No Clue, Need Help
In a very brief drive after dinner last night, I was assaulted by several things that made me really wonder in quick succession. I don’t get these things, and I suppose I’m self-identifying as an Old Fart already. I don’t “get” this stuff:
Baggy Pants: I’ve yet to hear a good explanation about why young men find it cool to wear one’s pants dangling precariously by one’s dangling part. The closest reason I get is that it represents some kind of visual statement that the person in question is a ‘thug.’ Ok. Not sure that makes much sense, because if I were a thug and wanted to act like one, I’d also want to ensure I could outrun a donut-eating cop as required so I could continue my thuggery. I don’t see how baggy pants facilitates this.
Trout Lips: I’m not talking collagen or ass-fat relocation – that’s simple vanity. What confuses me is the need for kids to poof out their lips in a duck pout, notably for photos. Is this saying, “I want collagen in my face but I’m only 15, work at Wendy’s and cant afford it,” or something else more sinister?
Tween Pop Stars: I blame the music industry for preying on poor kids with thin talent for the sake of money. I understand the motivation for profit, but could you have the songwriter for the poor kid use more words when composing? Hearing “baby,” repeated as both the song body and the refrain gets old in less than ten seconds. I also tire of hearing a young girl who sounds like she’s huffing helium describe a life centered around clubbing, texting, and binge-drinking recovery. Do people do this, and how is that sustainable?
Obvious & Extreme Body Modifications: I’m not opposed to tattoos; I have one. What I don’t get are huge plugs in ears, lips, and noses. I also don’t get the posts, spikes, rings, spare auto parts and other stuff kids like to insert in their facial skin that makes them look like they’ve been bobbing for apples in a tackle box. On the tattooing issue, I thought the idea was to come up with something original that fit the individual. That said, tramp stamps and the ubiquitous tribal skin art that really screams, “The tribe rejected me and I’m compensating,” are still beyond me.
Anyone with some solid insight here who can help me out, please…