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2012-12-12 01:02:21 PM
Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!
 
2012-12-12 01:10:18 PM
Taking a picture with an iPad. Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look when you do this?

Lot's of this. It is especially annoying when you are behind this person.
 
2012-12-12 01:17:54 PM
Too bad mass shootings aren't on that list.
 
2012-12-12 01:18:53 PM
Missing from list: Linking to Gawker articles
 
2012-12-12 01:24:00 PM

GAT_00: Too bad mass shootings aren't on that list.


And Honey boo boo
 
2012-12-12 01:29:34 PM

phlegmmo: Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!


Nah, I'm with them on that. I like bacon as much as anybody else, but the complete obsession with it is a little weird. It's not like bacon is anything new, or significantly different from what it's been the last couple hundred years.
 
2012-12-12 02:17:18 PM
Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.
 
2012-12-12 03:55:36 PM
Blogs like this one.
 
2012-12-12 04:06:42 PM

Makh: Blogs like this one.


The whiff of smugness coming off the page almost knocked me out, so THIS.
 
2012-12-12 04:10:35 PM

tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.


How about men in Jeggings?

imageshack.us
 
2012-12-12 04:25:05 PM
While I don't talk about bacon, I will gladly hear anything new anyone has to say on the subject.

And I like my toe shoes, they've really helped my running and are good for working my calves.

/I also occasionally listen to dubstep... so my opinions might be in question by default.
 
2012-12-12 04:25:41 PM

scottydoesntknow: Missing from list: Linking to Gawker articles


Yep.

/stop supporting the pustules of the internet
 
2012-12-12 04:30:39 PM
I was always led to believe swag was "stuff we all get" in reference to the magnets, buttons, stickers and whatnot you got from the stands. When I went to Comiccon a few years back even the people at the badge station were inviting people over to "come get your swag!"
 
2012-12-12 04:31:21 PM
#23: Stupid articles from Gawker.
 
2012-12-12 04:31:48 PM
23. Obama's presidency
 
2012-12-12 04:32:34 PM
Talking incessantly about Apple products: It's funny that Apple's most famous commercial was about releasing brain dead zombies from the technology status quo, and now you can't swing an iPhone without some other Apple-obsessed maniac evangelizing at you about how "THIS IS THE MOST INTUITIVE AND BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT ON THE MARKET!" Then there are the people who put the Apple stickers on their cars, so that other drivers may know they have an expensive computer. Oy vey. Great, you love a multibillion-dollar corporation.

I honestly had never thought of it this way. But now that you mention it...yes, it's almost exactly that.
 
2012-12-12 04:32:41 PM
23. Unionbusting
24. ALEC's influence
 
2012-12-12 04:33:01 PM
#24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy
 
2012-12-12 04:33:05 PM
Lists

No one likes lists.
 
2012-12-12 04:33:12 PM
The word "Swag"? Really? That word has been around for FIVE-HUNDRED farking years. And when someone my age uses it we aren't talking about being gay.
 
2012-12-12 04:34:43 PM

Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy


If 2013 doesn't give us a Friday the 13th movie, I will be disappoint.
 
2012-12-12 04:35:06 PM
Not giving up my VFFs no matter what other people think. Best running shoe I've ever had.

\heard them called horrendous
\\as I was passing a slower runner in 'normal' running shoes
 
2012-12-12 04:35:19 PM

GAT_00: Too bad mass shootings aren't on that list.


Just take away the guns. Problem solved!
 
2012-12-12 04:37:09 PM

Stig2112: Not giving up my VFFs no matter what other people think. Best running shoe I've ever had.

\heard them called horrendous
\\as I was passing a slower runner in 'normal' running shoes


So your shoes make you faster?
 
2012-12-12 04:39:09 PM

Stone Meadow: The word "Swag"? Really? That word has been around for FIVE-HUNDRED farking years. And when someone my age uses it we aren't talking about being gay.


Swag
Like
Fail
Epic
Anything with izzle on the end.

All words I would pay money to never hear again.
 
2012-12-12 04:39:16 PM
My life.
 
2012-12-12 04:39:17 PM

AntonChigger: Stig2112: Not giving up my VFFs no matter what other people think. Best running shoe I've ever had.

\heard them called horrendous
\\as I was passing a slower runner in 'normal' running shoes

So your shoes make you faster?


In my case, yes. I could only run for a couple miles before knee pain made me stop. Now I can maintain a faster pace and run for longer without pain.
 
2012-12-12 04:40:06 PM
Bacon!!...How did this article get a green light on FARK? WTF?

Agree with the Toe-shoe thingys. Simply awful!

I was disc golfing one day, young hipster couple pulled in as I was leaving....one of them made a big production of putting them on before hitting the course.
 
2012-12-12 04:42:56 PM

DrTheo: Bacon!!...How did this article get a green light on FARK? WTF?


It really is annoying. There. I said it.
 
2012-12-12 04:44:42 PM
This is such a Gawker article. I'm surprised half of the list wasn't just "patriarchy" or "offensive jokes" or other things they just constantly biatch over
 
2012-12-12 04:45:38 PM

UrCa: I was always led to believe swag was "stuff we all get" in reference to the magnets, buttons, stickers and whatnot you got from the stands. When I went to Comiccon a few years back even the people at the badge station were inviting people over to "come get your swag!"


That's the usage that I am familiar with as well, but somehow some people are beginning to use it as the opposite of FAIL it seems. Perhaps they are connotating it to the word swagger.
 
2012-12-12 04:46:53 PM
Swag is okay, it's the example they gave that was wrongness.

Swag is free shiat they hand out. No other valid uses.

As for the rest, well, trends play out and evolve.
 
2012-12-12 04:47:11 PM
Gawker's sister site Jezebel is compiling a list of 22 things that must end in 2013.

Unfortunately the only thing they've been able to come up with is Men.
 
2012-12-12 04:47:12 PM
#0: This blogger's miserable existence.

He's soooooo hip, never mention bacon in his presence again! He's so over bacon.
 
2012-12-12 04:47:33 PM

Pick: 23. Obama's presidency


maybe you missed it, but Obama won last month. you are going to have to cry like a little biatch until January 2017.
 
2012-12-12 04:49:00 PM

tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.


+1
 
2012-12-12 04:50:14 PM

DrTheo: Bacon!!...How did this article get a green light on FARK? WTF?


If you're talking about bacon, you're not eating it. If you're eating bacon, you're not talking about it. Therefore, if you're truly into bacon, talk less, eat more.
 
2012-12-12 04:52:50 PM
I'm going to kill two items on that list with the following image

rlv.zcache.com

You can have my bacon when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands.
 
2012-12-12 04:53:10 PM

Strategeryz0r: Gawker's sister site Jezebel is compiling a list of 22 things that must end in 2013.

Unfortunately the only thing they've been able to come up with is Straight White Men.


FTFY.
 
2012-12-12 04:53:11 PM
23: Vertical videos!
24: People looking at their mobile screens while taking a picture in the mirror. Look into the lens, you rat-raping morons!
 
2012-12-12 04:53:41 PM
Agreed. Fark bacon.
 
2012-12-12 04:54:09 PM

Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy


#25 "Steampunk" anything
 
2012-12-12 04:55:39 PM

cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

That's the usage that I am familiar with as well, but somehow some people are beginning to use it as the opposite of FAIL it seems. Perhaps they are connotating it to the word swagger.


I clearly missed that too, thanks for the culture update.

Also, WTF is "Twee"?
 
2012-12-12 04:57:48 PM

roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

That's the usage that I am familiar with as well, but somehow some people are beginning to use it as the opposite of FAIL it seems. Perhaps they are connotating it to the word swagger.

I clearly missed that too, thanks for the culture update.

Also, WTF is "Twee"?


media.comicvine.com

It's the number after two
 
2012-12-12 04:58:07 PM

SirTanon: I'm going to kill two items on that list with the following image

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]

You can have my bacon when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands.


that's totes cray cray.
 
2012-12-12 05:02:15 PM

Cyberluddite: phlegmmo: Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!

Nah, I'm with them on that. I like bacon as much as anybody else, but the complete obsession with it is a little weird. It's not like bacon is anything new, or significantly different from what it's been the last couple hundred years.


Bacon is the Tebow of breakfast foods. It gets a inordinate amount of attention, but doesn't spend much time on the field. Now, I love me some bacon, but people talk about it like they eat it three meals a day. Let's be honest... we eat it like once a week.
 
2012-12-12 05:02:43 PM

roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

That's the usage that I am familiar with as well, but somehow some people are beginning to use it as the opposite of FAIL it seems. Perhaps they are connotating it to the word swagger.

