The 69 (verb: 69-ing) is a sex move, as we all know because we are sophisticated, sex-having adults.But 69, being a two-digit number unavoidable when counting from 68 to 70, also appears in other contexts. The thing about the internet is that everyone on it is horny. Selfies are thirst traps; faves and likes are one-click methods of saying, “I’m thirsty.” This is not that different from the real world, where, thanks to the magic of biology, everyone is in a perpetual state of “horned up and ready to go.” But on the internet, sex manifests itself in unexpected ways.Like how there is somehow now only one correct response to the number69.

We crawled out of the primordial ooze and figured out how to simultaneously stimulate each others’ genitals with our mouths, and then shortly thereafter we figured out how to react to news of the 69: “Nice.” Simple, elegant, to the Great work, everybody.

Impromptu collaboration on the web is always an intensely satisfying moment, and accumulating a large stack of “nice” is great — even more so when it happens in traditionally combative forums like the area beneath a presidential tweet. Red states and blue states have both voted “nice” on Proposition 69. There are many responses to Obama’s tweet that are not “nice,” but that’s to be expected.

There are still many people saying “nice,” and that’s …nice.

Adding your “nice” to the Jenga tower of “nices” is one of the great small kindnesses of our age.

The 69 is a clarion call, to which users answer, “I see the 69, and I’m aware of its significance and our Have you ever played the Game?

Maybe you have, but if not, the Game is played like this: You cannot think about the Game. The number 69 is similar, in that you don’t have to actively seek out 69s, but when you see them, you must act. You have to say “nice.” That is shorthand for “You and I? Congratulations to us on our base-level sexual knowledge.” If you see a 69 and don’t comment “nice,” that just means you don’t know about an extremely cool activity (which is, to be clear, havingsex). Weed fans celebrate weed on April 20, which can also be written as 420. So, too, do sex-havers have a calendar date of their own. Louis van Gaal's sacking as Manchester United boss has come as little surprise for those that follow the Red Devils closely.A season of struggle in which United finished fifth, outside the Champions League places, meant even an FA Cup title win over Crystal Palace was not enough to save the Dutchman's job.