Trading in your twin bed for a sleepover-friendly double bed in a childhood rite of passage–one that allows you to stretch out among your pile of big girl CDs, magazines and clothes.
But tweens today may not ever know this meaningful transition, because sales for twin beds are dropping. Instead, kids are demanding double size beds early on so that they can comfortably sprawl out in bed next to their computers.
When we first caught wind of the fact that Fujitsu had finally, finally answered our prayers and developed the Floral Kiss laptop especially for people with two X chromosomes, we were so ecstatic we engaged in an impromptu pillow fight with our devastatingly beautiful female roommate. It’s a well-known fact that lady people don’t know how to use a regular computer–all those buttons, amiright?–so it was a total relief to know that there’s a company out there that understands that women prefer devices with names that sound like a tampon brand.
Yesterday morning, music news outlets across the Internet began reporting that human Girl Talk game Justin Bieber had his laptop and camera stolen at a concert in Washington state. On Wednesday, the Biebs tweeted out to his 29 million followers that his stuff had been ganked from the Tacoma Dome. “yesterday during the show me and my tour manager josh had some stuff stolen. really sucks. people should respect other’s property,” he lamented. “i had a lot of personal footage on that computer and camera and that is what bothers me the most. #lame #norespect”
Chances are, you’ve been in a scenario when you had to explain some basic feature of the Internet–email deletion, cache clearing, Facebook liking–to someone like a luddite boss. But you’ve probably never been in as seriously?! a scenario as one Power 105.1 reporter, who recently found herself teaching rapper DMX how to use Google on a laptop.
This delightful video begins DMX confessing, “I don’t even know how to use the computer. I don’t want to learn how to use the computer.”