Living a Purposeful Pop Culture Life

The first time I ever went first at a four-way stop I was 22. I remember it so clearly: it was an autumn zing of a day, the kind where the world just feels like one giant sigh of contentment.  I sidled up to the four-way stop near my apartment… [Read More]

Open Vs. Closed Social Networks

Almost every website you visit or app you use nowadays is more or less a social network. The comment sections on Complex not only host heated arguments between strangers, but also familiar foes who maintain years-long debates about whether Kimye is good or bad for the US economy. Even when… [Read More]

Obama Tweets: Behind the Scenes of the POTUS Twitter Feed

This past Monday, President Obama bust through the doors with his own personal Twitter account, stating that “they” finally let him have one after six long years. There’s some speculation as to what has been holding the President back all this time, but here at Thelma, we’re well connected and… [Read More]

Pop Culture Winnows Out the Chaff

I have this friend* who, in response to anything she finds extra, vehemently asserts, “girl, do less. Just do less.” Though our friendship is rather nascent—we originally became friends drunkenly bonding over Kanye and grapefruit beer Homecoming weekend, as one does—she has had a sizable effect on both my Weltanschauung† and vernacular…. [Read More]

Maybe Stop Posting Your Opinion Online

The garbage. The amount of garbage clogging our Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds is upsetting. It’s upsetting because number one, it’s garbage. Number two, it’s angry garbage. Number three, it’s a bunch of stupid, uninformed, too-lazy-to-take-a-minute-and-read-a-reliable-source garbage. Lastly, and worst of all, it’s not harmless. It’s mean, anger-filled, and posted with… [Read More]

Notification is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

In a world where we’re growing increasingly afraid of real human interaction, that little colored box at the top of your feed means everything. While a genuinely paid compliment from a close friend is always welcomed, somehow, ten Twitter favorites from complete strangers that require the smallest possible amount of… [Read More]

#Best #Day #Ever

A few days ago I experienced what I’m sure will forever be one of the most important and exciting moments of my life. Something I’ll tell my grandchildren about when they sit on the floor in a circle around my armchair to patiently listen to the wisdom I have to… [Read More]

NFL Playoffs, Golden Globes, Downton, Girls: I Watched 11 Straight Hours of TV Yesterday

Yo, yesterday was a crazy day of TV. At 10:56pm the Golden Globes gave out its final award, Best Picture, to 12 Years a Slave, a great movie that I haven’t seen yet because my family didn’t want to watch something so heavy during the holidays. Like the movie itself,… [Read More]

How To Sub-Tweet across Social Media

Sub-tweeting is arguably the most important communicative currency we have in 2013. We could spend hours debating about what constitute a sub-tweet, but for the sake of brevity here is the urban dictionary definition: The shortening of “subliminal tweet” which is directly referring to a particular person without mentioning their… [Read More]

And Make Sure to Follow Us on Twitter

There is a lot of yelling noises going on about Twitter hacking, but one question is yet to be answered: why the fuck are you following Burger King on Twitter in the first place? Are there a bunch of Junior Whopper deals I’m missing on the regular?  Is “The King”… [Read More]