Teen Heartthrob Shirtceptions are SO NOW

by Alicia Lutes

Like a modern-day M.C. Escher painting, or some sort of cotton-produced version of wearable Inception, two of the dreamiest former teen heartthrobs are currently having a bit of meta-fun with each other. At least when it comes to their ever-expanding t-shirt collections. It all started a few days ago when Pizza Underground frontman/former teen dream Macaulay Culkin was spotted on Twitter wearing a t-shirt with an old photo of Ryan Gosling wearing a shirt with a picture of Culkin on it. And so the Internet then decided to fold in on itself and keep the madness going by superimposing the original Gosling photo with Culkin's current one. Because what else would be more appropriate in this modern age? Seriously, this shirtception is so now.

And by that we mean of course Macaulay Culkin, lead singer of a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band would be so playful in his social media postings. And of course, because the Internet loves the intersections of ridiculous things, someone would photoshop it all into hyper-meta oblivion because what else is this weird world of mixed media good for it not that?

In fact we thought: why stop there? Maybe this should become a thing IRL (in real life, n00bs). Maybe there should be more teen heartthrobs getting in on this meme and really bringing it into real life. In fact we have some suggestions and visual representations. Such as...

Leonardo DiCaprio

Tobey Maguire

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Justin Timberlake

Heck...even some of our old school favorites should get in on the gag, because #nostalgia forever, right? Maybe some of these OG teen dreams. Such as...

Jonathan Taylor Thomas (a.k.a. JTT)

Devon Sawa (a.k.a. Casper the Friendly Ghost)

See? Doesn't this just make you feel all warm and fuzzy in your Internet happy place? Of course it does. This shit is so now. (Which means you'll probably hate it tomorrow!)

Image: imgur; Twentieth Century Fox [1]; FanScape [5]