TBT (Throwback Thursday) has long reigned supreme as the king of Facebook and Instagram posts. However, according to recent polls in Maryland and Austria, TBT posts are now generating less “likes” than ever before, throwing attention whores everywhere into a state of complete disarray.
In its place is a new social media craze that is quickly becoming more widespread than the legs of a hooker in a recession. I’m referring to “FFF”, also known as Flash-Forward Friday, which features teenagers taking pictures depicting themselves as the later-life senior citizens they’re destined to be.
Senior proms now look more like nursing homes as the majority of high school students are attending them in typical FFF attire. Below is an image taken during the Conard High School senior prom, where 18-year-old sweethearts Matt Demers (quarterback) and Ali Vanderworth (cheerleader) share stories about Velcro sneakers and tapioca pudding.
Despite countless other great FFF posts like this one, the old saying “you can bring a goat to water, but you can’t keep it from swimming” holds true as a few people seem to be taking FFF a little too far. Remington High School junior Gabe Horton toed the line a little too closely by depicting himself as a 94-year-old during his recent FFF binge, as on July 17th he passed away painlessly in his sleep from old age. An Instagram picture of his burial captioned “#FFF #1996-2014 #dead” yielded 86 likes, providing testament to the many lives he has touched over the past 17 years. From everyone here at WTN, may he rest in peace. Now excuse me while I go fill out some crossword puzzles and yell at some skateboarders for my next FFF.