What are you glad isn’t “cool” anymore?
By - FF-coolbeans
"it's just a prank bro"
It's been around a long time.
Bible verse: Proverbs 26, 18-19
As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, so is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, am not I in sport?
am not i in sport bro
Putting moustaches on everything
Perms and aerosol hair spray. In the 80s you rarely had one without the other.
I had permed hair from the age of 5 until college. And the wall in my bathroom that was opposite the mirror had a thick layer of hair spray permanently covering it.
Perms have come back, mostly for boys. Not even kidding.
Source: Was a hair stylist and this became more popular before I left
Yup, so many boys have them here. Loads in my daughters class have them....they are 9.
How many have mullets though, that's the real comeback hero
Seriously. Who thought we’d live to see the day when mullets came back? Bonus points: I saw a kid with a fucking RAT TAIL recently.
Mullets and Rat Tails never went out of style in Australia.
I don’t know whether I’m impressed or disgusted.
Ed Hardy merch.
Not sure that it was ever "cool" but it was surely a "thing" for some people
Can I file "Affliction" here too?
Only if I can "Tapout"
Dude was actually a pioneer in the tattoo community. It's a shame all anyone remembers from him was the crappy clothing with his flash designs on them.
Mind = Blown
“I was today years old when…” makes me wish I were brain dead.
Do yall remember green ketchup? And purple butter 🤣
Also, the stupid hair “poof”
Bumped bangs were so damn ugly.
BUMPIT! Oh man what a time to be alive.
Being old and not giving a shit is so much better.
Damn that's so cool
You have become the very thing you swore to destroy
Anything with " Extreme " in the title
RIP "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge"
Right you are, Ken!
Now over to Guy LeDouche! What's going on today, Guy?
For you: https://www.twitch.tv/onlymxc
I never understood what was going on in that show but that kind of worked in its favor. I loved it growing up.
It's what Wipeout wishes it could be.
They should pay a pair of Japanese guys to do the commentary, and then have an English dub go to air. Even though it is clearly an American show
Japanese game shows are fucking wild. The only prize for the show was getting to be on tv, and obviously you saw how many people were on that shit. Otherwise, it was exactly what it looked like. Man, I love that show.
It’s on Amazon Prime. You’re welcome.
EXTREME TEEN BIBLE! WATCH JESUS DO A CARTWHEEL ONTO THE CROSS!
I CAST ZONE OF TRUTH!
I remember around '06 everything was "EPIC" and "LEGENDARY"
I blame WoW
It's "little bit of tongue out" now
I knew a girl who had nothing but duckface for every picture she ever posted, she just passed away and they had to use a duckface picture for the obit cause that’s all she took. So sad, such a pretty girl.
I feel bad for chuckling. But the image of her funeral picture being a duckface one is just funny to me
Commercials with whistling and ukelele music.
Still lots of those interrupting my Youtube experience
That's still a thing and I would like to rip out my ears every time
Oh, and don't forget the tambourines and clapping
"that awkward moment when..."
Sort of replaced by:
Everyone: Posts a meme that works just as well without the useless nobody at the start.
Oh my god, that meme gets me so irrationally angry. I don't know why. They always suck. And maybe because people on YouTube comments would intentionally put the punchline below the "Read more" button and it took extra effort for me to see such a terrible joke.
The new one is "Tell me that you're... Without telling me that you're..."
I hate this one so much.
Tell me you hate this without telling me you hate this
Tell me you wrote this without telling me you wrote this.
That awkward moment when you already wrote this
That awkward moment when you tell me you had an awkward moment without telling me you had an awkward moment
that awkward moment between birth and death
Sounds like a solid title for a Netflix series featuring quirky teenagers who are rolling their eyes in the promo photo.
By the end it didnt even make sense it was like “*Keep Calm, Grandmas planning on buying a new house next week and wants you to help her move in”*.
……….grandma did you really need a t shirt for this one off occasion?
I never hated it more than when I was in a CD store and saw a compilation CD entitled "Keep Calm and Party."
