Baby Boomers Think That These Things Are Cool, But Others Think Otherwise

Published on 04/02/2021
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We hate to be the one to tell you this, Baby Boomers, but these things aren’t cool anymore. No, it’s time to accept that these were terrible choices to avoid passing it to the next generation. Yeah, we realize that many of these would be disturbing and painful for you to consider. You’re likely enraged and disappointed. That’s entirely appropriate. Today, we’ll (mostly) skip the significant problems and focus on the more basic blunders that plague every century after the baby boomers. Let’s have a look at where your generation went wrong and why those choices don’t stand up in today’s environment, boomer kids.

Cursive

Cursive isn’t especially helpful. It may sound enticing, but it is an obsolete waste of time. There must be a more efficient usage of your time than learning your Ps and Qs.

Cursive

Cursive

China Plates

So, if you’re not going to use your super-expensive dishes, what’s the point? They just live to fill up space. Another unflattering point of view: they’re not sexy. Fine china is another item that you almost don’t notice you have. Until it’s shattered, that is.

China Plates

China Plates

24-Hours News Networks

You always like to scream “fake news” at every mainstream media you see. But before thinking mainstream media is terrible, consider these 24-hours news networks. There are not enough newsworthy happenings in the world to fill up an hour of programming. What makes you think you can come up with genuine news for 24 hours of programming? You can be very sure these networks rely solely on sensationalism and scare tactics.

24 Hours News Networks

24 Hours News Networks

Diamonds

Diamonds are said to be a girl’s best friend, but they’re simply astronomically costly stones bought with the blood of modern-day African slaves. Cubic zirconia is a less costly option that comes with a larger variety of shades. But don’t imagine you’ll be able to get away with using cubic zirconia without a little kidding!

Diamonds

Diamonds

Patterned Wallpaper

The horrors of patterned wallpaper can be found in every home. Patterned wallpaper is simply too busy and, in some situations, a touch tacky. Simply choose a suitable paint color. And that means you’ll be willing to bring it to good use. Smoothing off all the bumps and ridges in the paper isn’t worth the effort!

Patterned Wallpaper

Patterned Wallpaper

Unpaid Internships

The narrator exclaims, “I’m paying you in experience!” Patrick, it’s a shame that your experience isn’t paying your expenses. If you are a true believer in unpaid internships, I value your decision to apply for one right away.

Unpaid Internships

Unpaid Internships

Crocs

Crocs were first marketed as boating shoes in 2002 and soon became very common in the United States. These revolting shoes were common among more than just boaters. Yeah, they’re straightforward to put on. Yes, they are adequate in terms of comfort. They may not, though, seem to be attractive. They seem to be absurd.

Crocs

Crocs

Blaming Millennials Every Time

“Snowflakes” are “whiny” and “can’t take a joke” when they disapprove of you. Still, to the extent possible, avoid pointing the finger of responsibility at yourself. Without a doubt, the Millenials are to blame.

Blaming Millennials Every Time

Blaming Millennials Every Time

Home Shopping Channels

Shopping channel networks are nothing more than a ruse to offer you low-cost, ineffective products that you don’t need. Why spend time-consuming tv while there are too many other opportunities to access irrelevant knowledge nowadays? Bypass the QVC middleman and purchase your low-cost goods straight from China!

Home Shopping Channels

Home Shopping Channels

High-Waisted Jeans

Do you want high-waisted jeans? Boomer, you’re free to go now. If you’re super slim, high-waisted jeans aren’t going to impress your figure. They’ll just render forms all over the place.

High Waisted Jeans

High Waisted Jeans

Writing Checks

So, once you sell these in the shop, you’re effectively only contributing to the queue. It is also more comfortable to have a single compact card rather than a massive stack of checks. Plus, those vexing tailored checks get extra points. Nothing says, “I’m paying for my colonoscopy with a check with puppies and kittens all over it,” like a check with puppies and kittens all over it.

Writing Checks

Writing Checks

Landlines

Those phones allowed you to insert them into the wall. Landlines are currently basically open, so what’s the point? Simply buy a handset and use it daily. You will do safely without them, we promise you.

Landlines

Landlines

Fossil Fuels

Right, researching and introducing natural, clean technology is just a waste of time and money. Why not only irreversibly deplete the ozone layer when fighting oil wars? We can’t use wind power because it induces cancer in birds.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels

The Mall

Malls might make you feel a little nervous. Why go there when you can buy anything you need online and get it shipped to your doorstep? It’s a lot smoother. If you’ve ever seen the glum looks on the faces of husbands who don’t want to be included, you know what I’m talking about. We’d rather not see grumpy people spoil our shopping trip.

The Mall

The Mall

Khaki Capri Pants

These aren’t particularly appealing. Please, please, will, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please Capris are still stretching the boundaries, but introducing khaki to the mix is a total tragedy.

