Ok, hate is a little strong. How ‘bout, “I’m annoyed by Mods” ?
Who did they think they were, with their obsession with colorful fashions and stylish clothes?
In the sixties, a rivalry existed between two disparate groups: the Mods and the Rockers. Mods were very fashion conscious and instrumental in bringing a new, updated fashion sense to the table, especially with regards to men’s cloths. They were led by the fashion gurus of Carnaby street. The Rockers on the other hand,stood by the tried and true “teddy-boy” (I have no idea why “teddy boy”) look which involved tee-shirts, jeans, leathers and studs.
However, despite my fondness for the look of female Mods, I find the overall Mod obsession with clothing and fashion to be annoying (and their overall attitude more than a little pretentious). However, the Rockers seem in retrospect to have been dinosaurs, clinging desperately to an era (late '50s) that had long since vanished.
I think my basic philosophy (beyond “A pox on both their houses”) can be summed up in the words of John Lennon. When asked if he was a mod or a rocker, he replied “I’m a mocker.”
What? You thought I’d be ranting about the people who moderate the forums on the SDMB? Why in the world would I do that? They do a hell of a good job.