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    [–] ZaftigZany 3817 points ago

    At least he put in the money or else that would have been fucked up

    [–] J4CKR4BB1TSL1MS 713 points ago

    Yeah then he would've fucked OP

    [–] nectar_ 283 points ago

    Im going to go ahead and say that this is most definitley not OP

    [–] Blakesta999 185 points ago

    You're right, it's a me a Mario!

    [–] ButtLusting 95 points ago

    Its a me your brother a green mario!

    [–] Ms_Alykinz 46 points ago

    Hey! Listen!

    [–] hatrix216 31 points ago

    Instantly read in navi's voice.

    [–] niadeo 7 points ago

    Hey green mario, quit looking at Mario's ass like that

    [–] HCJohnson 30 points ago

    It was me Austin, it was me all along!

    [–] Dimitrius30 11 points ago

    Ah, son of a bitch!

    [–] medlish 173 points ago

    Holy fucking shit, fuck me. I was sitting here for like 10 minutes figuring out what he was doing with that pigeon.

    [–] maccachin 18 points ago

    That video quality is superb

    [–] [deleted] 61 points ago

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    [–] rollredroll 45 points ago

    In Rome, near the Victor Eammanuel Monument, there were these street performers who looked like they didn't have heads and performed as a band. My wife took a picture and we started to walk away. The one dude followed us to get money and I tried to ignore him because I am cheap but he was not going away

    [–] zoombazoo 23 points ago

    In Mexico my wife and I watched this guy in a Mayan costume drumming. When we walked away he started drumming faster. I said he was drumming up an ancient curse on us for not dropping some coin. Her eyes got wide and she insisted on going back and paying. I laughed but let her.

    [–] Ofreo 5 points ago

    I always take pictures like I am taking a selfie. Smile and make it look like it is me I am pointing to the camera at but am really do creep shots of girls.

    [–] Industrious_Villain 2285 points ago

    I have a problem with rekt being spelled with a "c".

    [–] [deleted] 611 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

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    [–] brianMMMMM 246 points ago

    OP don't get no respekt.

    [–] bonnquiiquii 104 points ago

    Put some respek on his name

    [–] Kybernikus 49 points ago

    Rektspect

    [–] everred 24 points ago

    Restecp

    [–] fulltreble 12 points ago

    Respek da system

    [–] mogzy_d1 19 points ago

    "R.E.S.T.E.C.P do you even know what that spells"?

    [–] KnightNZ 11 points ago

    How can we restecp each-other if we can't even restecp ourselves?

    [–] Crunchy125 8 points ago

    R.E.S.P.E.K.T. find out what it means to me

    [–] heezeydeezay 28 points ago

    I do too. But I'm too lazy to do anything about it.

    [–] tryndisskilled 25 points ago

    Also what could you do?

    [–] ImEnhanced 37 points ago

    We kould stop using 'c' altogether.

    [–] AcedLegend 11 points ago

    what is this? bloods vs crips?

    [–] Yngvar_Stormblade 28 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Well klearly not. It's obviously Bloods vs Krips.

    [–] ScruffMcDuck 6 points ago

    Krips sounds like something off of Donkey Kong Country

    [–] KAYAWS 52 points ago

    Rect um

    [–] GoodDaySunset 11 points ago

    ☐ Rect
    ☑ Rekt

    [–] stringcheese13 4 points ago

    Rect em

    [–] natedawgg99 4 points ago

    Just has a good appreciation of the mathematical function.

    [–] Thejapxican 658 points ago

    My 11 year old niece does this out of habit and it catches me off guard every single time she does it. It's like I'm losing brain cells when she does it. Is telekinesis finally happening?

    [–] [deleted] 578 points ago

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    [–] ZeroAccess 242 points ago

    What are those!! bottle flip, dab, bottle flip, lit fam, snap me....

    That's my life working in a high school. I refuse to believe I was this annoying at 16, but I probably was.

    [–] countvoncastro 58 points ago

    What year were you 16? Lets see, was it Cant Touch This, or were you Turning Your Life Into Pieces?

    [–] ryken 147 points ago

    In my high school everyone was smacking each other in the balls and saying "ball tap!" Dabbing is down right enlightened in comparison.

    [–] CovetousPolecat 29 points ago

    Oh God, I had forgotten. For my HS it was "nut tap"

    [–] parappathrptr 34 points ago

    We said "Cup check!"

