11 Reasons I'm Not Cool. Jump in and join the fun!

1. I still like Duran Duran. Unashamedly.
2. Ditto on Billy Joel. When did it become ‘uncool’ to be a Billy Joel fan? Neener to alla’ yez.
3. I still think the PT Cruiser looks farking sweet, no matter how many of them are on the road or how many are driven by pompous jerkwads.
4. I have never liked Led Zeppelin.
5. I think “Open Arms” by Journey, rather than being a beautiful ballad about devotion, is a steaming pile of rhinocerous feces - radioactive rhinocerous feces, which can kill from eighty miles away by causing watermelon-sized lesions on the eardrums. I have been known to run all the way into my house from the other side of the back yard to change the station or hit the ‘NEXT’ button when it’s come on my stereo.
6. I still call it “the stereo,” even though it’s got billions of entertaining bells and whistles. It’s like referring to your Walkman as a “hi-fi,” but tough dookie. It’s not a “high -performance audio unit.” It’s a mufuggin’ stereo.
7. I still find the “ripped shirt hanging off of one shoulder” look very comfortable and am willing to admit that it can be sorta sexy. I have a shirt that’s ripped to hell, and it’s comfortable as hell, and I don’t care how dumb it looks - I’m wearing it. I like it.
8. Lately I am utterly failing to see the point in going to a concert. Unless it’s a GIGANTIC concert in an indoor stadium…man, I can feed off that energy like mad.
9. I use phrases like “feed off that energy.”
10. I have tried, and failed, to like: 99% of poetry, tea of any kind, and reggae. I’ve tried. I really have. I gave all of them MORE than their fair chance to prove themselves to me. I wanted to like all of them. They all suck ass. Yes, even that one. And that one. Strangely enough, though, I like ska.
11. I consider it a point of pride that I’ve been BBSing in one form or another since 1985. With the same handle.

  1. I drive a RAV and like it.
  2. I knit and like it.
  3. I’m wearing purple pj pants with cow faces on them and think they are the coolest thing ever.
  4. I would prefer to live in these pj pants 24/7.
  5. I love to say “groovy” as an expression of delight.
  6. I call people “dude”.
  7. I like to wear ponchos.
  8. I like to watch Miracle Pets on PAX.

And the biggest reason I’m not cool…I only listed 8 reasons! :slight_smile:

  1. I love old country music. Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Crystal Gayle, Willie Nelson…you name it. This is nothing new; I’ve ALWAYS liked it.

  2. I dress like a yuppie even though I’m not one. It amuses me, plus it takes less time than coming up with some interesting and creative look. My clothes don’t expess who I am. My profession does that.

  3. I own NO brand name clothing, unless Venezia from Lane Bryant counts.

  4. I own a pink recliner, and I LOVE it.

  5. I own and wear a pair of Clarks.

  6. I have normal hair. It’s never been any unusual color outside of the normal hair spectrum.

  7. I never partied in college. I was too busy studying or working.

  8. I love the word proselytize. It’s such an ugly word that it’s almost onomatopeic.

  9. I like onomatopeia.

  10. I own fake diamond stud earrings. In my defense, they were a gift.

  11. I am not a vegetarian, and I don’t drink organic milk.

  1. My music collection features both Beethoven AND David Allan Coe.

  2. Hi Opal!

  3. I put the obligatory “Hi Opal” in #2 and not #3.

  4. I loathe, detest, and despise nightclubs.

  5. I own a copy of the Star Trek Technical Manual.

  6. Like trishdish, I knit & like it.

  7. I hate sushi.

  8. My apartment is totally lacking in exposed brick or hardwood floors.

  9. My “stereo” system consists of my Memorex clock radio. (Let’s just say my neighbors will never complain that my bass is too loud.)

