February 1, 2013

The Internet : January 2013 Edition

Apparently it’s 2013, which means that we survived the Mayan Apocalypse so now we’re free to just get on with our lives.

Incase you’ve not been online much this year, here are some things that have happened so far…

1) We were assigned a new leader

Sam the Instagram eyebrow cat took over from Tard the grumpy cat as the feline du jour. Buzzfeed wrote this thought provoking piece on why we should love him, which features several pictures of Sam looking like the cat version of a Martin Scorsese and Eugene Levy lovechild.

2) Applebees fired someone over a post on Reddit

When Chelsea Welch posted a picture of a till receipt to r/atheism she obviously had no idea that she’d be out of a job a few days later. Gawker has the full story.

3) Vine Launched

The micro video sharing app backed by Twitter is totally awesome if you’re into failed uploads and loading screens. As always, the Internet responded in the only way it knows how, by using it for porn. (SFW link) This is why we can’t have nice things…

4) It snowed, and no one really knew what to do…

Every time it snows in the UK, people forget what snow is and how to deal with it. For about 3 days Twitter became a place where people were either talking about the snow, or telling people not to talk about the snow, it was a battlefield. Then a cat went out into the snow, and everything was fine again.

5) Quentin Tarantino lost it

Channel 4 news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy dared ask a question about a link between movie violence and real life violence. The response? “I’m shutting your butt down!”

6) Menswear Dog probably has better style than you.