A Guide To Your #TrendingTopics

Every day on Twitter there are ten trending topics. A trending topic means many people are writing about something and adding an identical hashtag. Because this is all very abstruce, we’re introducing a daily guide to trending topics. Here are your trending topics for Monday, May 7, 2012. 

Teen Wolf Trailer
This is a promoted topic for a fairly mediocre television series on MTV which premieres its second season June 5th. The television show features a teen wolf named Scott who plays lacrosse and likes a girl named Allison. Here is the trailer so you needn’t watch the show. Although, in many ways, adolescent boys are just like werewolves anyway: hard-to-control urges, slobbering, bacne—so as a roman à clef, the series is especially incisive. 

Example Tweets: 

MTVTeenWolf
 

#What2ChainzWouldSay
2 Chainz, aka Tity Boi aka Tausheed Evans, is a Georgia-based rapper with a unique cadence. This meme involves speculating on what Mr. Evans might say in any given situation. Sadly, a lot of this meme has become just retweeting 2Chainz lyrics. This sort of misses the point. It’s the difference between speculating what Jesus would do in a situation (a.k.a. missing the 1 train) and pure biblical exegesis, that is, what Jesus actually did. 

Example Tweets: 

What2ChainzWouldSay

#WordsINeverWantToHear
A straight-forward meme of words one doesn’t wish to hear since they might indicate some sort of personal shortcoming. Perhaps surprisingly, there’s nothing ironic about this thread. 

Example Tweets: 

#WordsINeverWantToHear

#FatPeoplePasswords
Combinations of words and short phrases that indicate an unhealthy obsession with food that an overweight person might use as a password. Interestingly: Avril Lavigne (@WeLoveAvril) does not like this trending topic. 

Example Tweets: 

#FatPeoplePasswords

Morning Links: Kanye Kicks Off G.O.O.D. Friday, Judy Dench Wraps ‘Bond’ Career

● DJ Funkmaster Flex got Good Friday started a little early, spinning "Mercy," the first single off the Kanye and company’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation, on his show last night. Swerve, swerve, swerve… [RapRadar]

● The makers of Theraflu would like to remind you that they "in no way" want to be a part of Kanye’s double-cupped up "Theraflu." [NME]

● Looks like Mary Kate and Ashley weren’t fans of Harvard MBA recipient Tyra Banks’ "fantasy novel" Modelland. [Gawker]

● Justin Timberlake dangerously designed Jessica Biel’s engagement ring without the help of Biel’s stylist and, while Biel won’t say she doesn’t like it, everyone seems to know it’s not her style. Boys! [Us]

● Looks like Skyfall will be Dame Judy Dench’s last 007 movie as Bond’s other girl, M. [TheSun]

● Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain — where can have food and beverage delivered straight to their movie seat — has a Manhattan outpost in the works. [ArtsBeat]