Bye, bye 2012

I was inspired by my favorite YouTube personality, Kid Fury, doing a video on his Top 12 People to Stay in 2012, so I thought I’d do a similar thing, but with trends, words, people, and anything else I can think of that annoys me.

At first I was worried I couldn’t think of 10 things do include, but then I thought, “nah, the question is how will I keep the list as short as 10?!” I can already think of things that have in these lists for years, and that will not stop me from including them in my list, if I deem them worthy. This is probably going to be big a list of my Pop Culture pet peeves. There are no expiration dates!

So here goes!

10. Crazy ass weather patterns having names, meteorologists trying to make derecho happen, and power companies screwing customers in the aftermath.
I don’t know about many other places, but here there’ll be a freak storm once every other year or so. And with them come crazy power outages. Customers go days w/o power, and then, in the aftermath the power companies raise rates to make up for fixing their own outage issues. Sounds fair, right? Not to mention these power companies have been posting record profits in recent years. I simply do NOT have the time. They need to cut that mess out and stop screwing customers!

9. Crazy people shooting up our entire country. 🙁
My heart still hurts after the tragedy in Newtown. I don’t know what the solution is, but I’m not willing to just accept that “this is the world we live in” and we can’t do anything about these incidents. I will continue to pray, but I hope we’ve seen the last of these events.

8. Begging for celebrity/athlete RTs and follows
If you’re on Twitter, then you understand this. This needs to stop. These people in the spotlight don’t care. They’re not going to follow you back, and often times, if they do RT you, it’s so you stop harassing them. So, please, cut it out y’all!

7. This is minor, but people who give serious replies to obvious jokes and sarcasm.
I’m a big proponent of sarcasm and I simply cannot stand when people give serious responses to things I’m obviously joking about. Someone really needs to make ‘sarcasm font’ a real thing, because folks on the Internet are wound too tightly.

6. “Niggas/Bitches/Hoes/Dudes be like…” posts & collages
I hate everything about these type of collages that flood my Instagram feed. First of all I hate all use of the N-word, but these posts generally make for of people for saying one thing and completely failing at it, like this and this. As it is with most trends, the Internet runs things in the ground, & this “_____ be like…” stuff needs to stay in 2012.

Read on for my Top 5 things that need to stay in 2012…