  10. I asked for (and received) a world atlas for Christmas.

  11. I actually posted to this thread.

Before I take myself on, I’d just like to add that two people in this thread are not cool because they follow the leader even when they don’t have to. There’s no rule saying you have to list 11 things, you know. Buncha sheep :wink:

So now, why I’m uncool:

  1. I’m 29 in a few days and still collect comic books.
  2. When I get bored, I will buy coloring books to entertain myself.
  3. Some of the Daffy Duck things I have need to be seen to be believed and truly appreciated (the most recent addition to the collection was a gift - a painting of Daffy Duck on black velvet).
  4. The “Mood Jacket”
  5. I own the entire Monty Python television series on DVD.
  6. Anyone who’s ever had the misfortune of getting into a baseball discussion with me can tell you it’s beyond mere fandom to outright geeky stat-head.
  7. I use my PS2 more days than I use a hairbrush.
  8. I still have a lingering crush on Kathy Ireland from years ago.
  9. I’m purposely stopping now just so as not to end with 11 reasons.

Oh boy…just eleven reasons I’m not cool? I could fill up a whole library. But ok…the first eleven I can think of:

  1. I still love Three Dog Night.

  2. Skin tight clothes are a preference…too bad I don’t look the way I used to look in them. :wink:

  3. Aerosmith totally rawks. Period.

  4. I continue to go to RHPS every single chance I get. In full costume.

  5. I do number 4 at age 41.

  6. I worship at the altar of Elvis Presley, and always will. Don’t even start on me about it.

  7. I will die a University of Alabama football fan, no matter how long they stay on probation and anybody that doesn’t like it can pretty much kiss my fat butt. (Roll Tide, dammit!)

  8. I listen to AM talk radio. Constantly. And get ill as a hornet if somebody tries to change it over to “music” stations.

  9. [sub][sup]This might only mean something to Southerners…[/sub][/sup] I can’t stand Nascar. Dale’s gone, I miss him, but to hell with the rest of 'em.

  10. I’ve seen Lynyrd Skynyrd (the original band) seven times in concert and despise the song “Freebird”.

  11. I still say “ma’am” and “sir” and so do my kids. Or else.

Like I said, I could go on for ages, but I think this pretty much sums me up. And Hama…thanks for hating Led Zep and “Open Arms”. I was beginning to think I was the lone member of the universe who felt the same way! :slight_smile:

Wheee! Great thread.

  1. I couldn’t get a job at any place I applied to. I couldn’t get a job as a pet-sitter around the neighborhood. My parents took pity on me and paid me to repaint the fence - the very same fence I’d painted five years ago.
  2. I think Radiohead’s Kid A album sounds like ass. The only redeemable song off it is “The National Anthem,” which I ripped onto my computer and then gave the CD away.
  3. One of my favorite shows is Unsolved Mysteries.
  4. I used to own the Batman Forever soundtrack. In my defense, I was 13 when I bought it, but that’s still powerfully uncool.
  5. I spend more time typing up posts on Livejournal about interesting stuff that happened to me than I spent doing said interesting stuff.
  6. I went through all four years of high school and never once attended a football game, a school dance, a house party, or went on a date.
  7. I still have a crush on some girl I met ONCE. For a couple of hours, at a church youth retreat, two years ago. (She was really really cute!)
  8. I’m one of those obnoxious people that mails and posts links to things like a video of a small dog humping a stuffed Pikachu to everyone I know. :wink:
  9. During the summer, entire weeks go by when I will not see anyone I am not related to.
  10. Last year, I spent every single Saturday night, without fail, on the SDMB. The Great Crash was an extremely scary time in Dao history, and I think I’ve blocked most of it out.
  11. I’m pretty sure that I’ve watched over 1000 hours of anime since I first discovered it three years ago.

This could be a long list:

  1. Don’t drink.

  2. Don’t smoke. (What do ya do?)

  3. Like Atom Ant. (Still).

  4. I’m enthusiastic about EVERYTHINIG. You know, up beat, perky, fun. I’ve discovered that this makes me decidedly un-cool.

