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Dumbest popular things?

    • 145 posts
    March 22, 2014 1:13 PM EDT

    There are so many crazes that have become hugely popular today and a lot of them are very stupid. What are your thoughts on these things?

    I think that of all the popular things, one of the dumbest is swag.

  • March 22, 2014 2:20 PM EDT

    Can you explain what's dumb about yoloswag?

    I think the yolo mentality has helped me be more daring than usual.

    • 1483 posts
    March 22, 2014 2:28 PM EDT
    Every joke grows old and becomes dumb if used in every possible circumstence. Unfortunately the majority of internet folk don't care and most (if not all) popular things grow old in few days after constant overuse.
    • 1483 posts
    March 22, 2014 2:32 PM EDT
    I didn't know the term, googled it. Is the urban dictionary definition correct?
    • 145 posts
    March 22, 2014 2:59 PM EDT

    Yolo is fine with me, it's got a great message: live life to the fullest. But a lot of people use it as an excuse to do stupid stuff. You never hear people say, "Going to donate $50.00 to charity, yolo". You always hear "Going to get high, yolo", which makes me sad because people don't use it correctly...

    • 145 posts
    March 22, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

    We idolize people like Miley Cyrus, we can't be that smart... 

  • March 22, 2014 3:17 PM EDT
    We're only the third smartest things on Earth. Behind dolphins and, obviously, rats.
  • March 22, 2014 3:20 PM EDT

    No, that's probably what it is in America, here where I live you're yoloswag when you are daring. Like if you're out with your friends, spot a nice chick, then your buddies go "yolo, son", and you have to transcend swag and get the courage to go talk to her. Or when you dare jump off the highest platform at a swiming pool. Or when you go skydiving.

    I don't see why it would be associated with dubstep, I hate that kind of music, I'm a heavy metal fan and also follow the yoloswag mentality.

    • 1483 posts
    March 22, 2014 3:28 PM EDT

    I see. Don't know the reason for the word choice, for me plain daring/dare sounds more organic and fitting than "yolo". Anyway, I like your version and highly dislike the dictionary version

    • 49 posts
    March 22, 2014 3:45 PM EDT

    Justin. Bieber.

  • March 22, 2014 3:47 PM EDT


    • 74 posts
    March 22, 2014 4:23 PM EDT

    YOLO is an initialism for You Only Live Once.

    "You Only Live Once" is an old saying, and a fine one at that, but initialising it to YOLO and then plastering that all over the place is what gets on some of our nerves.

    I'm a bit confused on 'swag' as it's being used here, though. To me 'swag' is synonymous with 'bling', it's decorative jewelry. So... what the heck is YOLOswag??

    • 87 posts
    March 22, 2014 4:27 PM EDT

    Kill it with fire!

    • 74 posts
    March 22, 2014 4:30 PM EDT

    I hate 420. Just call the stuff what it is, already.

  • March 22, 2014 4:54 PM EDT

    Swag = swagger = being proud of oneself, the way we say it at least.

    • 145 posts
    March 22, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    That makes sense. Here it's used way differently 

    • 360 posts
    March 22, 2014 5:01 PM EDT

    I once heard swag being used in another fashion:

    Secretly We Are Gay

  • March 22, 2014 5:03 PM EDT

    LOL how about this one... Guy In Real Life

    • 360 posts
    March 22, 2014 5:05 PM EDT

    Clever, here in Brazil we got plenty of those, especially not so long ago in carnaval 

  • March 22, 2014 5:44 PM EDT
    They do. Rats are the ones who paid to build the Earth 4.5 billion of years ago.
  • March 22, 2014 5:52 PM EDT
    Yeah. I'm getting it all from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :P

    Don't worry, I'm not that scientifically illiterate.
    • 966 posts
    March 22, 2014 5:56 PM EDT

    Damnit Moon Moon!

    • 490 posts
    March 22, 2014 6:03 PM EDT
  • March 22, 2014 6:18 PM EDT
    Don't worry, Henson, I'm not a creationist :P
  • Tom
    • 624 posts
    March 22, 2014 9:58 PM EDT

    This conversation can be readily summarized as Pop Culture: An Imbecile's Sophistication.