I clearly missed that too, thanks for the culture update.

Also, WTF is "Twee"?


I was confused by this too. I sincerely hope it was used ironically in the crappy blog post because apparently twee is something that needs to die more than just about anything else on that list.

From: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twee
"Something that is sweet, almost to the point of being sickeningly so. As a derogatory descriptive, it means something that is affectedly dainty or quaint, or is way too sentimental.
...
It comes from the way the word sweet sounds when said in baby talk."
 
2012-12-12 05:04:18 PM

Stratohead: Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy

#25 "Steampunk" anything


You know what, both of you can go fark yourselves. Name 5 steampunk media released in the last year. I dare you. I DOUBLE farkING DARE you.
 
2012-12-12 05:06:45 PM

pjfry: roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

That's the usage that I am familiar with as well, but somehow some people are beginning to use it as the opposite of FAIL it seems. Perhaps they are connotating it to the word swagger.

I clearly missed that too, thanks for the culture update.

Also, WTF is "Twee"?

I was confused by this too. I sincerely hope it was used ironically in the crappy blog post because apparently twee is something that needs to die more than just about anything else on that list.

From: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twee
"Something that is sweet, almost to the point of being sickeningly so. As a derogatory descriptive, it means something that is affectedly dainty or quaint, or is way too sentimental.
...
It comes from the way the word sweet sounds when said in baby talk."


First time I heard it used was in True Blood.
 
2012-12-12 05:10:58 PM
I hate the term "epic" because most of the time it's being used by some retard in a completely stupid fashion.
I also think the foot shoes are goofy and I suspect anything you're gaining in the running department is all in your head, but that being said if you want to wear the goofy looking shoes go ahead.
 
2012-12-12 05:12:27 PM

pjfry: I was confused by this too. I sincerely hope it was used ironically in the crappy blog post because apparently twee is something that needs to die more than just about anything else on that list.

From: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twee
"Something that is sweet, almost to the point of being sickeningly so. As a derogatory descriptive, it means something that is affectedly dainty or quaint, or is way too sentimental.
...
It comes from the way the word sweet sounds when said in baby talk."



yup even more retarded then I suspected it was
 
2012-12-12 05:13:15 PM

Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy


Yeah. Enough zombies, and that includes mummies.

(mummy = TP'd zombie)
 
2012-12-12 05:13:20 PM

phlegmmo: Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!


Seriously, bacon is the best food ever, so TFA is dead to me.
 
2012-12-12 05:15:13 PM

Der Poopflinger: pjfry: I was confused by this too. I sincerely hope it was used ironically in the crappy blog post because apparently twee is something that needs to die more than just about anything else on that list.

From: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twee
"Something that is sweet, almost to the point of being sickeningly so. As a derogatory descriptive, it means something that is affectedly dainty or quaint, or is way too sentimental.
...
It comes from the way the word sweet sounds when said in baby talk."


yup even more retarded then I suspected it was


And now I've learned something. I thought it meant something anachronisticly retro referring to tweed or twill fabrics.
 
2012-12-12 05:15:40 PM
If over half the stuff you talk about hating is twitter-related, the thing that must end is *you*.
 
2012-12-12 05:19:38 PM

UrCa: I was always led to believe swag was "stuff we all get" in reference to the magnets, buttons, stickers and whatnot you got from the stands. When I went to Comiccon a few years back even the people at the badge station were inviting people over to "come get your swag!"


It'll always be "Scientific Wild Arse Guess" to me, dammit!

/can you give me a s.w.a.g. for how long it'll take you to code that, Larry?
 
2012-12-12 05:20:32 PM

Uncle Tractor: Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy

Yeah. Enough zombies, and that includes mummies.

(mummy = TP'd zombie)


Mummies? Those haven't been relevant since Brendan Fraser was relevant.
 
2012-12-12 05:21:29 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: Stratohead: Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy

#25 "Steampunk" anything

You know what, both of you can go fark yourselves. Name 5 steampunk media released in the last year. I dare you. I DOUBLE farkING DARE you.

Back at you you lazy bastard


heres the deal, anything good can be ruined by over-exposure. Bacon is still good, and "SteamPunk" is still an interesting genre of fiction in its own right...and Zombies...well...Zombies have sucked for like 20 years... but people constantly talking about Bacon, or pretending that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING can be "made better with bacon" (it can't) or slapping bacon logos on everything is just retarded.
Steampunk as a genre can be good.... pretending we need bands that sing about airships and how cool it is to glue watch cogs onto everything for no reason just soRenFaire geeks have an excuse to recycle their rennie "garb" by adding watch cogs and goggles...equally retarded.

Zombies...totally played out...there is nothing left to be added to the genre at all. its all be done. It's been done well a few times...but mostly its just been done poorly to cash in... and all the "Zombie Squad" and "zombie Crawl" people can just get over it.

/cope
 
2012-12-12 05:21:45 PM

phlegmmo: Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!


The guy wears "Skinny jeans" and is named Cord. Who the fark is going to take anything he says seriously?
 
2012-12-12 05:24:07 PM

Der Poopflinger: I hate the term "epic" because most of the time it's being used by some retard in a completely stupid fashion.


i1126.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-12 05:26:56 PM
Came for "The Epic Jar" - leaving happy.

Especially since no rational person knows that using it as an interjection came from Vanilla WoW... when finding a Rare drop was a 1/25000 chance.

Getting one was, LITERALLY, epic.
 
2012-12-12 05:28:03 PM

Stratohead: #25 "Steampunk" anything


ya I'd have to agree, I've had enough with this steampunking
 
2012-12-12 05:28:23 PM

Jedekai: Came for "The Epic Jar" - leaving happy.

Especially since no rational person knows that using it as an interjection came from Vanilla WoW... when finding an Rare Epic drop was a 1/25000 chance.

Getting one was, LITERALLY, epic.


/A: I suck. B: Remember, back in Vanilla WoW, no one even SAW the endgame content until BC had come out - that's how high the difficulty curve was back then.
 
2012-12-12 05:28:36 PM
www.morrisonhotelgallery.com
 
2012-12-12 05:29:09 PM

Arachnophobe: Der Poopflinger: I hate the term "epic" because most of the time it's being used by some retard in a completely stupid fashion.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 650x695]


they need to deploy one for the entire internet
 
2012-12-12 05:30:46 PM

scottydoesntknow: Missing from list: Linking to Gawker articles


And BuzzFeed. My IQ drops when I read their shiat. I just skip them now.
 
2012-12-12 05:35:16 PM

Tax Boy: roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

It's the number after two


You are a bad person and should feel bad. I spent like 6 seconds trying to figure out WTF your post meant.

pjfry: roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

It comes from the way the word sweet sounds when said in baby talk."


Thanks for the info, and now I'm am even more regretting the time I took to read that seeing as how the author used something terrible that needs to go away in his/her post.

meat0918: pjfry: roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

First time I heard it used was in True Blood.


It's not cool to say things like that out loud, FYI.

Der Poopflinger: I hate the term "epic" because most of the time it's being used by some retard in a completely stupid fashion.
I also think the foot shoes are goofy and I suspect anything you're gaining in the running department is all in your head, but that being said if you want to wear the goofy looking shoes go ahead.


Epic needs to be reserved for special, rare moments, like getting an extra McNugget. It loses meaning if you go around using it for normal stuff like getting through an intersection on yellow or the hobo not waking up when you steal his cigarettes.

Goofy shoes are ok if you're running in them, but not just for walking around.
 
2012-12-12 05:37:26 PM
23. American Idol
24. 3.2% beer
25. Women voting

/I do agree with the other poster about zombies being in everything.
 
2012-12-12 05:37:33 PM

scottydoesntknow: Uncle Tractor: Tax Boy: ***snip***

Mummies? Those haven't been relevant since Brendan Fraser was relevant.


So, never, then, we are going with never?
 
2012-12-12 05:38:55 PM
No more lists in 2013.
 
2012-12-12 05:40:49 PM

roc6783: meat0918: pjfry: roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

First time I heard it used was in True Blood.

It's not cool to say things like that out loud, FYI.


At least they don't sparkle.

Last season was bad though. Salome? WTF!
 
2012-12-12 05:43:10 PM
Zombies are kind of played out. The only unused angle right now is the magic zombie. The last big magic zombie movie I can remember is Pet Semetary.
 
2012-12-12 05:43:36 PM

tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.


