#3 Parents Trying To Be Cool Is Not Cool

May 6, 2008 at 3:09 pm 1 comment

I know it’s happened to you before your parents try to be like your friends, no not your friend, but like YOUR friends using slang words or talking/dressing (see picture for example 🙂 ) in a manner that is not normally like them. It is not only uncool, but embarrassing if done in front of your actual age friends and your friends think it is cool…your the only one not laughing though.

Parent\'s Trying To Be Cool

You can catch wanna be cool parents using slang that died out with hammer pants, Vanilla Ice and before flavor flav made a come back. Characterized by words like the bomb, off the chain, and PHAT. They also want to seem up to date by knowing the new hit singles by R&B, Rock, Pop and Rap Artist, but usually screw up their names or mix one singer with a rappers song. This may vary depending on your ethnicity, but we can all relate in one way or another.

This quote from College Humor says it all about uncool parents trying to relate to our music generation:

When Gwen Stefani’s song “Hollaback Girl” came on, my dad sang what he thought were the words while tapping his fingers and bobbing his head to the beat – “I ain’t no Harlem black girl.”
-Christine R.

And all of a sudden they want to be involved in activities that we do like going to the mall, playing PS3, WII, and XBOX 360 or recreational sports. Last but not least trying to learn the newest dance by our favorite artist. I can take it all the way back to the tootsie roll (might be past some of our ages), Soulja Boy, Cupid Shuffle, various Shakira/Beyonce moves and many, many other.

The fact this has been going on for generation to generation and Parents Just Don’t Understand.

What’s some examples of your parent’s trying to be young, hip and say things are The Bomb? 🙂

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  • 1. Timm  |  May 29, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    i dunno, my best friends father is a hardcore gamer. he’s way past 50 in age and we’re late 20’s early 30’s, we’ve learned though, (When we were early 20’s late teens) that if we wanted to beat him at Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Age of Empires, WoW, Halo, or even something as ridiculous as Pokemon, we’ve got to bring our A-Game. the man is a machine of strategy and hand eye coordination and pvp mastery.

    i will say though, when your parents try to blend, its mad corny, when they are just cool without trying, thats the win.


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