Khaki Capri Pants

Khaki Capri Pants

Denim

Don’t get us wrong: we respect denim. However, balance is necessary as in all positive stuff (though most Baby Boomers are ignorant of this). We don’t care if you’re Levi Strauss’s great-great-grandson; wearing denim from head to toe isn’t quite as trendy as you think.

Denim Everything

Denim

Jell-O Everything

Jell-O is tasty on its own, but adding it with ham, cheese, fish, and anything else that comes to mind is revolting. We’re not sure what changed in the 1970s that convinced citizens that something had to be suspended in gelatin, but it doesn’t. And it’s past time to shut the book on this revolting segment.

Jell O Everything

Jell O Everything

Encyclopedias

A collection of encyclopedias, most certainly purchased from door-to-door salespeople, is a must-have in every baby boomer household. Finally, with the advent of Google, encyclopedias have become outdated, and having them in your home seems old and inefficient.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias

Socks And Sandals

We’ll never grasp why Baby Boomers deem tall white socks and sandals to be trendy. Sandals, in case you didn’t know, were intended to remove the need for sneakers. Please bring it to a stop. You’re a total moron. If you’re wearing socks and your bare feet look frightening, though, why not skip the sandals and opt for a comfortable, conservative shoe instead?

Socks And Sandals

Socks And Sandals

Phone Books

I think this is a waste of paper. If you need to contact someone, chances are you’ll be able to search their phone number online or text them on Facebook. But, these days, where can you search for a phone book?

Phone Books

Phone Books

Shag Carpets

A shag carpet is an epitome of “I’m living in the 1960s.” Shag carpet was an enormous miscalculation; it never looked good and felt weird underfoot. I hope that future generations will be delighted to pass on this practice. Let’s not even get started on wanting to keep things tidy. Instead, you might recruit a groomer.

Shag Carpets

Shag Carpets

Visors

Anything else that happens to be particularly foolish. Buy a cap to keep the heat off your forehead. There are a lot of healthy ones there! On the other side, a visor can still expose the secret if you happen to be balding…

Visors

Visors

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

These things tend to be dirty, much like the bacteria they collect. They have an irritating taste as well. Please, everybody deserves a luxury bathroom experience, but shag carpeting on one’s ass isn’t the way to go.

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

Records

Tapes and cassette players are now popular in shops including Target and Walmart, and they’re making a major comeback among today’s teens. We’ll offer the baby boomers anything, even though it’s a bit out of date and impractical. This was amazing.

Records

Records

Not-So-Skinny Jeans

For whatever reason, baby boomers hate skinny jeans. (The only thing they hate worse than holey jeans.) They’re sticking with flared and bootcut denim instead since “everything falls back into style at some point.” Skinny denim could, under that argument, have been trendy by now. At this stage, they aren’t exactly groundbreaking or novel.

Not So Skinny Jeans

Not So Skinny Jeans

Ironing

From time to time, the clothing can wrinkle. However, instead of spending time ironing, there are other options. Take it to the cleaners and keep it there if it’s too much work. Wear it wrinkled if it’s not too terrible. In a literal way, no one gives a thing.

Ironing

Ironing

Bar Soap

Compared to liquid soap, bar soap is dirty and a hassle to use. We all know that slipping the soap in the shower may trigger a slew of problems, particularly for Baby Boomers with poor knees and hips. Try purchasing a waterproof life warning if you plan to carry bar soap. Alternately, turn to gel soap and label it a day.

Bar Soap

Bar Soap

Meatloaf

You ate meatloaf as a kid if you’re a baby boomer. Yes, some people still eat it, but the majority of people avoid it. Not to mention how gross it happens to be. But we’re not sure what the meaning of smothering everything with ketchup is; it only makes it seem a lot more unappealing than it was.

Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Patterned Vests

Vests aren’t very appealing. Vests with patterns are disgusting. Vests, on the other hand, haven’t been lovely. Vests of patterns are terrible. We’ll ignore patterned vests because it’s dumb to classify people based on their apparel choices.

Patterned Vests

Patterned Vests

Cop Dramas

Some of these myths are blatantly absurd and exaggerated to the point of ridiculousness. Additionally, there are so many of them that they start to blend. At this stage, there are approximately 20 Law & Orders and at least as many CSIs. At this point, criminal punishment would have hit its peak.

Cop Dramas

Cop Dramas

Alex Jones

In case it wasn’t obvious, this man isn’t new. You’re mistaken if you can’t back up your ludicrous statements that water transforms frogs gay with facts. You’re a total freak if talking about gay toads is one of the least psychotic things you’ve ever said.

Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Mrs. Dash

There must be an endless amount of condiments in the universe, right? Use something other than Mrs. Dash to get the dishes a bit more entertaining. You’ll be happy you took the time to do it. Try a couple of different pre-made seasoning mixes at the very least. Tony Chachere is somebody Mrs. Dash can know.

Mrs. Dash

Mrs. Dash

Political Correctness

That is unlikely! Individuals who are not like us must be handled with the dignity and consideration that any human being is entitled to! What kind of generational liberal bullshit is this, exactly? It’s not that political correctness isn’t bothersome; it’s just that the idea of it is incorrect.

