Internet round-up for 2022
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! It’s the best week of the year, where you can get away with doing basically nothing and not feel bad about it. Like, I’m going to start exercising next year, so no reason not to sit in my desk chair playing Farthest Frontier for 12 hours 3 days in a row.
At least I know it’s Friday!
So far this week has been a chance to catch up on all the TV and movies I feel like I never have enough time to watch. For Christmas themed stuff, we watched A Christmas Story Christmas (yes, that’s a sequel, and yes, it’s mediocre), both Home Alones (there are only two: 1 & 2…do not speak to me about any other abominations claiming they are part of the franchise), and Blown Away: Christmas which was perfect except there were not enough episodes.
Otherwise, we watched the series finale of His Dark Materials, which someone should have warned me was going to force me to use half the kleenexes in our house, and I finally watched Dune (the new one with Tim-o-tay Shal-a-may), which was so good I went out and bought the book at Barnes & Noble’s half-price hardback book sale. We also started Bad Sisters, which is SO GOOD. The foreshadowing in the pilot is so perfect I had figured out where it was going pretty early on, but it was just so well done. I can’t wait to finish it.
Finally, we started the most recent season of Love Island Australia this week. We’re only about seven episodes in, and honestly it has maybe some of the worst guys on it I’ve ever seen?? Right now I’m maddest at this douche named Callum (which is Welsh for “one who will be on Love Island”) who ironically literally cannot say the word “misogynistic”. I’m just screaming “LAYLA, NAUR!!” at the screen every time she justifies his behavior. Actually at one point I think she rhetorically asked the camera in the confessional, “Am I just an idiot?” and Damon and I both yelled “YES!” in unison. Highly recommend if you need a reminder of just how stupid and immature some men are in their 20s.
Anyway, since it’s the last week of 2022 I thought I’d put together a little recap of all my favorite internet things from this year’s TMI! Here’s the list:
Rihanna Dipped Fruit in The Ocean
And my hometown newspaper warned people not to do it locally because the water quality there is heinously toxic.
This Dog Who Loves To Swim
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I probably watched this video 40 times and thought about this little sweetie for weeks. We love a viral pet video!!
Pay it Forward: The Chipotle Edition
I once ordered food to the wrong Chipotle and sadly let it slowly wither and rot on a shelf a few miles away. I wish I had thought to do this.
We Got Ear Flopped
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I Got A Queen’s Jubilee Tea Set, And Then The Queen Died
My prediction that Charles would spend a single day on the throne at age 97 turned out to be incorrect. Is it my fault for buying the tea set, or was it the Curse of Liz Truss™? The world may never know.
Sorry to men, but you get it. Adam Levine and the Try Guys cheating scandals were *chef’s kiss*.
Chicago Was Voted Rattiest City Again
Maybe the rat discourse was mostly my own, but Chicago was voted Rattiest City in the US, rats’ trash buffet hours were reduced in NYC, and I saw a massive rat on my last night cruising through the city. Also Target: Rats - The Board Game was released. Rats forever.
Three Frogs a Dancin’
Okay this is not my favorite, but it bears mentioning because unsurprisingly, he’s managed to remain the focus of “the discourse” for the last couple of months. I promise not to fully spiral over this today — but I want to add that ever since they released the “views” feature (or as I like to call it, the Check Out How Many People Are Ignoring You feature), my feed just sort of randomly like…ends. I’m scrolling, and then…that’s it. Just a bounce and there’s nothing else to read. I hate it, but it’s also kind of like someone putting a childproof lock on the cabinet where the delicious Flintstone Vitamins are, so maybe it’s good for me. 🤷🏼♀️
I’m Constantly On The Fritz
I bombarded y’all with pics and vids of Fritz this year because I just can’t get enough of him. Someone please take me to see him!!
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Shameless Self-Promotion Corner
Finally, I wanted to share my last piece of 2022 that I co-wrote with the lovely Viktoria Shulevich.
This is just a silly, fun little piece we put together with only a slightly stalkery vibe. With end-of-year deadlines looming, we slammed this thing together in record time, and had a blast with it.
And that’s it! I do have to share one more item from this week, though:
This is what the internet is for. Hope you have a wonderful New Year! See you in 2023!
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