Sure, a lot of great stuff happened in 2012, but it’s more fun to talk about the terrible stuff, isn’t it? The other day, we talked about the worst words of the year, so now I’m thinking we should just unleash on all of the worst trends that, with any luck, will die a quick and fiery death in 2013. Or at least quietly fade into obscurity in the first two months of the year. Either way, let’s get at it, with a little help from Gawker.
1. Bacon. I love bacon, you love bacon – chances are if you eat red meat, you love bacon. Get over it. It doesn’t make you quirky, it doesn’t make you stand out. Food in general is just getting sooo overrated, isn’t it? Foodies are the most pretentious, and if you watch “Top Chef” and pretend to know every single ingredient or form of ingredient on the show, then get out of my house. And please stop taking pictures of your food and posting them all over the internet.
2. Mustaches. I’m a nerd and just love the word “moustache,” but I hate your mustache finger tattoo, your pint glasses that make you look like you have a mustache (but you’re a girl, omg!), your T-shirts, etc. It might have been cute three years ago, but just stop! Disclaimer: If I can get my dog to wear a fake mustache, that will always be cute. Your dog can do it too, I suppose.
3. “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Yeah, this slogan was totally cute when it debuted as a way to keep the English calm when they lived in perpetual fear of the Nazis’ bombs and invasions! And the posters go so well with my IKEA loveseat! This also applies to all variations. Cut. It. Out.
Are there any 2012 trends that you wish would just disappear in 2013? Surely there will be other terrible ones that replace them in the new year, but at least they’ll be *new* – for a while. It’s not really a trend, but I wish the Kardashians could just go away, along with everyone’s desire to keep up with “celebrity” news. Oh, and “celebrity” dancing competition shows. How is that a thing, let alone a popular thing? 2013 can’t come soon enough!