40 Things All Baby Boomers Think Are Cool

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Baby Boomers of America, we're so deeply sorry to say this, but these things were never cool. No, it's time to accept that these choices were mistakes and move on to make better choices from now on.

Yes, yes, we know that some of these will be shocking and hard for you to accept. You may be angry, and you may disagree. And that's okay. Just know, even if you disagree, you are still wrong. Today, we're going to (mostly) overlook the big things and, instead, focus on the more mundane mistakes that plague every generation after the baby boomers.

So, children of the boom, let's take a look at exactly where your generation went wrong and why those choices don't hold up in modern day.

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 While it may look pretty, it's honestly an outdated waste of time.

Cursive

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Surely there's got to be a better way to spend your time than working on your P's and Q's. 

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Did you know...

  • Paris Hilton not only lives in a mansion, she also built a doghouse mansion for her Chihuahua. It's 300 square feet and includes air conditioning and heating. It comes decked out with designer furniture, a chandelier, a pink paint job, second-floor balcony, and enclosed "yard." It's not enough for you to live in luxury. Your dog must, as well.
  • Björk created a media sensation when she wore her iconic white swan dress to the 2001 Oscars. At the time, many derided it as hideous and a publicity stunt, but it has since gone down as one of the most memorable dresses of all time—even if it isn't exactly beloved. She says David Bowie was the inspiration behind the dress.
  • When Rihanna debuted her famous red locks in 2010 (around the same time she was featured on Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie"), she started a red-hair trend. Over the next twelve months, she changed her hairstyle 13 times—more than once a month! But that came at a pricey cost. Sources say the annual price tag came out to $1,168,000 on just her hair.
  • In February 2020, Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in California: a $165 million mansion. It was designed for Jack Warner (the former president of Warner Bros. entertainment company). It took a decade to construct (spanning the 1930s and 40s). It comes complete with 9 acres of Beverly Hills land, a main house, a guest house, a tennis court, a golf course, and terraces.
  • After her role as First Lady came to an end, Jackie Kennedy went into the publishing business. She became an associate editor at Doubleday and worked mostly on autobiographies. In fact, she was one of two original editors for Michael Jackson's 2009 autobiography Moonwalk, a #1 New York Times bestseller.