Pop culture trends come and go. Here are a few that are definitely gone. Put on your nostalgia caps, kids. Grab the collectable lunch box you’re using as a purse, throw a t-shirt under your favorite spaghetti strapped dress and prepare to take a walk down memory lane on a street with no name that has since been totally remolded and replaced with a way newer street that looks nothing like it used to but now has waaaay better Internet access.
1. . Apple Commercials
I actually had to text a friend to ask if Apple was still running televised ad campaigns. Compare that to when “I’m a Mac,” “And I’m a PC!” were the best part of prime time television, or at least the only commercials we didn’t use as a bathroom break.
2. . Olympic Ice Skating
Tanya Harding! Nancy Kerrigan! Oksana Baiul! Color me a girl who grew up in the midwest, but we knew who won, what they were wearing, and the US kicked bootie on the podium. Whatever happened to the days of innocence when a low blow to the knee was the worst thing to come out of professional sports. (NFL, I’m looking at you.)
3. . The George Foreman Grill
It’s how I leaned to cook and the reason I no longer have any idea how to cook! The George Foreman Grill came in a convenient “meat for one” size that fit perfectly into any dorm room or broken home.
4. . The Series Finale of MASH
Fiiiiine, it’s still technically socially relevant, but come on. If the reviews of Batman vs Superman have taught us anything it’s that the industry is grasping at straws. You know what they say: one man's trash is another man's billion dollar franchise.