Twitter is one of the worst and also the best corners of the Internet. The worst because of trolls, Neo-Nazis, and the ability to declare war with North Korea in 140 characters or less. The best because it gifts us with dudes who match durags with their dogs and chicks who buy bouncy castles on a would-be sugar daddy’s dime. I’m not certain those even out, but a little bit of willful ignorance never hurt nobody*.
If nothing else, Twitter is like a question-answering service. Like Google, but worse. More like Ask Jeeves, but with a bunch of people who find themselves funny. Like if you Ask Jeeves’d a sorta-joking question and a bunch of anonymous people gave you answers.
Recently, 18-year-old Aimee took to this Ask Jeeves of the year 2017 to ask a question many of us have wondered often but never hard enough to actually Google.
serious question, what the fuck is this for? pic.twitter.com/ecsyRdX2Dy
— aimee (@ShineMyGold) September 28, 2017
“Serious question, what the fuck is this for?” she captioned a picture of that ceiling handle jawn through which it sometimes feel nice to shove your fingers. The theories were many. They will make you think. They will make you wonder.
to keep your armpits fresh when you roll the windows down on a hot day
— s8n ⛧ (@sadm8s) September 30, 2017
Pretty sure it's a dry cleaning hook as well as leverage to assist elderly or injured individuals with getting in and out of the car
— KimmyKasị 🇳🇬 (@Kimmykasi) September 28, 2017
Ok, you’ve got a point there. A valid point. But it’s nowhere near as accurate as this gem:
I MEAN! Taylor’s response racked up over 370,000 likes and 120,000 retweets, prompting some to contribute their own name for this ceiling handle which has been around for god knows how long but for some reason is only now being questioned:
Oh shit bar
— Shelbs (@shelby_clever) October 3, 2017
In Texas everyone knows it’s the “oh shit” handle
— travo (@Traviserickso14) September 29, 2017
Oh shit handles ..to hold on if driver is getting to crazy
— RedNite_Exclusives (@RnExclusives) September 28, 2017
SEE? Texas IS progressive in some ways! Anyway, while she’s at it Taylor would like to remind y’all:
Since you're all here;
I am SINGLE and ready to MINGLE
My instagram is @ callmetaylorrr
Thank you and goodnight
— Taylor Myers (@TaylorRaee23) October 2, 2017