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

Published on 03/23/2021
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We’re so sorry to break it to you, Baby Boomers. However, these things were never awesome. No, it’s time to admit that these decisions were poor ones and move on to making better ones in the future. Yes, we understand that most of these will be upsetting to you and difficult to accept. You may be enraged and dissatisfied. And that’s perfectly fine. Just remember that even if you disagree, you are still incorrect. Today, we’ll (mostly) ignore the big issues and instead concentrate on the more common blunders that trouble every generation following the baby boomers. So, boomer kids, let’s look at where your generation went down and why those decisions don’t hold up in today’s world.

Cursive

Cursive isn’t actually beneficial. While it may appear attractive, it is an out-of-date waste of time. There has to be a smarter way to spend your time than practicing your Ps and Qs.

Cursive

Cursive

China Plates

So what is the purpose of having super-expensive plates if you’re not going to use them? They merely occupy space. Some other unflattering viewpoint: they’re not even that attractive. Fine china is also one of that stuff that you almost don’t realize you own. That is until it is broken.

China Plates

China Plates

24-Hours News Networks

You want to yell “fake news!” in anything, don’t you? Rather than real news outlets, shout it at these. There are barely enough truly newsworthy happenings in the globe each day to fill an hour of programming, let alone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So you can bet that those 24-hour news outlets are relying heavily 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 actually ridiculously expensive rocks purchased with the blood of modern-day African slaves. You can usually get cubic zirconia, which is less expensive and comes in a wider range of colors. But don’t assume you can get away with using cubic zirconia without some teasing!

Diamonds

Diamonds

Patterned Wallpaper

You can find the horrors of patterned wallpaper in any room. Patterned wallpaper is simply too busy and could be a bit tacky in some instances. Simply use a decent paint color. And that’s suggesting you’re able to apply it correctly. It’s not worth the effort to smooth out all those bumps and ridges in the paper!

Patterned Wallpaper

Patterned Wallpaper

Unpaid Internships

“I’m paying you in experience!” says the narrator. Patrick, it’s too bad that experience doesn’t pay the bills. If you believe in unpaid internships so strongly, I fully respect your choice to apply for one right away.

Unpaid Internships

Unpaid Internships

Crocs

Crocs were first introduced in 2002 as boating shoes and quickly became extremely popular across the United States. Boating enthusiasts weren’t the only ones who liked these revolting shoes. Yes, they’re simple to put on. Yes, they are sufficiently comfortable. However, they do not appear to be attractive. They appear to be ridiculous.

Crocs

Crocs

Blaming Millennials Every Time

Because they disapprove of you, “snowflakes” are “whiny” and “can’t take a joke.” But as much as you can, don’t point the finger of blame at yourself. The Millenials are unquestionably to blame.

Blaming Millennials Every Time

Blaming Millennials Every Time

Home Shopping Channels

Shopping channel networks are nothing more than a ruse designed to sell you cheap, useless items you don’t require. Why go thru the television when there are so many other ways to get useless junk these days? Buy your low-cost products online from China, bypassing the QVC middleman!

Home Shopping Channels

Home Shopping Channels

High-Waisted Jeans

Are you a fan of high-waisted jeans? Boomer, you can go now. High-waisted jeans aren’t getting to impress your figure unless you’re super thin. They’ll simply make shapes in all the wrong places.

High Waisted Jeans

High Waisted Jeans

Writing Checks

So if you publish these out in the store, you are basically just carrying up the queue. Carrying a single small card rather than a large stack of checks is much more convenient. Plus, those annoying customized checks get bonus points. Nothing totally looks like spending for your colonoscopy with a check with puppies and kittens all over it.

Writing Checks

Writing Checks

Landlines

Those phones with cables that you had to plug into the wall. Yes, landlines are practically free at this moment, but what’s the point? Simply purchase a cell phone and use it consistently. We assure you that you will be fine without them.

Landlines

Landlines

Fossil Fuels

Oh, yeah, it’s such a waste of time and resources to study and implement green, renewable energy. Why not just ruin the ozone layer irreversibly while we fight oil wars? Plus, wind power causes cancer in birds, so we can’t do it.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels

The Mall

The malls are a little bit…anxiety-inducing. Why go there when you can get everything you need online and have it delivered right to your door? It’s less difficult. If you’ve ever seen the glum expressions on the faces of husbands who may not want to be included? We’d rather not have our shopping experience ruined by grumpy people.

