Check out what Millennials have been saying, doing, and seeing this week in our round-up of topics that we covered along with what’s trending. In case you missed it…
1. The Comical State of Millennials
We covered the satirical comic from Millennial Matt Bors in this week’s Essentials, but the artist is far from finished with his generational commentary. Bors posted a follow-up on his blog referring to the share numbers for the comic strip, which reached 117,000 on Facebook and garnered 5,879 comments so far, essentially saying ‘I told you so’ to CNN’s editors who have been reluctant to post comics for years. Expect to see more from Bors and make sure not to miss his next post about unpaid internships.
2. Brooklyn is the New “It” Girl
This week’s Essentials also mentioned the “Brooklyn Girl” as a blanket stereotype for female hipsters, and apparently “Brooklynification” will live on in pop culture for the time being. Don’t miss one Millennial who is super annoyed, noting that hipsters are everywhere: Portland, Chicago, LA, and “Brooklyn didn’t invent the Brooklyn Girl.”
3. Don’t Quit Cable Just Yet
We told you about the wave of Millennial-focused TV networks, so don’t miss newcomer Pivot who is fighting for the top spot. With a focus on social advocacy and creative content, Pivot will debut 300 hours of original programming including Please Like Me, a scripted series that centers on an Australian 21-year-old. If the cult popularity of HBO’s Aussie-teen-filled Summer Heights High is any indication of the show’s potential for success, Pivot could become a favorite. Did we mention Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s variety show on the network? 99 days left and counting.
4. Surprise! These Are a Few of Your Favorite Things
Our article on innovative small brands mentioned ModCloth and Fancy, who shower shoppers with gifts in subscription-based boxes, and since everyone loves gifts, we found more companies at your service. Don’t miss Bespoke Post who delivers a “Box of Awesome” for men, and Pop Sugar sends its “Must Have” items, both in full-size. If all these deals are revving up your appetite, look for Healthy Surprise, offering healthy treats in quantities that are large enough to share with a friend, or a few.
5. The Links We’re Passing
This week saw the birth of a new music mashup, with “Blurred Lines” used as the theme song to The Cosby Show, a clip that is on its way to viral stardom. Feel good tunes may not work on the father of a one-year-old who accidentally bought a car on Ebay using her dad’s smartphone. If you’re into conspiracy theories or Disney Pixar, or both, check out The Pixar Theory in which all of Pixar’s movies are explained to exist in the same universe. Mind. Blown.