My niece ran into the house and looked me square in the eye and said “what do you think of PewDiePie”? Hmm I thought and I quickly tried to think of something to say. I knew I truly had no idea what this was. A tv show, food, cartoon, I had no clue. Finally I said “well honey what is a PewDiePie”? She looked and me and shook her head and walked away.
I realized at that very moment this must be something very important so like any sane adult, I googled it except then I didn’t know what the spelling was so I guessed. Low and behold I found it…a YouTube channel. But could this really be what she was talking about? Couldn’t be. Oh but I was wrong because yes it was.
I watched a video and couldn’t get through it. A short time later I tried another and made it half way through. I actually said out loud, “what the hell”. Why this person?
I called her back in the house and said do you really know what this channel is and why the heck would you watch this stuff? She stood up and said “it’s funny and don’t act so old”. So old. I actually didn’t find it funny or humorous in any way shape or form. Does that make me old? Is it a generation thing? What I find as insulting the younger generation finds funny? Can I not just view this person as a youtube personality and nothing else. I don’t think I can and I think I’m OK with that.