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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5488 posts, RR: 13
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

I must be really out of touch with what's going on today especially with the younger generations. Besides a plethora of bad music they've come up with the following things and some have proved deadly.

- The choking to get high fad: Seems like a lot of teens especially semi brain dead boys are doing this instead of or to replace the old standbys of liquor and drugs. Supposedly being choked by another male is supposedly erotic and causes a high without the use of chemicals. Some have paid the ultimate price a one way ticket out of here (death).

- Clueless star Alicia Silverstone chews her kid's food and then spits the detritus into her kid (s) mouth so the kid can get it down the hatch easier.   

- Once known as Blossom and still short changed in the beauty department Myia Bialik doesn't believe in diapers for her youngins. She lets them run free and deposit their booty wherever. But wait! There's more! She still lets her 3 year old plus kid Hoover down high test from her breast! The kid walks and talks but still pulls up to the pump (her tits) for momma's milk.

No wonder why we are going loony. Go figure.If it wasn't so disgusting / tragic I'd be laughing.

And several years ago I heard of I believe in Japan mothers stimulate their young boys by massaging/rubbing their skin pickles.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15781 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
The choking to get high fad: Seems like a lot of teens especially semi brain dead boys are doing this instead of or to replace the old standbys of liquor and drugs. Supposedly being choked by another male is supposedly erotic and causes a high without the use of chemicals.

Fairies. They should damage their brains the old fashioned way: football.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

This is one of those threads that I'm sorry I opened up and read.  

The fad I don't get is the tattoo craze!
It's not just the young folks either. It's the adults too.   
Back in my day, it was only for prisoners, bikers and bad-@sses that served in combat.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineoldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

[quote=Superfly,reply=2]This is one of those threads that I'm sorry I opened up and read.

But not to sorry to make your own contribution LOL. I; myself wont stoop so low

 



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User currently offlinegeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Superfly.............

Tattoos ? While I have never had a "tat", I view them with very mixed feelings; it all depends on who has the "tat", where it's at, what kind of life style that person leads, etc. etc. etc.

The "fad" I REALLY can't stand, is piercing; rings in tongues, (UGHHH!) pins in eye brows, ...............I'm expecting any day now to see some idiot with a 6 inch saucer in his lower lip, like those "natives" do in Africa; or how about those women in Asia someplace that start putting big rings around their necks when they are 10 yrs old, and then keep adding more rings as they grow older, until their neck looks like an ostrich ?

And how about the "goths" who wear all black outfits with a bunch of chains hanging all over them, and have hair that stands straight up to a point ?

There is absolutely no doubt, the "younger generation" has completely "flipped out" !

As for the idiot mom you mentioned ( or I guess that was Zippy......), who lets her 3 yr old suck on her bazooms.........the woman should be arrested and charged with child endangerment ! By the time that kid grows up, he will be so "screwed up" he won't be able to hold a job, have a normal relationship with anyone........

Just about anytime you see a "screwed up" kid, you will usually find a "screwed up" parent, (or parents). But not always;

I recently finished reading a very good book about the 18 years manhunt to catch the "unibomber", Ted Kaczynski;
When they finally did catch him, it was because his own brother sent the F.B.I. a letter saying that he believed his brother was responsible for all of the bombings; the brother was a perfectly normal, law abiding citizen; and what didn't get talked about at the time, his widowed mother, who was in her 80's, was not only still alive, but when the F.B.I. showed her all of the evidence they had against her son, she cooperated fully, and went out of her way to help the feds catch Kaczynski; so in this very unusual instance, the "nutty" son was the only member of an otherwise perfectly decent and law abiding family. in the end, what was an even bigger surprise............Kaczynski had been diagnosed about 10 years before as suffering from a form of autism known as "Asperger's Syndrome"; after he was apprehended and later evaluated, it turns out that he wasn't suffering from Asperger's at all, and was actually perfectly sane ! ( Very strange, but sane never the less. ) So you can't always find "wacky" parents behind "wacky" kids.