I was in line for Cinnabon at the mall and saw out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be a couple of lesbians necking. Nope, one was a dude with a lesbo haircut and skinny jeans. Disappointing. I just do not understand this generation at all. Is it supposed to be the logical extension of the metrosexual movement where men, instead of dressing girlishly sharp, now dress like frumpy lesbians?
 
2012-12-12 05:44:19 PM

Torgo_of_Manos: GAT_00: Too bad mass shootings aren't on that list.

And Honey boo boo


Shut up about it, if you hate it so much. It's clearly spread by people talking about it with contempt.
 
2012-12-12 05:44:46 PM

Pick: 23. Obama's presidency


You had your chance.
 
2012-12-12 05:44:53 PM

tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.


Could you call my 43 year old brother in law and tell him that please.

Klippoklondike: tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.

How about men in Jeggings?

[imageshack.us image 185x273]



haha. My 43 yo brother in law wears skinny jeans. I showed him this picture and told him "this is what you look like".
 
2012-12-12 05:47:11 PM
The word "swag" should only refer to free things you get from conventions and trade shows.
 
2012-12-12 05:50:01 PM

NASAM: haha. My 43 yo brother in law wears skinny jeans. I showed him this picture and told him "this is what you look like".


start calling him "frumpy lesbian"
 
2012-12-12 05:50:58 PM

Stig2112: AntonChigger: Stig2112: Not giving up my VFFs no matter what other people think. Best running shoe I've ever had.

\heard them called horrendous
\\as I was passing a slower runner in 'normal' running shoes

So your shoes make you faster?

In my case, yes. I could only run for a couple miles before knee pain made me stop. Now I can maintain a faster pace and run for longer without pain.


It forces you to run on the ball of your foot instead of the heels, correct? I tried this in regular shoes and my speed definitely increased, it was a bit like constantly falling forward. It was probably better for my Achilles too since I have tendonitis in both. My calves were sore as hell the next day, though. I don't think I'll be transitioning from normal shoes anytime soon.
 
2012-12-12 05:51:14 PM
EVERYONE SHOULD STOP DOING EVERYTHING.

There. Now everyone's happy.
 
2012-12-12 05:53:01 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: EVERYONE SHOULD STOP DOING EVERYTHING.

There. Now everyone's happy.


well I'm not happy now that I'm not doing stuff
 
2012-12-12 05:54:42 PM
whiny blogs!
 
2012-12-12 05:59:26 PM
FTA:
img.gawkerassets.com

lol.
/too soon?
 
2012-12-12 06:00:07 PM

vartian: Taking a picture with an iPad. Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look when you do this?

Lot's of this. It is especially annoying when you are behind this person.


Stop using apostrophes in words that don't need them.
/Twenty THREE
 
2012-12-12 06:01:17 PM

smimmy: I just do not understand this generation at all.


Settle down, grandpa.

skiforcancer.net
 
2012-12-12 06:01:19 PM

HeartBurnKid: The word "swag" should only refer to free things you get from conventions and trade shows.


Huh? This is the way I learned the word.

i31.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-12 06:03:37 PM

Xythero: Zombies are kind of played out. The only unused angle right now is the magic zombie. The last big magic zombie movie I can remember is Pet Semetary.


Would the "Evil Dead" count? Cause they're coming out with a remake of it in 2013.

Link
 
2012-12-12 06:06:02 PM

jigger: HeartBurnKid: The word "swag" should only refer to free things you get from conventions and trade shows.

Huh? This is the way I learned the word.

[i31.tinypic.com image 640x480]


While close, the actual term you are looking for in this instance is "schwag".
 
2012-12-12 06:10:34 PM

timujin: While I don't talk about bacon, I will gladly hear anything new anyone has to say on the subject. And I like my toe shoes, they've really helped my running and are good for working my calves. /I also occasionally listen to dubstep... so my opinions might be in question by default.


Dude, I swear to god, it's like you're trying to f#ck us off here.
 
2012-12-12 06:10:38 PM

meat0918: roc6783: meat0918: pjfry: roc6783: cgraves67: UrCa: ***snip***

You're not helping your cause at all.

smimmy: tobcc: ***snip***
I was in line for Cinnabon at the mall and saw out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be a couple of lesbians necking. Nope, one was a dude with a lesbo haircut and skinny jeans. Disappointing. I just do not understand this generation at all. Is it supposed to be the logical extension of the metrosexual movement where men, instead of dressing girlishly sharp, now dress like frumpy lesbians?


Really? Unless you are actually Louis C.K., then you get a pass and and an I heart you.
 
2012-12-12 06:11:41 PM

Bleyo: Cyberluddite: phlegmmo: Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!

Nah, I'm with them on that. I like bacon as much as anybody else, but the complete obsession with it is a little weird. It's not like bacon is anything new, or significantly different from what it's been the last couple hundred years.

Bacon is the Tebow of breakfast foods. It gets a inordinate amount of attention, but doesn't spend much time on the field. Now, I love me some bacon, but people talk about it like they eat it three meals a day. Let's be honest... we eat it like once a week.


Unless you are in the military and the galley makes it daily.
 
2012-12-12 06:12:18 PM
A lot of this guy's problems would magically go away if he just stopped using the Twitter he apparently hates so much...
 
2012-12-12 06:12:49 PM

Jedekai: Came for "The Epic Jar" - leaving happy.


Can we start a "hipster" jar? I swear that word gets attached to everything to the point of losing all of its meaning.
 
2012-12-12 06:13:48 PM
First world problems.
 
2012-12-12 06:14:42 PM
I hate everything as much as the next Farker, but I agree with that list.
 
2012-12-12 06:17:45 PM
What's wrong with "swag?" I don't hear it used more often now than I used to...
I've used it maybe five times in my entire life, and one of those was in this post.
 
2012-12-12 06:19:19 PM
Hey....

Why is YOLO not on this list???
 
2012-12-12 06:21:16 PM

tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.


I saw them on one guy today who had legs slimmer than my arms (and I have absolutely no muscle mass). Meth: it's a helluva drug.

/dude seriously looked like a walking scarecrow
 
2012-12-12 06:21:27 PM
Missing from the list - anything done Gundam style
 
2012-12-12 06:25:08 PM
YOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

/rides off on an imaginary horse
 
2012-12-12 06:31:55 PM

Creoena: Missing from the list - anything done Gundam style


I think everything should be done Gundam style.
Getting tired of Gangnam style, tho.
 
2012-12-12 06:32:05 PM

HeartBurnKid: The word "swag" should only refer to free things you get from conventions and trade shows.


This -- i thought swag was free promotional merchandise... Thats how everyone i know uses it. That or someone is insinuating that their marijuana is of high quality.

And i love my toe shoes. If you step in vomit then you go walk through a puddle. Simple. I hate wearing shoes and socks because my feet always start to smell just terrible. Toe shoes feel sooooooooo comfortable compared to shoes and they let my feet breath so they dont reek like hell. Also damnit they are so much better on my ankles. Utility and pragmatism wins over fashion every time.

Bacon is delish but everything has its limits. If you really cared about bacon you wouldn't be slathering it with chocolate or overloading it onto sandwiches so as that one might as well just throw the bread and tomato away.

Skinny jeans are fine -- They act as a big warning sign that someone is a walking brain fart. Thats nice to have.

What needs to end in 2013? -------- Choreographed song and dance numbers as part of prime time TV. If i wanted to watch glee i would watch glee. And i cannot for the life of me figure out why every damn SNL needs to have the guest involved in a song were the monolog used to be... It grates on my nerves.
 
2012-12-12 06:34:11 PM

FriarReb98: Talking incessantly about Apple products: It's funny that Apple's most famous commercial was about releasing brain dead zombies from the technology status quo, and now you can't swing an iPhone without some other Apple-obsessed maniac evangelizing at you about how "THIS IS THE MOST INTUITIVE AND BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT ON THE MARKET!" Then there are the people who put the Apple stickers on their cars, so that other drivers may know they have an expensive computer. Oy vey. Great, you love a multibillion-dollar corporation.

I honestly had never thought of it this way. But now that you mention it...yes, it's almost exactly that.


I get seriously depressed listening to people who just go on and on about how they love this or that horrible multi-national corporation. 95% of the time it's Apple fanboys, but the handful of Sony or Microsoft obsessives are just as bad.
 
2012-12-12 06:35:47 PM
Count me in for bacon, zombies, steampunk, and gawker site links. My Little Pony could stand to die, too.

As for swag and yolo - I have never actually heard these terms used seriously. I have heard a shiatload of biatching about them though. If you'd just shut up about it, it might go away.
 
