A lot of people seem to think the robot in “Lost in Space” is hot.
@aurastarss, who was not the only person who had some feelings of attraction to the robot in Netflix’s sci-fi reboot “Lost in Space.” Many others had the same thought. “The ‘Lost in Space’ robot is kind of hot and he could protect me, I’m not ashamed anymore,” @stairwellspirit tweeted. And @AlmondRoboPanda tweeted: “Good morning to the Lost In Space Robot’s butt and no one else.” Netflix even put together a video of all of the “hot robot” takes and shared it with the line “Ya’ll need Jesus.”
In other news about robots and sex …
@HeerJeet, critiquing the premise of New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat’s column “The Redistribution of Sex.” Douthat explored the idea of redistributing sex (through robots or other means) — a goal of the “incel,” or involuntarily celibate, online community. The piece was angrily critiqued by many on Twitter.
Twitter hashtag counters Kanye’s assertion that slavery was a “choice.”
@norek_miller, sharing a picture of the memorial for victims of lynching in Montgomery, Ala., with the hashtag #IfSlaveryWasAChoice. The hashtag emerged as a counterpoint to Kanye West, who told TMZ on Tuesday that slavery “sounds like a choice.”
Macron’s translation was a diplomatic gaffe.
@workmanalice, joking after French President Emmanuel Macron committed a diplomatic faux pas — he accidentally called the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s wife “delicious.” The French word for delicious — delicieux — also translates as “delightful.”
This gorl meme has everything.
@RobertLaing_, sharing an excellent version of the “Gorls” meme that is popping up all over the internet. It’s inspired by Gru, the villain in “Despicable Me,” who pronounces “girls” as “gorls.” People have gotten creative replacing faces with Gru, like this reference to Katy Perry’s song “California Girls.” American Girl dolls, Gwen Stefani’s song “Hollaback Girl” and “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” have all gotten the meme treatment.