In which the kids are fine, shut up


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A note, before I start: I had to do research and learn what the hell the difference is between Holland, the Netherlands and Denmark before writing this post.  So obviously I am supposed to be writing right now.

Anyway.  This picture’s making the rounds:

tumblr_ngp1r0FJEa1qz6f9yo1_1280Here’s what you’re supposed to do: you’re supposed to look at this picture and go arr wharglebargle kids these days yarr, and be all mad.  In case you don’t recognize it, that painting on the wall back there is Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, which isn’t actually called that officially but whatever.  The idea is that these kids– who look, to my eyes, to be maybe eighth- or ninth-graders, are in the presence of Priceless! Artwork! and instead of reverently gazing upon it they are daring to look at their phones.  Horror!  Terror! Decline of society!  Wharrgarbl!  Facebook is so angry about this, guys.

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One thought on “In which the kids are fine, shut up

  1. That picture made the rounds several years ago and, if I remember correctly, the museum had a feature so that one could look up the artwork and find out more about it while one was in the museum. It’s a museum feature, though, so, no, the kids weren’t sitting there chatting with their friends or surfing the Internet. It was the museum’s way of reaching out to the new generation, and I thought it was pretty cool for them to do that.

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