2012-12-12 06:43:35 PM

smimmy: tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women, men should never, ever wear them.

I was in line for Cinnabon at the mall and saw out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be a couple of lesbians necking. Nope, one was a dude with a lesbo haircut and skinny jeans. Disappointing. I just do not understand this generation at all. Is it supposed to be the logical extension of the metrosexual movement where men, instead of dressing girlishly sharp, now dress like frumpy lesbians?


I say.
25.media.tumblr.com

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-12 06:43:46 PM
Pretending that being a nerd is a bad thing anymore: It's no longer self-deprecating to call yourself a "nerd"-"I'm reading 'Game of Thrones.' SO NERDY!"-so stop pretending that it is. Nerds started Apple and Facebook and everything else people obsess over nowadays, and comic book movies are consistent blockbusters at theaters. Nerds are the most powerful people in the world now. Nerds are the new jocks.

This is the worst one.

It isn't just pretending "nerd" is bad, but also the whole idea that you are a "nerd" for liking shiat that everyone else likes. You watched Star Wars, one of the most succesful film franchises ever? You watch a popular TV show like Game of Thrones? You read popular books like Hunger Games? You know the names of the superheros in the Avengers, one of the best box office movies in recent history? You play video games like half the country does?

None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!
 
2012-12-12 06:48:35 PM

Bill Frist: It isn't just pretending "nerd" is bad, but also the whole idea that you are a "nerd" for liking shiat that everyone else likes. You watched Star Wars, one of the most succesful film franchises ever? You watch a popular TV show like Game of Thrones? You read popular books like Hunger Games? You know the names of the superheros in the Avengers, one of the best box office movies in recent history? You play video games like half the country does?

None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!


Exactly. Call me when you have written a sudoku game (or anything) in 6502 assembler!

/High five.
 
2012-12-12 06:49:42 PM
FTFA: "Dubstep: Dubstep is unlistenable garbage. No more dubstep in 2013."

God yes please. Make it farking stop.
 
2012-12-12 06:49:47 PM

Bill Frist: Pretending that being a nerd is a bad thing anymore: It's no longer self-deprecating to call yourself a "nerd"-"I'm reading 'Game of Thrones.' SO NERDY!"-so stop pretending that it is. Nerds started Apple and Facebook and everything else people obsess over nowadays, and comic book movies are consistent blockbusters at theaters. Nerds are the most powerful people in the world now. Nerds are the new jocks.

This is the worst one.

It isn't just pretending "nerd" is bad, but also the whole idea that you are a "nerd" for liking shiat that everyone else likes. You watched Star Wars, one of the most succesful film franchises ever? You watch a popular TV show like Game of Thrones? You read popular books like Hunger Games? You know the names of the superheros in the Avengers, one of the best box office movies in recent history? You play video games like half the country does?

None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!


I was a nerd before nerds were cool.

/the irony in that statement is threatening to suck my keyboard into a black hole of hipster-nerd douchebaggery
 
2012-12-12 06:52:20 PM

Bill Frist:
None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!


Right. My 3D printer, HO scale train layout, handmade mechanical computer and bed shaped like a race car make me a nerd.
 
2012-12-12 06:52:35 PM

spamdog: Count me in for bacon, zombies, steampunk, and gawker site links. My Little Pony could stand to die, too.

As for swag and yolo - I have never actually heard these terms used seriously. I have heard a shiatload of biatching about them though. If you'd just shut up about it, it might go away.


I love bacon, but I'm with TFA on the sudden obsession with it- let Ron Swanson use it as a joke and simply eat it as normal. Steampunk and Gawker are played out too- it's a shame that Kotaku has gone so far downhill since being acquired by the company.

MLP (and Bronies specifically) is something that I've absolutely hated this year- the one time that I've ever really flown off the handle on Fark was replying to Brony and Bronco fan club president Captain Steroid ripping on the Chiefs in the sports tab- but at this point, fark it- it'll pass soon enough.

I'm with you on SWAG and YOLO- maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older (28), but absolutely nobody that I'm around uses those at all, let alone as obnoxiously as TFA implies.
 
2012-12-12 06:53:15 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Creoena: Missing from the list - anything done Gundam style

I think everything should be done Gundam style.
Getting tired of Gangnam style, tho.


That too.

/Should really proofread.
 
2012-12-12 06:55:40 PM

Bondith: Bill Frist: Pretending that being a nerd is a bad thing anymore: It's no longer self-deprecating to call yourself a "nerd"-"I'm reading 'Game of Thrones.' SO NERDY!"-so stop pretending that it is. Nerds started Apple and Facebook and everything else people obsess over nowadays, and comic book movies are consistent blockbusters at theaters. Nerds are the most powerful people in the world now. Nerds are the new jocks.

This is the worst one.

It isn't just pretending "nerd" is bad, but also the whole idea that you are a "nerd" for liking shiat that everyone else likes. You watched Star Wars, one of the most succesful film franchises ever? You watch a popular TV show like Game of Thrones? You read popular books like Hunger Games? You know the names of the superheros in the Avengers, one of the best box office movies in recent history? You play video games like half the country does?

None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!

I was a nerd before nerds were cool.

/the irony in that statement is threatening to suck my keyboard into a black hole of hipster-nerd douchebaggery


Nerds were never really cool, but at least it used to mean that you liked a certain class of things that other people didn't like (just like being a punk or goth did with other things).

Now every farking person calls themselves a nerd just cause they... like what everyone else likes!
 
2012-12-12 06:56:11 PM

KidSock2004: This is such a Gawker article. I'm surprised half of the list wasn't just "patriarchy" or "offensive jokes" or other things they just constantly biatch over


That's Jezebel.
 
2012-12-12 07:03:13 PM
Who the fark is Karmin?

Seriously, never heard of them
 
2012-12-12 07:05:03 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Who the fark is Karmin?

Seriously, never heard of them


Oh good, I'm not the only one.
 
2012-12-12 07:20:50 PM

Arachnophobe: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Who the fark is Karmin?

Seriously, never heard of them

Oh good, I'm not the only one.


Keep it that way!
 
2012-12-12 07:30:38 PM

Stratohead: LowbrowDeluxe: Stratohead: Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy

#25 "Steampunk" anything

You know what, both of you can go fark yourselves. Name 5 steampunk media released in the last year. I dare you. I DOUBLE farkING DARE you.
Back at you you lazy bastard

heres the deal, anything good can be ruined by over-exposure.


You basically proved his point since you apparently couldn't name a single one without looking it up. The idea that steampunk is somehow "overexposed" to anyone who hasn't gone well out of their way to look for it is ridiculous.
 
2012-12-12 07:32:36 PM

Do the needful: Bill Frist: It isn't just pretending "nerd" is bad, but also the whole idea that you are a "nerd" for liking shiat that everyone else likes. You watched Star Wars, one of the most succesful film franchises ever? You watch a popular TV show like Game of Thrones? You read popular books like Hunger Games? You know the names of the superheros in the Avengers, one of the best box office movies in recent history? You play video games like half the country does?

None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!

Exactly. Call me when you have written a sudoku game (or anything) in 6502 assembler!

/High five.


Your newsletter. I would like to subscribe. Cheque in mail.
 
2012-12-12 07:35:55 PM

Bill Frist: Nerds were never really cool, but at least it used to mean that you liked a certain class of things that other people didn't like (just like being a punk or goth did with other things).

Now every farking person calls themselves a nerd just cause they... like what everyone else likes!



If it takes me a couple of hours to know all you know about a topic, you are not a nerd.
 
2012-12-12 07:43:57 PM
SKINNY JEANS ACCENTUATE MY MANLY ASS SO SHUT UP ABOUT THEM
 
2012-12-12 07:46:59 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Bill Frist: Nerds were never really cool, but at least it used to mean that you liked a certain class of things that other people didn't like (just like being a punk or goth did with other things).

Now every farking person calls themselves a nerd just cause they... like what everyone else likes!


If it takes me a couple of hours to know all you know about a topic, you are not a nerd.


But I have glasses and I'm wearing a "Talk Nerdy to Me" t-shirt!!!
 
2012-12-12 08:06:14 PM
I agree with all of these
 
2012-12-12 08:06:36 PM
"Nerds are the new jocks"

www.buzzhunt.co.uk
 
2012-12-12 08:07:13 PM
Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.
 
2012-12-12 08:08:32 PM
Missing from list: Thinking/begging/praying that Firefly will come back.
 
2012-12-12 08:10:24 PM

Korzine: Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.


Ya, You are buying image and not quality, they are good headphones but not good bang for your buck.

