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What are you glad isn’t “cool” anymore?

What are you glad isn’t “cool” anymore?

GordonBennett2000

"it's just a prank bro"


Primesghost

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?


point_jump2

am not i in sport bro


atheblade

Putting moustaches on everything


ShallowLily

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.


gayshitlord

Perms have come back, mostly for boys. Not even kidding. Source: Was a hair stylist and this became more popular before I left


GuiltyCredit

Yup, so many boys have them here. Loads in my daughters class have them....they are 9.


techretort

How many have mullets though, that's the real comeback hero


wiggles105

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.


Shrim

Mullets and Rat Tails never went out of style in Australia.


wiggles105

I don’t know whether I’m impressed or disgusted.


Yasha666

Ed Hardy merch. Not sure that it was ever "cool" but it was surely a "thing" for some people


ruffyamaharyder

Can I file "Affliction" here too?


FutureBondVillain

Only if I can "Tapout"


madurosnstouts

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.


gregaustex

Mind. Blown.


xandroid001

Mind = Blown


Gabberwocky84

“I was today years old when…” makes me wish I were brain dead.


Opening-Advantage166

Do yall remember green ketchup? And purple butter 🤣 Also, the stupid hair “poof”


TheRedMaiden

Bumped bangs were so damn ugly.


Twyce

BUMPIT! Oh man what a time to be alive.


whiteriot0906

Me. Being old and not giving a shit is so much better.


Calm-Zombie2678

Damn that's so cool


whiteriot0906

Noooooooooooooooooooo


classicalySarcastic

You have become the very thing you swore to destroy


k-ron1971

Anything with " Extreme " in the title


turkeyinthestrawman

RIP "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge"


tris_majestis

Right you are, Ken!


[deleted]

Now over to Guy LeDouche! What's going on today, Guy?


katfromjersey

Guy here...


NoCountryForOldPete

For you: https://www.twitch.tv/onlymxc


chernicky

Here's Babaganoosh!


Insanebrain247

I never understood what was going on in that show but that kind of worked in its favor. I loved it growing up.


Teledildonic

It's what Wipeout wishes it could be.


TheColor0fMoney

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


DieByTheSword13

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.


BobRoberts01

It’s on Amazon Prime. You’re welcome.


billybobskcor

EXTREME TEEN BIBLE! WATCH JESUS DO A CARTWHEEL ONTO THE CROSS!


TheRedMaiden

I CAST ZONE OF TRUTH!


blurplethenurple

I remember around '06 everything was "EPIC" and "LEGENDARY" I blame WoW


mmmkay938

Duckface


edie_the_egg_lady

It's "little bit of tongue out" now


michellelmybell

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.


fuckin_anti_pope

I feel bad for chuckling. But the image of her funeral picture being a duckface one is just funny to me


The206Uber

Commercials with whistling and ukelele music.


lushico

Still lots of those interrupting my Youtube experience


whizzythorne

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


INeedAUserName89

"that awkward moment when..."


Salzberger

Sort of replaced by: Nobody: Everyone: Posts a meme that works just as well without the useless nobody at the start.


PM_ME_YOUR_ANYTHlNG

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.


leopoldisacat

The new one is "Tell me that you're... Without telling me that you're..."


In_A_Pickle_0526

I hate this one so much.


Fruitdispenser

Tell me you hate this without telling me you hate this


redditslim

Tell me you wrote this without telling me you wrote this.


PaleGutCK

That awkward moment when you already wrote this


honestpalmetite

That awkward moment when you tell me you had an awkward moment without telling me you had an awkward moment


Wateryoatmeal

that awkward moment between birth and death


Floomby

Sounds like a solid title for a Netflix series featuring quirky teenagers who are rolling their eyes in the promo photo.


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HeatmiserElliott

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?


Salzberger

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. Keep *calm*, and *party*. That doesn't even make fucking sense.