Charley



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5488 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I forgot to ad there is a famous celeb who just dropped a kid and she ate the placenta claiming it helped her avoid postpartum depression and got energy and nutrients. oooggghhh.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
The "fad" I REALLY can't stand, is piercing;

Add that to the list of things that make no sense to me. An earing is fine but anything else is just foolish.

Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
And how about the "goths" who wear all black outfits with a bunch of chains hanging all over them, and have hair that stands straight up to a point ?

It's funny how they 'think' they're so rebellious and non-conformist when they're simply conforming to another style and following others.

Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
There is absolutely no doubt, the "younger generation" has completely "flipped out" !

Remember the good old days when the youngsters were so innocent and just smoked marijuana and took LSD?
The most rebellious thing they'd do was go streaking or steal their dad's station wagon and go to the drive-in movies and have sex in the back.
  

[Edited 2012-04-11 02:34:57]


Bring back the Concorde
User currently onlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
She still lets her 3 year old plus kid Hoover down high test from her breast! The kid walks and talks but still pulls up to the pump (her tits) for momma's milk.

I've seen that in China. "Momma I'm hungry". Gave me the creeps, but I guess it makes economic sense.



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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
And several years ago I heard of I believe in Japan mothers stimulate their young boys by massaging/rubbing their skin pickles.
Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
As for the idiot mom you mentioned ( or I guess that was Zippy......), who lets her 3 yr old suck on her bazooms.........the woman should be arrested and charged with child endangerment ! By the time that kid grows up, he will be so "screwed up" he won't be able to hold a job, have a normal relationship with anyone........

I think you guys need to support the team on these ones...  


Seriously, though - the things I don't get are:

- Fixation on the cellular phone to the exclusion of everything around them...never before have a group of humans had more ability to communicate and less to actually say

- Leaning the car seat all the way back and trying to drive - how on earth can that be comfortable? Other hand I guess that's why these guys have killer abs, from doing one long crunch the whole time they are driving.

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
- The choking to get high fad: Seems like a lot of teens especially semi brain dead boys are doing this instead of or to replace the old standbys of liquor and drugs. Supposedly being choked by another male is supposedly erotic and causes a high without the use of chemicals. Some have paid the ultimate price a one way ticket out of here (death).

I remember this one being an issue in the early 1980s...along with huffing whipped cream cans!


User currently offlineWingsFan From India, joined Oct 2009, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 5):
I forgot to ad there is a famous celeb who just dropped a kid and she ate the placenta claiming it helped her avoid postpartum depression and got energy and nutrients. oooggghhh.

I had the same reaction , but then I heard something on radio regarding this....

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13306

So she may be on to something.

Still.....uuugghhh

WingsFan


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6347 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Two of your three "fads" have to do with celebrities. Celebrities are not normal people...I would not call those "fads" as much as "Hollywood pshycos".

User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4838 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2329 times:
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Hipsters...





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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2808 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
The fad I don't get is the tattoo craze!
It's not just the young folks either. It's the adults too.   
Back in my day, it was only for prisoners, bikers and bad-@sses that served in combat.

As a teen I swear my gf and I are the only ones I know that do not have tattoos. The thing with the ones kids get now is they don't think about what they're getting. Sure it looks good now and sounds cool but how are you going to explain that to your kids. Not to mention that cute little butterfly in 20 years is gonna look like a cockroach   

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 8):
- Fixation on the cellular phone to the exclusion of everything around them...never before have a group of humans had more ability to communicate and less to actually say

As a smartphone addict I have to agree with you on that. It's just tough to fight it when having a cell phone has been in my pocket for the majority of life. Luckily colleges require communication classes now so hopefully kids can learn again how to talk. It has just destroyed grammar as well. When we have Peer reviews it amazes me how poor the grammar can be. Now I don't claim anywhere to be a grammar nazi, but if you don't know the difference between their, there, and they're by this point you're doomed.
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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5488 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2271 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 10):

Two of your three "fads" have to do with celebrities. Celebrities are not normal people...I would not call those "fads" as much as "Hollywood psychos".