Also Bose = Buy Other Sound Equipment

/likes Sennheiser and few pairs of Monoprice earbuds, if I lose them no biggie
 
2012-12-12 08:10:45 PM

jigger: HeartBurnKid: The word "swag" should only refer to free things you get from conventions and trade shows.

Huh? This is the way I learned the word.

[i31.tinypic.com image 640x480]


That's schwag.
 
2012-12-12 08:11:39 PM
#23. Holier-than-thou douchbags that tell me what I need to stop doing.
 
2012-12-12 08:14:55 PM

UrCa: I was always led to believe swag was "stuff we all get" in reference to the magnets, buttons, stickers and whatnot you got from the stands. When I went to Comiccon a few years back even the people at the badge station were inviting people over to "come get your swag!"


This.
 
2012-12-12 08:16:04 PM

mjbok: Missing from list: Thinking/begging/praying that Firefly will come back.


B-B-B-But the Brown Coats Unite special on the science chanel told me there is possibly-maybe still a chance something might happen to the franchise at some point in the future...
 
2012-12-12 08:17:17 PM

zedster: Korzine: Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.

Ya, You are buying image and not quality, they are good headphones but not good bang for your buck.

Also Bose = Buy Other Sound Equipment

/likes Sennheiser and few pairs of Monoprice earbuds, if I lose them no biggie


Thank you. I read the specs on those Beats phones and immediately realized that Beats are the new Jordans; and overpriced "luxury brand" for morons to buy. Yeah, if I'm dropping $300 on a set of phones, they're going to be good goddamned phones.

Also, wearing the full-sized cans in public makes you look like a moron.
 
2012-12-12 08:18:01 PM
Reddit, redditors, and other douchebags who try to drag memes into real life. If I have to hear some moron at work say "weirdest bone" again I will claw their eyes out.
 
2012-12-12 08:18:38 PM

Skyrmion: Stratohead: LowbrowDeluxe: Stratohead: Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy

#25 "Steampunk" anything

You know what, both of you can go fark yourselves. Name 5 steampunk media released in the last year. I dare you. I DOUBLE farkING DARE you.
Back at you you lazy bastard

heres the deal, anything good can be ruined by over-exposure.

You basically proved his point since you apparently couldn't name a single one without looking it up. The idea that steampunk is somehow "overexposed" to anyone who hasn't gone well out of their way to look for it is ridiculous.


He probably means its over-representation within the geek community (like Doctor Who).

/doesn't really care one way or another
 
2012-12-12 08:19:54 PM

Bondith: Bill Frist: Pretending that being a nerd is a bad thing anymore: It's no longer self-deprecating to call yourself a "nerd"-"I'm reading 'Game of Thrones.' SO NERDY!"-so stop pretending that it is. Nerds started Apple and Facebook and everything else people obsess over nowadays, and comic book movies are consistent blockbusters at theaters. Nerds are the most powerful people in the world now. Nerds are the new jocks.

This is the worst one.

It isn't just pretending "nerd" is bad, but also the whole idea that you are a "nerd" for liking shiat that everyone else likes. You watched Star Wars, one of the most succesful film franchises ever? You watch a popular TV show like Game of Thrones? You read popular books like Hunger Games? You know the names of the superheros in the Avengers, one of the best box office movies in recent history? You play video games like half the country does?

None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!

I was a nerd before nerds were cool.

/the irony in that statement is threatening to suck my keyboard into a black hole of hipster-nerd douchebaggery


I see kids wearing this 80s "retro" Nintendo stuff. Had I worn that when I was 11, I would have gotten my ass kicked at school (more than usual).
 
2012-12-12 08:22:03 PM
Swag: a shortened version of "swagger", similar to "machismo" or a version of "braggadocios" that you can back up with facts; primarily used in modern rap songs.

How hard is that to figure out?! The only rapper I even listen to who uses "swag" is Childish Gambino, and I still figured it out.

/Just turned 31
//Suck it
 
2012-12-12 08:22:36 PM

Skyrmion: The idea that steampunk is somehow "overexposed" to anyone who hasn't gone well out of their way to look for it is ridiculous.


Idk... if you wander over to Boingboing you would swear they spend their spare time masturbating to images of the tin man. Just listening to a single fan of steampunk drone about their raging hard on for something someone has glued gears to is enough to overexpose me for years to come.

but then Boingboing is a terrible den of tools who think anything made within 10 miles of san fransico was sent from god himself. No matter how farking tacky and retarded it is.
 
2012-12-12 08:22:56 PM

pxlboy: Also, wearing the full-sized cans in public makes you look like a moron.


there is a time and a place, like airplanes and intercity buses, but ya most of the time wear open ear phones and realize they are open for a reason, so you can hear outside noises. I hate people who wear open headphones or ear buds and then blast their music. You will go deaf by 50 for that crap.

I did soundboard for my middle school drama program, the guy who ran the techies would take out my cd player and press play. If he could hear the music I got reprimanded. Thanks to him I'm 25 and still have great hearing. I'll often hear things in the high ranges that most people don't notice.
 
2012-12-12 08:29:29 PM

zedster: pxlboy: Also, wearing the full-sized cans in public makes you look like a moron.

there is a time and a place, like airplanes and intercity buses, but ya most of the time wear open ear phones and realize they are open for a reason, so you can hear outside noises. I hate people who wear open headphones or ear buds and then blast their music. You will go deaf by 50 for that crap.

I did soundboard for my middle school drama program, the guy who ran the techies would take out my cd player and press play. If he could hear the music I got reprimanded. Thanks to him I'm 25 and still have great hearing. I'll often hear things in the high ranges that most people don't notice.


Indeed. I'm 36 and can still hear at least up to 19kHz, maybe 20 and I want to keep it that way as long as possible. I have some phones I use for monitoring in my studio after hours, but it's never too loud.
 
2012-12-12 08:32:45 PM

pxlboy: I see kids wearing this 80s "retro" Nintendo stuff. Had I worn that when I was 11, I would have gotten my ass kicked at school (more than usual).


I've got a scar on my forehead from when one of the "cool" kids pushed me into the water fountain at school because I was wearing an "Atari" t-shirt (this was around 1983 or so)
 
2012-12-12 08:34:08 PM
Can I add "If you're going to try to be a curmudgeon about things at least try to be clever." That was the equivalent of the hit star of the 90s comedy SEINFELD Seinfeld's "HEY WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH..." schtick done by Dennis Leary.

The idea that steampunk is somehow "overexposed" to anyone who hasn't gone well out of their way to look for it is ridiculous.

I'd disagree. It's an extremely shoddy one-note concept that wears really, really quickly. Kickstarter is diseased with projects for gluing cardboard gears onto things.
 
2012-12-12 08:37:59 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Can I add "If you're going to try to be a curmudgeon about things at least try to be clever." That was the equivalent of the hit star of the 90s comedy SEINFELD Seinfeld's "HEY WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH..." schtick done by Dennis Leary.

The idea that steampunk is somehow "overexposed" to anyone who hasn't gone well out of their way to look for it is ridiculous.

I'd disagree. It's an extremely shoddy one-note concept that wears really, really quickly. Kickstarter is diseased with projects for gluing cardboard gears onto things.


I have to agree. I like the aesthetics and concept of steam punk, but I can't take it seriously due to it's over exposure. I have more respect for bronies or furries than I do for people wearing "steampunk" fashions.

Steampunk is a condiment, not a main course.
 
2012-12-12 08:40:52 PM

WhippingBoy: pxlboy: I see kids wearing this 80s "retro" Nintendo stuff. Had I worn that when I was 11, I would have gotten my ass kicked at school (more than usual).

I've got a scar on my forehead from when one of the "cool" kids pushed me into the water fountain at school because I was wearing an "Atari" t-shirt (this was around 1983 or so)


And the kids think that a pair of thick-rimmed glasses make them nerds? When I was a kid, I would never have imagined that 'nerd' would become cool.
 
2012-12-12 08:43:00 PM

WhippingBoy: StoPPeRmobile: Bill Frist: Nerds were never really cool, but at least it used to mean that you liked a certain class of things that other people didn't like (just like being a punk or goth did with other things).

Now every farking person calls themselves a nerd just cause they... like what everyone else likes!


If it takes me a couple of hours to know all you know about a topic, you are not a nerd.

But I have glasses and I'm wearing a "Talk Nerdy to Me" t-shirt!!!


Well no glasses, but you leave my Talk Nerdy to Me shirt alone!

Author of TFA would hate me on the t-shirt one. I was always the one wearing the goofball t-shirts you could get from Spencer's back in the day.
 
