“True friends stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde
Probably 90% of job applicants list “multitasking” as one of their best qualities. Job recruiters love this because (in their mind) multitasking equates to efficiency and productivity. And what boss wouldn’t want an employee that can answer phones, reply to emails, and make coffee all at the same time?
The allure of “multitasking” doesn’t stop in the workplace, either. As a society, we have embraced this trait as an achievement in virtually every aspect of our lives. Doing multiple things at once is considered a positive thing, but that might be a false assumption.
How many of us are guilty of playing on our phones while the TV is on and our S.O. is talking to us? Or how many times have we eaten dinner while working on our laptops with music blaring in the background?
We call it multitasking, but what we’re REALLY doing is distracting ourselves from boredom and, as this Talk explains, that can be the exact opposite of productive.
Just like virtually every other kid in America, I grew up watching Disney movies. If memory serves correctly, the first one was “101 Dalmatians,” and no, it wasn’t the remake with Jeff Daniels and Glenn Close. Yes, I’m THAT old.
Thanks to Pixar and technology in general, animation has advanced significantly since the first cartoon movies were released, but it’s still fun as an adult to go down memory lane with some of those cinematic, childhood classics. Plus, you pick-up on a lot of nuances you would never have as a kid.
For example, I was watching the original Beauty and the Beast with my toddler the other day and I caught this epic, one-liner:
Beast: “I want to impress her, but what?”
Talking Clock: “Well, there’s the usual… Flowers, chocolate, promises you don’t intend to keep…”
That’s straight-up comedic GOLD and something I never picked up as a kid (despite the fact I probably saw it a million times).
My point is: kid-oriented movies have TONS of gems in them, geared specifically for adults. And the parts that ARE for the kids?
Well, of course, the internet is going to make them adult-relatable because… why else does the internet exist, but to turn innocent shows into dark humor?
Here are 40 of the best, most relatable memes.
Why Keira Knightley’s Prom Photo Was Banned
Keira Knightley talks about Colette, why her prom photo was banned at school and her daughter’s hilarious reaction to Donald Trump winning the presidency.
Watch the video here