  5. Can’t spell.

  6. Never go out on the weekends.

  7. When I have time off I exercise.

  8. I study too much.

  9. Reading books is my fav. pass time.

  10. Don’t watch TV.

  11. Insist on being chicky-chicky-matchy-poo, all the time.

  12. Own bunnies instead of cats like cool people do.

Man oh man could I ever go on…

Only eleven? Oh, all right… :wink:

  1. I listen to Gilbert and Sullivan musicals all the time, and even perform in them when I can find a company who’ll let me (to date: once). If that’s not geeky enough, I’m a member of Savoynet.

  2. I can identify any Star Trek episode within the first thirty seconds or so. (Except for Enterprise, which is entirely too bland for me.)

  3. I never date. (In light of #2, insert your own joke here.)

  4. I like madrigals.

  5. I think that debating whether Othello should say “Indian” or “Judean” at 5.2.347 is a worthy, nay fascinating, topic of extensive discussion.

  6. I still go back to my parents’ house in the summer.

  7. I like (some kinds of) sports. This may not seem like much, but I’m a grad student in English and as an academic I feel like I ought to be strongly opposed to them.

  8. I aspire to be the editor of an Arden Shakespeare. (See also #5.)

  9. I really liked Phantom Menace the first time I saw it.

  10. I saw Lord of the Rings seven times. Will see it more after school is out, if it’s still showing in my hometown in two weeks. (According to my sister, it’s still showing now, so there’s hope.) More to the point, perhaps, I followed the movie’s development for about four years. (I was a Tolkien fan before it was cool. ;))

  11. I took Latin as an undergrad not for the language requirement – I’d already placed out of that – but because I thought it would be cool to learn it. Though, as I’ve forgotten a lot of it, I probably should get points off. (And that’s a shame, because once I start on my PhD I’m going to have to prove proficiency in Latin. :eek: )

  1. I’m taking physics classes that I don’t even need for my major. I just want to take physics for the fun of it.

  2. I’m probably going to end up an Italian minor. What am I going to do with it? Who knows!

  3. I’m 19 and I haven’t even touched drugs. Everyone’s so ahead of me. Hehe.

  4. I like Hall and Oates. And Billy Joel. And Phil Collins.

  5. I know the lyrics to songs from my mom’s era (50’s-70’s) better than she does.

  6. Hell, I know the lyrics to songs from my grandmother’s era better than she does.

  7. I wear ballet shoes with regular clothes. I’m thinking of adding leg warmers. And a rhinestone T-shirt tie. And wearing my hair in a side ponytail.

  8. I color-coordinate everything. Fortunately over half of my wardrobe is black, which makes things easy. Even my makeup matches my outfit.

  9. I used to hate Pink Floyd. Now I like them, so I have transferred this immediate disdain to anything “emo.”

  10. I own black lipstick. Apparently the Goth Years are over and someone forgot to tell me. Screw that.

  11. I celebrate my birthday for an entire month. Which makes me more a selfish bitch than uncool, but c’est la vie.

  1. I drive a mini-van with two babyseats in the back.

  2. I really like my mini-van.

  3. My husband once bought me a hot water bottle for Christmas, and i was glad.

  4. I don’t smoke (for 5 weeks now!).

  5. The last new band I heard of was Hootie and the Blowfish, and I kinda liked them.

  6. I listen to CBC Radio.

  7. I like light beer.

  8. I don’t stay up late.

  9. I would rather read than watch TV.

  10. I have never seen Ally McBeal, The Osbournes, CSI, The West Wing, or just about any sitcom on TV right now.

  11. I don’t have a cellphone, fax machine, pager, palm pilot, or a website.

  12. I think I would make a wonderful second wife for Lyle Lovett.

  13. I have not seen a movie in a theatre in 3 years.

  14. I still think the best concert that I ever saw was The Bay City Rollers when I was 12.

  15. I just don’t get rap music.

  16. I vote.

  17. I don’t drink espresso, au laits, lattes, frappes, or anything with a “ccino” at the end - just plain old coffee.

  18. I still use a curling iron.

  19. I like cross-stitching.

  20. I like to wear slippers around the house.

Oh my…unfortunately, I could go on. I suck.

