Originally Posted by dddaver
The indicator to me is that I really don't get the popularity of the most popular entertainment. I think Game of Thrones sucks bad and Avengers:Endgame is just stupid and silly. And I really dislike "reality" TV. It's not.
For movies I prefer actual acting. Stories about life.
One of the biggest arguments against recreational drug use was their use for escapism and not dealing with reality. Well isn't the popularity of fantasy more like that?
While I'm on my bitching soapbox, I have never understood energy drinks. SO hypocritical. How can they malign weed, a beneficial plant, while approving legalized speed that has definite health problems?
Yup, I'm finally that old fuck I used to laugh at.
With all due respect, sir.. I disagree with not getting or disliking popular stuff being an indicator that you're getting old. For me a good indicator of getting old is something like dislocating a shoulder when you're just trying to get out of bed, or when you start losing hair on your head and at the same time start growing hair on your back, ears, nose and pretty much everywhere you're not supposed to.. Well, at least not according to modern day standards on looks and thing. Or when you need a magnifying glass to read the fine print on a box of cereal and stuff like that.
You can be old and not like or get popular stuff, but you don't have to. I was something like 12 years old when I heard hair metal for the first time in the 80's, didn't get it, didn't like it, but it was popular. Some might say a 12 year old is too young to get stuff like Mötley Crue.. And yea, ok, I can see that happening in some cases. Like blue cheese, didn't like it when I was a kid, these days I'm cool with blue cheese. But 25-30 years later Mötley Crue still sounds like someone is taking a shit in my ear.
In the 90's as a young man I didn't get the popularity of Spice Girls, fanny packs, Riverdance, big fake bowling ball looking silicone tits and stuff like that.
Around the year 2000 Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez were popular as shit, both are attractive people. Will Smith is a charismatic dude and Jennifer has a big round butt as an added bonus, and they're both decent actors from what I've seen. But they were hugely popular and everywhere when it comes to entertainment. Will Smith made his happy rap stuff and danced in his videos. Jennifer Lopez did mediocre dance pop stuff and danced wackish in her music vids, both sucked ass, but people loved that crap. I didn't see the appeal those things supposedly had.
So you don't like Game of Thrones, fine, it's not for everyone.
Haven't seen any of the Avengers movies, but I know they are superhero action flicks based on comic books, so if you go see a movie like that and expect it to be like 'Casablanca' or sumtin..
Yea, most likely you're in for a disappointment.
Then there's stuff like reality TV, which is absolute crap. Lowest form of entertainment if you ask me. I used to think stuff like Jerry Springer with episodes like "My 12 year old daughter is outta control, pregnant, running with gangs and doing drugs" was the lowest you can go. But this reality tv shit makes Jerry look pretty good.
Which bring me to my final point in not getting stuff or disliking popular whatever. Sometimes the majority of people are the ones who don't get it and the few dudes who think they don't get it actually do.. Because sometimes shit is just shit, and there's nothing else to it. So yea, you might be getting old. Or maybe some stuff is just crap.... Maybe a bit of both.