Twitter’s Reaction to Ryan Lochte’s Lies Is EVERYTHING
By now, you can’t escape the Ryan Lochte drama. While we first weren’t sure what was even going on with his stories, we soon found out that Lochte and crew made up the entire robbery story to cover up for some really bad behavior at the Rio Olympics. Now, the Internet is (rightfully) tearing Lochte and his teammates apart… and it is everything.
Paleontologists in MT unearth T-Rex w/ a nearly complete 4-ft skull.
The bones contained more brain matter than Ryan Lochte.@absrdNEWS
— Doug Ankerman (@myoddsock) August 19, 2016
Ryan Lochte did something stupid for attention? Never woulda guessed pic.twitter.com/2BD30UwR8C
— Ian Elliott (@_ianelliott5) August 18, 2016
Others have been mashing up the Lochte with well-known memes for savage results:
— Andie Lowenstein (@AndieLow) August 19, 2016
Brazilian Police: "And you made the whole story up, didn't you?"
— Chief (@BarstoolChief) August 18, 2016
When Ryan Lochte escapes Brazil but the rest of the swim team is stranded with seized passports pic.twitter.com/diI00r9nNW
— chaps (@UncleChaps) August 18, 2016
Live look in at Lochte & his buddies at the airport earlier ✌🏻️ pic.twitter.com/Zx1uZz9sfV
— Brooke Schrider (@brookeschrider) August 18, 2016
There are also loads of people rightfully pointing out that Lochte’s generally gentle treatment by the media (especially compared to, for example, Gabby Douglas getting scolded for forgetting to put her hand on her heart during the national anthem) can be boiled down to, you guessed it, white male privilege.
Insulting how Gabby Douglas(20) was being told she needs to fix her attitude in Rio, but #LochteGate and crew are all "kids" who got rowdy.🙄
— Lea (@_MissLeandra) August 18, 2016
— Phil (@PhiIIip_Thomas) August 18, 2016
Stop calling white people over 18 "kids",
and to stop referring to people of color under 18 as adults. #LochteGate
— Karen Mulholland (@kemulholland) August 18, 2016
Celebs also had a lot to say — including Chrissy Teigen, who is totally over it.
Stupid as shit gas station international incident, nope. Don't care.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 18, 2016
We can’t wait to finally hear from Lochte and learn what exactly he thought he was doing making up such an awful story.
What’s your favorite Ryan Lochte meme? Tweet it @BritandCo!
(Photo via Harry How/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)