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  1. I wear tighty whities.

  2. I experimented with balanced ternary today, just for fun.

  3. I pick my nose.

  4. There are some foods I’ll eat if they’ve already touched the floor.

  5. I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs, or eat meat. Hell, I won’t even drink caffeine!

  6. I rarely go anywhere without a calculator on me.

  7. I kick extreme ass at Dots and Boxes and iSketch.

  8. I use words like “weltanschauung” and “intelligentsia” in normal conversation.

  9. I consider quantum mechanics to be extremely fascinating.

  10. I study languages for the sheer fun of it. I also conlang.

  11. I dream in binary. Really.

Me too. That last building I lived in was like a giant interactive Just Say No ad. I mean, like, one that worked. I think I’ll be laying off the stuff for a long time yet. :eek:

Or we could get together and drop acid.

What an awesome thread :smiley:

  1. I roleplay online. Extensively.

  2. I am irrationally proud of being one of the “big shots” of the area in which I game.

  3. My greatest recent achievement, other than graduating college, was being made an immortal on the MUD I’ve gamed on for three years.

  4. Of my last five boyfriends, four of them were guys I met online.

  5. I’m bisexual. Okay, this would be cool if not for the fact that I’ve loved the same girl for three years and still haven’t actually slept with her. That’s not cool, apparently, not in a world where everyone expects bi girls to be three times as horny as everyone else.

  6. I was one of two Greek majors who graduated from my school this year, in a class of 600-and-some. I happen to think my fellow Classicists are some of the coolest people ever, but I’m a minority.

  7. I have two posters of Gambit, one of Rogue, one of Gaiman’s Death, and a wall scroll with Vash and Wolfwood from Trigun in my living room, and am quite proud to announce my crushes on all of them to whoever wants to know.

  8. I collect teapots.

  9. I love comic books and will argue the finer points about any of my favourites with anyone who cares to take me on. I claim the title of “fangirl” gleefully.

  10. I love my PS2, and not just for girly RPGs either.

  11. I love Prince. Unapologetically. “Pussy Control” is one of my favourite songs.

  1. I wish I had a mini-van.

  2. I drive a Taurus.

  3. I know way too much information about The Edge (guitarist and musical genius of U2).

  4. I know way too much about Bono too.

  5. I wear my hair long and straight because I don’t know what else to do with it.

  6. I wish I was a computer geek.

  7. I use BB language when I’m speaking IRL. (TMI! as an example)

  8. My favorite game is Trivial Pursuit Star Wars edition and I’m not very good at it.

  9. I talk too much.

  10. I’ve been in love with Spiderman since I was 8 years old.

  11. I think Crunchy Frog is really cool! :wink:

1.) Give me a Buffy quote, and I’ll tell you the episode, season, and character who said it.

2.) I didn’t go to a single party in high school except for the one thrown by my best friend.

3.) I still read Animorphs. Which is meant for 5th graders.

4.) I know my checkbook balance at ALL times. Without looking at the book.

5.) My favorite channels are The History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, the Science Channel, Discovery Civilization, and History Channel International.

6.) I’ve never seen a porn movie. I’ve never downloaded porn.

7.) I’m considering writing a paper on the sociology of the recent emergence of the Detroit music scene in popular music. You know, Eminem and Kid Rock and stuff. To do this, I have to correspond with my ex, and I frankly don’t care, because the topic is interesting. Oh yeah. I’m an English major, and I’m not doing this for any course. I’m doing it for FUN.

8.) My idea of fun is randomly reciting poetry to my roommate. Damn, I’m annoying.

9.) I wore bangs until I was almost 18. Which included vast amounts of time when they were unpopular. And they ALWAYS looked bad, 'cause I have wavy hair.

10.) I like the Moody Blues. Spent two hours one night trying to find “Nights in White Satin” in an MP3 file.

