Maybe I’m just easily amused, but the new photo Macaulay Culkin posted to the Twitter page of his band, Pizza Underground, has already given me a stitch in my side from laughing. I’m about to make it my desktop background. And my screensaver. And my lock screen. And ask my family to get it printed on my headstone.
There’s a lot going on in the picture– he’s wearing sunglasses inside, there’s some kind of creepy clown doll being lynched by the window blinds, his hair looks exactly like Emma Roberts‘— but none of that can compete with his shirt. There we see a grayscale Ryan Gosling decked out in a graphic tee with a throwback picture of Mac on it, from his ’90s photo shoot with Life Magazine. You heard me correctly. Macaulay Culkin is wearing a shirt with a picture of Ryan Gosling wearing a shirt with a picture of Macaulay Culkin.
I’m not sure why this is so funny to me, because it makes sense. Ryan was a kid when Home Alone was huge, so Macaulay is just as big a celebrity to him as he is to us. And now that his former girlfriend Mila Kunis is super in love with Ashton Kutcher and their brewing offspring, the no-longer-acting Macaulay probably has a lot of free time on his hands to… sit around and order novelty t-shirts off the internet. What else is a retired child star supposed to do all day? I’d rather he be screenprinting paparazzi photos onto shirts than, like, getting arrested for drug possession again.
I’m always a sucker for a silly t-shirt– except this stupid thing James Franco just wore that looks like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat made out of his selfies— but this might be my favorite twitpic of all time. It’s in the running, at least.