Here at Happy Place, staffers spend their days ten fingers deep inside the bowels of the Internet. They've dedicated their lives (between the hours of 10 and 6) to untangling the Web, and in the course of that task, have come across the best and worst that cyberspace has to offer. It would be a waste to not share that knowledge, so in the spirit of bookstore clerks making "staff picks," we asked our staff to share the the thing they saw that they would least like to explain to their parents this week.


1: This Perhaps-Inappropriate-I-Don't-Even-Know-Anymore Tweet And Gif
(Staffer Johnny McNulty)

I've been on the Internet since the days of the beepity boops and the A-O-L's, so you would think I would have a better grasp of how to behave here than the kids who weren't around when this whole thing was getting off the ground. You'd be wrong. I feel like this guy, all the time, including when it comes to the question of whether I should be enjoying this as much as I am. I probably shouldn't, but, hey: wooooo.

2: Otherwise Engaged 
(Staffer Shira Rachel Danan)


 "Get it, Mom?" "No, I don't get it. Why is that funny?" "Because they're saying the toilet is going to get married. They're telling it 'Congratulations.'" "But that's not what that sign means. It just means someone is going to the bathroom. Don't you know what that sign means?" "Yes, I know, it's just...forget it! You'll never understand me!"