11.) I do not understand the appeal of clubs and big parties. I get bored incredibly quickly, and most of the people there annoy me. I just don’t get it.

  1. Although Kurt Cobain was allegedly the minstrel of my generation, I’d never heard of him until he shot himself.

  2. My father likes Jazz, so I rebelled with… classical?

  3. (Associated with above) I bought compact disks in Time/Life’s “Classical Thunder” series.

  4. I no longer use glasses to drink milk; I go through a litre at a time, straight from the carton or bag.

  5. I have a Dremel and I’m not afraid to use it.

  6. I have a 35lb bust of my own head, used (only once, admittedly) in making science-fiction latex masks.

  7. (Associated with above) I won “Best Latex Mask - Novice” at Toronto Trek 13.

  8. I have two 14" monitors as “spares”.

  9. I have $37 in rolled coins on my desk.

  10. MTV? What’s that?

  11. I’ve written six (count 'em, six) pieces of Star Trek fan fiction. I even have a name for my continuing story arc: “Battles and Roses”.

  1. Up until 1990 or so, I knew anything and everything about The Who.

  2. I love Elton John.

  3. I am the oldest woman I know who plays Diablo2.

  4. I drive an Evil SUV From Hell and I love it. :smiley:

  5. I own NOTHING designer-named that I have bought. And whatever is designer named, has been bought for me, but because I’ve never heard of the brand, it sits at the bottom of my closet.

  6. I feel most comfortable with a black baggy t-shirt on.

  7. Between the years of 1990 to 1995, I didn’t listen to any rock music because I was too busy studying or getting drunk.

  8. Other peoples’ misspellings BUG THE SHIT out of me. (Typos are understandable, but when it’s constantly misspelled).

  9. I actually enjoy watching “Ed, Edd, and Eddy” on the Cartoon Channel.

  10. I’m the only person I know who can’t stand Weezer.

1.) I like math. Really LIKE it. When faced with a nursery rhyme tonight which said, of the Wise Old Owl, that “the less he spoke, the more he heard; the more he heard, the less he spoke,” I said, “His amount of speech decreased to zero as time went to infinity.”

2.) I like the Back to the Future movies. Doc and Marty rock! :smiley: I’ve watched the videos twenty or thirty times, and used to be highly involved with an internet BTTF community.

3.) I have a crush on the Christopher Reeve Superman, but don’t know much about any of the other Superman incarnations. However, I read fan fiction for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman without having ever seen the show.

4.) I discuss the finer points of the plotline of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings with my best guy friend for hours on the phone, but I’ve never had phone sex.

5.) I know nothing about most TV shows. We don’t get TV at my house, although we have a TV/VCR setup for videos.

6.) I likewise know very little about the popular music of today, or for that matter of the last two decades. I really wish I did, though.

7.) I thought Pay It Forward was terribly cheesy and tear-jerking, rather than a really sweet story and heart-touching social commentary, like some of my friends did.

8.) I don’t desire to be cynical.

9.) I don’t wear interesting underwear–lace makes my skin itch.

10.) I graduated from highschool AND took Adult Basic Ed. courses to get an Adult Graduation Diploma. And I’m only 22.

11.) I’m 22 years old and have been in college for three years; however, I am still a freshman since I switched programs after the first two years. I have friends who have graduated, or are getting married. I’m just applying to university now!

12.) I don’t know how to dance.

13.) I’m a Canadian but I really don’t care a huge amount about hockey. I was happy about the Olympic golds this year, though. :slight_smile:

14.) I used to like to read encyclopedias for fun when I was a kid. Still would if I was bored and didn’t have access to the Net.

15.) I can’t hold a decent “State of the Relationship” discussion for shit. I’ve tried, but it always comes out sounding awful. Oh, and I miss my ex.

16.) I don’t even have a decent post count!

I do care about the smiley poll, though. Does that make me cool or uncool? Cool on the boards, I guess, uncool in offline life?