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Old 12-10-07, 06:24 PM   #1
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huh? I just don't get it.

What are things in the past that were immensely popular that you just didn't get?

Movies? songs? Singers? TV shows? Toys? whatever.....what are some things that were just immensely popular that you just didn't understand why.


A few for me:

Troll Dolls (forgive me A. Troll)
Martin Lawrence movies
Adam Sandler movies
Wil Ferrel movies
Michael Jackson (back in the day)
Van Halen


How about you?
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Pet Rocks
Chia Pets
Rubiks Cube
Cabbage Patch Kids
Ginsu Knives
POGS
Boy George
Klik Klaks

Oh God.....the list is endless..........................
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Srar Trek

Okay KT! What about Srar Trek?
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Those rubber klog shoes.

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The Grateful Dead / Deadheads
Heavy Metal music

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Okay KT! What about Srar Trek?
I was more worried about your choice of Boy George. I happen to like him.

Anything is viable....its someone else's opinion.

Personally, I liked Start Trek:TNG, but every other one "lost my interest".
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Those rubber klog shoes.

OMGZ, these are the present, not the past!

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Funny story. I was so out of touch with "pop music" by the time that came out....I was on a date with a girl at a baseball game (farm team). They played that and EVERYBODY in the stadium knew the song and dance and got up to do the dance. I was the only one who had never heard the song and had no idea there was a dance to go to it. I think I was pretty proud of myself at that moment (especially after watching them do the dance).
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OMGZ, these are the present, not the past!

I didn't say it had to be past....present popular things are valid.
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What are things in the past that were immensely popular that you just didn't get?


Just sayin'
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Funny story. I was so out of touch with "pop music" by the time that came out....I was on a date with a girl at a baseball game (farm team). They played that and EVERYBODY in the stadium knew the song and dance and got up to do the dance. I was the only one who had never heard the song and had no idea there was a dance to go to it. I think I was pretty proud of myself at that moment (especially after watching them do the dance).
Not so funny story ... my wife was teaching ballroom dance at the time this came out. Of course evvvveryone wanted to learn the Macarana ... and of course I had to help out my wife by demonstrating the dance with her to new students .... over and over and over again .... [shudders]
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The Electric Glide and every other dance where all the women dance and all the guys just sit and watch them!
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Not so funny story ... my wife was teaching ballroom dance at the time this came out. Of course evvvveryone wanted to learn the Macarana ... and of course I had to help out my wife by demonstrating the dance with her to new students .... over and over and over again .... [shudders]
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Well, some of the hairstyles - like mohawk, etc. Never did get it. The other thing I still don't understand is hairstyles for men that require work. I comb my hair once a day - after that, it is on its own.

Situation comedy lives me cold. I don't like seeing people made fun of and I really don't get the humor at someone else's expense. After all, if it is done to you, it normally is no longer funny.
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Geez I remember mullets!
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I'm growing one now as I type this!

Those Tamaguchi things where you had to feed them or they'd die.
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Geez I remember mullets!
They went away?

Most youth/teenage fashion I don't get. Even when I was of the proper age for such things, it seemed really stupid to me.

For example, the style right now seems to be not only oversized, sagging pants, but massive, skirt-length t-shirts on top of that. It looks like these guys are either trying out for the part of Alvin, Simon, or Theodore, or they're dressing up like small children wearing their father's clothes.

Oh, and when did sunglasses go from stylish and functional to being an arms-race of ugliness? Good god, people.

Now get off my lawn.
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Oh, and that 80's style for women with the long sweater and tights. It didn't look good then it doesn't look good now.
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Let me count the ways.

Muffin top look
Goth
Rap
Pop music (oxymoron)
Seinfield
Burn the Bra era, some women/men should never go there. (shudder)

And by the way, I like mullets.
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I didn't hate Seinfeld....I just didn't get the it's the BEST COMEDY IN HISTORY mentality that seemed to be (and still is to a degree) going around.

In that same vein, I'll add Friends to the list.
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Oh, and that 80's style for women with the long sweater and tights. It didn't look good then it doesn't look good now.
no better or worse than the silly short sweaters and jackets they are wearing today.
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Let me count the ways.

Muffin top look
Goth
Rap
Pop music (oxymoron)
Seinfield
Burn the Bra era, some women/men should never go there. (shudder)

And by the way, I like mullets.
Word to all, except maybe not the mullets.
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I didn't hate Seinfeld....I just didn't get the it's the BEST COMEDY IN HISTORY mentality that seemed to be (and still is to a degree) going around.

In that same vein, I'll add Friends to the list.
You obviously didn't see the classics (Poppy making pizza with the "special" ingredient, Deloris, George pushing the kids out of the way in an almost fire emergency). I could go on and on. As you can tell I'm in the "best comedy TV show every" camp. I love subtle & sarcastic humor ... they were the masters.
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