For some reason I was thinking about pieces of culture that have departed from the world but which somehow didn’t “stick” well enough to persist even in the sphere of nostalgia. Like when people think about the early 1990s, the years when I was in college, they might well say “oh yeah, grunge” or “oh yeah, wearing used gas station T-shirts with a name stitched on” or “oh yeah, Twin Peaks” or “oh yeah, OK Soda” or whatever.
But no one says “oh yeah, Fido Dido.” So here I am doing it.
It is inherently hard to try to list things you’ve forgotten about. My list right now consists of
- Fido Dido
- Saying “bite me”
- Devil sticks (from Jason Starr)
That’s it. What have you got?