The text:

“Sign #851 that I’m old: tonight I look forward to curling up with some tea and watching this talk by Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks in its entirety.” (A link is then included to Youtube video of same)


The subtext:

I’m not really that old. We both know that. What I am, though, is interested in showing you, my Facebook friends, what a smarty-pants I am. I know you had to Google the names “Melissa Harris-Perry” and “bell hooks,” but I’m presenting it as though we all know they are. Why? Because: it helps me look smart. And that is the point. Not that I admit my age, but that I demonstrate my intellect.