The Mall

The Mall

Khaki Capri Pants

These aren’t very attractive. Please put an end to this. Capris are already trying to push it, so when you add khaki to the blend, it’s a complete disaster.

Khaki Capri Pants

Khaki Capri Pants

Denim

Don’t get us wrong: denim is fantastic. But, as with all good things, moderation is key (though most Boomers aren’t aware of this). We wouldn’t care if you’re Levi Strauss’s great-great-grandson; a head-to-toe denim look isn’t nearly as fashionable as you believe it is.

Denim Everything

Denim

Jell-O Everything

Jell-O can be delicious, but combining it with ham, cheese, tuna, and whatever else comes to mind is incredibly revolting. We’re not sure what happened in the 1970s to make people believe that everything required to be suspended in gelatin, but it doesn’t. And it’s past time to put this revolting chapter behind us for good.

Jell O Everything

Jell O Everything

Encyclopedias

Most likely obtained from door-to-door salespeople, a group of encyclopedias is a must-have in any baby boomer home. Finally, with the rise of Google, encyclopedias are becoming obsolete, and getting them in your household definitely looks dated and wastes space.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias

Socks And Sandals

We’ll never appreciate why Baby Boomers think tall white socks and sandals are a nice style choice. In case you’re not aware, sandals are designed to eliminate the need for socks. Come to a halt. You’re just ridiculous. However, if you’re wearing socks since your bare feet look scary, why not forego the sandals altogether and opt for a nice, conservative shoe instead?

Socks And Sandals

Socks And Sandals

Phone Books

To be honest, this is a complete waste of paper. If you also need to reach someone, the possibilities are you’ll find their phone number digitally or text them on Facebook. But where would you look for a phone book these days?

Phone Books

Phone Books

Shag Carpets

Nothing says “I’m still in the 1960s” like a shag carpet. Shag carpet was a huge mistake; it never looked decent and felt strange underfoot. Younger generations, I believe, will be delighted to carry on this tradition. Let’s not even talk about attempting to maintain it clean. You could just hire a groomer instead.

Shag Carpets

Shag Carpets

Visors

Another thing that appears to be extremely stupid. Simply purchase a hat to shield your face from the sun. They have a lot of nice ones! But if you appear to be balding, a visor will always reveal your secret…

Visors

Visors

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

These things appear to be as filthy as the bacteria they obtain. They also have an unpleasant smell. Please,  Everybody wants to have a luxurious bathroom encounter, but shag carpeting on one’s butt may not be the way to go here.

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

Records

Tapes and record players are now available in stores such as Target and Walmart and make a huge comeback among today’s generations. We’ll offer it all to the baby boomers, even if they’re a little out of date and impractical. These were really neat.

Records

Records

Not-So-Skinny Jeans

Baby boomers despise skinny jeans for some purpose. (Holey jeans are literally the only thing they despise more.) Instead, they’re sticking to flared and bootcut jeans because “everything comes back into style at some point.” By that reasoning, skinny jeans should have become fashionable by now. They aren’t exactly revolutionary or novel at this point.

Not So Skinny Jeans

Not So Skinny Jeans

Ironing

Outfits will inevitably wrinkle from time to time. However, there are alternatives to wasting time ironing. If it’s too much trouble, merely take it to the cleaners and leave it there. If it’s not too bad, dress it wrinkled. Nobody gives a damn, in a literal sense.

Ironing

Ironing

Bar Soap

Bar soap is filthy and a pain to use compared to liquid soap. With Baby Boomers’ weak knees and hips, we all understand that slipping the soap in the shower can cause all kinds of problems. If you decide to keep bar soap, consider investing in a waterproof life alert. Alternatively, try switching to gel soap and be done with it.

Bar Soap

Bar Soap

Meatloaf

If you’re a baby boomer, you probably grew up eating meatloaf. Yes, some people continue to eat this, but most people avoid this pretty boring food. Not to consider the fact that it appears to be disgusting. So we’re not sure what the purpose is of sprinkling all this thing in ketchup; it just makes it appear much more unappetizing than it really was.

Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Patterned Vests

Vests have never been cute. Patterned vests are just downright gross. Vests haven’t been lovely. Patterned vests are incredibly revolting. It’s stupid to judge people based on their clothing choices, but we’ll overlook patterned vests.

Patterned Vests

Patterned Vests

Cop Dramas

Some of these myths are patently absurd and overplayed to the point of absurdity. Furthermore, there are so many of them that they begin to fit together. We’re up to about 20 Law & Orders and at least as many CSIs at this point. We must have reached the pinnacle of criminal justice by now.

