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Unclear on the concept....
1960s. Think Mad Men:

Hey, baby, wanna come up and see my etchings?

1980s. Think Manhattan:

Dinner and a movie?

The growth medium differs from generation to generation, but the pickup lines, and their lecherous intents, are from age to age the same.

The kids, these days, have their own lingo, which you can't hear because they mumble and all:

Netflix and Chill?

Get as far as the "t" in googling that and that three-word phrase comes up as the second top search suggestion behind Netflix itself.  I first heard it a couple of months ago, on some clickbaity site that warned about all the lingo your kids are using to hide their sinfulness.  Not this one, but it'll do to explain it:


Netflix and Chill, often seen written as “I thought you said Netflix and Chill!” or “20 Minutes into Netflix and Chill”, is Internet slang for inviting someone over to one’s home for sexual purposes. The phrase is often used in image macros and as a hashtag on social media.


The phrase first started appearing online in late 2014, mostly through Black Twitter. On October 8th, 2014, Twitter user @itsIsaaaaaaac posted the tweet “Netflix and chill never means Netflix and chill now a days lol” (shown below).


On November 14th, 2014, Twitter user Start3rPack posted a “the Netflix and Chill Starter Pack” featuring four photographs indicating the pack would contain comfortable socks, pajamas, and a Trojan magnum condom. The tweet received 44 retweets and 56 favorites.

It took a year after that for an old fart like me to catch on- so of course the term is no longer cool, reserved mostly for ironic uses-

- and for mocking those who still Don't Get It.  A cohort which apparently still includes Netflix itself.


We still rely on DVD's for most of our home entertainment; streams are too choppy, don't have special features, and of course there's no remote.  They come from Netflix, but they've been branding the actual envelopes lately as "DVD.com"- a backdoor homage to their brief failed effort a few years back to separate their streaming services from their sending physical disks completely, spinning off the latter into an instantly mocked Thing called Qwikster- one that, within a week, was relegated to the hatepile of New Coke. So we still have an integrated account, but the envelopes still try to preserve some separation of identity.  Which is a good thing in this case, because here's what our Valentine-ish red envelopes are suggesting for the upcoming holiday:

They have to know, right?  But they can't admit they know.

Neither do the operators of the closest Home of the Mets to my home town. Their AA affiliate in Binghamton, two rungs from the majors, announced this promotion for an early April homestand, when in most years, the last thing you'd want to be doing outside in Upstate New York is makin' the bleachers rockin' when the beer vendors come-a-knockin':

Minor league teams are always looking to come up with fun and exciting promotions to get fans to the ballpark. The Binghamton Mets have either come up with an all-time great promotion, or they don't know what "Netflix and chill" means. My money's on the latter.

Check out their scheduled promotion for April 12:

For those unaware, Netflix and chill is what the young people call getting, uh, intimate with their partner with Netflix playing in the background.

I, for one, don't like the look in the eye of that bee.

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weebleswobble From: weebleswobble Date: February 7th, 2016 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
hrm, guess i'm getting old. netflix and chill sounds like a nice night in. no sex involved. and i'm still getting netflix on dvd too. i hadnt noticed the dvd.com on the packaging but its there on mine too.
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