Is this a THING??? I think this is a THING...

You guys have all heard it. It’s an expression used in 2013 throughout the land. It’s everyone’s favorite way to comment on something that is currently in the public consciousness. Well here are ten people, places, and objects, that you could properly insert into the sentence: “I think [insert here] is a thing now!” And then you can take stock of the fact that you are not very original in the way you choose to express yourself.

  • Charles Barkley
  • House of Cards
  • Kim Jong Un
  • Brian Williams
  • DOMA
  • Jimmy Carter
  • The Doobie Brothers (say I)
  • Jurassic Park
  • Outer space
  • Wearing your granddad’s clothes

Things that are no longer a thing:

  • Lena Dunham
  • the Harlem Shake
  • Charleston Chews

And with that, I move for everyone to replace “Is this a thing now?” with “Is this in the public consciousness now?”