I’m more interested in things people don’t like than the other way around. I find its easier represent yourself by explaining the things that are opposite of you than something that is suppose to define you.
In that vein, here is a list of things I boycotted in the year of our lord, 2012:
1. Big Sean
Who gave this guy a rap deal? I can’t wrap my head around how basic his lyrics are. I don’t even think that rappers need to be “hard” as they say but wow, this guy is softer than the month-old bananas that currently are rotting in my fridge. Perhaps the most frustrating part about Big Sean is that Kanye hails him as this great lyricist. How do I even respond to that? What?
2. Tumblr (sort of)
I joined tumblr about 2 years ago and randomly followed some tumblogs that were suggested to me. I needed to populate my dashboard so I followed about everyone that was suggested for me. Design? Sure I enjoy a good coffee table. Fashion? Well yeah, I studied abroad in Europe. Modern Art? Man, I’m so excited for some inspiration. *follow follow follow.*
What ensued was a constant stream of tattooed models, depressing quotes about the human condition and really really expensive coffee tables. The seedy underbelly of tumblr is actually a hyper-stimulated fashionista playground where “chasing cool” becomes a really disgusting subscription to the blogs you follow.
I had to unfollow everything and start from scratch. Now, my dashboard is a mix of Slate articles and cat pics, as order has been restored to my internet experience.
Edit: Only worth-while fashion tumblr is fuckyeahmenswear.tumblr.com
3. Bad Parody Twitter Accounts
I only personally know about 15% of the people I follow on Twitter. For some reason a lot of people I know from High School or other past endeavors love to retweet unfunny, low-brow tweets from fake (but supposedly funny) accounts. ¿Por que? Twitter is synonymous with Comedy, what’s with all the bad retweets?
Bad parody Twitter accounts include: Fill Warrell, Not Bill Walton, The Prez Obama, Fake ESPN