All out of gift bags? Use an empty chip bag! No place to store your headphones? Hang 'em on a binder clip! Don't have a bottle opener on you? Use your iPhone charger! Before the age of Reddit -- a whole decade ago, believe it or not -- this stuff was simply called "being resourceful." Simpler yet, a "tip." Now, of course, you'd be hard-pressed to find a media outlet pass up the opportunity to label it a "life hack."
And for a good reason! People click on these things. It's no surprise that Clickhole -- the viral web's satirical echo -- has latched onto this phenomenon with a video of their own. There are even two TV shows built on the premise of "lifehacking": TruTV’s “Hack My Life” and National Geographic's “Hacking the System."
Which brings us to our newest installment of life-hack meta-commentary — Murderbot Productions showing you how to do bagels the right way. Which is to say: by using a drill instead of a knife and going ballistic on the cream cheese.
There are obviously no practical bagel-eating tips to glean from this absurd video. But it may make you realize the truly absurd quality behind each and every one of these videos.
And for the record: There is no wrong way to eat a bagel!