Okay, Disney. We have one doubt for you. Is nothing SACRED?! Currently the entertainment overlords announced yesterday maybe planning to remake the Home Alone films, and people have had a lot of feelings on what we believe to be a disastrous and downright disrespectful idea. Even Macaulay Culkin decided to weigh in on the announcement, with a photo of what Home Alone would look like today. His self-deprecating and relatable post made a huge impression on Twitter, prompting fans to demand a reboot featuring the real Kevin McCallister. Other fans condemned any remake at all. We’re honestly in that boat.
Can you believe the beloved Calvin furthermore Hobbes ‘s been around for 34 years already? Can easily, it’s pretty surreal given that a number of us grew up looking forward to the comics , created by Ordonnance Watterson, in the newspaper. We like it for its relatable wittiness , adorable charm since occasional bout of existential worry!
Most people on TV make parenting look easy, but these memes reveal the truth behind raising your little bundles of joy. Temper tantrums, exhaustion, and repeating yourself over. And over. And over. And over again. Here’s to you, parents. We don’t know how you do it.
The world found more proof this week that anything, and we mean anything, that exists can be meme’d. In late 2018, a few memes started popping up riffing on the old English nursery rhyme “Rain, Rain, Go Away.” In the last month, the memes have surged in popularity, with many viral iterations being shared in the r/dankmemes community. The memes, for English-speakers, are nearly hyper-relatable, which explains their popularity. Like most dank memes, this one’s longevity is probably limited. We’re just counting the days until we see “I’m a Little Teapot” memes or “Jack and Jill” memes. The possibilities might be fleeting, but there are so many to work with.
As we grow older we start to understand why parents occasionally lie to their kids; 1.) because it’s funny as hell, and 2.) because sometimes you just don’t have the patience to explain things to someone who will either not fully understand or throw a temper tantrum over it.
These poor Twitter users are describing the ridiculous lies their parents told them as kids!
Over the past week Twitter has been blowing up with a very specific meme, one featuring one photo of a crying woman, and another of Ms. Juicy from Little Women: Atlanta staring blankly, looking thoroughly unimpressed. While completely unrelated, the photos are being used to illustrate the experience of explaining something passionately to your very uninterested (or unwavering) mother, or in some cases, a pet. We’re just upset that we had to relive the experience of begging for stuff from the Scholastic book fair.
Let’s be real: parenting is pretty much the opposite of a walk in the park. That’s why we enjoy our friend’s children vicariously. No, but seriously. Sleepless nights. Questionable hygiene. Pockets full of crumbs. It’s all supposed to be worth it, someday, right? Until that moment clicks, or at least until they’re able to go an hour with out demanding attention or having a meltdown, we have memes to help us through.
We can bet that every single person reading this asked the “Mom-can-we-go-out-to-eat?” question during childhood just to hear her say “no, we have food at home.” And course, usually the food at home is far less tasty than anything you could’ve gotten at the drive-thru (especially when your parents aren’t the best cooks…).
But in the end, we’re secretly thankful that our parents provided us with home-cooked meals as kids, even if those meals tended to be un-sauced spaghetti noodles and a slice of unseasoned ham on the side.
People often talk about what a blessing it is to procreate, to bring life into this arguably scary world. But most of us know the truth. Sleepless nights. Nonexistent social lives. Pain. Poop. These are the real joys of parenting. And these memes really say it all.
All of our Millennial viewers will really appreciate these sentimental pics, which make us really miss the ’80s and ’90s. In fact, you might be tempted to yell at some Generation-Z kids to get off your lawn with their stupid depression jokes and their fidget spinners (are those still a thing…?). Because you know what they say…the grass is always greener in past decades?
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Arthur was truly a great kids’ TV show, and some of us are kind of embarrassed to admit that we watched it until we were way older than is socially acceptable. But really, what was there not to love about the show? It taught us lots of good wholesome morals that we’ve all carried into adulthood!
If you’ve been on the internet over the past week then you’ve probably heard about the “how hard did aging hit you challenge,” in which people on social media compare photos of themselves from 2009 with a current photo from 2019. The challenge started on Facebook and quickly gained popularity on other platforms, also inspiring some people to make satirical then-and-now posts.
Scroll down to see some major glow-ups!
Today Years Old has to be the ultimate troll Twitter account because, we’re not gonna lie, some of these tweets legitimately had us fooled. And we’re still not entirely sure if all of them are fake or not. You’re just gonna have to read through them and judge for yourself!
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “toxic masculinity,” this post is for you. As most people know, we’re a huge fan of webcomics. But a webcomic that teaches the world about important issues? That’s where Luke Humphris comes in. The artist manages to present a primer on toxic masculinity that is heartfelt, sympathetic, and very, very personal. Men need to know that it is okay to feel and express things that fall outside of patriarchal norms. If you like what you see here, consider donating to Humphris’ Patreon.