Part One: Things That Suck Now That Didn't Use To

Here's a little list* that I complied of things that I think are not nearly as good as the past two (even three) decades. This is of course my opinion, but it's my blog so piss off. But seriously the "craft" of so many things has just failed us as a society, as we readily are willing to digest any crap because we're to lazy to make anything better. So here goes:

  • MTV/Music videos
  • Online banner advertising
  • Being addicted to Facebook
  • Traffic (well it's worse anyway)
  • Atari
  • Why does is seem that the more cable channels you have the less there is to watch?
  • The effects of a hangover
  • Political campaigns (well they used to suck yes, just not as bad)
  • Saturday morning cartoons
  • Conspiracies – they just don't make em' like the use too
  • Interest rates
  • The term "Pandemic"
  • Getting fat
  • K-Marts
  • Old Clint Eastwood movies
  • Overzealous pet owners – dog massages and pet strollers, pet birthday party paraphernalia?
  • Flea markets and garage sales
  • Virtually every television advertisement
  • Hip-hop music
  • Lawn darts
  • Store Christmas decorations at the end of September
  • Health insurance
  • Arby's
  • Not knowing who "the Enemy" is anymore
  • The housing market
  • Why do I keep paying more for "broadband" internet access and I still think I should hear a 28.8 modem starting up?
  • Drive-in movies
  • The Rolling Stones (it's not that I don't like TRS, don't forget the subject of the post)
  • Car repairs
  • Well most music for that matter with the caveat of a limited few up-in-comers 
  • Notice that all the t-shirt designs in Target are of the past three decades?
  • Airports/airport security
  • Going to the mall
  • Happy Meals
  • "Handmade" - anything.
  • NASCAR
  • Having become a world of hand sanitizer
  • Flying in general
  • That my next car I'm more concerned with MPG than horsepower :(
  • Professional sports players/icons
  • The quality of toys
  • MySpace
  • Going to the beach
  • Free range chicken?
  • CGI is more important than "acting"
  • Neurotic parents
  • Gas prices
  • AOL anything
  • Liking a song only because they stole the riff of a song I liked from my childhood
  • Carrying a pocket knife and getting treated like a criminal for it
  • Heavy metal music
  • Not letting your kids eat things that fell on the floor. What happened to the 5-second rule? As they say "God made dirt, dirt don't hurt!"
  • Why is everything 'high on fiber'?
  • YAHOO.com
  • Matchbox™ and Hotwheels™ that the door opened and where made total of metal (short of the wheels)

*This list was graciously compiled via my friends, fans and followers! I want to thank everyone that participated - now stay tuned for "Part Two: What's Awesome Now That Use To Suck!"

What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear what you'd add to the list! Pass this along to your people 'in the know' and have them tell me what they think. All my best ~

Posted on May 28, 2011 and filed under Fashion Cents, Technology, Trends.