The Worst Trends of 2013

It’s really amazing how fast the year of 2013 came and went. While there are some things we’ll miss about the past year, nobody will miss these 15 terrible trends!

1) Harlem Shake Videos

It’s really amazing how fast the year of 2013 came and went. While there are some things we’ll miss about the past year, nobody will miss these 15 terrible trends!

The world may never know how Harlem Shake videos managed to go viral and stay popular for the better part of 2013. They don’t make sense and they’re certainly not funny. The only people who enjoy them are the people who actually make them, but forcing them on the rest of the world is annoying.

2) Twerking

Twerking is nothing new. Anyone who’s seen a hip hop video or been to a strip club in the last 20 years will can testify to that. Why is it then that in 2013 90% of the female population decided it was time to post ridiculous videos of themselves committing this act? It took a moderately sexy dance and turned it into an annoying blemish on every social media news feed on the planet.

3) Bitstrips

Bitstrips seemed like a neat trend at first, but when it hit the internet by storm it became so prevalent that many people had begun to communicate solely via single panel comic strips. If you were funny or talented enough to make comics you would. This annoying trend has Charles Schultz rolling in his grave.

4) Planking

The fact that people laying flat on their face in strange places has gained such astounding popularity speaks volumes about the human race as a whole. We are so out of touch with reality that staring at someone in a prone position passes for entertainment.

5) Instagraming Food Pics

There has never been a time in the history of the human race that anyone has had the thought “I wonder what Billy is having for lunch right now”. You know why? Because no one cares what your food looks like unless you’re going to share. Please internet, stop showing us pictures of what you’re eating. No one cares.

6) “Call Me Maybe” Parodies

If you’re like most people on the planet the song “Call Me Maybe” being played on the radio every 15 minutes was bad enough. The annoying popularity of that song was only surpassed by the equally annoying and some how less avoidable parodies the song inspired on the internet.

7) Grumpy Cat Memes

The Grumpy Cat Meme wasn’t terrible when it first hit the internet in 2013. Now that it’s impossible to scroll through your newsfeed without seeing at least one Grumpy Cat telling you he doesn’t care for you it’s gotten played out.

8) Oh So Clever E Cards

The first few hundred times you read an Ecard you probably chuckled. When it got to the thousandth it stopped being funny. These memes have become so popular that some people on your friends list have stopped bothering to write anything real or original. Why bother? There’s an Ecard that sums up exactly how you feel in a way much more clever than you’ll ever be able to express.

9) “Keep Calm” Memes

Let’s put an end to these memes once and for all. Keep Calm and do something. There. That about covers everything you could ever want to say. No need to post it on Facebook or wear it on your shirt. We get it.

10) Memes in General

You know what? There’s already several memes on this list, so we’re calling it. 2013 has officially been the year memes stopped being clever and started being annoying. You went too far internet. You had a good thing and you did it over and over until it’s not fun anymore. This is why we can’t have nice things.

11) Candy Crush Saga

Of all the social media games out there none have gotten to the level of addiction that Candy Crush has. Unlike it’s predecessors Candy Crush Saga encourages you to force the game on your friends in order to keep playing, and while that’s a piece of marketing genious for future generations to admire, it’s annoying for everyone who doesn’t play the game. It’s about time Candy Crush went the way of Angry Birds.

12 Mustache Mania

Pop culture’s obsession with the mustache in 2013 is something that seriously needs to be put to rest in the New Year. If you’re not Ron Swanson, a 1970’s porn star or a police officer you need to leave the mustache to the professionals.

13) “Sagging” Skinny Jeans

Remember how stupid everyone looked back in the 90’s when “sagging” your pants was cool? Do you also remember back in 2007 when it became popular for guys to wear skinny jeans and how stupid that looks? Why, oh why, have we decided to combined those two awful fashion trends into one super powered mutant of a fashion freak show? How is it even possible for your pants to fashionably when they’re so tight you need baby oil to get in and out of them? The physics behind it is mind boggling.

14) Pretending to be a Nerd

In the words of Tyler Durden “Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken”, and in the same way wearing horned rimmed glasses and a bow tie does not make you a nerd. Nerds have spent the better part of their life being picked on and put down, and now that it’s suddenly hip to be a “Nerd” you’d think it was their time to shine. But nooooooo, all off a sudden all of the beautiful people are “nerds” too, and the real nerds are still left on the sidelines. So knock it off! Make it your New Years Resolution to find your own thing and let the nerds have there’s.

15) YOLO

If only one trend from 2013 disappears in the New Year it should be YOLO. For many years there was the Latin motto “Carpe Diem” was used to inspire people to make something of themselves and work hard to achieve greatness in the hear and now. In 2013 the phrase was bastardized into YOLO and used to inspire a generation to make poor life decisions all under the guise of wisdom. This is one trend we certainly won’t be sad to see go.