Children’s Culture Guide for Adults: No Christmas Materials
I disagree with Melania Trump a lot, but we are looking at Christmas – for example, our country’s soon-to-be ex-first lady said, “Who the fuck about Christmas stuff and decorations? “Preach, sister!
Even though the vacation season hits us with the weight of the Orwellian fascist boot, I try my best not to admit all this “welcome” and “goodwill for men” nonsense lest they mention Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever. -not yet … Until next week.
TikTok trend of the week: scalp
The newest and strangest trend on TikTok this week is scalp bursts. More than 6 million people have checked the hashtag #scalppopping, which features videos of users “cracking their hair,” winding a strand of hair around their fingers and pulling it. Presumably, if you do this correctly, you will hear a clap, similar to the sound of your knuckles clicking. There isn’t a ton of information out there, other than these videos and a few message board posts where anonymous users say the technique is being used in Asian nail salons as a form of massage, so who knows if it’s real? It might just be a prank designed to get people to pull out their own hair.
Mine is too short to try, but maybe you could? Come on: let her break! But don’t go into details. Mandatory warning: pulling out your own hair is painful and can be pulled right out of your head.
Viral Video of the Week: Daniel Radcliffe Gets Hot
Thisweek’sviral video is the season finale of YouTube’s most entertaining celebrity interview show, ” Hot Ones .” In keeping with the show’s simple yet brilliant concept, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe answers typical “celebrity interviews” questions by eating a series of spicier, piquant chicken wings. It doesn’t sound like much, but there is something exciting about seeing famous people put their bravado to the test, and there is something fun about watching them try to turn on their next project while they have it flowing. the nose and they can barely speak in pain, plus the intense pain – those wings are hot – can reveal an honesty rarely seen in celebrity interviews. In the future, this is how the members of the congress will be elected.
In Music This Week: Spotify’s Wrapped
Spotify released Wrapped this week, and everyone who loves music is either sharing the results on social media or complaining about how silly and flimsy it is. Wrapped brings together your 2020 listening habits into small pieces of information that you can share in case you forget what music you like. It even offers a quiz feature where you basically answer multiple-choice questions about your own listening habits – this level of gaze is perfect for our new lifestyle, never going anywhere, ever.
You can also check the tastes of all Spotify users and compare them to your own, in case you need further proof of how out of touch you are. For example, the most popular track on Spotify overall is The Weeknd’s 80s Blinding Lights , while I listened to The Mountains Goats’ brooding lo-fi 2004 Against Pollution more than any other song in 2020 year. (This is the bragging rights of aging hipsters, by the way.)
On TV This Week: Robots vs. Aliens
It’s a big TV week for wimps and nerds alike, with Alien Worlds debuting on Netflix and a new season of Robot Warfare on Discovery Channel. Alien Worlds is a four-part miniseries in which scientists and CGI artists work together to present a realistic (or at least plausible) vision of life on real exoplanets. This is the perfect show for people desperate to leave the confines of our fallen world, at least in their imaginations.
Meanwhile, the Discovery Channel has a new season of Battlebots , the greatest robot battle TV show in history. This sport of the future features killer robots equipped with drills, saws, hammers and flamethrowers that fight each other in chaotic battles until mechanical death. It is joyfully destructive and cruel, but no one gets hurt. It is also truly innovative and COVID-safe: the bots are not going to infect each other. Highly recommended if you have a child who is even a little nervous.
This Week in Video Games: Operation Broken Fang
Despite being released almost 8 years ago, Counter Strike: Global Offensive still has 20 million active users – the prehistoric multiplayer shooter is so popular that the release of new content remains big news in games. Broken Fang, the new “operation” in CS: GO , includes tons of fresh weapon skins, new maps for different game modes, weekly missions and much more. So if your teen is a “core gamer,” he’ll need to download this, even if it’s just to brag about how much PC gamers outnumber ordinary console players. It is now available on Steam .