I’m not gonna name names, but there are so many bands that I loved when I was younger that are still at it that are just flat-out painful to see now.
I give them credit for keeping it going, but jeez…it’s not pretty.
What do you think used to be great but is now really bad?
AskReddit users shared their thoughts.
1. All cracked up.
I used to read every new article Cracked put out. Somewhere along the line the quality started dipping and and the site’s ad cancer went through the roof.
I haven’t been on there in years now.”
2. Do you remember?
Just finished watching The Orange Years on Hulu, really great documentary on early/90s Nickelodeon.
Brought back a lot of great memories I have of those simpler times.”
They sold the trademark to a Chinese company and changed the real product to Solevair.
I’ve had my handmade in England ones for I think 6 years now and was wearing them daily. Except for the sole (just worn down) they’re still good boots.
My husband has bought 2 pairs over the last 2 years and both of them are… well broken!”
They used to be AMAZING. They were sold off awhile ago. I still have a ton of tools by them that are old as hell but barely have a scuff marks on them.
Hell, I have two lawnmowers I still use on a regular basis that I got from my grandfather and they were bought in the late 60’s or early 70’s! The entire motor and everything is original on it.
Nowadays, I wouldn’t buy a step stool from them.”
5. All downhill.
Used to be an innovative dating site with a multitude of features that distinguished it from its competitors.
Everything went downhill when the Match group bought it.”
“The Internet in general.
I used to be able to search Google for a subject and then get a list of reliable websites to read from.
Now it’s 99% c**p infomercials/ad ridden sites that all want to sell me s**t I don’t need.”
7. No fun.
A few years ago it used to be amazing good fun, but the app is basically k**ling it because you have to pay for everything.”
8. Crazy market.
“The search to buy your first home used to be exciting and filled with choices.
Now it’s “take it or leave it” overpriced homes you can’t afford, in a terrible neighborhood.
Or continue paying your super high rent.”
9. Not so glamorous anymore.
From the incredible shrinking seat, crazy people, Covid, no food, baggage fees, carry on fees to questions about planes safety.”
10. The great outdoors?
“Being able to go outside.
Maybe not so much in the cities, but in the suburbs there was all these open fields and forests to go into, you could stay out till the sun went down just riding your bike. Now those fields and forests are paved over and turned into a strip mall. Those big areas with play grounds? Bulldozed for some sh**ty half a**ed jungle gym.
Can’t go out on the streets no more. Kids get the cops called on them constantly. So much more private property too.
And if you wanna go somewere that isn’t outside, you better cough up some money. Every place charges you to be there now. And not for long.”
11. I agree.
It was so good back in the ’90s. Actual music videos, shows with artists, Unplugged, Daria, Beavis and Butthead, Aeon Flux, TRL, etc.
Then Pimp My Ride and Cribs were pretty fun though it was the start of reality tv style shows.”
12. Not the same…
It’s been steady downhill ever since Seth stopped writing.”
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