Keep *calm*, and *party*.
That doesn't even make fucking sense.
My boss made me make shirts that said “keep calm and scan on” to wear during inventory 😭
It's cringey, but at least it fits with the original format.
This made me laugh so, so hard. Thank you for this and oh so true
If you're able to keep calm in this era then more power to you.
There was also that sub-trend of drawing a mustache on your finger and put it underneath your nose to do some sort of quirky selfie. I remember some people actually tatooed it on their fingers and I'm wondering how it's going for them now.
Edit : Apparently they fade away rather quickly.
One of my older brother's friends got one of those tattoos. Last time I asked him about it he just gave himself a moustache so I think he is still happy with it.
That's the right attitude.
Yeah, steer into it
>gave himself a moustache
something about the phrasing of this makes me laugh, like it communicates that he gifted himself a moustache as an act of self love
I think he did! That's what the tattoo was!
A woman I work with has that tattoo. Another one has 'Westlife' on her hand. Jeez.
The lady I know tattooed over it lol. She said her thoughts at the time were "I know this is dumb. But it's just a small tattoo. And once I have kids, they'll think it's funny for a while. Then I'll be a grandma with a silly tattoo".
Unfortunately for her, time moves a bit slower than that lol. And honestly, I knew her before she got it tattooed over and I never even noticed it. In her words "I couldn't live with the cringe anymore"
I remember that mustaches, bacon, and llamas everything were the big things when I was in highschool. The homeschool kids at my church latched onto that crap and they're whole personalities revolved around being quirky and liking those things. They havent changed but at least they keep it contained within the families they started at 19 after one year at bible college.
r/oddlyspecific but honestly checks out so much. Lmao
I hate how accurate this is.
“Straight outta _____”. I like the movie and the story of NWA but it became so overused.
I visited a town called Uranus, Missouri and they had shirts that read, "Straight Outta Uranus." I liked that one.
There’s also a Cooter Missouri. They have “straight outta cooter” shirts.
Straight outta Low-Cash! A crazy sucka named Gusto
Layering shirts over a ton of cami tank tops.
I *hope* this trend is dead, because I had to do it since every shirt was tissue-paper thin. Can we please go back to shirts being opaque please? I'm tired of having to wear 3 layers just so I don't look like I wore only my bra to work.
Don't forget how they were also awkwardly short. Not long enough to be a regular shirt, not short enough for it to be a crop top. Don't wanna show a thin 1 inch area around your pant line, must have a longer tank under your shirt.
And if you tuck any of them in, you get a nice big spare tire around the waist. Or, don't tuck them in and they'll bunch up and ride up constantly.
When even my coworkers started doing it, I was so relieved because it meant it would be dying.
Then the uncool fuckers kept dabbing.
When Hillary did the dab on the Ellen show, a chorus of angels sang out, ringing the death knell of the dab, and all rejoiced.
That's part of the reason I'll miss Ellen. The final season premiered today.
She has a long history of killing popular memes. Like "Damn Daniel." She was like a maggot or a vulture disposing of terrible memes to make way for fresh new ones.
>She was like a maggot or a vulture
Now I'm with ya..
Well, that was a convincing argument.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Roses are blue
You only YOLO once
We all live in a YOLO submarine.
The early 2000's make up trends consisting of Orange foundation, extremely pale pink lipstick and ruler-drawn extra thin eyebrows.
Please God never bring this shit again...
Unfortunately fashion trends work in cycles...
I saw an emo kid at the park the other day. Pink and black checkered skirt over jeans, strap top over long sleeve shirt, swoosh hair. Made me feel both old and nostalgic at the same time.
Honestly, life after high school moved so quickly for me that it just feels like yesterday that the emo trend was over. Like the trend ended, but then the younger kids said "No, wait, this is really cool" and brought it right back.
I was never an emo or scene kid but I really liked the fashion.
The Emo trend died because Hot Topic became a meme and switched to trying to sell to the Hipster crowd after those dumbass pants with the chains on them became too embarrassing even for the social outcast of the emo group to wear and never sold again.