Cop Dramas

Cop Dramas

Alex Jones

This man isn’t news, in case it’s not evident. If you can’t back up your absurd claims that water makes frogs gay with evidence, you’re likely incorrect. And if speaking about gay toads is among the least insane things you’ve ever said, you’re a complete psychopath.

Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Mrs. Dash

Folks, there must be an infinite world of condiments out there. Make your dishes a little more exciting by using something besides Mrs. Dash. You’ll be glad you did. At the very least, try a variety of pre-made seasoning blends. Mrs. Dash should probably meet Tony Chachere.

Mrs. Dash

Mrs. Dash

Political Correctness

No way! Individuals who are dissimilar from us must be treated with the decency and respect that every human being deserves! Exactly what sort of liberal millennial nonsense is this? It’s not that political correctness isn’t annoying; it’s just that your definition of political correctness is all wrong.

Political Correctness

Political Correctness

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum floors may have appeared attractive for several years, but they eventually warp and fade. Even at its best, Linoleum resembled nothing more than a thin sheet of plastic covering your floors. Linoleum floors, like many other Baby Boomer trends, did not age well. Simply install wood or tile flooring.

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum Flooring

Conspiracy Theories

Repeat after me: The National Enquirer is full of false information and conspiracy theories. Alex Jones and Fox News are in the same boat. But who am I to say? I’ve never had to use colloidal silver and have no fear of 5G.

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Avon

Yes, of course! Rather than buying the best Sephora makeup or even nicer affordable drugstore makeup, let’s spend double or triple for pyramid scheme makeup. And please don’t encourage me to any of your parties! I’m not interested in what you’re offering!

Avon

Avon

Gendered Everything

It’s time for an unpopular viewpoint! Colors are not gendered. Girls and boys are free to do anything they want or enjoy whatever they choose as long as they are safe and content. Gender stereotyping is sexist, and it’s past time for us to move on. So at the least, you must choose new gender-specific colors. No one likes pinks and blues that are disgustingly sweet.

Gendered Everything

Gendered Everything

Golf

The world’s most boring sport, complete with ridiculous outfits, back pain, and the sole purpose of demonstrating your social status? Thank you, but no. We’re going to pass. Golf is difficult to play, let alone watch. We’re not sure how this business manages to stay afloat.

Golf

Golf

Many Throw Pillows

You have many other throw pillows if someone’s visitors are drowning in them. But if you have pillow fights regularly, a couple should suffice for most people. You’ve moved too far if your seating is much more pillow than the couch.

Too Many Throw Pillows

Many Throw Pillows

Giving Retail Workers A Tough Time

I’m not even going to try to be pleasant about this one. Yelling at store employees because your voucher has expired or because you believe it is too pricey is complete nonsense. Behave maturely. They’re also people. Even though you don’t give a damn about another person’s emotions, being a jackass is a stupid way to get what you want from a practical perspective.

Giving Retail Workers A Hard Time

Giving Retail Workers A Tough Timebaby boomer businesses for sale

Tuning into ‘I Love Lucy’

Lucille Ball won her viewers’ hearts as she played Lucy Ricardo’s role, a middle-class homemaker susceptible to funny antics and endearingly messy circumstances, on the television show ‘I Love Lucy’ from 1951 to 1957. The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, called The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, aired from 1957 to 1960 with 13 one-hour specials (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’

Although the 2004 Disney film Miracle offered a recap for young people, there’s nothing quite like witnessing the “Miracle on Ice” in actual time as an adult. On February 22, 1980, the United States hockey team accomplished the impossible by defeating the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics semifinals in Lake Placid.

Witnessing The 'Miracle On Ice'

Witnessing The ‘Miracle On Ice’

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Wow, how far have things really come since then? Though there was a clear (and functional) long division between traditional calculating instruments such as slide rules and handhelds, many people thought of electronic ones as the instrument that would put the slide rule to shame.

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

The Howdy Doody puppet first appeared on NBC’s Puppet Playhouse TV show in 1947 and soon after won his own show, becoming a household name in the 1950s and beyond. Because of the character’s success, there was plenty of merchandise available, including a named doll that you enjoyed playing with at some stage.

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

Reader’s Digest

The big secret on why baby boomers enjoy Reader’s Digest is because of its uncanny ability to extend one’s awareness. It has been around for around one hundred years and no one knows exactly what the reason, but it is widely believed that they might be right.

