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Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:59:10 PM »
No judgment here, just post things that you don't "get" because you're too old these days. I encourage lots of Abe Simpson-inspired cloud yelling! I'll start things of(f):

Modern-day Hip Hop
Trap Music
Death Metal (in general)
Palace as a skate brand
Smokers
Doing livestreams on Insta
Adidas SB (since they jumped the shark)
Grizzly griptape
Anything Shake Junt

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 12:13:14 AM »
Grizzly/Shake Junt for sure
New Bearing companies
Optimistic people
That pulled the fuck down beanie style
Pizza Skateboards
The whole hypebeast fucc boi mentality
Illegal Civ
Arizona Tea Skate team

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 02:17:59 AM »
just hype in general, skateboarding rarely appreciates anything of substance

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 03:11:51 AM »
Youlosers.
The Age of Narcissism that is upon us.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 03:25:43 AM »
Yeah, trap music is up there
Hi jinx in general
Purposeful blacking out
Juggalos


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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 06:39:35 AM »
depression is treated like designer clothing these days





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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 07:02:23 AM »
depression is treated like designer clothing these days

I feel like it's been fashionable with young people for decades.


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youtube is crazy. i really dont get why anyone wants to watch vlogs from other people, but apparently theres a massive market for it. my kid would sit and watch kid and family vloggers all day if we let him. what i really dont get is he would rather watch this one guy and his kids play videogames than actually play them himself. the only time he will play his own games is if i play with him.

it sometimes makes me feel like shit as a parent because the parents on the vlogs he watches are probably seen as the coolest adults in the world in the eyes of a child. they're super silly and energetic and they're always doing fun shit. i do my best at making sure we have fun together, but i cant force myself to act like a giant kid all the time the way these youtube parents do. it makes me feel lamer than i already am.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 07:17:33 AM »
skating in ridiculous shoes like balenicaga, gucci, airmax 97 etc...

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 07:27:33 AM »
depression is treated like designer clothing these days

I for one think it's great that many people don't trivialize when someone comes out as being depressed as it's a very real condition and in the past there was a stigma about it. Big ups to Wayne Brady and Demar Derozan for putting themselves out there because that had to have been very difficult to do.

I definitely don't get the whole youtuber thing, which is weird because I watch a ton of shit on youtube (mostly skate stuff and music videos tho).

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 08:10:40 AM »
Irrational/unscientific views on things, mainly skate gear.

Examples:
  • "Titanium" bearings. Modus says their titanium bearings still rust. Titanium does not rust. Therefore they cannot be titanium nor are they probably any common titanium alloy as none of those rust either.
  • Truck companies not stating the exact fucking measurements of their products. Dimensions, weights, bushing durometer etc. It cannot be that fucking hard.
  • Deck companies not stating exact measurements. Width is important, yes but I don't want a fucking 14" wheelbase 8.5" board and I'm sure someone else would hate a 14.5" wheelbase 8.25" board. Deluxe brands state their measurements and I love them for that but then most time online shops only list the width and I sadly have to buy most of my decks online, so it annoys me to no end.
  • Wheel durometer. "101A". There's no such thing FFS! Start using a durometer that is actually real. Maybe even standardise some friction test, so you could actually compare wheels without buying a set of all of them.
  • Oh and wheel width has nothing to do with how it grips. Basic physics, look it up!
  • Shoes made to fall apart way too quick on purpose. Adidas makes those ugly shoes I don't like anyway with that suede T-shape toe cap. The skate version doesn't have a dual layer of suede on the toe, but the non skate version does. Come the fuck on now!
  • Popping bearing shields, not using spacers, making your bearings so dry they make a bunch of noise.
Skaters happily accept these and are happily ignorant. I don't get it. In the end it's the skaters' fault for just being interested in who has the sickest team, not what gear performs best for them and the companies cater to mainly that. I guess being an engineer can make me obsess over these kind of details too much but I just have a hard time understanding the ignorance of a normal consumer and skater about the stuff they buy and use.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2018, 08:59:15 AM »
face tats

sneaker heads

Harry Potter

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2018, 09:41:59 AM »
Basically everything mentioned already

Also, tight pants


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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2018, 09:43:29 AM »
depression is treated like designer clothing these days

I feel like it's been fashionable with young people for decades.