Too bad they didn't see authentic 1945 typewriters. Could've made bank.
I was family friends with the founders of hot topic. it was slowly becoming a meme, and they sold it to investors before the customer base caught on and business declined. Capitalized on a (relatively) fleeting market trend, then cashed out. It went waaay downhill after that. They saw that it wasn’t sustainable to be both edgy and mainstream simultaneously.
But it’s never a complete cycle. We’re already at the point where the early 00s trends come back, but it just isn’t all from back then, people now see how ridiculous the faces looked. But it worked for the time back then. They had shittier camera quality. But now people are used to the polished beauty aesthetic of Instagram. They just adapt stuff like bellbottoms and some of the hairstyles and stuff like that, but they make it their own. Just like the people from recently didnt look exactly like in the 90s but influenced from the 90s.
The current version of "orange foundation, etc etc" is fillers. Especially the lip fillers that tend to move upwards. It started on Love Island, but now it's on the Bachelor/ette too.
Celebrities in their 50s/60s have HUGE faces now. It's fillers flattening out and then more fillers laying on top
The clunky nineties shoes are back and I don't know how to feel.
“Keep calm and ____”
Japanese character tattoos (as in words, not like cartoon characters) on people who don’t speak a word of Japanese and have no clue what their tattoo actually says.
And you get people with tattoos like
because they went to the tattoo artist and said "I want a tattoo that says I'm free!"
And they got a tattoo that says "I'm free"... meaning "I don't cost anything".
Don't forget when Ariana XL got a tattoo of 七輪, which is made up of characters that mean seven and ring, but as a word refers to a small charcoal grill.
I'm going to stop calling her Ariana Grande and start calling her Ariana XL
My favorite thing is the opposite of this, meaning English nonsense phrases printed on Asian fashion items.
There’s shirts like “Try my delicious salt beef,” “Grandpa Fuckin Spaceshuttle,” “PeanutButter ChocolateBar MotherFucker,” “punch me in the face, i need to feel alive,” and the iconic “BORN TO DIE, WORLD IS A FUCK, Kill Em All 1989, i am trash man, 410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS.” I’ve also seen a coin pouch that says “Whole day I’m fucking busy only get few money.”
I’d wear that stuff in a heartbeat if I didn’t have to risk getting scammed to order it.
When I went to Japan, a shirt like this was a friend of mine's sole request as a souvenir. We wound up finding a shirt in Harajuku that said 'PLEASE EXCUSE THIS PATHETIC DISPLAY OF MEAT' This was in 2015 and I've seen him wear this shirt in the last year.
omfg that’s incredible
I worry that this will go the way of the ugly Christmas sweaters. It was fun when it meant going to a thrift shop to find something gaudy. But now companies are making intentionally ugly Christmas sweaters and it kind of ruined it.
Whole day I'm fucking busy only get few money speaks to my soul though
I need some of these shirts now hahaha.
My favourite: https://imgur.com/a/J7jw3Gt
Same energy as “Pardon me, my good bitch, but what seems to be the fuck?”
I always wondered how you knew for sure you were getting the right symbols tattooed.
I mean if you could read Japanese fine, but what about the guy tattooing? What if he doesn’t understand it. Do you jump up and point out he missed the punctuation?
Hey, I was young and pretty dumb once. I'll tell you what I did when I got my kanji tattoo.
1. I found a picture of a scroll in a book. Seemed pretty reputable.
2. I took it to the head of languages at my university who was also my Japanese professor and she verified it.
3. The artist made a stencil off the original and then copied it, so it's at least accurate.
So I feel like those steps worked out well. However, I've shown it to some Japanese friends and they struggle to read it because it's apparently old Japanese (like trying to read medieval manuscripts for us). I probably wouldn't get the same thing now, but I'm not unhappy with it.
That sounds cooler than modern japanese.
Like tatooing latin or runic text
Ivlay, Aughlay, Ovlay
Best I can do.
