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40 Things All Baby Boomers Think Are Cool


Cursive doesn't actually help. While it may look pretty, it's honestly an outdated waste of time.

China Plates

What is the point of having super expensive plates that never get used? They just take up space. Another unpopular opinion: they're really not even that pretty.

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24-Hours News Networks

You want to scream fake news at something? Scream it at these, not actual news outlets.

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Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend when, in reality, they're overpriced rocks bought with the blood of modern-day slaves in Africa. You can typically get cubic zirconia, which is cheaper and comes in more colors.

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Patterned Wallpaper

No room can escape the horrors of patterned wallpaper. Patterned wallpaper is just too busy and can sometimes be tacky. Just stick with a solid paint color.

Unpaid Internships

"I'm paying you in experience!" Too bad experience doesn't pay the rent, Patrick.

Home Shopping Channels

Home shopping networks are just scams that are determined to sell you cheap, useless stuff that you definitely don't need.

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Cop Dramas

Some of these mysteries are just completely ridiculous and superbly overdone. Plus, there are so many of these; they all start to blend together.

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Phone Books

Honestly, these are such a waste of paper. If you really need to get in contact with somebody, chances are you can find their number online or message them over Facebook or something.

Writing Checks

You are literally just holding up the line when you write these out in store. It's so much easier to carry one little card instead of a fat stack of checks.


You know, those phones with jacks that were plugged into the wall. Yeah, you can get landlines basically for free at this point, but what's the point? Just get a cell phone and stick with it. We promise you'll be fine without them.

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Originally created to be boating shoes, Crocs debuted back in 2002 and became super popular across America. Though boating enthusiasts weren't the only people these disgusting shoes found popularity with. Yes, they're easy to slip on. Yes, they're comfortable enough. But no, they don't look good. They look ridiculous.

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Not-So-Skinny Jeans

For whatever reason, baby boomers loathe skinny jeans. (The only thing they dislike more would probably be holey jeans.)  Instead, they continue to rock flared and bootcut jeans, because "everything comes back into style eventually."

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Khaki Capri Pants

These aren't flattering. Please let this die.

Denim Everything

Denim is great, don't get us wrong. But all great things come in moderation (however, Boomers typically don't know much about that either).

Jell-O Everything

Jell-O can be pretty great, but shoving Jell-O with ham, cheese, tuna, and anything else you can think of is downright disgusting.

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No baby boomer home is complete without a set of encyclopedias that they probably got from door-to-door salespeople. Ultimately, encyclopedias have become obsolete with the rise of Google and having them in your home makes it look dated and just takes up space.

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Socks and Sandals

Why Baby Boomers seem to think that tall white socks and sandals are a good fashion choice, we will never understand. In case you didn't know: sandals are made so you don't need to wear socks. Stop. You just look ridiculous.

High-Waisted Jeans

So you think high-waisted jeans are cute? Okay, Boomer.

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Shag Carpets

Nothing says 'I still live in the '60s' like shag carpet. Shag carpet honestly was such a mistake, it never looked nice and feels weird on your feet. I think younger generations will be happy to pass on this trend.


Another thing that looks really, really dumb. Just get an actual hat to keep the sun out of your face. They make some pretty nice ones!

Fossil Fuels

Oh yeah, researching and implementing green, sustainable energy is such a waste. Why not just irreparably destroy the ozone while we fight wars over oil? Plus, wind energy gives birds cancer, so of course, we can't do that.

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Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers

These things look as gross as all the germs they collect. Not to mention, they hold odor. Please, do everyone a favor and get rid of these.

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These are actually making a major comeback in today's generations, and records and record players are now being sold in stores like Target and Walmart. They might be old fashioned and a little impractical, but we'll give this one to the baby boomers. These were pretty cool.

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It's a given that clothes get wrinkled occasionally, but there are easier ways than wasting your time ironing. If it's too bad, just take it to the cleaners and let them handle it. Or wear it wrinkled if it's not that bad. Literally, nobody actually cares anymore.

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Bar Soap

Bar soap is gross and way more tedious to deal with than liquid soap. We all know with Baby Boomers' weak knees and hips that dropping the soap in the shower could lead to all kinds of trouble. Maybe invest in a waterproof life alert if you insist on keeping bar soap.

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As a baby boomer, odds are you grew up on meatloaf. Yes, there are some out there who still eat this, but a lot of people lean away from this relatively bland food. Not to mention, it looks gross.

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Patterned Vests

Vests have never been cute. Patterned vests are just downright gross.

The Mall

Malls are just kind of...anxiety inducing. Why bother going out when you can buy or return everything online and have it delivered right to your doorstep? It's easier. Plus, have you ever seen the miserable looks of husbands who don't want to be there? We'd rather our shopping not be ruined by grouchy moods.

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Alex Jones

In case it wasn't clear: this guy isn't news. If you can't produce any proof to back up your wild claims of water making the frogs gay, then you're probably wrong.

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Mrs. Dash

There is an endless world of spices out there guys. Please use something other than Mrs. Dash to make your meals a little more interesting. You'll thank yourself.

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Blaming Millennials

Hey, hey, I get it. "Snowflakes" are "whiny" and "can't take a joke" since they disagree with you. 

Complaining About Political Correctness

Oh no! We have to treat people who are different from us with the basic respect that every human deserves! What kind of millennial liberal garbage is this?

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum floors may have looked nice for the first few years, but over time they become warped and faded. Just like most Baby Boomer trends, linoleum floors didn't age well. Just get wood or tile flooring.

Conspiracy Theories

Repeat after me: The National Enquirer is full of conspiracy theories and lies. So is Alex Jones and Fox News.

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Sure! Let's pay double or triple for pyramid scheme makeup instead of buying good stuff from Sephora or even the better cheap stuff from the drugstore.

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Gendered Everything

Unpopular opinion time! Colors don't have genders. Girls and boys can do whatever they want or play with whatever they want as long as they're safe, and it makes them happy. Gendering is sexist, and it's time to move past the '50s.

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The most boring sport in the world that has stupid outfits, hurts your back, and is really only played to show off your status? No, thanks. We'll pass.

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Too Many Throw Pillows

If your guests are drowning in throw pillows, then you have too many.

Giving Retail Workers a Hard Time

I won't even be nice about this one. Screaming at retail workers because your coupon is expired or you think something is too expensive is such bullcrap. Behave like an adult. They're humans too.

Transition Lenses

Maybe these are convenient, but they just look...ridiculous. Not to mention, it takes them forever to actually transition from outside to inside lighting, which can be dangerous depending on where you are. Just invest in some prescription sunglasses! They'll look better and cost about the same.

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