For Some Reason, Baby Boomers Still Think That These Are Cool

Published on 04/19/2021
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Baby Boomers, we’re sorry to have to tell you this. These, on the other hand, were never truly amazing. No, it’s time to admit that these were poor choices and make better ones in the future. Yes, we understand that the majority of these will be upsetting to you and difficult to accept. It’s possible that you’re irritated and unhappy. That is completely acceptable. Just keep in mind that you’re still wrong even if you disagree. Today, we’ll (mostly) overlook the major issues and concentrate on the more common blunders that plague every generation following the baby boomers. Let’s look at what went wrong for your generation and why those decisions don’t hold up in today’s world, boomer kids.

Cursive

Cursive isn’t very practical. It may appear appealing, but it is sadly just a waste of time nowadays. There’s got to be a better way to spend your time than practicing your Ps and Qs. But you can’t deny that we might not have been able to sign our own names if not for cursive.

Cursive

Cursive

China Plates

So, what’s the point of having super-expensive plates if you’re not going to use them? They exist solely to take up space. Another unflattering observation is that they aren’t particularly attractive. Another item that you almost don’t notice you have is fine china. That is until it is shattered.

China Plates

China Plates

24-Hours News Networks

Don’t you want to scream “fake news!” in any situation? Rather than yelling it at real news outlets, yell it at these. There aren’t nearly enough truly newsworthy events in the world every day to fill an hour of programming, let alone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can bet those 24-hour news outlets rely 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 astronomically expensive stones purchased with modern-day African slaves’ blood. Cubic zirconia is a less expensive alternative with a larger color range. However, don’t expect to get away with using cubic zirconia without some teasing!

Diamonds

Diamonds

Patterned Wallpaper

Patterned wallpaper’s horrors can be found in any room. Wallpaper with patterns is too busy and, in some cases, tacky. Choose an appropriate paint color. And that means you’ll be able to use it effectively. It’s not worth the effort to smooth out all those bumps and ridges in the paper!

Patterned Wallpaper

Patterned Wallpaper

Unpaid Internships

The narrator exclaims, “I’m paying you in experience!” Patrick, it’s a pity that your experience isn’t paying your bills. I respect your decision to apply for an unpaid internship right away if you are a firm believer in them. But! Never forget that you deserve to be paid for the work that you would do.

Unpaid Internships

Unpaid Internships

Crocs

Crocs were first introduced in the United States as boating shoes in 2002 and quickly became very popular. More people than just boaters wore these revolting shoes. Yes, they’re very simple to put on. Yes, in terms of comfort, they are adequate. They don’t appear to be attractive, however. They appear to be ridiculous.

Crocs

Crocs

Blaming Millennials Every Time

“Snowflakes” are “whiny” and “can’t take a joke” because they disapprove of you. However, avoid pointing the finger of blame at yourself to the greatest extent possible. The Millenials are, without a doubt, to blame. Still, before blaming the millennials, take a closer look and see if it really is them.

Blaming Millennials Every Time

Blaming Millennials Every Time

Home Shopping Channels

Shopping channel networks are nothing more than a ruse to sell you ineffective, low-cost items you don’t require. Why waste time watching TV when there are so many other ways to get useless information these days? Buy your low-cost products directly from China, bypassing the QVC middleman!

Home Shopping Channels

Home Shopping Channels

High-Waisted Jeans

Do you like high-waisted jeans? Boomer, you’re free to leave now. Unless you’re super thin, high-waisted jeans aren’t going to impress your figure. They’ll make shapes all over the place. But then again, if you like to wear these, that’s on you. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you if it didn’t look good on you!

High Waisted Jeans

High Waisted Jeans

Writing Checks

As a result, distributing these in the store essentially adds to the queue. Carrying a single small card rather than a large stack of checks is far more convenient. Furthermore, those vexing personalized checks earn bonus 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

These were the phones that needed to be plugged into a wall outlet. Landlines are practically free right now, but what’s the point? Purchase a phone and use it regularly. We assure you that you will be fine without them. Unless you want to have them for the sake of nostalgia, we don’t see any reasons as to why you would still want to use them.

Landlines

Landlines

Fossil Fuels

Yes, it is a waste of time and resources to research and implement green, renewable energy. Why not just deplete the ozone layer irreversibly while fighting oil wars? Wind power isn’t an option because it causes cancer in birds. Seriously, why do they think that researching for new ways to make cleaner energy is a waste of time?

Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels

The Mall

Shopping malls can make you feel a little uneasy. Why bother going there when you can order everything you need online and have it delivered right to your door? It’s a lot less difficult. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever seen the glum expressions on the faces of husbands who don’t want to be included. We don’t want grumpy people ruining our shopping experience.

The Mall

The Mall

Khaki Capri Pants

These don’t appeal to me in the least. Please, Capris are already daring, so adding khaki to the mix is a recipe for disaster. We’re not sure how some people could find this appealing in the first place! It’s like waking up one morning and deciding to be the most boring person in the world.