Kinda glad sideways hats are cringe now lol
They're still real popular out here in Kanto.
Only among the youngsters
Ok but what about [half-cocked, upside-down visors](https://i.redd.it/qh6lsnqe6td01.jpg)? Those are still cool right?
Men drowning themselves in axe body spray. I remember jr. high and the hallways would reek and almost everyone re-upped at their lockers between classes.
Axe might as well make an Arctic-marijuana scent because I think people only use it now to cover up smoke smell but it doesn’t really work.
This isn't something that used to be. I work for public schools and it's still very much a thing.
I think the worse part is we used to do it after gym class because no one wanted to be naked and take a shower in front of the other guys. So we would be sweating after a running around the track or playing basketball or whatever then hit the locker and spray ourselves all over with axe or whatever or body spray then go to back to a regular classroom stinking of sweat and axe.
This is very accurate. Could perhaps be alleviated if the schools didn’t use the open-sightlines communal shower design for people who are at their most self-conscious age.
Yeah wtf is that? Like who could possibly think that’s a good idea?
Also running a mile in the middle of the school day? Then just trying to go back to classes thats messed up man
Maybe a prison architect designed the school
This was actually the case with my high school. There was almost no windows in the entire building, and the ones that were present didn’t open.
Anyone old enough to remember BOD? I remember they used to sell that shit by the gallon in these gigantic spray bottles. My Jr high was filled with that shit. This was before AXE though.
I want your bod
Check out that bod
They still bring it back in force around the holidays since it's such a cheap brand and makes for good "I didn't put effort into this" filler gifting. I've always hated the smell and have had to feign gratitude if anyone in my extended family ever sent it as a gift.
I remember my brother used that in middle school and high school. The whole upstairs part of my parents house would smell like it in the mornings
Ed Hardy shirts
Flossing / Dabbing
I still floss. My dentist tells me to do it twice a day.
I apparently floss too aggressively, but goshdarnit it's my life.
Those fake pranks on youtube/insta
They’re still very much alive
Clowns with knives running around
The bacon everything craze from about 10 years ago. Bacon flavored or scented everything, and so many memes about how bacon was like the greatest thing in human history. Like, it's okay.
Lol. I remember my brother got bacon scented *band aids* back then at christmas. It was such an odd trend.
I have some of those! They also look like bacon. But if you put a bandaid that looks like bacon on your finger it just makes your finger look horrifically injured and about to fall off.
If I wanted to taste bacon. I'd eat bacon. If I wanted to smell bacon, I'd cook bacon.
I don't need bacon flavored toothpaste.
I did like my bacon band-aids tho.
While I do enjoy bacon, I’ve always found people tend to use it as a crutch. The meal itself could be subpar but because they’ve added bacon to it they feel it’s gourmet or something. The burger sucks but it’s $20 because we’ve added bacon.
Yes. Yes. Yes yes yes.
You can't just hide mediocrity behind bacon.
They just replaced the stupid Tweety memes.
Seeing the future where Boomers start using Among Us on memes.
Live. Laugh. Love.
I’ve always been a Die. Cry. Loathe. kind of person anyways.
Been wanting to commission someone to make a stainless steel cutout with the same font only it says "eat shit die"
The entire snapback Tumblr era
People traded swag for drip.
Not wearing a seatbelt
New Hampshire people: "Take a load of this guy"
Filming yourself licking/spitting on food in the grocery store and then putting it back. That shit's gross.
Stupid/dangerous challenges on youtube. Think people either grew out of it or ran out of ideas.
They just moved to TikTok. There was just a wave of people fucking themselves up climbing stacks of milk crates.
Maybe I'm just getting old enough to ignore it.
I thought about telling you another recent abomination, but you're right. It's better to just ignore it.
>Think people either grew out of it or ran out of ideas.
As far as I can tell they're still happily maiming themselves. The crate stack challenge was going on just a couple weeks back.
Remember when guys wore tight red pants and shirts buttoned up to the collar? Oof.
