Jan 20, 2018
Elizabeth explains how eating
Tide Pods became a thing, and analyzes media coverage of the
phenomenon. This leads to a discussion of challenges past and
present, and the ensuing freakouts.
Links to some of the things we
We also revisit Logan Paul
(shudder), who also invaded the grownups' part of the internet this
month. Here’s a timeline of the scandal.
31, 2017: Logan Paul uploads a video of him and his friends finding
a dead body in the Aokigahara forest in Japan.
1, 2018: After amassing millions of views and hundreds of thousands
of likes, the video is taken down. The internet is outraged. Logan
Paul releases his
first apology via Twitter.
1: Mainstream media
picks up the
2: Logan Paul releases an apology video. His social media then goes
3: The internet community continues to lampoon him,
releasing parody videos and demanding that YouTube takes
9: YouTube releases a
string of tweets condemning Logan Paul’s actions.
10: YouTube announces that Logan Paul has
lost the advertising
privileges granted to
him by the platform. The sequel to Logan’s movie, The Thinning, is
put on hold indefinitely.
And that’s enough of that. We
talked about the Paul brothers in Episode 2 of That’s a
Thing?!, if you want to
go back to simpler time.
Finally, we fielded a question
from Tammy, who wanted to know what teens mean by “mood.” Elizabeth
If you have a question about
what the youngs are on about, you can ask them on our Twitter
account, @thatsathingyeg. You can also email questions to
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