Friday, May 02, 2008

Three Trends That Need to Die NOW

1) I read a lot of food blogs, and the comment sections are stuffed full of the words "om nom nom," or, "nom nom nom" when presented with a picture of a juicy cheeseburger or freshly made macarons. People, please. The Cookie Monster thing was funny for approximately 17 seconds, but now that this onomatopoeic Muppet phrase is finding its way onto blogs that have NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOD, it needs to go the way of the dodo. If you can't find anything non-Muppet to say, please don't say anything at all.

2) The use of the word "green" as a verb to describe the taking of ecologically friendly measures. "We're greening our office." "We have to green America's highways." It's as bad as "growing our revenue," another phrase I can't stand.

3) Professional pictures of people's feet that are somehow supposed to represent their personality. Hasn't the so-called "statement" of Chuck Taylors with a tuxedo been done to the point where it is no longer a statement, and therefore no longer worth the stupid photo? I actually like the photography of some of the people who shot these, so where oh where is this demand for foot fotos coming from? It's almost as bad as the now tiresomely ubiquitous "jump shot." What am I not getting here?

I'm going to Pennsylvania this weekend, primarily to escape technology and its seductive luring of me to blogs that threaten to drive me mad with all the chomping choruses of "om nom nom."


Blogger Chunk said...

when it comes to marketing, green is the new extreme, yo.

12:37 AM  

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