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Tadhg Larabee

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This Year in Pop Culture: 1999

1999 was a year of good boy bands, big pants, and many Crimson editors’ births, but it was also a year of national anxiety, a year in which the Clinton presidency was coming to an inglorious end and Y2K was looming. Two decades later, it’s time to review the pop culture of 1999.

‘Truthpoint’ and The Mainstream Media’s Discovery of ‘Weird Twitter’

The humor of “weird Twitter” is surreal, ironic, and absurd. Even as brands and politicians begin to use memes to appeal to young people, this sort of humor remains unknown to most in the mainstream. That is, until recently.