Youlosers.
The Age of Narcissism that is upon us.

youtube is crazy. i really dont get why anyone wants to watch vlogs from other people, but apparently theres a massive market for it. my kid would sit and watch kid and family vloggers all day if we let him. what i really dont get is he would rather watch this one guy and his kids play videogames than actually play them himself. the only time he will play his own games is if i play with him.

it sometimes makes me feel like shit as a parent because the parents on the vlogs he watches are probably seen as the coolest adults in the world in the eyes of a child. they're super silly and energetic and they're always doing fun shit. i do my best at making sure we have fun together, but i cant force myself to act like a giant kid all the time the way these youtube parents do. it makes me feel lamer than i already am.

Don't feel too bad. Somehow these people have figured out a way to make a living doing those things, which allows them to devote all their energy to it. Also, if they lose said energy, they could lose subscribers, ad dollars and their livelihood.

Additionally, is that a realistic example to set for kids? That you can just play video games all day? Must be nice.

So, double-edged sword. Having so much energy sounds incredible exhausting.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
Purposefully outlandish thrift store garb (I understand the price logic, but come on)
Adidas uniforms
Popular music in general
Clearly toxic social media "challenges"
The state of skate videos
Kids these days

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 10:16:31 AM »
Skaters who drink energy drinks like it's fucking water.
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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 10:20:02 AM »
soundcloud rappers
nyjahs fanbase
people who need more than weed or booze to self medicate
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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2018, 10:22:09 AM »
depression is treated like designer clothing these days

I feel like it's been fashionable with young people for decades.


Youlosers.
The Age of Narcissism that is upon us.

youtube is crazy. i really dont get why anyone wants to watch vlogs from other people, but apparently theres a massive market for it. my kid would sit and watch kid and family vloggers all day if we let him. what i really dont get is he would rather watch this one guy and his kids play videogames than actually play them himself. the only time he will play his own games is if i play with him.

it sometimes makes me feel like shit as a parent because the parents on the vlogs he watches are probably seen as the coolest adults in the world in the eyes of a child. they're super silly and energetic and they're always doing fun shit. i do my best at making sure we have fun together, but i cant force myself to act like a giant kid all the time the way these youtube parents do. it makes me feel lamer than i already am.

Don't feel too bad. Somehow these people have figured out a way to make a living doing those things, which allows them to devote all their energy to it. Also, if they lose said energy, they could lose subscribers, ad dollars and their livelihood.

Additionally, is that a realistic example to set for kids? That you can just play video games all day? Must be nice.

So, double-edged sword. Having so much energy sounds incredible exhausting.

This is the worst part about it all.Good for these people who have figured out a way to support their families by having fun but it sort of sucks for the kids watching who's lives are nothing like that and are too young to understand why.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2018, 10:36:54 AM »
All those fucking personal "trainers". They don't know shit and "coach" people, what a fucking joke. All the morons on Youtube are fucking snake oil salesmen.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2018, 01:36:51 PM »
All those fucking personal "trainers". They don't know shit and "coach" people, what a fucking joke. All the morons on Youtube are fucking snake oil salesmen.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 02:23:44 PM »
Grown men using snapchat filters. What in the actual fuck are you thinking? Why would anyone want to see you as a dog/rabbit whatever.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2018, 02:31:56 PM »
Shaved headed youths. Just wait till you go bald my man. You wasting precious hair time.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2018, 04:04:38 PM »
Youtube Vloggers
Cuckolds
Suburban kids who love gangster rap
Rat Rods
EA not making Skate 4 for PS4/XBOX1
Pineapple on Pizza
No Jumper Fans

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2018, 04:50:01 PM »
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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2018, 05:10:55 PM »
Trap music. It's fucking shitty. Like really fucking shitty.

Posting skate clips to Instagram. What's the point? Posting anything to Instagram, really.

Loud diesel trucks, especially Fords. Its like what the fuck man. Why do you want you truck to sound like a god damn tractor?