But in today's society many imitate these wacko job celebrities. When it's glamorized and broadcast ed in the tabloids and entertainment pablum shows what was once taboo becomes the norm. Case in point, the dramatic increase in unmarried woman having kids. (excluding gay couples and adoptions). Personally I don't care but I'm tired of hearing it on the news, magazines. Such and such actress is expecting. Case in point: Jessica Simpson, Bristol Palin and Natalie Portman to name a few. It's now being proven that kids brought up in single parent homes can be at a disadvantage.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Tattoo removal is big business right now! And expensive too. Some tattoo parlors are getting smart and will not tattoo people on the face, neck or hands.

How come so many people you see on the "People of Walmart" website have tattoos?

Why do heavily tattooed people usually have "backroom" type of jobs?


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14075 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Back in my day, it was only for prisoners, bikers and bad-@sses that served in combat.

Sailors as well. Then male earrings. They only used to be worn by sailors, who had sailed around Cape Hoorn or by migrant journeymen, where the simple golden earring was given to them when they ent on tour (after qualifiying in their trade from apprentice to journeyman they had to travel for three years to gain experiences, working no longer than 3 months for a master of their trade before moving on and not coming closer than 50 km to the place where they grew up in or where they did their apprenticeship). the golden earring was the iron reserve to pay for a proper funeral should the journeyman die abroad.

Jan


User currently offlinegeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 10):
Two of your three "fads" have to do with celebrities. Celebrities are not normal people...I would not call those "fads" as much as "Hollywood pshycos".

That's a very astute observation, SW733 ! (One I made about 30 yrs ago, BTW)

One thing these "wacko" "Hollywood" types never seem to realize...........where do they think all of those mega-bucks they're raking in, come from ? Why......from NORMAL people.......(who work for a living and usually provide their offspring with two parents ! )

And all of which is a large part of why I decided about 30 yrs ago that "who needs them ?" Not me ! I don't suppose my lack of interest, and as a result, my never going to movies anymore has caused anyone to go broke just yet, but on the other hand, if they just keep on acting like idiots, more and more people will find other ways to entertain themselves; and way before the movie industry is completely dead, can you just see the likes of Charlie Sheen having to actually "work" to have enough to eat ? It's all happened before, and to much smarter people than the Hollywood Pin Heads !


I remember a few years back when M.C. Hammer was riding the crest of the wave so to speak, buying race horses, airplanes..........and a couple of years later, it's like........."who the hell is M.C. Hammer ? " The entertainment industry ? Most fickle business known to man ! Enjoy it while you can, suckers ! It can (and probably will) disappear over night !


Speaking of "strange".............."behavior"............does anyone here remember the late Jawaharlal Nehru ? Maybe you remember him as the guy who gave us the infamous "Nehru Jacket" ? Anyway, Nehru (1889 to 1964) was the first Prime Minister of Independent India after it got out from under British rule. He wasn't that bad of a guy, but he did have some very "strange ideas"; I remember one time he was being interviewed by some journalist, and the guy is asking him all manner of dumb questions, (as most journalists are so apt to do), and the subject got on his rather remarkable physical condition for a person of his age; (this is in maybe in the early 1960's or there about; so I'm probably in my late 20's at the time...........Nehru is talking away, and he tells the journalist.............."and of course I regularly consume a half pint (or liter, I'm not sure), of my urine every day of my life"...............! ( I was 27 then, and I'm 79 now, and I still have never forgotten him revealing that ! Just as calm and matter-of-fact as if he had said, "I eat a carrot every day", and it's why I'm so healthy.

I don't think of myself as a "health nut", but I do try to eat a healthy diet, and I don't use any tobacco, illegal controlled substances, and I don't drink any alcohol any more; but I most definitely "draw the line" at drinking my "pee", (or anyone else's for that matter. I might add, I really think anyone trying to make a scientific case for anyone drinking one's own urine would have a hell of a tough time convincing very many people, (at least in the U.S.) I'm not at all sure about other places though.

