My mother had “heard of them.” After explaining the history of the internet meme, we then spent a half hour on the blog as my mother giggled incoherently.
She stumbled across this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TiQCJXpbKg and we had to then explain the entire history of rick-rolling (which she had not heard of!) in order for her to understand exactly how funny it is.
3) How to level in video games.
Mommy has taken to playing with the Wii and took it into her head to play my little sister’s SpongeBob SquarePants game. She’s really bad. It’s funny. Thankfully I have set up shop in my living room in order to better watch her curse when she falls off a roof and watch my brother melt down while playing WiiFit.
The funny thing is that she is supposed to be a “young mom” as she is like a decade younger than most of my friends’ parents, but apparently maternal-unawareness is much more a symptom of having to spend one’s time “child-rearing” rather than reading 75 blog streams daily. Or something like that.
By the time I head back to school I fully expect that she will use the term “hooking-up,” incorrectly, but with air quotes. And then I will die.
PS: My Wii age is 22! Go me!