A tweet to sum up a generation?
Millennial: your generation got houses and jobs
Boomer: yes but we lived with constant fear of nuclear winter
Millennial: hold my avocado
— Ken Norton (@kennethn) August 8, 2017
@kennethn, who sent out this tweet with a riff on the phrase “hold my beer” earlier this week. It captured generational differences so well that it went massively viral, with more than 200,000 users giving it a “like.” Time.com went so far as to call “hold my avocado,” the “catchphrase millennials have been looking for.”
Walmart apologizes for back-to-school sign with a gun display.
“We live in a nation with fairly consistent school shootings and you put that sign over firearms and didn’t even think about it.”
Gore Hound, commenting on a washingtonpost.com story about a Walmart that apparently put a back-to-school sign — “Own the school year like a hero” — atop a gun case. The company apologized, and said it was working to find out where the photo was taken.
Couple searching for 24/7 on-call assistant.
“You find it rewarding to do things for others. (If you don’t feel this way, you will either hate this role or it will be awkward for us.)”
a San Francisco couple, in a 1,874-word Craigslist ad seeking a personal assistant for $15 to $35 an hour to do basically everything for them. The 24/7 on-call assistant will take care of their dog, clean their home, post on their social media and plan their dates and vacations. Bonus points for applicants who “can make one-of-a-kind wood furniture.”
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) August 9, 2017
Norwegian sprinter’s reaction face is amazing.
— Penny Andrews
@pennyb, tweeting about Norwegian sprinter Karsten Warholm, who shot to fame Wednesday night by winning the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in London — and for his epic reaction. BBC Sport shared a slow-motion video of the win on Twitter, capturing Warholm’s initial disbelief, open-mouth realization of his victory and then fingers-in-mouth reaction. The champion later donned a Norwegian flag and a Viking helmet to celebrate.
Braun Strowman plays Juno in table read for The Ringer.
“The range showed by Braun is amazing. Future romcom lead coming his way.”
@milisimic, reacting to the video The Ringer tweeted of WWE wrestler Braun Strowman doing a table read of the 2007 teen-pregnancy movie “Juno.” Strowman, as Juno, went through the scene in which the character told her parents she was pregnant. His delivery of the line “I don’t even know what kind of girl I am” was spot-on.