Then, of course, there’s Kim Kardashian, who, as this unearthed video from her eighth grade graduation reveals, was already aiming for celebrity status at 13. “I’m the dopest of the ropest person in this class,” she declares to the camera, then, when asked to define “dope,” replies, “Dope is Kim.” Surely her way with words, dating back to adolescence, was what won the equally deft wordsmith, a certain Mr. West, over.
Lastly in this string of incendiary pop cultural figures is that paragon of adorkability that makes everyone so mad, Zooey Deschanel. What, pray-tell, is Deschanel doing in the headlines today? Why, being adorkable, of course. Only now, in the Collins English Dictionary. Yes, in their newest addition, they’ve officially made that word of such terrible connotations English. Luckily, as I was typing this, my computer flipped out and tried to turn the word back to “adorable” — so we’re safe for now, at least. That, or this proves that not only are computers becoming smarter than us, but also a lot cooler.
Now onto something less polarizing: Meryl Streep. Everyone knows that even if they have a complaint about her acting, Meryl Streep overrides freedom of speech. Such complaints, due to a collective pact the culture-consuming population seems to have agreed on, are unutterable. So you better get FUCKING EXCITED about this clip where she sings Into the Woods.
And, delving deeper into things from which you’re prohibited from not liking, Buzzfeed has made a helpful list of places to find Orange is the New Black actors while you wait for the next season (on television…so not in a stalkerish way). Unfortunately, if you want to spend some extra time with the excellent Samira Wiley, your only option, really, is to watch a lot of Paypal commercials.