to stop with the “Is your child texting about...” meme. It stopped being funny several iterations ago.— Aliki Chapple (@Aliki Chapple)1518020967.0
The truth is that these memes are more about Boomers and Gen X'ers than they do about kids these days. We all know that older generations spend more time than anyone leaving angry comments on Facebook pages, and they're the ones who worry relentlessly about the Internet when maybe they should have been worrying about climate change or gun violence. But hey, as long as your kid isn't texting about communism, everything's going to be just fine.
Now, please, let's all get off the Internet.
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Animation is lame and live-action is awesome.
Everybody loves Disney live-action remakes.
In a world plagued by racism, disease, and a seemingly endless bounty of spiraling misfortune, at least we can all agree that Disney knocks it out of the park every time they dredge up an old, animated movie for a live-action makeover because cartoons are for babies.
Sure, some of us thought the original Beauty and the Beast was fine, but could lame, 2D Belle ever hold a candle to 3D Emma Watson? And yeah, the original Lion King was okay, I guess, but there's nobody in the world who preferred cartoon Scar's rendition of "Be Prepared" to the incredible feat of getting a real lion to sing it in the live-action remake.
Being a Disney fan can be hard sometimes, as you have fond memories of beloved childhood movies but also don't want people to make fun of you for liking cartoons. That's why, out of all the corporations in the world, Disney is undoubtedly the most selfless, willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bring their old, outdated movies into the modern age—all for the fans.
After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.
Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."
The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."