The Adult’s Guide to Child Culture: Bringing Back a Niche
Now that the presidential election is over, we can all stop pretending that we have something in common with half the people in the country and return to our tiny personal subcultures. With that in mind, check out some interesting baby niches online and beyond.
TikTok Trend of the Week: Imitating Your Kids
I’m a big believer in parenting through annoyance, which is why I’m a big fan of this week’s TikTok trendlet: videos of parents imitating their teenage children. Whether it ‘s lola_juliaaa’s mother nailing a “naughty teen girl” vibe or a daddy champagneshanty competing with a pitch-perfect “Oh my God ,” these videos are funny and lucky touching: Laughter coming out of the camera shows that the mockery is good-natured. Click here to see more videos in this tiny subgenre of TikTok .
Viral video of the week: the most beautiful taco bell on earth
Is there anything rarer than an unusual taco bell? It’s so unusual, over a million TikTok kids have watched Meghan Homm’s tour of the most beautiful Taco Bell on earth . Located in Pacifica on the rocky coast of Northern California, this may be the only Taco Bell to host a first date. I’m talking about stylish furnishings and décor, a transparent fireplace and a dining terrace right on the beach for breathtaking views of majestic cliffs and azure waves as you shove your chalupa into your mouth. Even the food is better than other places in Taco Bell … well, at least the drinks. In this fabulous Taco Bell from heaven, you can add glasses of booze to any selection of soda fountains. I’ll drink Sierra Mist and vodka.
This Week In Video Games: Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
This week everyone who plays video games becomes Vikings … that is, everyone who is into the open world, historical action games with RPG elements. New Assassin’s Creed lets you steer a fur-clad Norse (or Norwegian) and navigate a longboat full of deadly berserkers on a mission of bloodshed, conquest and terror in 9th century England.
You can’t even understand how pleasant it is to ravage the coastal monasteries until you play Valhalla. Y our ship silently approaches an unsuspecting settlement; the roar of Gjallarhorn breaking the silence of the dark morning; frightened cries of monks fleeing bloodthirsty pagans under your command; a red mist of steaming blood as the blade of your battleaxe slices your enemies in two. Chipped !
Valhalla is so good that I’m afraid impressionable children will finally start to imitate violence in their games and will swing hammers at each other wearing hats made of wolves they killed with their bare hands.
This week on TV: Transhood
Transhood is not intended for a widerange of young people, but kids who relate to it will really relate to it. This excellent HBO documentary follows the lives of four young transgender people from Kansas City and their families over the past five years – a turbulent time for everyone, but especially for transgender people in the hinterland. Each of these families is faced with the same problems – a world that often does not understand their unique situation, confused friends, outright fanaticism – and each tackles this problem in its own way.
In This Week In Movies: Renting Your Own Cinema
Is there anything more than 2020 than bespoke cinema? For most of us, going to the cinema has been banned since the pandemic swept our lives 34 years ago, but AMC is looking to change that with a bold plan to avoid total bankruptcy. A huge chain of cinemas rents screens across the country for private movie parties. For a very reasonable price (from $ 99), you can set yourself up a movie theater for a couple of hours, choose any movie you want to watch, call the phone in the middle of the second act. Do whatever you want. This is your theater. If you’re racking your brains over your child’s (sort of) COVID-proof birthday party (as long as everyone is wearing masks and keeping their distance), this might work.