Scooter "men". If you can drive yourself to the skatepark, or have facial hair, you're too old to ride a scooter. This is coming from a grown ass man that still rides a skateboard.

The way kids dress these days. What's up with that. You guys look weird, like little hobos who work part time as longshoremen. Wearing Mickey mouse and Disney gear that would get use beat up when I was a kid.

Why does Nyjah wear dresses?

People who are my age, early/mid 30s, who don't like their kids going to the skatepark, "because there's teenagers there who swear, and go to the bushes to smoke"
Yeah, That's generally what happens at skateparks. Usually some skating goes down too.

Younger people who vibe on me when they find out I skate because "it's for kids", but they play Pokemon Go or spend their weekends inside playing video games or some other lame shit like that.




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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2018, 05:17:17 PM »
Wow, no holy gods of men complained about the "pussification" of millennial yet. Not bad.

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2018, 05:24:55 PM »
pumping yourself up/bragging
incest porn
white guilt
being offended
all the youtubers [including willie d who should know better] 'like and subscribe'
*except your boy dj akademiks, he's got a lot on the ball
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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2018, 05:58:39 PM »

Youlosers.
The Age of Narcissism that is upon us.

youtube is crazy. i really dont get why anyone wants to watch vlogs from other people, but apparently theres a massive market for it. my kid would sit and watch kid and family vloggers all day if we let him. what i really dont get is he would rather watch this one guy and his kids play videogames than actually play them himself. the only time he will play his own games is if i play with him.

it sometimes makes me feel like shit as a parent because the parents on the vlogs he watches are probably seen as the coolest adults in the world in the eyes of a child. they're super silly and energetic and they're always doing fun shit. i do my best at making sure we have fun together, but i cant force myself to act like a giant kid all the time the way these youtube parents do. it makes me feel lamer than i already am.
yeah, youtube as a career is a weird one and defs on some Truman show type shit. My kid doesn't watch vloggers yet but if he did I'd at least try and let him know that what he is watching is "edited reality". Sure, those parents look all happy and energetic on camera but that's their job to do so. I follow a few super fitness mums on IG or whatever but I'm stoked when they post the mess that is their house or pics without makeup or whatever so we can get some sense of actual reality. I actually had a dream about all this edited reality the other night but I might save that for another thread.

Weird that your son would rather watch other people play video games, that shit bored me to tears when I was a young-in at the arcades!

mukbungs or whatever the fuck they are called? Like you watch people eat? Ummmmm that's some fucked up shit right there!

Skaters who drink energy drinks like it's fucking water.
actually quite scary when you think about the amount of caffeine/ additives in them joints. In their defense? I used to drink a tonne of 7-11 slurpees and jolt cola when I was a little skate rat which is probably equally as taxing on your body.

soundcloud rappers
I don't even consider them as rappers but modern day hip hop is so fucking sad :(

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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2018, 06:09:35 PM »
soundcloud rappers
I don't even consider them as rappers but modern day hip hop is so fucking sad :(
The Germans seem to follow older hip hop principles but you can't understand them.

I just don't get that indie shit with dude vocals that makes himself sound nasally and strained like choking on a dick. That's the only music I don't get, not the music but vocal technique. A lot of skaters love that shit too.

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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2018, 06:23:17 PM »
soundcloud rappers
I don't even consider them as rappers but modern day hip hop is so fucking sad :(
The Germans seem to follow older hip hop principles but you can't understand them.

I just don't get that indie shit with dude vocals that makes himself sound nasally and strained like choking on a dick. That's the only music I don't get, not the music but vocal technique. A lot of skaters love that shit too.

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Aotp and czarface as well

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Re: Things You Don't "Get" (Old Man Rant) Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2018, 07:47:12 PM »
 Frontside flips.  People who listen to the same shit as they did 20 years ago,. the 'milf'' thing, those zig zagger boards krooked made, '420', indy 215s (why not sell a 9.5 wide truck instead of a big dumb longboard pos.) that no company makes a 10 wide popsicle stick shape.  Milenials seem fine I don't care about that, -good luck!
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