Thanks to pop culture, we feel we have a pretty firm grip on hostage negotiation procedure. But we learned that the movies had wildly misinformed us about the reality of hostage negotiation.
As a grown woman and a mom of middle school daughters, I'm convinced that the new wave of viral ads are just as pandering and insulting as the things they're trying to prevent.
A lot of places that we think of as 'modern' are still trailing stray bits of old-school technology, like a Van Halen cassette whose magnetic tape has gotten caught in the back wheel of a flying car.
Nobody involved in these ads likely had anything but the best of intentions, which is why it's all the funnier.
At the age of 30, I underwent surgery to replace my kidneys with one that my mom had donated. And if that sounds like a pretty straightforward operation, well ...
Meth is terrifying. But it might not suck in the exact shape and form that has been described to you by pop culture.
The search engine is glorious. Except when it's not.
Everyone on the highway is boning.
As bad as it is that humanity is destroying the planet, at least we can console ourselves with the fact that we manage to create some trippy imagery in the process.
Nobody's perfect. This includes your favorite childhood characters, because for every pop culture icon, there's at least one obscure episode where they can be seen doing things you'd never expect.