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Things that were/are considered cool...that I just don't get.

Updated on November 9, 2012

The wearing of ones baseball cap backwards. Did some baseball player back in the day attempt to get dressed in the dark and accidentally put his cap on backwards, thus starting this trend. A few fans in attendance saw this and thought it was the coolest thing since Fonzy and the rest is history. I know not everybody who wears their cap backwards thinks they're cool, but unfortunately there are some people who do and those are the people I don't get. Is it like turning into a superhero, forward cap normal mild mannered dude, turn it backwards and now you're a super cool dude?

Wearing sunglasses indoors. These geniuses were trying so hard to be cool that they even came up with their own name for this trend...hata blockas. The only reason people were hating is because you looked like an idiot wearing your sunglasses indoors. Back in the 80's it was cool to wear them at night, now indoors, what's next...while you're sleeping. My hata blocka is a wiffleball bat...everytime a hata comes up to me I beat them silly with it.

The pants sag. I heard this style originated in prison, as a way for homosexuals to show they were available...I'm not sure if that's true or not but that's what I heard. I'm wondering who actually saw this and though to themselves that it would be a cool style to mimic. Honestly, it looks like a heck of a lot more work trying to keep your pants up then I'm willing to invest, why not just go with a belt...or even a piece of rope. I can understand someone saying they don't like wearing ties because they are too constricting, but a belt...c'mon man. I'm waiting for the day when I see someone sporting the sag with skid marks on their drawers...I know it's coming, it's just a matter of time.

Hydraulics on cars. I don't see how this is comfortable in the slightest, just looking at a car bouncing up and down as a result of this, hurts my back and makes me want to cry.

Speaking of cars, another thing I don't understand, is having the music so loud in the car that the bass vibrates everything within a mile radius of the car. Sure the chicks may love it (huh huh) but it makes my ears hurt.

I don't know, maybe it's because I'm so white I'm almost transparent, maybe it's even because I walk like my underwear is too tight or maybe it's even because I don't have any rhythm whatsoever, but whatever the reason is...I just don't get it.



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    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @fpherj48 glad I could help you put a smile on your face...nothing makes me happier then seeing someone smile...well that and to think for themselves.

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      OMG....You are funny, refreshing and I'm afraid to say much more!!!......UP+++

    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Geekdom you have a legitimate excuse for wearing them's not like you were trying to be you have a pass. All the other ass clowns who do it with the hopes of being hip do not, they deserve to be smacked upside the head.

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      6 years ago


      I was a victim of the indoor sun glasses for a while. I say victim because I was constantly forgetting to bring my prescription glass with me on sunny days. In order to see I was walking around with sun glasses. The low point was watching a movie at the theatre with them on. I am so glad I have switched to contacts.

    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @RetroBrothers thank you very much for the feedback...I really appreciate it.

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      Martin Allan 

      6 years ago from Sunny Scotland

      The wearing of the sunglasses indoors is a great one!

      I've seen plenty of people do this over the years, both on TV and in reality.

      Nice hub.

    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @theclevercat you may be right...I can't tell you for sure where it came from, I'm just going by what I've heard...but what I do know for sure, is it's a ridiculous style and should be banned.

      @Glenda Franklin thanks...I get off a good one every now and then...more then than now, but it's all good.

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      Glenda Franklin 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      The skid mark comment made me laugh out loud. Thanks for that!

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      Rachel Vega 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I thought the pants sagged because prisoners weren't allowed belts (a possible weapon) with nothing to do with someone's possible gayness. That said, I also dislike the wearing of sunglasses indoors and the rest of the list -- all affected stylings that perpetuate cliqueishness.

    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @tamron I couldn't have said it any's just a way to keep the sheep in line.

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      6 years ago

      I don't follow any of the trends. I don't even like fashion its just another way to market. Its a trap!

    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @JohnGreasyGamer my friend I couldn't have said it any better and I completely agree your statement...we truly are brothers from another mother.

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      John Roberts 

      6 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      As always, something that cheers me up and something I can agree with. Yes, I hate the sagging pants, hydrolics and loud music. And the worst thing is that it doesn't make sense. It doesn't lead anywhere, it doesn't help anybody - it's just an annoyance. And the thing is one can't argue "don't like it, don't look at it" for the most part because it's in plain view. Except for the loud music. That's just irritating to my precious ear hairs which would be dying to something more important than someone in a car blasting MC Dubcent and what have you.

      Voted up, funny and interesting ^^


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