On October 29, New York Times writer Taylor Lorenz unleashed hell with her piece, “‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations,” which The consensus among adults, after countless op-eds and Twitter threads, is that “OK, boomer” is ageist, and denies older generations the ability to organize with their younger cohort. But was that even the point of the meme in the first place? So I, the Jezebel staffer who has most recently been a teen Advertisement Joan: Ashley—as one relatively young person to another, I feel like there are literally too many grown- Ashley: So here’s the thing: I think some people are acting in good faith with their critiques of the “ok boomer” meme and overall ire at people over the age of 55. Most of the criticism I’ve seen has come from people who are pointing out that low-income baby boomers, non-white baby boomers, and other people of that generational cohort who lack the … [Read more...] about Rescuing ‘Ok, Boomer’ From the Adults
Today, Bethesda announced the first three Doom games were all be coming to modern consoles including the Nintendo Switch. What Bethesda didn’t mention was that you’d first need to create a Bethesda.net account in order to play them. ResetEra’s Nibel pointed out the requirement on Twitter earlier this afternoon. While Doom I and II only require you to login to a Bethesda account once to unlock the game, Doom III will require it every time you play in order for all of the features and content to be available. Advertisement It’s an especially bizarre requirement since none of the games have an online component. Each game only offers local multiplayer and doesn’t require an internet connection to play beyond the logins. I bought the original Doom earlier today because of the nostalgia of seeing the shooter I’d first encountered on the SNES decades ago playable in my hand on Nintendo’s newest console, but getting stuck at a login screen before … [Read more...] about 1993’s
Your letters: Paul: Bed naps or couch naps? As someone who possesses Ultimate Dad Napping powers, I can tell you that this is strictly a situational question. The couch/recliner nap is strictly a casual, even unintended thing. You get comfortable, the football game you’re watching turns dull, and suddenly you’re out. That happens, and it’s quite lovely. Advertisement Bed naps, on the other hand, are for planned naps. It’s for when you really mean business and NEED that nap in order to function. Like, if you’re sick, you gotta do a bed nap. Or if you were up late last night and know you have a big night out tonight and you REALLY gotta conserve energy, you do the bed nap. I know a lot of people who can’t do bed naps because they’ll just go lights out at 2 p.m. and wake up at 4 a.m., but I don’t have that problem. I take to the bed when I know I HAVE to sleep because I’ve got a RAGING PARTY to go rage at. And if I can’t … [Read more...] about Bed Naps Or Couch Naps: WHO YA GOT?!
Today, in things the internet made happen with its terrible psychic powers: Stranger Things’ Steve Harrington and Parks & Rec’s Jean-Ralpio Saperstein—the subject of a popular meme suggesting that the former is actually the latter’s dad—met up in person for some family bonding time. The pair—or, rather, actors Joe Keery and Ben Schwartz—posed for a photo shoot referencing the fan-theory, which says that the two Indiana-set series are connected by one shared, huge-haired bloodline. Scwhartz, who’s previously given his blessing to the idea, posted pictures and video of himself with Keery on social media today. Advertisement Clad in similar plaid shirts, the two really do have a family resemblance. (It’s the eyebrows, we think.) As such, the photos present a heartwarming little reunion, especially when Steve takes the time to finally teach Jean-Ralphio how to shave. (Or vice-versa? Time travel-based bonding is kind of hard to … [Read more...] about Steve from
While nothing will likely ever fill the Vine-shaped hole in our hearts, TikTok’s stateside rise in recent months is certainly providing at least a temporary balm in these trying times. Today’s meme-savvy teens have really taken the app and ran with it (and the Chinese government can now apparently pinpoint exactly where they’re running with it, but that’s another story). The latest proof of TikTok’s utility can be found in these little rapscallions reminding us that Home Depot’s theme song is, somehow, a goddamn banger. Advertisement As New York Times’ reporter and current Nieman Fellow Taylor Lorenz noted on Twitter yesterday, “#homedepot” has consistently trended on the app for about three weeks straight now. Why would the Boomer equivalent of Toys R’ Us get so much screen time on an app primarily used by the very teens who resent them? Well, have you given their jingle a listen? Look, that’s just a straight-up … [Read more...] about Today in Zoomer obsessions: The Home Depot theme song