Unpopular pop culture opinion you hold

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Mon, Apr 15, 2024 9:48 AM
posted by Devils Advocate

I do not care about people’s junk or what they do with it between consenting parties if they want me to address them a certain way, tell me what your name is. Otherwise I will address you exactly as I perceive you. 

At a certain point it's a fruitless endeavor. I work remotely so I only see names. Recently there was a new hire named John. John identified as a woman.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Mon, Apr 15, 2024 12:21 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick
Yeah that's the stuff I'm talking about. I'm in a group chat with folks that are beer snobs. They always go to random bars and send a picture of the menu and then discuss whatever beer they got. I guess it's cool they have common interests, but I think they sound like dipshits when they describe the "overtones".

And remember that probably all of them are primarily interested in the buzz, everything else is window dressing.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Apr 15, 2024 12:39 PM

Stuff for sure annoys me in this life, but very little about pop culture. Mostly because it usually revolves around people enjoying themselves and I could not care less about that. But, the autotune being so prevelant in music hurts my soul.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Apr 15, 2024 12:41 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick
Yeah that's the stuff I'm talking about. I'm in a group chat with folks that are beer snobs. They always go to random bars and send a picture of the menu and then discuss whatever beer they got. I guess it's cool they have common interests, but I think they sound like dipshits when they describe the "overtones".

Overtones, undertones, hint of, after tones…all like corporate buzz words for beer and whiskey snobs  


brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Apr 15, 2024 2:08 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

I think grown men wearing baseball caps for anything other than playing baseball is sad looking.

I want to point out that this is a fashion opinion and not a pop culture opinion.



That doesn't change the fact that it's wrong.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Apr 15, 2024 4:33 PM

I also have never thought someone looks weird in a baseball hat. Even if they look weird, I assume they wear it for shade -- which is the only real time I wear one.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 9:02 AM
posted by MontyBrunswick

Honestly I went a solid 10-15 years where I had no desire to wear a hat and didn't understand why people did. Lately I've had a change of heart and been mulling getting a hat.


Then yesterday I pressure washed my deck and got a sunburn on my head. Closer than ever to getting a hat now.

I look forward to following the hat saga of MontyBrunswick.  Can we please have a spinoff thread?


ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 9:06 AM

Egocentric daily social media posting.  I know people who update their "friends" and the world on every mundane detail of their life.  People actually think that other people are out there waiting for what they have to say next, when in reality the likelihood of people hoping they DON'T see your post today is higher. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 10:01 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Egocentric daily social media posting.  I know people who update their "friends" and the world on every mundane detail of their life.  People actually think that other people are out there waiting for what they have to say next, when in reality the likelihood of people hoping they DON'T see your post today is higher. 

This just makes me wonder why people are on Social Media to begin with. I got sucked into Twitter for a class assignment in 2009 and I havent been able to quit. But I deleted FB about 10 years ago and I have never signed up for TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Feels like I am one of the few who have dodged all the bullets of misery that come along with it.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 12:20 PM
posted by brutus161

I want to point out that this is a fashion opinion and not a pop culture opinion.



I think it's both.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 12:22 PM
posted by Laley23

This just makes me wonder why people are on Social Media to begin with. I got sucked into Twitter for a class assignment in 2009 and I havent been able to quit. But I deleted FB about 10 years ago and I have never signed up for TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Feels like I am one of the few who have dodged all the bullets of misery that come along with it.

I'd add Linkedin to your list.  I know you've kind of "got to" have it in this day-in-age, but I find it miserable.  I try to stay off of it, but one in awhile I start scrolling.  What a horrible and fake place it is.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 2:17 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

I'd add Linkedin to your list.  I know you've kind of "got to" have it in this day-in-age, but I find it miserable.  I try to stay off of it, but one in awhile I start scrolling.  What a horrible and fake place it is.

I have it, but havent opened it in about 5 years. I do not network thru there (of course, I have been at current job for 10 years). But when/if I ended up leaving, I would just reach out to people. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 202 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 2:34 PM

Not sure if it's actually an unpopular one, but I do get annoyed by just how prolific random-ass remakes/reboots of established movies or TV shows have gotten. Almost to the point where it can feel at times that it's easier to get one of those approved than it would be to get an original idea through.

For example, the original Halloween was great. We didn't need two directors inferior in every way to John Carpenter to try their hand at re-doing it, with all sorts of extra exposition as to why Michael Myers acted like he did.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 123 reps Joined Feb 2010
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 8:40 AM
posted by Heretic

Not sure if it's actually an unpopular one, but I do get annoyed by just how prolific random-ass remakes/reboots of established movies or TV shows have gotten. Almost to the point where it can feel at times that it's easier to get one of those approved than it would be to get an original idea through.

For example, the original Halloween was great. We didn't need two directors inferior in every way to John Carpenter to try their hand at re-doing it, with all sorts of extra exposition as to why Michael Myers acted like he did.

Let me add that Rob Zombie should've never touched the Halloween franchise. Those movies were BRUTAL.

Not sure if considered "pop culture" or more of an "old man get off my lawn" take but the fact that most under 25 can't hold an intelligent conversation unless it involves their phone.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 11:36 AM

Seems to be popular (car) culture now that EVERY car needs to have dark or black rims.  I'm sorry, but they don't work on every car, ESPECIALLY your mini-van!  WTH!?  

I had a grayish-blue Ford Maverick and I put black rims on it.  I thought it made it look stupid, personally.  I have a dark gray Ford Ranger now, and my dark rims (on the truck when I bought it) look much better.  

I also saw a mini-van with low profile wheels yesterday.  Why is it important for a mini-van to look "sporty?" 

Get off my lawn /rant

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 51 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 3:20 PM

Any place you go to for sandwiches, restaurants/fast food - always feel the need to put dill pickles on them. 

Pickles aren't necessary and dill pickles don't go with every type of sandwich. 

I wish this pickle prevalency would stop!

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 3:33 PM
posted by CenterBHSFan

Any place you go to for sandwiches, restaurants/fast food - always feel the need to put dill pickles on them. 

Pickles aren't necessary and dill pickles don't go with every type of sandwich. 

I wish this pickle prevalency would stop!

This is a pickle supremacy website. 

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 51 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 4:38 PM
posted by justincredible

This is a pickle supremacy website. 

Figures that I would run into a pickleist 

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 4:57 PM
posted by CenterBHSFan

Any place you go to for sandwiches, restaurants/fast food - always feel the need to put dill pickles on them. 

Pickles aren't necessary and dill pickles don't go with every type of sandwich. 

I wish this pickle prevalency would stop!

Pickles are one of the easiest ways to add acidity to a sandwich. There is an actual culinary reason they are used so much. 

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 5:16 PM
posted by brutus161

Pickles are one of the easiest ways to add acidity to a sandwich. There is an actual culinary reason they are used so much. 

See, news to me, always good to learn something new each day.


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