MollyElise

My boss made me make shirts that said “keep calm and scan on” to wear during inventory 😭


KallistiEngel

It's cringey, but at least it fits with the original format.


lilpeach83524

This made me laugh so, so hard. Thank you for this and oh so true


forman98

If you're able to keep calm in this era then more power to you.


Football-Ecstatic

Moustache everything.


Skeledenn

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.


Sweetwill62

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.


Painting_Agency

That's the right attitude.


knock-off-pale

Yeah, steer into it


Pegaret

>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


Robot_Girlfriend

I think he did! That's what the tattoo was!


BiscuitCrumbsInBed

A woman I work with has that tattoo. Another one has 'Westlife' on her hand. Jeez.


Cigam_Magic

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"


KingCwispy

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.


TheHancock

r/oddlyspecific but honestly checks out so much. Lmao


PotentiallyMike

I hate how accurate this is.


saaame9

“Straight outta _____”. I like the movie and the story of NWA but it became so overused.


LobotomistPrime

I visited a town called Uranus, Missouri and they had shirts that read, "Straight Outta Uranus." I liked that one.


bazinga3604

There’s also a Cooter Missouri. They have “straight outta cooter” shirts.


fo55iln00b

Straight outta Low-Cash! A crazy sucka named Gusto


CrispyCrunchyPoptart

Layering shirts over a ton of cami tank tops.


Empty-Masterpiece242

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.


S1ndar1nChasm

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.


Empty-Masterpiece242

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.


ResultGrouchy5526

Dabbing


BUTTeredWhiteBread

When even my coworkers started doing it, I was so relieved because it meant it would be dying. Then the uncool fuckers kept dabbing.


Wheredoesthetoastgo2

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.


FrostByte62

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.


-strangeluv-

>She was like a maggot or a vulture Now I'm with ya..


zGnRz

Yolo


thermobollocks

Wololo


gorka_la_pork

Well, that was a convincing argument.


CarrotSweat

Roses are red Violets are blue Wololo Roses are blue


Character_Nothing_30

You only YOLO once


SomeDrillingImplied

We all live in a YOLO submarine.


Sohiacci

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...


Bitter-Edge-8265

Unfortunately fashion trends work in cycles...


BowlOfBeard

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.


__M-E-O-W__

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.


EnduringConflict

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.


tobean

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.


stopannoyingwithname

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.


BigBrownDownTown

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


BUTTeredWhiteBread

The clunky nineties shoes are back and I don't know how to feel.


TheSqueetle

“Keep calm and ____”


lizzieb77

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.


ppardee

And you get people with tattoos like 無料 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".


Sharpevil

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.


naughtysalamander

>Ariana XL lol


thr1ceuponatime

I'm going to stop calling her Ariana Grande and start calling her Ariana XL


aSharkNamedHummus

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.


Day2Day

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.


aSharkNamedHummus

omfg that’s incredible


Se7enLC

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.


captainsinfonia

Whole day I'm fucking busy only get few money speaks to my soul though


ShadowCory1101

I need some of these shirts now hahaha.


Platinumkate

My favourite: https://imgur.com/a/J7jw3Gt


aSharkNamedHummus

Same energy as “Pardon me, my good bitch, but what seems to be the fuck?”


friendofoldman

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?


mubi_merc

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.


pgp555

That sounds cooler than modern japanese. Like tatooing latin or runic text


mealsharedotorg

Ivlay, Aughlay, Ovlay Best I can do.


Arkneryyn

Kinda glad sideways hats are cringe now lol


FrostByte62

They're still real popular out here in Kanto.


Just-Call-Me-J

Only among the youngsters


Teflawn

Ok but what about [half-cocked, upside-down visors](https://i.redd.it/qh6lsnqe6td01.jpg)? Those are still cool right?


Trolling_turd

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.


jrandall47

This isn't something that used to be. I work for public schools and it's still very much a thing.


FreelanceFrankfurter

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.


ubiquitous-joe

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.