As far as my memory serves me, I don't think Nehru's "strange habit" had anything to do with religion, but rather just on some "wacky idea" he had. So that's my candidate for "strangest everyday habit" by a celebrity.

It's really strange how something you haven't thought about in 50 or more years, suddenly pops back into your head when you are reading something that "triggers" it; I wonder why that is ?

Charley



Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
User currently offlineblink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Planking in photos. Planking is for doing yoga and working out as its great exercise for your back and core. The only time you should be planking in a photo is if somebody is taking a photo of you working out or doing yoga.  .


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User currently offlinephatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):

The fad I don't get is the tattoo craze!
It's not just the young folks either. It's the adults too.
Back in my day, it was only for prisoners, bikers and bad-@sses that served in combat.

Out goes baggy jeans, in comes tattooes. As user Type-rated mentioned, tattoo removal is raking in the money. The advances in tattoo removal technology have made the process quicker, less painful, and less obvious to the naked eye that someone had a tattoo.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19951 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 5):

I forgot to ad there is a famous celeb who just dropped a kid and she ate the placenta claiming it helped her avoid postpartum depression and got energy and nutrients. oooggghhh.

Most other mammals do eat the placenta. Momma mammals tend to get anemic and the placenta has a ton of iron.

That said... how about iron pills? Or a steak?


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

What about people who think it's cool to have the waistband of their pants around their thighs, showing off their underwear for all to see?

Also the excessive amounts of tattoos and body piercings like others have mentioned.


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Quoting phatfarmlines (Reply 18):
The advances in tattoo removal technology have made the process quicker, less painful, and less obvious to the naked eye that someone had a tattoo.

You are absolutely correct. I heard that about two years ago the government required the use of a new type of ink that is much easier to remove with lasers. Supposedly a laser breaks the ink up into tiny pieces which are absorbed by the body. In two or three sessions the tattoo can be removed.

Whereas if someone has a tattoo using the old style ink they can still remove the tattoo, but the result looks like you had a second degree burn in the same spot after removal. And these tattoos can take 8 or 9 treatments to remove at a cost of about $600 a session.


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11720 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
Alicia Silverstone
Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
Myia Bialik

They are not "youngins" but about my age: 35-45. And her name is Myiam. She now plays Amy Farah Fowler on Big Bang Theory. Both are strange and should not be tried. Ever.

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
The choking to get high fad

This one is new to me. I have heard of autoerotic asphyxiation, but for a dude to do it in front of other dudes is gay. Choking another guy while he is choking his chicken will not ever get you high. At all. Ever. If you like touching other men, do it and don't make excuses that will lead to your death in a way your parents will never be able to talk about. "How did your son die?" "Oh, Robert, the quarterback, was choking him while he was pleasuring himself." uh-huh...

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 8):
Leaning the car seat all the way back and trying to drive

I understand leaning back and driving. It looks cool and makes the driver feel cool. Yes, I can do it in my PT. What I don't get is: people that lay the seat back all the way but sit up straight and drive.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 14):
Why do heavily tattooed people usually have "backroom" type of jobs?

Like a 23 year old stripper from Reno with daddy issues?



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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Thread starter):
The choking to get high fad:

That isn't new. That was a major issue up here in the 90's.

The thing that really annoys me is when parents spend $250.00 on a pair of jeans that their kids will have to starve themselves to fit into. Obesity isn't the only issue these days. I would bet this super skinny fad will become a major health issue within the next 5 years. I can't believe health professionals aren't already alarmed at both parents and kids hiding their eating disorders behind veganism and all these "specialty" diets that focus on fasting and only drinking insertbrand miracle juice as a quick way to lose weight.



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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4838 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
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About parenting...

I don't have kids, so I know I'm setting myself up for the "just wait til you have kids" remark, but one thing that is driving me nuts is parents buying these strollers that are as big as a small car! I deal with them every day at work, taking them from the jetway to the aircraft and vice versa and holy crap! Absolutely ridiculous!! And now Jeep makes a stroller called the "Urban Terrain Stroller". You could comfortably push me around in these things!

