Friday, October 31, 2014

Forget the Usual Scares. Here's What's REALLY Terrifying in 2014.

by Sara N.

Forget about ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties this Halloween. Let's take a look at what's really scary in the first quarter of the 21st Century:

In addition to Twisty, who is, of course, terrifying thing No. 1.

  • The next season isn't available on Netflix yet
  • Having your credit card hacked and trying to remember every place you set up automatic online payments
  • Never being able to unlearn the concept of pink slime
  • Reading the comments section
  • Song on radio is not Werewolves of London, is instead Kid Rock
  • The knowledge that Avengers 2 might very well be terrible
  • DVR hard drive crashes, taking years of saved shows with it
  • Someone took a screenshot of your SnapChat
  • Amazon no longer carries your favorite shampoo; must travel to store to buy it like an animal
  • Remembering that Firefly didn't make it one season but The Big Bang Theory is on season eight
  • Accidentally hitting "reply all"
  • The possible demise of net neutrality
  • The inevitable demise of Stan Lee
  • Every piece of news you hear about the Terminator reboot, Terminator: Genisys
  • The spelling of Terminator: Genisys
  • Having an official countdown for the end of the Colbert Report
  • The hard truth that Game of Thrones will reveal the end of the story before the book series does
  • Sending that text to your mom by mistake
  • Social media privacy settings too high for truly effective online research of ex
  • Website you're trying to use says it's optimized for Internet Explorer
  • No free shipping
  • Acknowledging that if they make an 11th season of Supernatural, you'll watch it
  • Knowing that someone, somewhere is putting on clown makeup right now
  • Guy messaging you on OKCupid says he sympathizes with the Gamergate cause
  • Realizing that Katie Sackhoff might not be cast as Captain Marvel
  • 50 Shades of Gray. (Nothing specific; just its existence)
  • The wi-fi is down

So how about you, dear reader? What terrifies you in 2014? (Thanks to Meghan for getting me started on this!)

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