E! Online staffers discussed shows their parents didn’t let them watch when they were kids. Their answers included “Sex and the City”, “The Simpsons”, “Ren and Stimpy”, “Singled Out” . . .“Beavis & Butthead”, “The Sopranos”, “Six Feet Under”, “The X-Files”, and “South Park”.
So that brings up the obvious question: What shows did your parents forbid you from watching . . . and if you have children now, what ones don’t you want them watching?
(I grew up in the late ’80s and ’90s, and wasn’t allowed to watch “The Simpsons”, “Married with Children”, and “The Ren & Stimpy Show”, mainly because I think my mom thought it was too gross or something.)
(Cable shows are big now, so do you let your teenagers watch stuff like “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead”? And how old are they?)
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” posted a video on their YouTube channel this week of a toddler watching an automatic garage door go up . . . and he’s completely BLOWN AWAY by it, like it’s the most impressive thing he’s ever seen.
Kid Is Seriously Impressed
Tom Hanks in Big(1988)
People are REALLY pushing their young, dumb years as long as they can these days . . . and then pushing them even more.
A new study found the average person says they don’t feel like they’ve become a “grown-up” until they’re 29.
Here are the top 10 reasons WHY . . .
- Relying on your parents.
- Living at home.
- Playing video games.
- Watching kid’s movies like “Frozen”.
- Watching cartoons.
- Having a fear of growing up and taking responsibility.
- Not wanting a real job.
- Wanting to travel and see the world.
- Looking up to juvenile role models.
- Not having enough life experience.
The study also found the top 10 signs you’ve become a grown-up.
Check ’em out . . .
- Buying your first home.
- Becoming a parent.
- Getting married.
- Contributing to your IRA.
- Bragging about your house.
- Getting life insurance.
- Looking forward to spending a weekend night at home.
- Doing home improvement work.
- Hosting dinner parties.
- Having a joint bank account.
feel like a grown-up
If you had to sum up the Internet in two words, “cat videos” might not be a bad call. But HOW did they become that much of an obsession?
Scientists at Indiana University have finally figured it out.
They had people assess their moods before they watched a few cat videos on YouTube, then assess their moods after.
And once people had watched a few, they felt happier, more energetic, more positive, less anxious, and less annoyed. They also didn’t feel any GUILT over procrastinating for the sake of cat videos.
Those are a lot of the same results we get from actually being with a cat and petting it. So the researchers think that translates over the Internet, and THAT’S why we love watching cats online.
By the way, cat videos get more average views than any other type of videos on YouTube. There were more than two million cat videos uploaded last year, and they got almost 26 BILLION views.
Ryan and Jourdan Spencer of Scotch Plains, New Jersey met on a blind date back in 2004, and got married in 2007. And a few years ago, they were checking out some old home movies from Jourdan’s childhood.
They were watching one from July of 1988 . . . Jourdan was just a little girl at the time, visiting an amusement park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania called Sesame Place. And while her dad was filming her, a skinny kid with glasses randomly walked into the frame.
It was RYAN.
They grew up about 45 minutes apart, and had even talked about going to Sesame Place as kids . . . but they had no idea they were there on the same DAY in 1988, or that they’d ever crossed paths.
They just showed their three kids the tape . . . and they say the tape is making them both believe in FATE.