This fad with parents getting the biggest, most expensive stroller is just ridiculous. If I'm struggling with it for 2 minutes at work, these people willfully put themselves through hell every single day? It can't be easy carrying them around, let alone travelling with them. I seriously think the stroller is a symbol of status. The bigger and more extravagent (and expensive) the stroller, the higher up the chain you are I guess.



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5488 posts, RR: 13
Reply 25, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 24):
About parenting...

I don't have kids, so I know I'm setting myself up for the "just wait til you have kids" remark, but one thing that is driving me nuts is parents buying these strollers that are as big as a small car! I deal with them every day at work, taking them from the jetway to the aircraft and vice versa and holy crap! Absolutely ridiculous!! And now Jeep makes a stroller called the "Urban Terrain Stroller". You could comfortably push me around in these things!

This fad with parents getting the biggest, most expensive stroller is just ridiculous. If I'm struggling with it for 2 minutes at work, these people willfully put themselves through hell every single day? It can't be easy carrying them around, let alone travelling with them. I seriously think the stroller is a symbol of status. The bigger and more extravagent (and expensive) the stroller, the higher up the chain you are I guess.

  

We get them at the gate and it adds to the traffic congestion of boarding. This dates me but when I was coming up, strollers and even baby threads were recycled and circulated through the family tree. Car Seats? Huh? Seat belts were optional in cars!

At least back in the 80's when a lot of this nonsense started (yuppie invasion/30 Something) there was a fancy schmancy brand called Peg Parego or some foreign name. It was the must have for the obnoxious yuppiedrome set.

Nehru jackets! OMG I'm guilty, I pestered my mom for one and got one when it went on sale at the now defunct Hoschild Kohn department store. Also with this tacky style went big ass medallians. I think that jacket lasted in my closet for less than 6 months. By the end of 1968 it went to the disabled war veterans.


Other crazy fad:
Almost 40 years to the day from out of nowhere came these things called Zonkers They were two moderate sized marble balls attached to the ends of a string. You clacked them together. Everybody was doing it. Want to see it on video You Tube Beware of The Blob 1972 remake. As quick as they knocked their way into our hands they became banned due to the balls breaking and causing projectile shards that blinded or maimed faces.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3660 posts, RR: 2
Reply 26, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 11):
Hipsters...

I must agree 100%. Not sure exactly what they are trying to do, but there is a way to get rid of them:




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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11720 posts, RR: 15
Reply 27, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Another "fad" I don't understand is people that wear the skinny jeans but wear them below their butt. It looks stupid when the jeans are 18 sizes too big, but it looks even worse when they are 6 sizes too small.


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7563 posts, RR: 4
Reply 28, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Back in my day, it was only for prisoners, bikers and bad-@sses that served in combat.

You fotgot sailors and roughnecks!

Quoting geezer (Reply 4):
As for the idiot mom you mentioned ( or I guess that was Zippy......), who lets her 3 yr old suck on her bazooms.........the woman should be arrested and charged with child endangerment ! By the time that kid grows up, he will be so "screwed up" he won't be able to hold a job, have a normal relationship with anyone........

That's noting the next door neighbour of a friend is still breast feeding a 5 year old. In Norway it's pretty common for 3 year old and slightly older to still be on the tit.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 14):
Some tattoo parlors are getting smart and will not tattoo people on the face, neck or hands.

Like this stupid cow in Belgium, who then blaimed the person who did it.



User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
The fad I don't get is the tattoo craze!

Agreed, I don't get it. I honestly can't think of anything I'd want drawn on any part of me permanently.

I'll probrably get a flaming but I find fashion tattoos really tacky and tasteless. I find nothing more unattractive on a lady than tattoos. Maybe I'm old fashioned but trends used to be bad hair styles or clothing, you looked stupid but could rectify it then have to suffer when your parents got a bit tipsy and and showed visitors the embarrasing photographic evidence. How is all of that chinese script or the stars going to look in 40 or 50 years time? The pensioners of the future are going to look bloody awful.

