Child Culture Guide for Adults: Anti-Masturbation Porn Conspiracies

This week, it’s a medley of internet nonsense: Superman and his fellow Justice League crime fighters get a second chance, Justin Bieber is back on YouTube, and the burgeoning online identity-shaping movement is n’t watching internet porn.

This Week In The Movies: Zach Snyder’s Justice League

This week, part of the Internet, loving superheroes and movie gone mad because of the release of “Justice League” Zack Snyder. The original 2017 version of Justice League was fraught with production issues – rewriting the script at the last minute, replacing director Snyder with Josh Whedon during post-production, and more, resulting in critical and financial frustration. Since then, fans have been clamoring for Snyder to release his own cut of the film. After all, Warner Bros. gave the green light, and after some reshoots and heaps of time in the editing room, Zach Snyder’s Justice League hit the TV next to you (if you’re near HBO Max).

So which movie is the best? According to critics and fans alike, Zach Snyder comes out on top, but that’s not exactly a knockout. Critics praise Snyder’s version of the Justice League for being less playful and more grown-up, but the glasses are taken off for length: the damn thing lasts four hours. Bottom line: Zach’s Justice League received 76% of the “fresh” reviews for rotten tomatoes, while the original received only 40% positive reviews. Take this , Josh Whedon.

Panic of the week: Netflix cracks down on shared accounts

This is finally happening: Netflix is ​​shutting down shared accounts, at least in some way. According to market research firm Magid , a third of Netflix’s 200 million or so users have shared their passwords with friends, family and strangers, so it’s no surprise the company is looking for a way to end its longtime: “Who cares? ? »Attitude towards account sharing as Netflix can leave a lot of subscription money on the table.

Many Netflix users started to see a pop-up message upon logging in that reads, “If you do not live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to continue monitoring.” From there, they are asked to verify their account via text message or email, and if they don’t, they are downloaded and asked to create a new account with a free month of service, a consolation prize for corporate theft.

Internet Cult of the Week: NoFap

“NoFap” is the latest movement that I expected to become popular among young people on the Internet. The raison d’être of the group is to encourage horny guys not to masturbate in front of internet porn. Let’s talk about a hopeless case! Despite its quixotic goal, NoFap has grown steadily since its appearance on Reddit in 2011, and currently has over 700,000 followers on the r / nofap subreddit.

While the medical community doesn’t view pornography as a mental disorder, the fappers disagree. They say that abstaining from the internet filth (and the masturbation it generates) has tons of benefits, like making real sex better, giving you more energy, adding self-control, and more. The most zealous non-fappers even report getting super powers. Maybe that’s how Spider-Man did it.

The cultural significance of (mostly) young people imposing puritanical standards on themselves is too difficult to reveal here, but NoFap is not without criticism. Some believe that the group’s philosophy leads to misogyny and shame on whores. Some overly zealous non-fappers blame women who do porn for the negative consequences they believe it has.

Then there are the Nazis. While r / nofap and the NoFap website say they cannot tolerate any hateful content, that hasn’t stopped alt-Nazi eccentrics from infiltrating the movement and using its ideas as a new way to hate Jews. These internet geniuses say porn is a Jewish conspiracy to weaken white men and ultimately destroy Western culture … just like guys need an elaborate Jewish conspiracy to watch porn.

Viral Video of the Week: Justin Bieber’s Tiny Desk Concert (Home)

Justin Bieber went from being a YouTube kid to Michael Jackson’s fame when he was still a teenager. He remains famous despite the fact that he has not released a single album or toured in five years. Since his image was created in the mirror image of the tabloids and in the imagination of a generation of teenage fans, it is difficult to separate the BIEBER pop culture icon from a singer / dancer / musician named “Justin Bieber.”

In a viral video this week, Bieber returns to his YouTube roots and kicks off the comeback of Elvis ’68 to remind the world of what’s behind the façade. He debuts his undoubtedly huge new song “Peaches” without hype, fan screams or hyped live theatrical performance. Instead, he gives a stripped-down mini-show from his homefor NPR’s Tiny Desk series.

With the support of a small group, Bieber reveals the simple truth: There is a reason why he became so famous. He’s really very good at performance. Even if you hate this kind of music (and I usually hate it), it’s impossible to deny the guy’s talent. The dude can sing . Anyway, check it out and tell me what you think.

This Week In Video Games: Still Playing Minecraft

This week I did a quick survey of four players under 15 with one question: “What have you been playing lately?” One hundred percent of the respondents answered: ” Minecraft “.

For young people, Minecraft is more than a video game, it is a sanity-saving institution and sanctuary in this strange and terrible year. The pandemic- inflated Minecraft population with 131 million monthly active users in 2020 – contains millions of children who are not tied to their homes. My one of them. When they closed the skate parks and he and his friends could no longer sleep, they took it easy and started hanging out in Minecraft instead . Now they build sophisticated machinery and elaborately decorated mansions, shit talk about their Zoom teachers into headset microphones and live almost permanently in a private world where there is no coronavirus and they can go where they want to build whatever they want and be whoever they choose. … The world we created for them is ugly and broken, but the one they created? It `s Magic.

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