Thing That Were Cool Until They Became Mainstream (20 GIFS)

Posted in GIF       22 Dec 2022       2584       6 GALLERY VIEW

"Visiting major historical sites…

Most of them have been turned into badly maintained, super expensive tourist traps.

Add in the trash and damages tourists do, and yikes."

 

"Used to love Airbnb years ago. Now it’s pricier than a lot of decent hotels, and some of the house rules are nutty."

 

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"We had an amazing Halloween house in our small town, walking distance from my place. Every year the family who owned it would bring in Hollywood-level props and lighting and 10 or so actors in full regalia to replicate a Pirates of the Caribbean scene all around the property. The Jack Sparrow was a dead ringer for Johnny Depp. Every kid would get a bag full of real candy, not the mini Halloween stuff.

Unfortunately, people started coming from other towns and it turned into a mob scene to the point that cops had to direct traffic and they shut it down."

 

"You used to be one of only a few people around bidding on storage lockers. It used to be a fun hobby I gave up on because it became too popular and people are grossly overpaying for the lockers which is often time just paying to make a dump run for someone."

 

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"Flying drones. Thanks to all the idiots doing dumb sh#t with them, it’s not even worth getting into the hobby nowadays – you pretty much can’t fly anywhere worth flying, need all sorts of permits, are constantly risking hefty fines or even being investigated for terrorism… no thanks."

 

"One of the small towns I’ve lived in has an annual street fair, used to be great as you’d have local artists and crafters, local food trucks and kids rides, and while it did bring in outside people for the day, it was predominantly locals so you’d wander around and stop often to chat.

Local politician decided to set up a booth one year, the next year the opponent did the same thing and now one whole street of the fair is just filled with local politicians handing out flyers and trying to get people to vote for them. Really dragged down the tone of the fair."

 

"Adblock.

Now every website has a warning. It used to be a rare sight."

 

"Cooking shows. It used to be a few talented chefs who had shows to teach. Now it’s every damn celebrity who can or cannot cook making the same recipes as everyone else."

 

"Thrift shopping"

 

"Yup. 15 years ago the prices were soooo cheap and you could always find a gem. Now they’re always crowded and everything is overpriced and you might find something good once every 2-3 visits if you’re lucky."

 

"Driving to work early. I used to do it, but now it’s the same as morning Rush hour."

 

"Etsy. Started out as a legit community to buy & sell original handmade arts & crafts, all kinds of art made and sold by the artists. It was really cool. Then it started to turn a profit and it became whatever the f@#k it is now."

 

"Apple picking. Orchards used to involve parking on a dirt lot, climbing trees to get the best fruit, and paying per bag. Visiting a farm. That’s it. Now there’s ADMISSION, paid parking, hay rides, food stands, live music, photo-taking areas, etc.

Feels like a tourist trap. Because it is."

 

"Youtube

people used to make content for fun, now everything is optimized and monetized and scripted to death."

 

"Writing children’s books. Used to be an art form, then every celebrity has written one."

 

"More like “every celebrity has paid a ghostwriter to write one for them.”"

 

"Streaming services. The fact that they all have to compete for licensing rights to every show/movie means that the more streaming services there are the more expensive they get and the less they have to offer because they have to out bid each other."

 

"Living in Iceland got f@#ked up due to Iceland becoming a popular tourist destination. Prices are way up, housing has skyrocketed (lots of reasons, big one being air bnb) and our nature monuments are slowly being eroded by dumb@$$ tourists. I’m a native, but I can barely afford to live here anymore."

 

"Shopping at Target yesterday"

 

"Sweet Caroline at EVERY F@#KING sports event"

 

"House flipping/renos.

Look, not every home needs marble counters and spa ensuite bathrooms. Keep it simple so the houses can be afforded by regular people."

 

"Social media"

 

"Really enjoyed Facebook when you had to use a college email address"

 

"Before there was a timeline and the newsfeed was chronologically ordered rather than by most popular."

 



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Barticus 1 year ago
#7
Switch to pihole, my dudes.
       
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Andrea 1 year ago
Barticus,

This. Easy to set up, simple customization, fun statistics.
       
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Midge 1 year ago
#16 welcome to everywhere. it's because of forced immigration and then the rich just come in and buy it all up, like colonization. but don't call it that LOL
       
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Morey 1 year ago
#16 Maybe if the locals would stop catering to tourist and accepting their money you wouldn't have so many visiting there.
       
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Jehiel 1 year ago
Basically MONEY ruined everything
       
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Rilly 1 year ago
#20 As we're now finding out/confirming, social media has become the propaganda arm of the US government... the CCP as well.
       
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