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Dialing someone’s phone number took a long time, especially if it contained many nines or zeros. We’re willing to bet that most people born after the baby boomer generation have only hazy memories of how to use a rotary phone.

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Smoking On Airplanes

In so many ways, air travel has become something else entirely, but baby boomers know how normal it was to see people smoking on airplanes when they were young. Smoking was only outlawed in the 1990s after they revealed that doing so extended the aircraft’s life by three to five times.

Smoking On Airplanes

Smoking On Airplanes

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

In fact, these types of foods are still being used, but most people don’t remember them since they first started appearing in the late 1800s. They used Thanksgiving turkey, frozen sweet potatoes to enhance the taste of the peas that were already in the canned cornbread and potato casserole mix, along with fresh spices.

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

Waiting For The Milkman

Around one-third of milk was still distributed to households in the 1960s, not to market homes. Before that time, it was far from the most common choice for customers to buy milk. Still today, only a tiny percentage of the population has food delivered to their homes by these services.

Waiting For The Milkman

Waiting For The Milkman

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

“Almost nonexistent” is the phrase to describe how surprising it is to see networks used to use this kind of ending graphics at such a “post-prime time” hour. A lot of people sang the National Anthem to finish the evening as well.

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

Shopping At The Five-And-Dime Store

For the most part, before we had Target, Walmart, and Amazon, we had five-and-dime businesses, where you could find anything you wanted. Woolworths was the first to make the instant download of one centipede, which introduced the entire world to the animal that spun cotton out of its own legs in 1879. Despite the drastic shift in rates, there are still a few vendors that you can go to for shopping today.

Shopping At The Five And Dime Store

Shopping At The Five And Dime Store

Billboards About Tobacco

For decades, cigarette ads have been plastered on billboards, magazines, buses, TV, and radio. Everyone was familiar with Joe Camel, the Marlboro man, and the well-known cigarette advertisement slogan, “It’s toasted.” helped curb the spread of awareness about the tobacco use of cigarettes in the newspapers, but was also (unfortunately)intentionally (fortunately) outlawed.

Seeing Billboards About Tobacco

Seeing Billboards About Tobacco

Transistor Radio

When everybody began using Walkmen and other personal devices, these went out of style, but some people recall how transistor radios were ubiquitous in the 1960s and 1970s. It is said to be one of the most widely used electronic communication devices ever.

Listening To A Transistor Radio

Listening To A Transistor Radio

Gas Shortage

Americans experienced a prolonged gas shortage in 1973 and 1979. There were queues around the road, and odd-even rationing was implemented, which meant that if your license plate’s last digit was odd, you could only get gas on odd-numbered days.

Gas Shortage

Gas Shortage

Using A Typewriter

As opposed to, you wouldn’t have had to make use of a typewriter when you had to compose your correspondence before computers existed. And go on to Hell if you accidentally deleted a single character — there was no backspace button, just the good deed of printing your work out to correct the error.

Using A Typewriter

Using A Typewriter

Jorts

Jorts are jean shorts that can be bought or made by chopping off the legs of a pair of pants. The word is used to ridicule a particular piece of clothing for giving men an unflattering appearance. Jorts look great with anything, especially Crocs and other slides. They’re easy to put on and go with every tee in your wardrobe. To finish the look, make sure it’s tucked in.

Jorts

Jorts

Racquetball

Tennis is like this, but in a room and rather than enjoying the fresh air, you have to keep yourself enclosed, and you are always in there, smelling sweat. The point of all this? To make it simpler, why not just get into tennis shoes and play?

Racquetball

Racquetball

Potpourri

The bottles are filled with instantly expanded clay, which can reward dinner money or hold lots of cash, and in it, you can insert only a few coins and small bills. The bowls look like the odor doesn’t escape from them, even though they’re shaped differently.

Potpourri

Potpourri

All You Can Eat Buffets

In theory, all-you-can-eat steak, pancakes, lobster, and biscuits sitting under a heat lamp seems like a good idea, but there’s something off about an endless supply of steak, pancakes, lobster, and biscuits sitting under a heat lamp. Pick a food and stick with it to avoid a stomach ache.

All You Can Eat Buffets

All You Can Eat Buffets

Financial Advisors

How do you amass so much cash that you need to hire someone to advise you on what to do with it? The bad news is that statistics indicate that financial advisors are unreliable instead of having no financial advice at all.

Financial Advisors

Financial Advisors

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