The Holy Mackerel: What we these artists thinking, singing about things that existed? Could they not just get a Delorean and find out what's cool NOW? Jerks.
Dwight_Yeast: Prophet of Loss: #0. Who the hell are "The Camp Town Ladies" and why the hell do they sing "Do da do da" all the live-long day?Pretty sure they were whores. "Camp ladies" or "Camp followers" were women who followed the armies, selling their wares.
Muta: Barfmaker: The author is somehow not getting the concept, these are exactly what pop culture references are. By his logic any song that mentions the Vietnam war has aged terribly because the war is now over.No shiat. Why didn't the author include the Star Spangled Banner. The War of 1812 was over 100 years ago. We should get with the times and change our national anthem to "Proud to be an American". Also, who says "spangled" any more?
Muta: We should get with the times and change our national anthem to "Proud to be an American". AMERICA..F*CK YEAH!/fify
Plant Rights Activist: palladiate:That's not even the most WTF moment of that list. It's 23 years after Fight for your Right, and we still have porno mags. Probably will for at least 100 more years.people have been hording gold for the zombie apocalypse but take my word for it: when society collapses and people have to look towards a new currency people with a stash of porno mags are going to be the rich ones
Barfmaker: The author is somehow not getting the concept, these are exactly what pop culture references are. By his logic any song that mentions the Vietnam war has aged terribly because the war is now over.
HotWingAgenda: The xx - 'VCR' (2009). "We watch things on VCRs/With me, you talk about big love/I think we're superstars". Not all that "superstar" if you haven't moved onto DVD by 200-and bleedin'-9.Buggles - 'Video Killed The Radio Star' (1979). "Pictures came and broke your heart/Put all the blame on VCR". Pretty modern for 1979, of course, but nothing dates like a snapshot of the future.Billy Joel - 'We Didn't Start The Fire' (1989). "U2". Billy Joel's strangely angry history of the United States baby boomer period from 1949 to 1989, taking in everything from James Dean to JFK to the moonshot, is all very well until he gives a shout-out to U2. Who they?Somewhere out there is a dipshiat googling random song lyrics and intentionally misinterpreting them.Daft Punk - 'Technologic' (2005). "Name it, rate it, tune it, print it/Scan it, send it, fax - rename it/Touch it, bring it, Pay it, watch it/Turn it, leave it, start - format it". Remember faxing documents? Or formatting disks? No, of course you don't. You're not 130. People weren't even doing this in 2005.You f*cking moron, IT people reformat hard disks all the time, and the entire legal industry depends on fax as one of the few universally valid methods of service. Hell, my f*cking barbershop has a fax machine.
palladiate: bingethinker: Uh... when Billy Joel mentions U2 in that song, he's not talking about the Irish band.That's not even the most WTF moment of that list. It's 23 years after Fight for your Right, and we still have porno mags. Probably will for at least 100 more years.Also, isn't the entirety of We Didn't Start the Fire one long, dated reference? Nearly all that song was dated in the 80s, which was the point.
firesign: Yeah... my "stopped reading there" moment was Outkast's "Shake it like a Polaroid picture"If the author can't even recognize when an artist is being deliberately retro with a (really rather amusing) reference, who needs their shiatty little article. I was hoping for song lyrics that refer to people that were only famous for like a week or events that barely anyone cared about and nobody remembers. Not stuff that everyone still knows about.
drumhellar: I stopped at #3 - "Jaws all on the floor like Pam and Tommy just burst in the door/And started whooping her ass worse than before". Well, quite. Rap historians of the future will puzzle over a line that was already pretty grey around the gills at the turn of the century. Jaws is an aged reference? Jaws?JAWS???That movie is a classic. It's always relevant, and will be remembered far in the future.This whole list is basically somebody biatching that other people remember things that are older than 10 years.
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