2012-12-12 08:43:29 PM

WhippingBoy: pxlboy: I see kids wearing this 80s "retro" Nintendo stuff. Had I worn that when I was 11, I would have gotten my ass kicked at school (more than usual).

I've got a scar on my forehead from when one of the "cool" kids pushed me into the water fountain at school because I was wearing an "Atari" t-shirt (this was around 1983 or so)


The upside is that all of my nerdy childhood (and adult) hobbies are more accepted now than they were back then.
 
2012-12-12 08:44:44 PM

pxlboy: zedster: Korzine: Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.

Ya, You are buying image and not quality, they are good headphones but not good bang for your buck.

Also Bose = Buy Other Sound Equipment

/likes Sennheiser and few pairs of Monoprice earbuds, if I lose them no biggie

Thank you. I read the specs on those Beats phones and immediately realized that Beats are the new Jordans; and overpriced "luxury brand" for morons to buy. Yeah, if I'm dropping $300 on a set of phones, they're going to be good goddamned phones.

Also, wearing the full-sized cans in public makes you look like a moron.


High fives all around.

I have a set of Sennheiser HD580s (the Grados are nice, but not shaped for human ears), and they cost me $200 several years back... they're still awesome cans. But they aren't for use in public- comfy, but way too big.

For out and about use, I have a set of cheap Koss that sound great, wear easily, don't cost an arm and a leg, and don't scream "mug me because I have so much money I spend it on shiat audio equipment."
 
2012-12-12 08:45:09 PM
Waitaminute... a lot of those sound like hipsterish activities. Then again, hipsters also like biatching about nonsense, so the hell do I know?
 
2012-12-12 08:46:17 PM

pxlboy: WhippingBoy: pxlboy: I see kids wearing this 80s "retro" Nintendo stuff. Had I worn that when I was 11, I would have gotten my ass kicked at school (more than usual).

I've got a scar on my forehead from when one of the "cool" kids pushed me into the water fountain at school because I was wearing an "Atari" t-shirt (this was around 1983 or so)

The upside is that all of my nerdy childhood (and adult) hobbies are more accepted now than they were back then.


Maybe it's because of where I live, but reading sci-fi and fantasy novels still gets me funny looks from co workers, and even one of the cashiers at the local bookstore.
 
2012-12-12 08:50:01 PM

WhippingBoy: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Can I add "If you're going to try to be a curmudgeon about things at least try to be clever." That was the equivalent of the hit star of the 90s comedy SEINFELD Seinfeld's "HEY WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH..." schtick done by Dennis Leary.

The idea that steampunk is somehow "overexposed" to anyone who hasn't gone well out of their way to look for it is ridiculous.

I'd disagree. It's an extremely shoddy one-note concept that wears really, really quickly. Kickstarter is diseased with projects for gluing cardboard gears onto things.

I have to agree. I like the aesthetics and concept of steam punk, but I can't take it seriously due to it's over exposure. I have more respect for bronies or furries than I do for people wearing "steampunk" fashions.

Steampunk is a condiment, not a main course.


It's very difficult to get right, and I think I'm being generous in saying that about 15% of Steampunk projects you see get it right. It's a different story in the book world, though. There's some pretty darn good Steampunk themed series floating around right now. The Clockwork Empire books, by Steven Harper (which includes a pretty good use of zombies as well), the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, Cherie Priest's series of zombie-steampunk I've hear good things about but haven't gotten to check out. I really think it works better as a literary theme than in person.
 
2012-12-12 09:00:37 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-12 09:05:01 PM

WhippingBoy: I have to agree. I like the aesthetics and concept of steam punk, but I can't take it seriously due to it's over exposure. I have more respect for bronies or furries than I do for people wearing "steampunk" fashions.

Steampunk is a condiment, not a main course.


It's a great idea and has limitless potential, but the people who get involved with it (like in any kind of niche thing) demand that it has to adhere to a narrow list of requirements and then get seriously bent out of shape whenever people question it.

Then there's this:
Follow Nicole Knickerbocker Hawthorn (Nickie Nick) as she discovers her destiny as The Protector, a powerful vampire hunter. Ashe, a dark and mysterious stranger, helps Nickie and her friends solve the mystery behind several bizarre disappearances. Suitable for teens, enjoyed by adults, the story is full of interesting steampunk gadgets, mad scientists, bloodthirsty vampires, and mesmerized zombies. This paranormal adventure is sure to appeal to fans of Boneshaker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Vampire Diaries.

There are people who post in this thread that will consider this fine literature.
 
2012-12-12 09:08:18 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: WhippingBoy: I have to agree. I like the aesthetics and concept of steam punk, but I can't take it seriously due to it's over exposure. I have more respect for bronies or furries than I do for people wearing "steampunk" fashions.

Steampunk is a condiment, not a main course.

It's a great idea and has limitless potential, but the people who get involved with it (like in any kind of niche thing) demand that it has to adhere to a narrow list of requirements and then get seriously bent out of shape whenever people question it.

Then there's this:
Follow Nicole Knickerbocker Hawthorn (Nickie Nick) as she discovers her destiny as The Protector, a powerful vampire hunter. Ashe, a dark and mysterious stranger, helps Nickie and her friends solve the mystery behind several bizarre disappearances. Suitable for teens, enjoyed by adults, the story is full of interesting steampunk gadgets, mad scientists, bloodthirsty vampires, and mesmerized zombies. This paranormal adventure is sure to appeal to fans of Boneshaker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Vampire Diaries.

There are people who post in this thread that will consider this fine literature.


My God. That sounds terrible. I didn't realize that it was that easy to be a "writer".
 
2012-12-12 09:21:18 PM

Cyberluddite: Nah, I'm with them on that. I like bacon as much as anybody else, but the complete obsession with it is a little weird. It's not like bacon is anything new, or significantly different from what it's been the last couple hundred years.


I agree, it's played out. Plus putting bacon on/in things that it just sucks in. Proof that it's possible for two great tastes to not taste great together.
 
2012-12-12 09:30:21 PM

Bacontastesgood: Cyberluddite: Nah, I'm with them on that. I like bacon as much as anybody else, but the complete obsession with it is a little weird. It's not like bacon is anything new, or significantly different from what it's been the last couple hundred years.

I agree, it's played out. Plus putting bacon on/in things that it just sucks in. Proof that it's possible for two great tastes to not taste great together.


I like it in club sandwiches, on cheeseburgers, and as a side for breakfast. Yeah, it's tasty, but there's no need to go overboard.
 
2012-12-12 09:36:01 PM

Korzine: Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.


Beyerdynamic?
 
2012-12-12 09:46:07 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Korzine: Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.

Beyerdynamic?


Sure, why not. It seems that the general consensus is that there are plenty of excellent phones out there at that price range that will be superior to the Beats Audio brand.
 
2012-12-12 09:59:13 PM

SirTanon: You can have my bacon when you pry scrape it from my cold, dead, hands arteries.


Don't worry - won't be long.
 
2012-12-12 10:01:03 PM

UrCa: I was always led to believe swag was "stuff we all get" in reference to the magnets, buttons, stickers and whatnot you got from the stands. When I went to Comiccon a few years back even the people at the badge station were inviting people over to "come get your swag!"


at one time swag was stolen merchandise. it was later used to describe freebie trinkets and goodies. i'll guess some 12 year old skateboarders somewhere now use 'swag' in their own convoluted way, just like young folks are using the word 'sick' to describe what used to be called cool, hip or nifty.

akula i agree with you, Sennheiser makes delicious headphones. one pair i have is over 30 years old and the manufacturer still came up with a fittable foam to replace the dried out crumbling originals. damn fine equipment, very high quality, built to last, studio quality.
 
2012-12-12 10:02:03 PM
Duck lips?
Reality TV shows about drunks, rednecks, etc?

...

Lindsey Lohan?

/Girl's KILLING my deadpool predictions.
 
2012-12-12 10:10:56 PM

tobcc: Skinny Jeans are fine, on hot women


No, no, no. Skinny jeans go in the same category as bangs and Uggs: they make hot women merely good-looking, while causing hordes of good-looking women to attempt imitations that make them seem downright retarded.

If you're going to show leg, wear shorts. This clingy fabric business is not attractive at all.
 
2012-12-12 10:17:50 PM
RE: Bacon

Please note that they item was listed as "talking about bacon". No mention of actually eating it, putting it on everything, using it as a sex-aid, etc., just talking about it. So I happen to approve of that item as it is written being included on the list. Bacon is awesome, but I am sick of hearing about it all the damn time.
 