I used to frequent a U.K. based Volkswagen forum and one of the users was a very heavily tatooed single lady who a lot of the "alternative" (sic) guys fawned over and massaged her ego about how cool and stunning she was. Anyway not a week seemed to go by where she didn't start an attention seeking/ego boosting thread about how she had been stared at or verbally abused in the street or shopping centre. Of course her fanclub would roll up to tell her that the whole world was wrong and she was the most amazing woman ever born etc etc. The woman simply did not get that as she'd chosen to permanently alter her appearance and stand out from the crowd so dramatically that she'd put herself in the firing line from most of middle England. Poor lass couldn't grasp the nettle that the real world was not a corner of Bug Jam or VW Action where everyone drove a rusty lowered camper and worshipped her as if she were the godess Diana herself.

I have no tattoos or piercings and am not a member of facebook or twitter. Am I what passes for "alternative" these days?

 


User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3660 posts, RR: 2
Reply 30, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

I have a tattoo of a US flag and a Portuguese flag crossed by pilot wings on my upper forearm...

Is that tacky? I think not. It is me in a nutshell.

Its the sleeve tattoos that make no sense to me. But maybe they incorporate some important facet of that persons life?

Too much judging going on here that is too generalist in nature.

The lady above? Ya she is an idiot but I don't know that she covers the 99%...she might be the 1% here!  



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11720 posts, RR: 15
Reply 31, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 30):
Its the sleeve tattoos that make no sense to me. But maybe they incorporate some important facet of that persons life?

I have tattoos and I never ever judge anyone who has them. I may not like what the art is, but it means something to that person.

As for people who do not have tattoos: same thing. It means something to not have one. It is a personal choice.

Unlike flip-flops with kahkis or jeans. If I see one more of those, I swear no jury in the world would convict me of back-handing that person...



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User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 32, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
The fad I don't get is the tattoo craze!
It's not just the young folks either. It's the adults too.
Back in my day, it was only for prisoners, bikers and bad-@sses that served in combat

What will really be scary is when all of these young-ish hipster get old and infirm and admitted to nursing homes.

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 8):
- Fixation on the cellular phone to the exclusion of everything around them...never before have a group of humans had more ability to communicate and less to actually say

Which leads to the most maddenning fab - the I-phone "shuffle", where people are engrossed so much in their i-phone that they become oblivious to the rest of the world, walking directly in front of people in public places like airport terminals and train stations, not saying "sorry" for cutting you off, and constantly being in search of a free unattented power outlet to recharge their damn i-phones!!! So damn rude!!   



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19951 posts, RR: 59
Reply 33, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Low-riding.

It won't seem to go away and it looks even dumber when hipsters do it with skinny jeans.


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7563 posts, RR: 4
Reply 34, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 33):
Low-riding.

It won't seem to go away and it looks even dumber when hipsters do it with skinny jeans.

But high waisted jeans are even worse, they make hot slim women look fat.


User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 30):
I have a tattoo of a US flag and a Portuguese flag crossed by pilot wings on my upper forearm...

Is that tacky? I think not. It is me in a nutshell.

It's personal to you, you clearly put a great deal of thought into it and chose something that you are happy to have permanently and is not a passing fashion statement that you're stuck with so no not tacky in the slightest.

I was getting at the people like the girl above with the face covered in stars. A few years ago in this country when the likes of David Beckham went out and got chinese script inked onto him hoards flocked to get the same. That's the kind of thing I'm getting at.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 36, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 29):

Awesome post!   
That lady sounds psycho!
I got a kick out of this comment; "Poor lass couldn't grasp the nettle that the real world was not a corner of Bug Jam or VW Action where everyone drove a rusty lowered camper and worshipped her as if she were the godess Diana herself."
  

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 28):
You fotgot sailors and roughnecks!

I already said that. The bad@sses count as roughnecks.



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