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Trends are never meant to last forever. They're always temporary, whether it's the horrible fashion of the early 2000's, or fidget spinners, or any number of outdated memes, trendy things are not built to last. And usually, that's for the best. Here are some trends that are better off left in the past.

u/KingMjolnir asked: What's a trend that you're glad died out?


Carry on.

Keep Calm and blank

sunflowercactusbreed

Keep calm and mindlessly regurgitate popular sayings until they have lost all semblance of their original meaning.

StanePantsen

I mustache you a question.

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That weird obsession with mustaches printed on everything.

imonlytrash

What was up with that? They did it with tacos too.

alwaysbeenawkward

Alexa skip!

Those Alvin and the Chipmunk remixes. God imagine those high pitched voices haunting you at night.

sherlock-holmesss

I was at a coffee shop during the holidays, and a Chipmunks version of a Christmas song came on. The barista slammed down the cup she was holding and went "ALEXA SKIP" at full volume. I died of laughter.

blondeboilermaker

Don't forget coning.

Throwing milkshakes back at drive through workers then driving away.

Ballisticbuddah7

Also throwing jugs of milk onto the ground at grocery stores. They weren't funny, they were just a**holes.

freakers

That song will haunt me forever.

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There was a 2-year span in the late 90's when every single movie had "Who Let the Dogs Out" in it's soundtrack.

UndercoverPackersFan

Every wacky movie trailer had James Browns I Feel Good, for a minute there.

As in, "They make a great couple. The only problem is... He's a puppet! whaaa I feel good..."

Jon_Ham_Cock

This is still happening?

Those stupid "scientifically-backed" athletic wrist bands that were meant to do things like maintain your balance when they were glorified placebos.

SpuncerT

Just last week we witnessed these creatures in the wild, attempting to spread their influence. They flagged down my husband. Tested his balance, which was slightly funny because their attempt to push my husband off-balance failed. "Hmmm, you're more balanced than most people." They gave him the bracelet. No discernible difference that I could see.

They want to show my husband their "evidence" that the bracelet works, and he happily agrees. Cue propaganda about curing back pain and pregnancy aches and your credit score, probably. And then comes the point where I had to walk away:

Husband: You know, I used to be hesitant about this sort of thing. I mean, the science looks hokey, and I am an engineer so I approach these things objectively. But a family friend in the Gypsy community downtown found out I had chronic back pain, and he and his family came to our house and built a pyramid on the top of our roof, directly over the bedroom. Now I'm no scientist, so I can't explain how it works, but ever since then, I've never had any back pain.

Them: Oh, like Himalayan salt lamps.

Me: Oh, sh*t, they don't know he's sarcastic.

They kept talking. FOREVER. And my husband's story just keeps getting worse. The pyramid has an eye on it and monitors him when he leaves the house, in order to protect him no matter where he is, etc. In the end, he politely declined buying a bracelet, because "the pyramid is all I will ever need."

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Foundation lips.

Chunky highlights, overplucking eyebrows into that sperm shape and using concealer as lipstick.

CichaelMlifford

Ah yes. "Foundation lips" we called it in the UK.

MiskonceptioN

That was....a lot.

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In 2016 when those f*cking clowns ran around scaring people.

overrthehorizon

That was 4 years ago?... 4 years?

Time goes by way too fast.

youngbriefgeld

Those were actually kind of cool.

Fidget spinners. My kids wasted SO much allowance on those things. Now they're collecting dust under beds and furniture across the nation.

dabears1979

I'm sure you can pick them up cheaply in volume. There are warehouses full of these, snap bracelets, and pogs.

rollotomasiO7O71

Mine is still the Halloween 3 theme song.

Ringtones on phones, especially those annoying custom ones you'd have to listen to multiple times a day at the office or elsewhere. Now you rarely hear a phone ring and when you do it's something basic.

dudeARama2

Man, I remember in high school being so hype to record the chorus of a song I downloaded on Limewire to use as my crush's ringtone. Now when I hear my phone ring, I cringe and yell at myself for turning my volume on.

hermeown

Why are humans so stupid? Why weren't we created with automatic genius? Or at the very least, our own how-to manual.

Can you imagine? A how-to use manual for each individual. Lord, the amount of wasted time saved.

I can openly admit I should come with a manual. And I am also someone who often doesn't understand manuals, so I thank designers for fool proofing some necessities for me. Though I'm not as bad as some.

Redditor u/SugarCookieBear wanted to know what things we use that were designed to bypass our basic abilities to be... idiots, by asking:

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