Sunday, January 4, 2015

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be

Looking at buzzfeed lists of stuff 90s kids look back fondly on -- some of which actually came AFTER my youth (or perhaps my parents just didn't feel a compelling urge to have purple ketchup in the house)... I wonder if we're rapidly approaching some sort of weird folded over on itself again state of "metanostalgia".

In five years will we be saying "hey, remember how there used to be all those remember this list articles?"

What happens when we cast our thoughts back fondly on some collection of nostalgia that was retro style in the first place? "Hey, I found this old 'Which Happy Days character are you' Quiz!"

I think that's probably the day SkyNet becomes self-aware.