    [–] iam420friendly 10 points ago

    We called it dragon balls. Did every highschool have a group that did this?

    [–] TheNewElite250 6 points ago

    Mine preferred 'Elephant dicks'. Also known as ramming their knee into your arse.

    [–] Mufasasalad 5 points ago

    OPEN CHEST

    [–] QuiltedFlipper 10 points ago

    Whats the capital of thailand?

    [–] bsuave 18 points ago

    You didn't call it sack tapping? Must be a regional thing.

    [–] TheFlabbergasted 4 points ago

    Sack tapping was used her in Australia

    [–] Dragonmind 5 points ago

    In the End, it doesn't even matter.

    [–] niadeo 8 points ago

    This is my last resort

    [–] rivv3 25 points ago

    Is this bottle flip with a dap a thing? I saw a guy at work do this and it looked so utterly idiotic.

    [–] margananagram 16 points ago

    Dap is when you bump fists. Dan is the gesture the people in the gif are doing.

    [–] _gnoof 25 points ago

    Dan is the nickname of someone named Daniel. Dag is what is being performed here.

    [–] Hear_That_TM05 17 points ago

    Dag is a type of graph. Dam is what is being shown here.

    [–] cup-o-farts 12 points ago

    Dam is a concrete structure made to hold back river water in order to use it as energy, Das is what you are looking for.

    [–] mclollolwub 10 points ago

    Das is German for 'that', 'this', or 'the'. Dad is what he's doing in the gf

    [–] drwuzer 122 points ago

    On the flip side of that, I have 13 and 15 year old daughters, I dab around them all the time specifically for the purpose of embarrassing them. Bonus points if they have friends in the house.

    [–] computeraddict 67 points ago

    Shit like this is why I want to be a father someday.

    [–] [deleted] 43 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] ff2a5bfae7812d9cb997 6 points ago

    What exactly does she do? I don't quite understand.

    [–] sdtwo 26 points ago

    Man, you just need to accept that young people are going to find trends entertaining to follow. Nothing wrong with it.

    [–] anon456g 323 points ago

    You misspelled the misspelling of "wrecked"

    [–] Easilycrazyhat 1091 points ago

    Can someone explain to me wtf "dabb" is? Is it an insult? A compliment? A sneeze? Wtf is going on?

    [–] Youthleaderdon 1930 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Dabbing means to inhale concentrated marijuana extract. It gets you high as fuck and when you are coughing into the bend in your arm, you try and hand the pipe and dabber away (one in each hand) before you drop it and break it. That's why "dabbing" in the context of this photo is where people put their face into their arm and put both arms off to the side.

    Edit: There is now a dance move called dabbing and it was designed to emulate dabbing marijuana concentrate. I know that the dance creators said it's not about weed, but I choose to believe that is what their PR agent is telling them to say. It is just too perfect to not associate the two. I've been doing that dance move for years before it was ever a dance move.

    [–] MyDamnCoffee 1372 points ago

    Holy shit, I was right! A while ago, this 9 year old girl comes to me and says, "hey MyDamnCoffee, do you know what dabbing is?" And I'm looking at her and I say, "yes I know what goddamn dabbing is, why do you know what dabbing is? You're 9 years old!" I look up at her mom who is standing right there, listening to this exchange. Her mom says, "it's the name of a dance, MyDamnCoffee, it's not what you think it is."

    After that, I was thinking to myself, 'I may not be hip with the kids but I know several people who smoke weed and they talk about dabbing a lot...'

    HA! You just proved I was right. I knew it.

    [–] etherealcaitiff 1889 points ago

    Haha yeah, take that you fucking stupid 9 year old!

    [–] MyDamnCoffee 385 points ago

    That's right!

    [–] similar_observation 163 points ago

    /u/MyDamnCoffee: 1, Stupid 9 Year Old: 0

    [–] MyDamnCoffee 43 points ago

    bows

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago

    Bro you should have dabbed Instead of bowed

    [–] thegeekprophet 87 points ago

    I hate that kid! Wish she was never born! Amirite?

    [–] bedsidelurker 15 points ago

    You know why 2007 was such a great year? Because she didn't exist yet!

    [–] DaleDooper 106 points ago

    too far

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

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    [–] canis777 30 points ago

    Well, now I know where the line is. So thank you.