2012-12-12 10:18:54 PM

Balchinian: No mention of actually eating it, putting it on everything, using it as a sex-aid, etc.,


This is exactly what the article was talking about.
 
2012-12-12 10:40:00 PM
I'm surprised to say that I actually agree fully with every item on the list. With a few caveats and addendums.

A)all the food entries should be condensed into just "foodies". God, you people are destroying America faster than Juggalos. Wooo for glorified, greasy obesity!

B)the Apple entry should really be "all technology fanboys". Yep, people tell me how great their iPhone is a lot, but even worse are the android evangelists that consider themselves farking Geordi LaForge for using an android. You are no more made a tech wizard über mensch by your android that cost just as much as an iPhone than the iPhone guys are hip and cool for having iPhones.

C)Headphones. Yeah, ok, tooling around town with beats around your neck is stupid. But it isn't stupid to want quality sound at home. If you are satisfied with tinny sounding shiatbuds with the dynamic range of your average housefly buzzing, ok, good for you, but when I'm listening to music I am listening to music, not using music as white noise while I do something else. Nothing beats a quality set of cans.
 
2012-12-12 10:41:33 PM

jigger: HeartBurnKid: The word "swag" should only refer to free things you get from conventions and trade shows.

Huh? This is the way I learned the word.

[i31.tinypic.com image 640x480]


That's schwag. This is swag:

www.sitsam.com
 
2012-12-12 10:54:34 PM
Steampunk is awesome. Anything that inspires my 15 year old to design and build expanding wings, exposing her to metal working, design, leather working and some basic mechanics is great with me.
 
2012-12-12 10:55:38 PM
The trend of pop stars calling their fans specific names: Lady GaGa has Little Monsters, Nicki Minaj has Barbies and Kens, Bieber has Beliebers, One Direction has Directioners. Why do we do this annoying thing? Let's just go back to calling people "fans" in 2013.

That's hardly new and hardly limited to pop - see the Deadheads, or Twisted Sister's SMFs, etc.

The problem is that those pop artists have fans - a rose by any other name still has no farking sense of taste.
 
2012-12-12 10:56:34 PM

KrispyKritter: UrCa: I was always led to believe swag was "stuff we all get" in reference to the magnets, buttons, stickers and whatnot you got from the stands. When I went to Comiccon a few years back even the people at the badge station were inviting people over to "come get your swag!"

at one time swag was stolen merchandise. it was later used to describe freebie trinkets and goodies. i'll guess some 12 year old skateboarders somewhere now use 'swag' in their own convoluted way, just like young folks are using the word 'sick' to describe what used to be called cool, hip or nifty.

akula i agree with you, Sennheiser makes delicious headphones. one pair i have is over 30 years old and the manufacturer still came up with a fittable foam to replace the dried out crumbling originals. damn fine equipment, very high quality, built to last, studio quality.


When I hear "swag" I think of pirates. I wasn't aware of other meanings.

Also, I've gone through 2 pairs of HD600s, so they seem to only last about 8 years a pair for me. I'm not saying that's bad, but they certainly don't make them like they did 30+ years ago. I take good care of them, but my first pair eventually lost its low end and my second pair developed a crackle.
 
2012-12-12 11:02:22 PM

WhippingBoy: StoPPeRmobile: Bill Frist: Nerds were never really cool, but at least it used to mean that you liked a certain class of things that other people didn't like (just like being a punk or goth did with other things).

Now every farking person calls themselves a nerd just cause they... like what everyone else likes!


If it takes me a couple of hours to know all you know about a topic, you are not a nerd.

But I have glasses and I'm wearing a "Talk Nerdy to Me" t-shirt!!!


mirthbomb.com
 
2012-12-12 11:18:04 PM

smimmy: Stig2112: AntonChigger: Stig2112: Not giving up my VFFs no matter what other people think. Best running shoe I've ever had.

\heard them called horrendous
\\as I was passing a slower runner in 'normal' running shoes

So your shoes make you faster?

In my case, yes. I could only run for a couple miles before knee pain made me stop. Now I can maintain a faster pace and run for longer without pain.

It forces you to run on the ball of your foot instead of the heels, correct? I tried this in regular shoes and my speed definitely increased, it was a bit like constantly falling forward. It was probably better for my Achilles too since I have tendonitis in both. My calves were sore as hell the next day, though. I don't think I'll be transitioning from normal shoes anytime soon.


Yeah, that's part of it, except that with regular shoes you'll have a tendency to forget that form and fall back on heel striking.

The other thing is that I've found VFF shoes to be even better at rock scrambling than running. Being able to wrap your whole foot and toes around gravelly hills and such is a huge plus when you can feel the wobble of all the rocks beneath your fee and react accordingly.

But hey, I understand that the whole "those things look stupid" aspect. I don't think that anyone who wears them is wearing them as a fashion statement.
 
2012-12-12 11:44:15 PM
Parody Twitter accounts: This year saw a damn "Fired Big Bird" account, a binders full of women account, a Sean Hannity's hair account, and about a thousand others, and yet not a single one produced a single funny thing. Here is a sample tweet from @BindersWoman: "I don't always use binders. But when I do, I like them full of women #bindersfullofwomen." Cool "joke." Since when did political satire become seeing who could race to the computer to register a widely known phrase as a Twitter handle the fastest? Since 2012 is when. Cut this shiat out in 2013.

Clearly, this guy never read Nate Silver 2.0
 
2012-12-12 11:52:22 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Who the fark is Karmin?

Seriously, never heard of them


They did competent covers, then discovered that getting the singer to rap got them views.

That in itself wasn't bad, but the fact that her lyrics are so damn terrible is.
 
2012-12-13 12:18:21 AM
what 'swag' has always meant to me:

www.ergstore.com
 
2012-12-13 12:22:33 AM

Korzine: Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.


So I've walked around with $200 nice headphones on my head. And then the cord pulls out within 6 months and I spend all sorts of time shipping it back and forth, getting it fixed, and then repeat 6 months later.

/Screw it. I'm just getting headphones with a removable cord, so when the cord breaks, I replace a $10 cord, and not a $200 set of headphones.
 
2012-12-13 12:26:26 AM

spamdog: Count me in for bacon, zombies, steampunk, and gawker site links. My Little Pony could stand to die, too.

As for swag and yolo - I have never actually heard these terms used seriously. I have heard a shiatload of biatching about them though. If you'd just shut up about it, it might go away.


That idea sounds schwe
 
2012-12-13 12:50:55 AM

phlegmmo: Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!


he's right

also ponyposters, ugh
 
2012-12-13 01:25:33 AM
Gawker was farking dead to me. But now Gawker is farking dead to me.

I've never read such facile childish nonsense on anything but fark comments, where it belongs.
 
2012-12-13 01:37:45 AM

Tr0mBoNe: Bill Frist:
None of that shiat makes you a nerd!!!

Right. My 3D printer, HO scale train layout, handmade mechanical computer and bed shaped like a race car make me a nerd.


I was getting my ass beat for reading comic books before half the people online saying I'm not a nerd for reading them were even born.
 
2012-12-13 02:01:54 AM

Phil Moskowitz: Gawker was farking dead to me. But now Gawker is farking dead to me.

I've never read such facile childish nonsense on anything but fark comments, where it belongs.


Ok you skinny pants wearing, apple loving, beats pimpin, toe shoe steppin, face tattooed, foodie.
 
2012-12-13 03:27:56 AM
1. Ron Paul

Oh, wait.
 
2012-12-13 03:39:09 AM
I agree with most of that, however, I'm going to eat bacon while listening to my headphones.
 
2012-12-13 04:11:40 AM
Never could quite get a handle on that "swag" thing. Sometime before we were born it meant "loot" (e.g., He put the plunder in a swag bag). Then a few years ago David Letterman had a young, self-proclaimed hippie rate various things as "swag" (good) or "dank" (bad). Then I was told it was an acronym for S.tuff W.e A.ll G.et. Then somehow it evolved to mean... what? Style? Urban Dictionary says it's an acronym for "S.ecretly W.e A.re G.ay." Is it just so overused now it's lost all meaning?
 
2012-12-13 04:57:30 AM
Wait, none of our jobs made the list?
 
2012-12-13 05:50:33 AM

maxwellton: Never could quite get a handle on that "swag" thing. Sometime before we were born it meant "loot" (e.g., He put the plunder in a swag bag).


Sometime after we were all born, too - pretty sure the awards ceremonies still have "swag bags" with various gifts the glitterati receive.
 
2012-12-13 05:53:14 AM
Re: Steampunk - Just glue some gears on it.