Affectionate_Bass488

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


Frosty_Claw

Maybe a prison architect designed the school


PNWpotato

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.


zilltheinfestor

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.


thesixgun

I want your bod


PhantomOfDeezNutz

Check out that bod


jpopimpin777

Tight Bod!


Denkir-the-Filtiarn

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.


BloodAngel85

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


tsl13

Ed Hardy shirts


UlfarrOT

Flossing / Dabbing


ltBurnsWhenlPvP

I still floss. My dentist tells me to do it twice a day.


BUTTeredWhiteBread

I apparently floss too aggressively, but goshdarnit it's my life.


Tapil

Those fake pranks on youtube/insta


Elegant_Bite

They’re still very much alive


DexterGordon1923

Clowns with knives running around


NYArtFan1

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.


DoctorWatchamacallit

Lol. I remember my brother got bacon scented *band aids* back then at christmas. It was such an odd trend.


sparkythewondersnail

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.


flibbidygibbit

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.


Duffmanlager

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.


81365039513

Yes. Yes. Yes yes yes. You can't just hide mediocrity behind bacon.


Responsible_Age_3038

Minions


cronin98

They just replaced the stupid Tweety memes.


cat-meg

Seeing the future where Boomers start using Among Us on memes.


su_sonnytag

Live. Laugh. Love. I’ve always been a Die. Cry. Loathe. kind of person anyways.


groovypubes

Been wanting to commission someone to make a stainless steel cutout with the same font only it says "eat shit die"


Winter-Ad-3232

The entire snapback Tumblr era


Acrobatic_Emphasis41

Swag


CrudeAsAButton

People traded swag for drip.


umm421

Not wearing a seatbelt


Dreaddisk

New Hampshire people: "Take a load of this guy"


socksaremyjam

Filming yourself licking/spitting on food in the grocery store and then putting it back. That shit's gross.


ThePencil67

Stupid/dangerous challenges on youtube. Think people either grew out of it or ran out of ideas.


HaCo111

They just moved to TikTok. There was just a wave of people fucking themselves up climbing stacks of milk crates.


ThePencil67

Oh god. Maybe I'm just getting old enough to ignore it.


VivaBlasphemia

I thought about telling you another recent abomination, but you're right. It's better to just ignore it.


Thus_Spoke

>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.


-Words-Words-Words-

Remember when guys wore tight red pants and shirts buttoned up to the collar? Oof.


Padme1418

With a bowtie matching the pants. Thanks Glee


PrinceDusk

Glee? I thought y'all were talking about Urkle...


YarnYarn

I thought they were making a joke about barbershop quartets.


fridchikn24

Did you go to school with Michael Jackson???


cryptonewb1987

They did?


BUTTeredWhiteBread

Short sleeve shirts with a loose tie.


TheOliveLover

I call that the alcoholic substitute teacher


I_the_introvrt

The “Nobody: Literally Nobody:” memes


Psych0matt

“I was today years old”


katabatic21

ugh I still see this one all the time


OverlordWaffles

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 🤯"


buckminster1

Popped collars


geo_hunny

the *double layered* popped collar (gag)


Plumhawk

Double? [Amateur](https://i.imgur.com/PkMxi06.jpg).


divertough

But I've been doing it ever since I can remember.


ThouKingdomCum

And better put my money in my hand.


drunkentenshiNL

YOLO 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.


ISO-8859-1

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.


hanginonwith2fingers

A band-aid under the eye.


DougLee037

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.


stopannoyingwithname

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.


RiseandRiseagain1814

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.😉😉


slack710

Middle school smelled like love spell, AXE, and b.o. lol


Rarely_Trust

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!


BUTTeredWhiteBread

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.


brndm

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. Also: >So glade it's gone. Is "Glade" a Freudian slip?


omgitskells

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!


GingerMau

Damn. 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.


The_Most_Superb

Apathy. 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.


swerve408

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!