Millennials: The Reason we Can’t Have Nice Things (Vine/Instagram “Wrecking Ball” Parodies Mark Demise of Padnos Hall Sculpture)
[UPDATE: The GVSU Wrecking Ball situation has been picked up by E! News Online, BuzzFeed, and now the Daily Mail in the UK. For a while, there was a “@GVWreckingBall” parody Twitter account but it looks like it was suspended a few minutes ago. H/T @AdriWall]
Twitter is abuzz with the news that the pendulum sculpture has been taken down as a result of students being inspired by the video for Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” A quick search of Vine/Instagram resulted in these:
Young people: fair warning – old people have smartphones too and participate in the same social media spheres you do. That goes double for the guys smoking the hookah (not the most advisable thing to flaunt in Ottawa County even if it’s just flavored tobacco).
If you’re looking for a tool to search for Vine (and Instagram) videos – VineViewer.co is a pretty good option. Fair warning – the first page loads *everything* available (which, for me, included a vine of a naked little person at a strip club jumping off the main stage into the arms of a patron who subsequently dropped her). Yes, this is the age of Radical Transparency.
"...and you shall have no pie."As my parents tell it, when I was an infant my first word wasn't a word - it was an entire sentence. Very little has changed.
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