Khaki Capri Pants

Khaki Capri Pants

Denim

Don’t get us wrong: we’re huge fans of denim. However, moderation is required as with all good things (though most Baby Boomers are unaware of this). Whether you’re Levi Strauss’s great-great-grandson or not, wearing denim from head to toe isn’t nearly as fashionable as you might think.

Denim Everything

Denim

Jell-O Everything

Jell-O is delicious on its own, but it’s revolting when combined with ham, cheese, tuna, and whatever else comes to mind. We’re not sure what happened in the 1970s to make people believe that everything needed to be suspended in gelatin, but it doesn’t. And it’s past time to put this revolting chapter to rest.

Jell O Everything

Jell O Everything

Encyclopedias

Most likely obtained from door-to-door salespeople, a set of encyclopedias is a must-have in any baby boomer home. Finally, encyclopedias have become obsolete due to the rise of Google, and keeping them in your home appears dated and wasteful. We’re not going to deny, though; they look good for decorations.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias

Socks And Sandals

We’ll never understand why Baby Boomers think wearing tall white socks and sandals is cool. Sandals, in case you didn’t know, are made to be worn without socks. Bring everything to a complete stop. You’re a knucklehead. Why not skip the sandals and opt for a nice, conservative shoe instead if you’re wearing socks because your bare feet look scary?

Socks And Sandals

Socks And Sandals

Phone Books

Almost everyone nowadays considers this to be a waste of time and paper. You can usually find someone’s phone number online or text them on Facebook if you need to contact them. But where would you look for a phone book nowadays?

Phone Books

Phone Books

Shag Carpets

Nothing says “I’m still in the 1960s” like a shag carpet. The Shag carpet was a huge blunder; it never looked good and felt strange underfoot. Future generations, I believe, will be delighted to carry on this tradition. Don’t even get me started on keeping it clean. You could instead hire a groomer.

Shag Carpets

Shag Carpets

Visors

Another thing that appears to be extremely foolish is this. Purchase a hat to shield your face from the sun. There are plenty of good ones! On the other hand, if you appear to be balding, a visor will always reveal your secret…

Visors

Visors

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

These things, like the bacteria they collect, appear filthy. They also have an unpleasant odor. Please, while everyone wants a luxurious bathroom, shag carpeting on one’s butt isn’t the way to go. Seriously, who even thought that this would be comfortable? It even looks gross!

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

Records

Tapes and record players are now widely available in stores such as Target and Walmart, and they’re regaining popularity among today’s youth. We’ll give everything to the baby boomers, even if it’s a little outdated and impractical. These were incredible.

Records

Records

Not-So-Skinny Jeans

Baby boomers despise skinny jeans for some reason. (Holey jeans are the only thing they despise.) Instead, they’re wearing flared and bootcut jeans because they’re more comfortable, and “everything comes back into style at some point,” they say. By that logic, 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

Your clothes will wrinkle from time to time. There are, however, alternatives to wasting time ironing. If it’s too much trouble, take it to the cleaners and leave it there. If it’s not too bad, dress it wrinkled. No one gives a damn in the literal sense.

Ironing

Ironing

Bar Soap

Bar soap is filthy and difficult to use when compared to liquid soap. We all know that slipping the soap in the shower can lead to various issues, particularly for Baby Boomers with weak knees and hips. Invest in a waterproof life alert if you insist on using bar soap. Switch to gel soap instead and call it a day.

Bar Soap

Bar Soap

Meatloaf

If you’re a baby boomer, you probably grew up eating meatloaf. Although some people continue to consume it, the vast majority of people avoid it. That’s not to mention the fact that it appears revolting. So we’re not sure what the point is of smothering everything in ketchup; it just makes it look even more unappealing than it already was.

Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Patterned Vests

Vests have never been particularly attractive. Vests with patterns are downright revolting. Vests haven’t always appealed to me. Patterned vests are extremely repulsive. We won’t judge people based on their clothing choices because that would be ridiculous, but patterned vests will be overlooked. If you like, then that’s on you.

Patterned Vests

Patterned Vests

Cop Dramas

Some of these stories are obviously ridiculous and exaggerated to the point of absurdity. Furthermore, there are so many of them that they begin to blend. There are approximately 20 laws and orders and at least as many CSIs at this time. We must have reached the pinnacle of criminal justice by now.

Cop Dramas

Cop Dramas

Alex Jones

This man isn’t a celebrity, in case it wasn’t clear. If you can’t back up your ridiculous claims that water makes frogs gay with evidence, you’re probably mistaken. If talking about gay toads is one of the least insane things you’ve ever said, you’re a complete psychopath.

Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Mrs. Dash

Isn’t it true that there is an infinite number of condiments? Make your dishes a little more interesting by using something other than Mrs. Dash. You’ll be glad you put in the effort. At the very least, experiment with a variety of pre-made seasoning blends. Mrs. Dash should get to know Tony Chachere.

