Welcome To Thought Catalog’s First Ever Webseries: Hot Or Not!

“One day you’re in and zee next… you’re out” -Seal’s Ex-Wife

In today’s ADD culture, things go in and out of fashion before you even have a chance to form an opinion on it. Viral videos and trends move so fast that people don’t know what’s in and what’s out anymore! God forbid you go up to someone and be like “Have you seen the “S**t Girls Say” videos? So funny!” You’ll be outcasted! A social pariah! That stuff was ten memes ago, hello!

Thankfully, there’s a solution. Because I’m such a giver and just want to help people, I’ve decided to compile my weekly picks for what’s hot and what’s not, so you can successfully navigate the internet’s ever-changing tastes. By watching my video every week, you’ll know what topics to discuss at the weird house party you’re going to on Friday night and which subjects to avoid. Basically watching Hot Or Not will make you 31% cooler. Enjoy! (Major shoutout to my lifeline Gaby Dunn for editing these thoughts into something bEaUtIFul and John Schwarz for providing the music.) TC mark

Ryan O'Connell

I'm a brat.


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  • padface

    Oh Ryan, you triflin’ bitch.

    Don’t ever stop.

    • LazyReader

      I second that!

      • padface

        Judging from the screen cap I thought his shirt was going to say ‘fashion is forever’ but instead it was ‘fashion is for losers’

        Troll Ryan tbh

  • http://twitter.com/jemmehlee Jamie ❤ 。◕

    finally, a face to the name! =) 

  • http://twitter.com/timdonnelly Tim Donnelly

    Ryan, did you film this in the waiting room at the dentist? 

    • Anonymous

      Yes! As the location scout, I am psyched someone noticed!

  • ariel

    that was just the dose of hilarity i needed. thanks! looking forward to ep2 

  • brittany waiiace

    xanax has gotten me into some strange hot non-boring sexual situations can i get an amen

    • padface

      And no amens for Brittany Waiiace bye!

      • brittany waiiace

         peace be with u

      • Liam

        And also with you lift up your hearts we lift them up to the lord. let us give thanks to the lord our God. it is right to give him thanks and praise

  • Guest

    You’re such a funny little dick.

  • AnnieGirl


  • s.

    you look like a clown dear and I mean this in the best way possible. 

  • Dananay

    Oh, hey Ryan! Nice to see you. 

  • Sarah

    I watched this to see if Ryan writes the way he talks. He does.
    The world makes a little more sense now.

  • Stephanie

    Hilarious. Keep ’em comin!

  • Sophia

    You’re actually just as hilarious when you talk as you are when you write. It’s the same. I feel like life is a little more complete now that I’ve heard your voice.

    • Anonymous

      This is the best part of meeting Ryan in person. It all translates. :)

    • Anonymous

      Now I can read his articles, with his voice!

  • http://twitter.com/tannnyaya Tanya Salyers


  • J in DC

    Love the video.  As Britney famously declared, “Gimmee gimmee more ….”

  • Anonymous

    awwee this was great! we’re all psyched to see your face. it’s lovely. 

  • Guest


  • Internetstranger

    Are you pushing your glasses up by putting your FINGERS on the LENSES? Or is there some illusion going on? If the former, HOW CAN YOU SEE?

  • Anonymous

    I’m a malnourished right leg, and I don’t feel like RYAN O’CONNELL should be telling ME how to live MY life

    worst video on tc

  • Anonymous

    very amusing ; and loved to hear your voice btw lol!!

  • Deirdre

    LOVE THIS IDEA! you’re fantastic.

  • Sam Jennings

  • Sam Jennings

    wow, you’re just as blind as me

    hot: visual impairment

  • http://twitter.com/shallowechos TRES

    I’m 17 and Ryan is 25. Can I marry him in 10 years?

  • http://www.nicholeexplainsitall.com EarthToNichole

    I could see this being on Bravo.

  • whateverr

    “…Delete like four and a half days from my life…” oh my god

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