Today was an internet day for the ages. At 12:00 pm EST, the entire internet community sat at the edge of its seat waiting for 12:01 to drop. Then is came. And it was tremendously disappointing. But, then, without even missing a beat, the internet redeemed itself. Then, almost immediately after it’s redemption, the internet just got totally weird with it.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you were probably too busy checking your Friendster account or responding to emails via Hotmail, and should probably take a step into 2013 and learn how to effectively use the Internet (or as you refer to it “the web”). But, I digress.
Yesterday, former mouseketeer/punk’d hall of famer/Mr. Beal, Justin Timberlake sent out a very cryptic tweet.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST...—
Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 10, 2013
This led to millions of post-teen teenie-boppers and fedora wearing enthusiasts to clamor that, perhaps, a new JT single was on the way. And even more possibly a Justin Timberlake – Jay-Z – Beyonce ménage à trois, of sorts, would shatter everyone’s universe come January 10th, 2013.
Instead we got this.
A freakin’ teaser trailer. Who sends out a teaser tweet, to tease a freakin’ teaser trailer?!? This is what we call, overselling and under-delivering. I speak for the entire internet when I say, so disappointed. Let’s just say a minute long video of Justin Timberlake’s back is not what we were expecting.
But then, not even a minute later, Beyonce released this via tumblr:
Destiny’s Child is back together!!! (still waiting for the Anjel reunion). The internet rejoiced (can we all just spend the rest of the day watching the Say My Name video on loop). Now before everyone gets too excited, this is just an announcement and it’s basically the same thing Timberlake just did, so why the double standard? Well, because Beyonce actually knows how to do things. Unlike Justin, she doesn’t hype the world up for a lame one minute Youtube video, instead she just drops unexpected greatness and peaces. She’s has a history of this type of behavior. She’s awesome.
So, while the internet buzzed about a Destiny’s Child reunion and a Justin Timberlake comeback, it seemed like only a matter of time before Carson Daly announced a TRL relaunch. Then the internet decided to get weird. Like really weird.
This is Sammy Sosa, yes the real Sammy Sosa, and this is his Pinterest. How can I be so sure? Because he captions every one of his awkwardly posed photos with, “Sammy Sosa. Yes, I’m the real Sammy Sosa, and this is my Pinterest.” WHAT!?! This is just odd. It’s an entire wall of pictures of Sosa in a suit or a sweater sitting in chairs, leaning on chairs, showing off his computer, posing with framed photos and pointing. Somehow I feel like the Mayans predicted this..