Do you like to stay on top of what's "in" and what's "cool"? Of course y'do! I don't know anybody that doesn't. What are some things that are like, totally so five minutes ago?

We're there together, right? I'm just tryin' to stay in step with my kids. They've got their finger on the pulse beat of what's cool. I remember when I was a teenager in high school. All about image and cool. Trying to fit in and make a good impression. Now, according to my kids, I'm Mayor Nodberg of Snoozeville. I know the truth: that I'm still their favorite person - just not when they're hangin' with their friends!

What's not cool anymore? What's so five minutes ago?

Here's a Top Five~



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    Although it's been trying to make a comeback in movies and on television as part of - what? - character personality, apparently smoking is not as cool as it once was.

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    Wearing a backpack by one strap

    I used to do this all the time. Pretty much everybody I knew in school did this. Grab your backpack and throw it over one should by one strap. Of course, by the end of the day, we were pretty much hunchbacks from that. Now, it's the "in thing" to wear a back pack by both straps!

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    Wearing Wristbands for a Cause

    I'd love to have a Colbert Nation wristband. My wife and I used those silicone wristbands as a fundraiser to bring our son, Justin, home. But the fad has come and gone and it's not cool to wear those wristbands for a cause any more.

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    Using Text Slang

    It used to be cool to use text-speak, or slang. Abbreviating everything. Like using "U" instead of you. Not anymore. Now people use whole words instead of slang.

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  • 1

    I guess we're all calm and carrying on. It used to be cool to tell people to Keep Calm and remember to carry a towel; or Keep Calm and Eat Nachos. Now, not so much.

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