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A variation on the "distracted boyfriend" meme
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Meme Thievery Goes Corporate

The newest strategy for marketing to young people is stealing their jokes.

Dave Jorgenson, the Washington Post logo, and the TikTok logo
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How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?

The Washington Post just wants you to like its TikToks.

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The Mobile Dead Zone on Airplanes

Cell reception is bad after boarding because of the way airports are designed.

An animation of a hand pushing gift boxes
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What Happens When You Buy From Gift Guides

Every website wants to pick out your mom’s next cashmere sweater.