I don't find Dubstep to be completely objectionable... like everything else it's 90% utter sh*t but occasionally I find a track I like. Then again, I also enjoy some 90's era techno and house which in some ways is very similar.

=Smidge=
/I Also listen to Merzbow occasionally...
 
2012-12-13 06:12:59 AM
Drop-Crotch pants? Oh is that what those pants-hanging-halfway-down-your-ass things are called.

Honestly, those things have been "Fashionable" since what, the mid-nineties? Stop it already!


Yeah I know. But check my Fark handle.
 
2012-12-13 08:23:16 AM

maxwellton: Never could quite get a handle on that "swag" thing. Sometime before we were born it meant "loot" (e.g., He put the plunder in a swag bag). Then a few years ago David Letterman had a young, self-proclaimed hippie rate various things as "swag" (good) or "dank" (bad). Then I was told it was an acronym for S.tuff W.e A.ll G.et. Then somehow it evolved to mean... what? Style? Urban Dictionary says it's an acronym for "S.ecretly W.e A.re G.ay." Is it just so overused now it's lost all meaning?


When it's talking about stuff, it's still basically "loot". When it's talking about people it's short for swagger. Like someone walkin like a BAOSS has swag.

It's still stupid, but it's not like it's some inscrutable mystery as to the origins.
 
2012-12-13 08:25:38 AM
Yolo and swag can die.

Swag was never on my radar til someone posted on FB and picture of a young guy and young girl with the caption the said "you don't need condoms when you got swag."

I wanted to kill everyone on he Internet. Also, "no homo" can disappear too.
 
2012-12-13 08:29:17 AM

Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy


Mummies are just zombies with band-aids.
 
2012-12-13 08:38:40 AM
Half of that list is shiat that only happens on twitter. Who the hell cares what happens on twitter? Why does twitter even exist? When twitter was invented did some guy literally say to himself, "Well lets see between my mobile and land line phones regular mail my personal e-mail account, my work e-mail account, skype, facebook, printed media, RSS feeds, and the internet I just don't seem to have enough information streams I should invent one more."

I honestly wonder how anybody ever responds to people, it would seem that you would spend more time managing your communications then actually communicating.
 
2012-12-13 09:48:47 AM

BigJake: phlegmmo: Talking about bacon: Man, please, just shut the fark up about bacon.

BLASPHEMY!!!

he's right

also ponyposters, ugh


My Little Pony... man, that's my number one thing that needs to die in 2013. Yes, yes, I get it, you like ponies. Does it have to be farking everywhere?
 
2012-12-13 09:53:20 AM

HeartBurnKid: My Little Pony... man, that's my number one thing that needs to die in 2013. Yes, yes, I get it, you like ponies. Does it have to be farking everywhere?


I immediately ignore anyone who posts them. Ironic, emphatic, actually-a-9-year-old-girl, I don't care, you're ignored farker.
 
2012-12-13 11:14:59 AM
How about clothes (especially hats) with the stickers and tags still attached. Are you really trying to emulate Minnie Pearl?

And remote car locks attached to the frakking horn. Your whole neighborhood doesn't need to know you unlocked your car at 5 am.
 
2012-12-13 11:27:45 AM

Old enough to know better: Drop-Crotch pants? Oh is that what those pants-hanging-halfway-down-your-ass things are called.

Honestly, those things have been "Fashionable" since what, the mid-nineties? Stop it already!


Yeah I know. But check my Fark handle.


No - those were normal pants worn really low. These are pants worn at the waist, with a huge low crotch.
 
2012-12-13 11:33:18 AM

scottydoesntknow: Uncle Tractor: Tax Boy: #24 Zombies in everything

/2013 is going to be the year of the mummy

Yeah. Enough zombies, and that includes mummies.

(mummy = TP'd zombie)

Mummies? Those haven't been relevant since Brendan Fraser was relevant.


So, never then?

Also, the zombie thing is all George Carlin's fault.
 
2012-12-13 12:43:47 PM
Re: Swag conversation

I believe "swag" in this case is shorthand for "swagger."
 
2012-12-13 12:55:25 PM
"Pretending that being a nerd is a bad thing anymore: It's no longer self-deprecating to call yourself a "nerd"-"I'm reading 'Game of Thrones.' SO NERDY!"-so stop pretending that it is. Nerds started Apple and Facebook and everything else people obsess over nowadays, and comic book movies are consistent blockbusters at theaters. Nerds are the most powerful people in the world now. Nerds are the new jocks."

That's why people call themselves nerds - because it isn't a bad thing anymore. That is why people joke about how nerdy they are and don't joke about how much of a pedophile they are.
You suck, Gawker
 
2012-12-13 01:02:23 PM

skullkrusher: "Pretending that being a nerd is a bad thing anymore: It's no longer self-deprecating to call yourself a "nerd"-"I'm reading 'Game of Thrones.' SO NERDY!"-so stop pretending that it is. Nerds started Apple and Facebook and everything else people obsess over nowadays, and comic book movies are consistent blockbusters at theaters. Nerds are the most powerful people in the world now. Nerds are the new jocks."

That's why people call themselves nerds - because it isn't a bad thing anymore. That is why people joke about how nerdy they are and don't joke about how much of a pedophile they are.
You suck, Gawker


When being nerdy got you picked on and beat up.

/my lawn, etc
 
2012-12-13 01:08:12 PM

ErikShocker: Re: Swag conversation

I believe "swag" in this case is shorthand for "swagger."


I always read it as shorthand for "posturing dumbass", but that might be my personal biases.
 
2012-12-13 01:13:53 PM
FTFAThe next time you're about to talk a whole lot about some food you ate a while ago, be aware that you're talking about something that is literally shiat now. Never have so many people been so obsessed with something that starts becoming literal shiat the moment it passes your lips.

Great line
 
kab
2012-12-13 01:32:14 PM

skullkrusher: That's why people call themselves nerds - because it isn't a bad thing anymore. That is why people joke about how nerdy they are and don't joke about how much of a pedophile they are.


No, those people are calling themselves nerds when they have no real reason to, because all those hobbies etc are fairly mainstream.

There's still plenty of room to be an actual 'nerd' in this society, and plenty of folks who will view it as a bad thing.
 
kab
2012-12-13 01:34:13 PM

the opposite of charity is justice: If over half the stuff you talk about hating is twitter-related, the thing that must end is *you*.


Twatter sucks. You'll get over it.
 
2012-12-13 01:43:10 PM
SWAG means

Scientific
Wild
Arse
Guess

to me at least. We use the term when we don't really know the answer exactly but have enough information for a guess.
 
2012-12-13 04:28:41 PM

akula: pxlboy: zedster: Korzine: Dr. Dre Beats are not $300 headphones, they are a $300 fashion accessory (it's kind of like Bose for young people).

$300 (and higher) head phones would be things like Sennheiser (my preferred brand), Grado (my brothers preferred brand), Audio Techica, Shure, ect. I've never seen such headphones on people in public.

Ya, You are buying image and not quality, they are good headphones but not good bang for your buck.

Also Bose = Buy Other Sound Equipment

/likes Sennheiser and few pairs of Monoprice earbuds, if I lose them no biggie

Thank you. I read the specs on those Beats phones and immediately realized that Beats are the new Jordans; and overpriced "luxury brand" for morons to buy. Yeah, if I'm dropping $300 on a set of phones, they're going to be good goddamned phones.

Also, wearing the full-sized cans in public makes you look like a moron.

High fives all around.

I have a set of Sennheiser HD580s (the Grados are nice, but not shaped for human ears), and they cost me $200 several years back... they're still awesome cans. But they aren't for use in public- comfy, but way too big.

For out and about use, I have a set of cheap Koss that sound great, wear easily, don't cost an arm and a leg, and don't scream "mug me because I have so much money I spend it on shiat audio equipment."


I have a pair of the BeatsSoloHD's but they stay at work and never get used outside of the office.

/they are great for canceling out talk of tail polish
//yes i work in a design studio full of women.
 
2012-12-13 10:44:34 PM
I don't really disagree with anything they said, other than the fact that lots of it is pretty lame cliche cranky internet guy, but I still hate their guts.
 
2012-12-14 09:31:46 AM
Tattoos overall should end.

Bacon however should get an ice cream flavor
 
2012-12-14 10:24:28 AM
Too bad child rapists and people who defend them aren't on that list.
 
2012-12-14 01:27:19 PM

TheTrashcanMan: /they are great for canceling out talk of tail polish
//yes i work in a design studio full of women.


Wait, what?
 
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