The day after running a piece on the toll texting may be taking on teenagers the NY Times outdid themselves and ran my favorite piece on teenagers that was printed between May 26 and May 27, 2009. Entitled "For Teenagers, Hello Means 'How About a Hug?'", it was a piece exposing the teenage phenomenon of HUGGING. Let's take a look inside teen hugging:
"There’s the shake and lean; the hug from behind; and, the newest addition, the triple — any combination of three girls and boys hugging at once.
'We’re not afraid, we just get in and hug,' said Danny Schneider, a junior at the school, where hallway hugging began shortly after 7 a.m. on a recent morning as students arrived. 'The guy friends, we don’t care. You just get right in there and jump in.'"
Actually, check out the NBC Reno news video on this Times page about HUG High. Scroll down a little: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/style/28hugs.html.
Now, several months later....
It took Jesus a while but here he is with his rebuttal (as spoken through the mouths of rapping teenagers) to those left-wing commie godless liberals and their geigh hugging: The Christian Side Hug. Shoutout @jonahweiner for the tip:
In other news SFJ had a point but he jumped the gun as periodization is a dicey thing. It wasn't until this song was written and performed that hip-hop died. Good evening America.