Each week we take a look at some of Twitter’s most entertaining trending topics and provide some deep and meaningful insight. Or we just bitch about it.
February 9th-February 15th
- Lil Kim
Why: The rapper’s face looks umm… different
Shir: I am personally very happy a conversation about Lil Kim’s face is going on, regardless of the reason. She’s quite sassy so I can’t not love her, but her face has truly been a conversation topic for a looong time.
Kara: It’s actually kind of incredible what’s happened here–a metamorphosis of sorts. Lil Kim is the female Michael Jackson without the unbelievable talent.
- Pope Benedict XVI
Shir: I can’t wait to see the cheesy “first day of retirement” video his insurance company makes!
Kara: Can you really blame him? Being pope seems like a rough job and I can’t imagine how uncomfortable all those robes can get during a hot Italian summer. Or maybe he just wanted to properly celebrate Mardi Gras.
- Harlem Shake
Why: The Baauer dance meme goes viral
Shir: I’m not going to lie and pretend that watching these videos has not become a beloved pastime of mine as of late. So you shouldn’t pretend you don’t enjoy them.
Kara: Ughhh everything. about. this. is. terrible. The song is fine–whatever another EDM song with no words–but those videos. WHAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE DOING IS NOT THE HARLEM SHAKE. The Harlem Shake is an actual dance that looks cool and requires rhythm. The most painful part of all of this is that a generation of Internet children will associate the Harlem Shake with this crap instead of this.
Why: The International Olympic Committee announces that they will be cutting wrestling from the next Olympic games
Shir: Is it just me or is any mention of the Olympics after the month of September every four years kind of annoying? I feel like I would have cared about this a lot more a few months ago.
Kara: Nice job guys. Cut wrestling but keep ping pong and shooting? If there was a money issue, couldn’t they have just canceled the Winter Olympics instead? No one really cares about those.
- Valentine’s Day
Why: You know the drill
Shir: Guys Valentine’s Day is actually pretty great because the fact that it happens means that there is so much discounted candy at CVS today!
Kara: Whatever yo.