Welcome to Fav’d For Later, a Friday roundup of our favorite memes, trends, and all-around good internet content. This week, Megan is at TwitchCon, so I’m blowing up her spot again by making this all about the dogs I like.
This one is sort of a flex, but Verge internet culture reporter Bijan Stephen gave us this very good boy struggling to get through this week, despite a mere mortal’s limited grasp of reality.
I’m 99 percent certain that this video of Stella the dog (@dognamedstella on Instagram, though the video actually went viral on Twitter) counts as ASMR. Feel the joy of autumn, and a very good girl living her best life, rush up your spine:
Okay, I may have been a little overdramatic when I said I’d be sabotaging Megan here because she actually sent me this to share with you all.
Why is this enormous groundhog ripped like a kangaroo? Does it know it looks like an out-of-breath second grader in the school play who missed its entrance? Is Punxsutawney Phil moonlighting as a Halloween ghoul now to make ends meet? (Seeing your shadow can’t pay all the bills!) Anyway, it worked, and I’m horrified. (“I can’t stop picturing it as M. Night running out and yelling ‘what a twist’ a la Robot Chicken,” Megan said.)
And finally, the most existentially confusing thing I’ve seen this week, possibly this year, something I should hate with every fiber of my being but somehow instead adore so much I’ve watched it at least eight times:
Oh, PS: Gritty is officially antifa. The Philadelphia City Council resolves it so, thanks to councilwoman-at-large Helen Gym, who quotes The Verge in the process. You’re all welcome.