A Guide to Child Culture for Adults Out of Touch With Reality: What Happened to Henry Cavill’s Superman?

Pop culture this week includes supermen, supercars and a super old game that kids are rediscovering. To spice it up, I’ll add a pinch: “TikTok is an unlikely center of an international power struggle.”

Henry Cavill Steps Out As Superman

Despite appearing as Superman in a cameo in ” Black Adam ” and announcing that he was returning to the role in another film, actor Henry Cavill would not be starring in the next Superman film. James Gunn, co-CEO of Warner Bros. The DC Comics Film and TV Unit has announced that a new Man of Steel movie is in the pipeline for release at some point in the future, but it won’t star Cavill. According to Gunn, the still untitled Superman movie takes place early in the hero’s life, so he apparently needs a younger actor to put on his tights.

Cavill confirmed he would not be returning to the DC franchise on his Instagram, offering the following reassuring words to fans: “My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman represents will never be. It’s been a fun ride with all of you, on and on.”

This frees DC to right the wrongs of the past and finally cast Nicolas Cage as Superman. I know he’s old, but the dude is a good enough actor to handle it.

TikTok brings memes, dancing and international tension

While most of its younger users have been nonchalant about sharing dance videos, memes and playing chess, the US government took a major step against social media platform TikTok this week. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the US Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill to ban TikTok on all federal government devices. Eight states have already taken the same step for public employees.

Since the Trump administration, government rumors have been banning TikTok. The hugely popular social media app is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance and is seen by some as a potential threat to national security as well as a threat to the privacy of citizens. So far, TikTok only seems to be a potential danger, with no evidence that it has been involved in the data collection and interference feared by federal officials . I’m bringing all this up because it’s completely wild that an app used primarily by teenagers to waste time is at the center of a power struggle between the world’s two biggest superpowers. What kind of world, huh?

What’s the point of this weird but sexy TikTok video?

Like countless other would-be adult entrepreneurs and lust traps, thisis_bex posts suggestive (and often suspicious and disturbing ) videos on TikTok with the intention of pointing people to her Instagram, which inevitably leads to her OnlyFans. Her videos have a solid number of views, around 40,000, but one video has over 5 million views and is growing. It attracts people from Twitter, Reddit and other online resources, but because it is not particularly sexy; it’s just puzzling .

In the video, she tries to look sultry in the mirror with the phrase “Imagine how good your life would be if you had a 26-year-old nursing assistant by your side, now replace the S with an N.”

Okay, replace S with N and I get “breastfeeding assistant”. Or “a helper next to me.” Or maybe “surnsig annintast by my nide”. I don’t think I’m outdated.

So far, Becks hasn’t given any explanation to the many commentators begging for clues to her strange mystery, so there’s no way to know if it’s a bug, a mystery no one has yet solved, or a deliberate attempt to gain attention by presenting a convincing mystery. this is some nonsense. Either way, it works.

The hot game that all children play is chess?

Children are very fond of chess these days. Started by the popularity of the Netflix series King’s Gambit and forced by everyone having to stay at home for years, the 1,400-year-old game is gaining momentum. The #chesstok tag has over a billion views, with users sharing videos of exciting matches , lessons , videos of memes that are only funny to chess players, videos of clashes between chess dealers and grandmasters , and even secret easter eggs/feats hidden in the chess rules. . (Yes, I know that en passant is not an easter egg or exploitation; I’m joking.) Personally, I think that there are serious problems with the balance in chess: the queen is OP, and black always plays at a disadvantage. Hope a patch comes out soon.

Viral Video of the Week: World’s Fastest Cars: Lucid Air Sapphire vs. Bugatti Chiron vs. Tesla Plaid

If you’ve had a tough week, I suggest you sit back and watch videos of cars you can never afford to go faster than you think possible. Electric vehicle engines provide instantaneous maximum torque, so they take off from a standstill, accelerating to 60 mph in two seconds. But can they beat a gas-powered supercar in a 1/4 mile race?

To answer that question, Hagerty ‘s gear-driven YouTube channel pitted two of the world’s fastest production electric cars – the Lucid Air Sapphire and the Tesla Plaid – against the Bugatti Chiron in drag racing. (They also threw in a Ducati motorcycle for fun.) This video is actually infuriating because I just spent $4 million on a Chiron last week and now I have to throw it away – I’m not losing a race to a peasant. in Tesla .


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