With a bowtie matching the pants.
Glee? I thought y'all were talking about Urkle...
I thought they were making a joke about barbershop quartets.
Did you go to school with Michael Jackson???
Short sleeve shirts with a loose tie.
I call that the alcoholic substitute teacher
The “Nobody: Literally Nobody:” memes
“I was today years old”
ugh I still see this one all the time
Like many other things, it became overused and in situations that didn't need it.
I saw it as something that blew many minds but wasn't necessarily a secret.
Now it's "I was today years old when I learned you could put salt on mashed potatoes 🤯"
the *double layered* popped collar (gag)
But I've been doing it ever since I can remember.
And better put my money in my hand.
I fucking HATED it, mostly cause I work in a hospital.
EDIT: Great, my highest upvoted comment is about being reminded of humanity's attempt to one up itself in dumbass.
I never understood how it was supposed to justify risky things. "You only live once" seems like a great reason to exercise some caution.
If I lived twice or more, I'd take more risks.
A band-aid under the eye.
I knew someone in middle school that would wear one every day. Looked stupid then. Looked more stupid when her face tanned and left that spot lighter than the rest of her face.
I once fell asleep in the sun with some ornaments drawn on my face had a sunburn which left out the area of the make up.
Love Spell from Victoria secret. Like seriously I hate it now. Growing up the girls that went to school with me would bathe themselves in it. Especially during things like prom, winter formals, and any other events the school had. I got made fun of because I would wear other smells like cucumber melon and sweet pea. Yes I realize sweet pea smells like old lady. However, anything else was better than smelling a sea of fucking love spell. It also got me brownie points with the teachers. The older ones liked the smell and the younger ones shared my opinion on it. One day after gym, I was changing clothes, had just put deodorant on, and was about to spray a little cucumber melon on. One of the girls that regularly picked on me decided that today was the day. She caught me off guard and sprayed love spell directly into my face while screaming "There. Now you won't smell like old lady ass" and laughing. All the other girls was laughing too until they realized I was coughing and was having trouble breathing. She had literally sprayed it down my mouth and nose. One of the girls panicked and went and got the teacher. The teacher took me to the office and called my parents. By the time my parents got to the school I was fine but, they decided to send me home anyways. The next day letters was sent home to other parents letting them know that love spell was banned from school because it was triggering kids with asthma. I don't have asthma but, I guess the teachers seen the incident as the perfect time to finally get rid of the smell once and for all.
To this day, if I smell a hint of love spell I instantly start gagging. So glade it's gone.😉😉
Middle school smelled like love spell, AXE, and b.o. lol
I have always used cucumber melon and sweet pea. I never thought it smelled like old lady. Maybe that's why I never had many friends growing up.....
Great story and I totally agree!
I've always been a citrus and blossom kinda girl. Girls in high school were pretty apathetic towards me, but I get mad compliments now.
Aw, I really like Love Spell. I haven't smelled it in years, though. I was literally thinking about it just a week or so ago.
>So glade it's gone.
Is "Glade" a Freudian slip?
I absolutely loved Love Spell, and had even been looking for a while to see if I could buy it, or if there was an equivalent nowadays. Before Covid I was lamenting to a family friend how much I missed it and she surprised me by running to the other room and giving me a whole bottle!! Apparently she had some sitting around and was happy to share. I've been using it sparingly ever since!
My Victoria's Secret scent was Amber Romance. I still love that stuff.
Love Spell was probably the smell I smelled everywhere when I taught seniors in 2001.
I am not shocked that you were bullied with scent by mean girls.
It used to be really cool to not be invested in anything, but it seems like social media has made having hobbies and passions easier to with other likeminded people.
Dude amen, when I was in school it was cool to not do anything. Man that was a hard rut to drag myself out of in college. Fortunately I chose a co-op internship program which helped set up my career, but I regret not joining many clubs/activities because doing things was considered uncool
I think 21 jump street laid it out perfectly. The older kids were so confused about the newer high school kids actually giving a shit. Too accurate!