Originally Posted by Sanglier
This is only tangentially relevant to this thread, but have any of you who have teenagers at home noticed that thrifting has become a cool social thing to do for these kids? Apparently this is triggered by the surprise hit "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore, an Eminem kind of rapper from Seattle. The song only talked about old clothes, but the 'this is f- awesome" sentiment expressed in the refrain is certainly one that many of us have personally experienced, some more often than others.
At least my kid is no longer embarrassed to be seen with me at these venues, for the time being.
The somewhat recent cool nerd cult classic movie, Napoleon Dynamite, too, had a scene where Napoleon and Pedro shopped for an awesome outfit for the school formal. I would have laughed out loud, had the scene continued past the sporting goods section, and Napoleon pulls out a 9.5/10 St. Vincent PS85, and declares, "[long sigh] What a decroded piece of crap!" and chucks it back in the cardboard barrel.