Okay, so maybe I don’t get some things. But seriously?! Pop culture baffles the hell out of me. Here are current things I just don’t understand the appeal of:
—Kitschy, weird, “kooky” cutesy stuff. When Leslie and I visited the Renegade Craft Fair in SF this past summer, we noticed an abundance of cupcake stuff, which is cute—I get it. But the weird stuff that says things like, “I like to eat cupcakes while I poo” or “I bite people like cupcakes” or “RAWR! Poo-cupcakes-biting-I’m-MEAN!” all stitched onto a tiny pink pillow?! I just don’t get it.
—ZOMBIES. I laughed really hard at Shaun of the Dead. I’ve seen 28 Days later and I Am Legend (are those even zombie movies?! I don’t even know!) but that entire genre of films confuses me. I just don’t understand.
—Vampires. I’ve read Twilight and I thought it was a great, easy-to-read love story. But all of a sudden, the shows! The books! The movies! AHHH! I don’t understand it.
—Pirates. Please read above, it’s the same thing as zombies and vampires. But “Talk Like A Pirate Day” and pirate everything, and pirate clothes. Maybe my big issue is that ever since I was a kid, I’ve known about zombies, vampires AND pirates. What’s with the hype?!
—T-shirts that say things like “HOTTIE” or “BABE”. I know these have been around for a long time, but every single day, I see a grown woman wearing shirts like that. And I’m sorry, I don’t get it. If you are a “hottie” or a “babe” you shouldn’t have to advertise that fact.
—ZOMG. Can someone tell me what the hell the “z” means?! Thanks.
Please. Take the comments to try and convince me of why I should like these, or why I am wrong for not. I’m genuinely curious.