Mrs. Dash

Mrs. Dash

Political Correctness

Certainly not! People who are different from us must be treated with the decency and respect that every human being deserves! I’m not sure what kind of liberal millennial nonsense this is. It’s not that political correctness isn’t annoying; it’s just that your definition of it is wrong.

Political Correctness

Political Correctness

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum floors may appear attractive at first, but they eventually warp and fade. Even at its best, linoleum was nothing more than a thin sheet of plastic covering your floors. Linoleum floors, like many other Baby Boomer fads, proved to be short-lived. Install a hardwood or tile floor.

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum Flooring

Conspiracy Theories

Please repeat after me: The National Enquirer is full of conspiracies and lies. Alex Jones and Fox News are in the same boat. Who am I to speak for myself, though? I’ve never used colloidal silver before, and I have no reservations about using 5G.

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Avon

Without a doubt! Instead of buying the best Sephora makeup or even nicer affordable drugstore makeup, let’s spend double or triple on pyramid scheme makeup. Also, don’t invite me to any of your social gatherings! I’m not interested in what you’re offering!

Avon

Avon

Gendered Everything

It’s time to present a divisive viewpoint! Colors are not gendered. Girls and boys are free to do as they please and enjoy themselves as long as they are safe and happy. Gender stereotypes are sexist, and it’s past time for us to move on. You’ll need to pick new gender-specific colors at the very least. It’s a no-no to use sickeningly sweet pinks and blues.

Gendered Everything

Gendered Everything

Golf

The world’s most boring sport, complete with outlandish outfits, back pain, and the sole purpose of demonstrating social status? Thank you for thinking about it, but no. We’re going to make it. Golf is challenging to play and even more challenging to watch. We’re not sure how this business manages to stay afloat.

Golf

Golf

Many Throw Pillows

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

Too Many Throw Pillows

Many Throw Pillows

Giving Retail Workers A Tough Time

Please don’t expect me to attempt to make this one. It’s pointless to scream at store employees because your voucher has expired or you believe the item is too expensive. Maintain a mature demeanor. They are, after all, human beings. Even if you don’t care about other people’s feelings, being a jackass is a stupid way to get what you want from a practical standpoint.

Giving Retail Workers A Hard Time

Giving Retail Workers A Tough Timebaby boomer businesses for sale

Tuning into ‘I Love Lucy’

On the television show “I Love Lucy,” Lucille Ball played Lucy Ricardo, a middle-class homemaker prone to amusing antics and endearingly messy circumstances, from 1951 to 1957. The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, also known as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, aired 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’

Although the 2004 Disney film Miracle provided a recap for children, nothing compares to seeing the “Miracle on Ice” in person as an adult. The United States hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics semifinals in Lake Placid on February 22, 1980, accomplishing the seemingly impossible.

Witnessing The 'Miracle On Ice'

Witnessing The ‘Miracle On Ice’

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Since then, how far have things progressed? Even though there was a clear (and functional) distinction between traditional calculating instruments such as slide rules and handheld calculators, many people believed that electronic calculators would outperform the slide rule.

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Marveling At Electronic Calculators

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

The Howdy Doody puppet debuted on NBC’s Puppet Playhouse in 1947 and quickly won his own show, becoming a household name in the 1950s and beyond. Because of the character’s popularity, there was a lot of merchandise to choose from, including a named doll that you might or might not have enjoyed playing with.

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

Playing With A Howdy Doody Doll

Reader’s Digest

The big secret behind why baby boomers enjoy Reader’s Digest is its uncanny ability to expand one’s awareness. It’s been around for over a century for no apparent reason, but it’s widely assumed that they’re correct.

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Dialing someone’s phone number took a long time back then, especially if it had a lot of nines or zeros. The majority of people born after the baby boomer generation only have vague memories of using a rotary phone. That’s a bet we’re willing to make.

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Dialing A Rotary Phone

Smoking On Airplanes

Although air travel has changed dramatically, baby boomers recall how common it was to see people smoking on planes when they were younger. After it was discovered that smoking extended the life of aircraft by three to five times, it was made illegal in the 1990s.

Smoking On Airplanes

Smoking On Airplanes

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

These foods are still consumed today, but most people have never heard of them since their introduction in the late 1800s. To enhance the flavor of the peas already in the canned cornbread and potato casserole mix, they used fresh spices, Thanksgiving turkey, and frozen sweet potatoes.

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

Eating Swanson TV Dinners

Waiting For The Milkman

In the 1960s, about a third of milk was still delivered to homes instead of markets. Before that time, purchasing milk was not always the most popular option for customers. Currently, only a small percentage of the population has food delivered to their homes via these services.

Waiting For The Milkman

Waiting For The Milkman

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

“Almost nonexistent” is a good way to describe how surprising it is to see networks using these ending graphics at such a “post-prime time” hour. Many people sang the National Anthem to end the evening. Still, we don’t understand why they brag about watching the TV channels sign off.

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

Seeing The TV Channels Sign Off

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