Taylor Lorenz Shares Her Best (and Worst) of the Internet, 2020
To cap off this most extremely online year, nofilter is asking some of the coolest creators and smartest internet culture experts for a few of their favorite—and one of their least favorite—social media posts of 2020.
New York Times writer Taylor Lorenz is a must-read for creators and fans of creators alike. This year, she profiled the original TikTok Hype House, interviewed the man behind the Hollywood Fix camera, and tried to get to the bottom of why influencers can’t stop, won’t stop partying during the pandemic. There’s perhaps no one more online than she, so her 2020 picks reflect almost every corner of this year’s internet. (Read more 2020 picks here).
David Michael Burke's New Yorker in London Hallmark Christmas romcom
In early September writer/actor David Michael Burke posted a parody video of "Every ‘New Yorker’ in a Rom-Com…" to TikTok. It was the perfect satire of all those corny romcoms shot in NYC, and a later episode even featured a book store I used to work at. People dueted his videos and constructed a whole narrative and it turned into a whole mini holiday movie on social media. If Netflix doesn't option this by next year I don't think I'll be able to believe in Christmas.
Every white girl maid of honor speech ever
Every white girl maid of honor speech everhttps://t.co/nwfeLdwee8 pic.twitter.com/9sOLAaRZEn— Chase James (@chaseejamess) April 28, 2020
The best part of approaching 40 is being past the whole wedding boom, but this video reminded me of way too many bridesmaid speeches I've sat through in years past. He really nailed it from the way he's holding the paper, to the hairstyle, to the dress. It actually made me nostalgic for big corny weddings.
The Home Depot’s “visualize in your home” feature for that 12-foot skeleton
Folks, the Home Depot website has a “visualize in your home” feature for that 12-foot skeleton: https://t.co/7nbA0n3OPa pic.twitter.com/yvVtSjEJW0— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) September 28, 2020
Something about seeing this larger than life skeleton in people's homes was hilarious. I tried this in my own apartment but my ceilings were too low. I still really want one of these.
The Long Noodle
can’t decide if i love or hate the Long Noodle pic.twitter.com/yAD3JY2Stz— bettina makalintal (@bettinamak) June 25, 2020
I've been thinking about this long noodle since June. Where can I buy one? How would I prepare it? What would it taste like? How would it feel in my mouth?
Lifestyle bloggers sign PSA post
Back in March, while the celebs were busy recording the “Imagine” video, lifestyle bloggers all came together to produce this post. People love to hate on these girls, but I think they know what they're doing. Also, unlike other influencers, these women have not been throwing massive parties and jet setting around the country every week. I say let them live, laugh, love.
David Geffen’s Instagram yacht post
I honestly don't understand why rich people use social media. If I had millions or billions of dollars I promise me you would not catch me online. But if there was ever an argument for taxing the rich, or evidence of just how disconnected they are from our reality, this Instagram post would be it.
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