The other day I was googling some lower back pain that can probably be attributed to years of hunching over computers. A helpful WebMDheadline popped up and next thing I knew I was diagnosing myself with lung cancer. This is nothing new. WebMD has been torturing hypochondriacs since before the internet was used to locate hot singles that want to meet you. And poor souls like me have been complaining about it since then. Recently, Twitter’s seen an uptick in disgruntled WebMD-ers letting it all out. It’s good to see we’re not alone in our certain deaths.
The world is grieving after Nickelodeon confirmed today that Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57. Hillenburg had been quietly battling ALS and is survived by his wife and son. The Rocko’s Modern Life dreamed up Spongebob 20 years ago, and was shocked by the program’s wild and global success. Spongebob Squarepants has been dubbed in over 60 languages, and its status as a cult show is very evident in the loud grief fans are showing on the internet. It’s truly a sad day for everyone, from Spongebob fans to meme creators. Our hearts go out to Hillenburg’s friends and family today.