Five Things to Talk About on Your Lunch Break Today
Lunch with your co-workers today could go one of two ways. Option #1:
“Oh hey, that looks tasty! What are you having?”
“A burrito bowl with extra guac. You?”
“Peanut butter and jelly — it’s not very good. Wish I ordered with you.”
Option #2: A sparkling discussion centered around the five bits of Internet candy below. Read on to never run out of talking points with your desk-mates this afternoon, or just enjoy clicking around by yourself over Tex-Mex takeout (because, obviously, you aren’t sad sandwich girl).
1. “Damn, Daniel!”
In case you’ve been on an Internet fast for the last 24 hours, Daniel is a 14-year-old teen from California who wears a lot of Vans. He and said sneaker collection became famous this week when his friend Josh filmed both multiple times for his Snapchat story while saying “Damn, Daniel” repeatedly in the background — so famous, in fact, that Ellen DeGeneres had both boys on her show. And gave them a lifetime supply of Vans. Lesson learned: We all need to do more weird stuff on social media.
2. Kathryn Merteuil — aka, the evil stepsister from Cruel Intentions — is back. Or, at least, there’s a good chance she will be very soon. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the part in the iconic 1999 film, has signed on to reprise the character in a spinoff show for NBC. If it gets picked up, she’ll be a series regular. [Deadline]
3. Facebook just got emojis! Well, sort of. The networking site made news yesterday for building out its “like” feature with six “reaction” buttons: the old school like, a love sign, plus happy, surprised, sad and angry faces. It’s no purple octopus or red dress salsa dancer, but progress nonetheless. [Facebook Newsroom]
4. Mastercard is implementing selfie passwords. Because, really, who has the brain space to remember their bank pin these days, the credit card company is working on a photo-based form of indenification. And, yes, they’ve thought of a way around other people using your picture: there’s a blinking requirement as proof of life. [CBS News]
5. Kanye West has some more thoughts on fashion.
The rapper took to Twitter to express his frustration with the industry not taking him seriously, likening his experience to an underdog cartoon character from the Wreck It Ralph movie. He also threatened to steal “Demna from Balenciaga” and — gasp! — “sell winter coats in the winter.”
And, of course, if all else fails you can talk dead trends. This season, friends don’t let friends buy culottes.