Political Correctness

Political Correctness

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum floors might look nice for a while, but they inevitably warp and fade. Linoleum seemed like a thin layer of plastic coating the floors even though it was at its finest. Linoleum tiles, like many other Baby Boomer fads, didn’t hold up well over time. Installing timber or tile flooring is as easy as that.

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum Flooring

Conspiracy Theories

Echo after me: The National Enquirer is made of untruths and conspiracies. In the same boat as Alex Jones is Fox News. But who am I to make those pronouncements? I’ve never had to use colloidal silver before, and I’m not afraid of 5G.

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Avon

Unquestionably! Let’s waste two or three times as much on pyramid scam makeup as we can on the best Sephora or even nicer affordable drugstore makeup. And don’t invite me to all of your get-togethers! What you’re proposing isn’t appealing to me.

Avon

Avon

Gendered Everything

It’s time to consider a stance that isn’t commonly taken. Colors do not differentiate between men and women. Girls and boys can do whatever they want as long as they are healthy and happy. Gender stereotyping is sexist, and we need to move on. As a result, you’ll need to choose new gender-specific shades at the very least. Everyone dislikes pinks and blues that are too sweet.

Gendered Everything

Gendered Everything

Golf

The dullest sport globally, complete with ludicrous costumes, back pain, and the main intention of displaying your social status? Please acknowledge my apology, but I am unable to fulfill your submission. We’ll be able to get by. Playing golf, not alone watching it, is a tough sport. We don’t know how this organization continues to remain in operation.

Golf

Golf

Many Throw Pillows

If someone’s guests are drowning in throw pillows, you’ve got plenty more. However, most people should be willing to get away with only a handful of pillow battles if they arise daily. If the seating resembles a sofa rather than a cushion, you’ve gone so far.

Too Many Throw Pillows

Many Throw Pillows

Giving Retail Workers A Tough Time

I’m not going to pretend to be polite about this. It’s nonsense to scream at supermarket staff when your coupon has expired, or you think it’s too costly. Act responsibly. They are, after all, human beings. Being a jackass is a dumb way to achieve what you want from a realistic viewpoint, even though you don’t give a fuck for other people’s feelings.

Giving Retail Workers A Hard Time

Giving Retail Workers A Tough Timebaby boomer businesses for sale

Tuning into ‘I Love Lucy’

From 1951 to 1957, Lucille Ball captivated audiences as Lucy Ricardo, a middle-class housewife prone to amusing antics and endearingly messy situations on the tv program “I Love Lucy.” The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show broadcast 13 one-hour specials from 1957 to 1960. (and later The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, in reruns).

Tuning In To 'I Love Lucy'

Tuning In To ‘I Love Lucy’

Witnessing The ‘Miracle On Ice’

While the 2004 Disney film Miracle presented a recap for youngsters, nothing compares to watching the “Miracle on Ice” live as an adult. The US hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics semifinals in Lake Placid on February 22, 1980, accomplishing the unthinkable.

Witnessing The 'Miracle On Ice'

Witnessing The ‘Miracle On Ice’

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

What a difference a few years makes. Although there was a strong (and functional) distinction between conventional measuring instruments such as slide rules and handhelds, many people considered electronic calculators to be the device that would bring the slide rule to shame.

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

In 1947, the Howdy Doody puppet made his first appearance on NBC’s Puppet Playhouse TV program and shortly after received his show, becoming a household name in the 1950s and beyond. Because of the character’s fame, there was loads of merchandise available, including a called doll that you might or may not have loved playing with.

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest’s uncanny power to broaden one’s consciousness is the main secret behind why baby boomers love it so much. It has been around for over a century, and although no one understands why it is generally assumed that they are right.

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

Dialing A Rotary Phone

It took a long time to dial someone’s phone number, particularly if it had a lot of nines or zeros in it. Many individuals born after the baby boomer age have only hazy memories about operating a rotary phone.

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Smoking On Airplanes

Air travel has evolved in several respects. However, baby boomers remember how common it was to see people smoking on planes while younger. Only in the 1990s was smoking rendered illegal after it was found that it could prolong an airplane’s life by three to five years.

Smoking On Airplanes

Smoking On Airplanes

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

These ingredients are still used nowadays, but most people haven’t heard about them since the late 1800s. They used Thanksgiving turkey, frozen sweet potatoes, new herbs, canned cornbread, and potato casserole mix to improve the flavor of the peas already in the mix.

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

Waiting For The Milkman

In the 1960s, around a portion of milk was already sent to homes rather than market houses. Customers’ preferred method of purchasing milk before that period was far from normal. These programs only provide food to just a small proportion of the community.

Waiting For The Milkman

Waiting For The Milkman

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

“Almost nonexistent” is a good way to explain how shocking it is to see networks utilizing this kind of closing graphics at such a late hour. To end the evening, a large number of participants sung the National Anthem.

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

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