Fads I Ignored, Fads I Liked August 8, 2007 / Neil Kramer / 37 Comments Fads I ignored — The Pet Rock The Chia Pet The Tamagotchi Fads I liked — Skinny ties The Macarena The “Braless” look Life in General, Products Previous post Nag Next post The White Suit 37 Comments Elisabeth August 8, 2007 at 4:51 am Pet rock – check (don’t ask!) Chia pet – check (I only had one, I swear!) Tamagotchi – check (my daughter had one, but I babysat for it many times) Skinny ties – I don’t wear them (although there was something sexy about that Annie Hall look…) The Macarena – check (summer of ’96, my then 14-year old French niece was visiting and taught it to us) The “braless” look – I wish! Neil, these are small lemons. I am dealing with small cantaloupes, here. Support is of the essence. Reply Noel August 8, 2007 at 5:16 am The name of a “look” need not be literally true. Or so the folks at Victoria’s Secret would have us believe. Reply Jennifer August 8, 2007 at 5:36 am I killed a Chia pet once. It was a cat. It sat on my counter for weeks, dying a slow death until someone finally pointed out that all the fur (foliage) was dead and brown. Oooops, guess you have to water them. Reply Amy K August 8, 2007 at 5:50 am I dealt with kids during the tamagotchi craze one summer at a camp. They always asked me to “pet sit” and I once had to sit for twenty…I let them all starve! Muahahahahahha Reply psychomom August 8, 2007 at 6:03 am Never had a pet rock, we used rocks to throw at dogs or to skip on the water at the pond. I do have a Chia Pet you can have, the seeds were slightly used for a science experiment. Why do kids (dads) think their mother would want this? Maybe because us moms baby-sit their Tomagotchis and let them die. Oops A Bolo tie should count as skinny, bet you’re sad you missed the Bolo tie fad. I refuse to line dance so a big NO to the Macarena or the Electric Slide. I blame my fear of line dancing on “Do the Hustle” Braless, Yup, my little LEDs are allowed to go braless, shit I can go topless and nobody notices. As for the ‘wife beater’ shirt, not a fad I will be adopting any time soon. And sorry Lance I’m not wearing any colored plastic wristbands either. Reply Nance August 8, 2007 at 6:17 am Chia pets are still around. They now come in all kinds of containers. Those things are like Cher, they just never, ever seem to be “out.” Reply Kelliqua August 8, 2007 at 6:32 am The braless look is out? Says who? Reply teahouseblossom August 8, 2007 at 6:36 am That’s too bad that you never went for the braless look for your breasts. You should try it; it’s quite liberating! ;o) Reply Finn August 8, 2007 at 7:06 am I’d have gone braless if I’d had cute little nips like that… Reply Bre August 8, 2007 at 7:16 am I always secretly wanted a chia pet… no idea why. Also, most women still go for the braless look when bumming around their apartments in scrubby clothes. Just sayin. Reply gorillabuns August 8, 2007 at 7:42 am i’m guessing your were a fan of “Friends.” Reply plain jane August 8, 2007 at 8:09 am What’s a bra? Reply churlita August 8, 2007 at 8:11 am I missed all the fads that you missed, and that braless look only really works for women with smaller breasts. Reply mrsatroxi August 8, 2007 at 8:36 am The first thing I do when I get home from work is rip off my bra. Does that count? Reply Arjewtino August 8, 2007 at 8:36 am I wore a skinny tie last night to a happy hour and everyone loved it. And by “loved it” I mean “they made fun of me and called me Flock of Seagulls”. Reply Guilty Secret August 8, 2007 at 8:59 am Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! As I scrolled down, my smile got wider and wider… Reply Neil August 8, 2007 at 9:01 am If Sophia allows me, maybe I put up a video from our wedding where everyone did the Macarena. I still remember it. Reply Dagny August 8, 2007 at 10:16 am I never understood the pet rock thing. What made these rocks better than one that you found in your yard? And what really got to me was when the guy started a pet rock cemetery — a wall into which he would add your rock with a little cement. Reply CJ August 8, 2007 at 10:39 am I love skinny ties… and the braless look. Reply sputnik August 8, 2007 at 10:58 am Pet Rock, no. Chia Pet, yes. and high-top white Reebok aerobics shoes! And legwarmers a la Jamie Curtis. And early music videos, such as this one, Lionel Richie’s “Hello”–enjoy the utter cheesiness, but especially the sculpture at the end, which looks just like a Chia Head of LR! Reply sputnik August 8, 2007 at 10:59 am Darn it, sorry, I forgot the link for above reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDZcqBgCS74 Reply ajooja August 8, 2007 at 11:20 am My daughter had one of those stupid Tamaguchi’s that used to wake me up in the middle of the night. I got mad and threw it out in the backyard. 🙂 Reply Dustin August 8, 2007 at 11:23 am Fads I wish would freaking hurry up and die: Giant Ugly Sunglasses! Reply plain jane August 8, 2007 at 12:10 pm I was way ahead of pet rocks. Even though I was ordinarily very shy and still don’t have an entrepreneurial bone in my body…in junior high a friend an I sold invisible fleas in little boxes. We would have the invisible fleas perform tricks as part of the sales pitch. Alas, my moment in the sun was even more short-lived than the pet rock fad. Reply Jack August 8, 2007 at 12:38 pm Pet Rocks prove that some people will buy anything. Reply Brad July 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm I concur. Pet Rocks were Stewpid back in the day. Reply Therese August 8, 2007 at 12:52 pm Hehehehehehehehehhehe. I love the Macarena, still. They still play it at weddings. Reply Lefty August 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm Holy crap! I am SO angry I didn’t go to BlogHer. I just bet that at the conclusion of that video, just after they turned the camera off, there was wild girl-on-girl sex. Reply Juliness August 8, 2007 at 1:29 pm Priceless video! Reply kanani August 8, 2007 at 3:01 pm My sister had a Pet Rock. And when I was a little kid, I paint pictures of animal on small rocks and sell them in a boutique. It was very cool. Reply Iron Fist August 8, 2007 at 6:04 pm Wow. They are not what I thought a bunch of mommy bloggers would look like. Reply Neil August 8, 2007 at 6:29 pm Blogging keeps you young and energetic. Reply V-Grrrl August 9, 2007 at 11:37 am I can’t believe I was captured on video!!!! That’s me in the jeans. : ) Reply steppingoverthejunk August 9, 2007 at 6:51 pm I wear tank tops without bras. Just sayin’ Reply Dave February 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm I always enjoy the braless look here. It’s not so much the size, it’s how they look! Reply Brad July 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm I agree, size does NOT matter. Unfortunately, after its heyday in the 60s & 70s, I have not been able to find a lot of braless females except in Northampton MA and at Bishop Park in the Athens GA organic produce/farmers market. Reply Dave February 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm As far as Chia pets, always good for a white elephant gift! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.