Trend Ending 2011:
- The video game channel’s “Attack of the Show” (nothing against the hosts, who do a decent job of being funny, but that program is one of the most formulaic of our times; no, I ain’t exaggerating) deserves some level of blame for combining the terms “epic” and “fail“. But a pop cultural analysis of the last five years would reveal that they’re not solely to blame. A quick Google search of the term will show just how dangerously overused the term has become. There’s something called the FailBlog, which surely receives WAY more traffic than it should. There’s the infamous “Epic Fail” mockuvational posters which have been overdone to no end. There’s even an episode of TV’s House titled “Epic Fail”. YOU GO AWAY NOW.
- I never even knew what a “lolcat” was until I Googled the previous phrase. I’m glad I didn’t. What’s really disturbing with this culturally is the total lack of originality with these pictures, right down to the fucking format. Copy and paste, read and reproduce, fall in line, be clever and funny. No one’s getting it right either: most of these feature an overuse of Z’s in the wordage. I don’t know what the hell that’s all about, are all “lolcats” Germans trying to speak English? Regardless, this needs to end. It isn’t funny. Plus, cats are cool enough on their own. Just… just get off it. Please.
- I’m not sure if it was before or after The Simpsons ruined The Simpsons that pop culture ruined The Simpsons’ famous “comic book guy“. Probably after considering the former happened circa early-2000′s. I miss the 90′s iteration. Anyhoo, CBG was this massive douche who wasn’t even close to ever seeing the light of “cool”. He was this sloppy, pathetic mass of a character who was never glorified in any way and the audience never came close to feeling anything for him but utter contempt. So, I ask, why then did it suddenly become cool to utter his phrase “Worst. [Blank]. Ever”? (Substituting “worst” with “best” is apparently acceptable; and any single lame thing one can imagine can be sandwiched in the middle) The translation of this phrase to textual form really chaps my ass… as everyone who writes it, with the period after each word, thinks they’re clever. I’ve got a new one… Fuck. That. Shit.