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Old 09-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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I Was Just Wondering...

Do you ever notice mini fads? I'm not talking about major worldwide stuff like bell bottoms or leg warmers (dating myself). I mean little things that appear one place then all of a sudden, everyone is copying it. These are things of little consequence but they're things I notice. As I sit here in front of the TV watching reruns and surfing, I noticed another recent mini fad.

Here are a couple:

One fast food place came out with sandwiches on a pretzel bun, now pretzel buns are everywhere.

TV ads that incorporate variations of the expression, "See what I did there?..."

Not long ago, vampires were a mini fad.

Now, zombies are a mini fad.

It's the "Supernatural Phenomenon of the Moment Club". I predict werewolves are next.

Reality shows don't really qualify as 'mini' but they are really getting out of hand. There's a new one starting soon about choirs (really)! I'm waiting for one of the religious channels to have a reality show (if that's not an philosophical impossibility).

Enough of the inconsequential ramblings of an idle mind.

How about you? Noticed any mini fads lately?

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Old 09-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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I see them all the time. They're everywhere.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Cupcakes and cake pops.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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Cupcakes and cake pops.

Cronuts (combo croissant and donut).
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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A few I can think of off the top of my head:
  • Angry Birds
  • "Twerking"
  • Moscato Wine
  • Bacon desserts
  • The disappearance of guitars in modern music

Also, it seems like there is this disturbing trend of more and more people who think it's acceptable to wear pants that expose "derriere cleavage". I was sitting in a restaurant the other night with my wife and in comes an otherwise nicely dressed woman wearing low rider jeans that showed off a good inch or so of plumber's crack. We went to a concert last night and probably saw three other women walk by us with the same thing going on. The thing is, I'm not talking about young women in their twenties. Some of these gals had to be well into their forties.

Ladies, this isn't a flattering look.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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Salted caramel seems to be the "in" thing over on this side of the pond.

As for the supernatural? It seems to me that this phenomenon has been around for well over10 years now. Ignoring cinema releases, on TV we had Buffy, then Angel, then (among many others) Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Being Human, Grimm etc etc and with Sleepy Hollow just about to arrive here, the trend shows little sign of abating. Maybe when there is a long-term recession worldwide, people just want to escape reality for a while?
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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Ladies, this isn't a flattering look.
Agreed! And it's not too good on men either!
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #9
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Yoga pants. Man, I hate going to Walmart.
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