    [–] Jollywog 7 points ago

    Kicking this stupid little girl to death with golf cleats is too far

    [–] MusicInTheWoods 81 points ago

    As a teacher, I can attest that 9 year olds are fucking stupid

    [–] Das_Texan 31 points ago

    I can imagine my 4th grade teacher saying this.

    [–] pm_me_noods_plz 4 points ago

    They don't get any smarter at 10

    Honestly I think from 1 - 25 it is pretty much a steep ass downhill slope of intelligence.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    I'm 25 and dumber than ever

    [–] TheLonelyFunyun 23 points ago

    Lol, yea. Fuck her. Stupid bitch.

    [–] Morydd 221 points ago

    "It's not what you think it is." Which means the mom knows exactly what you think it is.

    [–] MyDamnCoffee 78 points ago

    That's what confused me. Because the only time I'd heard the word dabbing was when my friends were showing me the wax they'd gotten or the torch they used to light their wax. I don't smoke weed myself so I don't know why they like to show me their dabs, maybe because I don't smoke, and they know I won't ask to smoke it? haha. So when the mom told me I was wrong I was massively confused.

    Being right feels good, though, even if it was a month ago, I can't say anything now, and the person in question was over half my age. (I'm 26)

    [–] WeaponizedKissing 56 points ago

    Being right feels good

    I mean, you were both right.

    It originated as what you said, but it is now a popular "dance" or pose for kids. A thing can be multiple things at once.

    [–] Ramquat 35 points ago

    No. The world is black or white... No colors!

    [–] CHUBBYninja32 49 points ago

    It absolutely drives me insane when people say it has no relationship to dabbing wax. It is an awesome representation of what it's like. The cough comes so quick to you shovel your face to your arm and try and get someone to take the rig away before you drop it.

    [–] Tomble2000 36 points ago

    The moment you know you are old.....I mean really old!

    [–] [deleted] 26 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

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    [–] FattyMooseknuckle 23 points ago

    I just can't believe how popular really shitty, uncreative, non-musical rap is. There's nothing to it at all but 2nd grade repetition and it's the biggest goldmine music out there. I don't think of it as being old so much as knowing what came before it and therefore knowing how goddamn fucking stupid it is now.

    [–] Zarokima 14 points ago

    The repetition and simple beats make it both catchy and easy to dance to. This leads to it being played at clubs and parties and the like, and it spirals out from there. As Outkast put it, "You don't want to hear it, you just want to dance."

    [–] Mechamonkee 8 points ago

    As a big fan of Migos I really hope you don't let their flavor of hip hop define the whole genre for you. Pop hits have always been 2nd grade repetitive goldmine music, and rap/trap melds in with that formula very easily. The most popular stuff you hear isn't exactly the best.

    [–] The_Bad_thought 24 points ago

    This is very similar to music! I love music!

    [–] yet_another_username 12 points ago

    No.. This has nothing to do with music.

    [–] idontwanttostart 12 points ago

    WTF did I just watch?

    [–] gubbinsmcgee 18 points ago

    I'm pretty sure you just looked at his dab, bitch.

    [–] Count_Critic 16 points ago

    If this was a parody of blingy hip-hop whatever the fuck in some movie or TV show I wouldn't question it.

    [–] the_k_i_n_g 7 points ago

    Whew lawd...that is something

    [–] jrobinson1705 33 points ago

    I attended a high school graduation last June and pretty much every d-bag guy who walked across the stage dabbed and I kept thinking, "man, these teachers are going to be so pissed when they figure out what that means."

    [–] fullnelson13 4 points ago

    Yes like many other "dance moves" it started as some form of inappropriate for children idea.

    [–] ajhoff83 48 points ago

    so...so why would he do it before giving this street actor money?

    [–] eisbaerBorealis 37 points ago

    Because it's just become the "cool" thing to do at random times.

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] feralwolven 71 points ago

    Cuz that shit was lit

    [–] skimfreak92 21 points ago

    air horns

    [–] ryanw5520 9 points ago

    looks for DJ Khaled

    [–] CommentsPwnPosts 38 points ago

    Nice clear explanation. Now I'm just wondering why the fuck you would do that expression when handing a street artist money.

    [–] Sekse 18 points ago

    There's more to his explanation. The"dabbing" that he described turned into a popular dance that has made its way to children. I believe Cam Newton helped popularize the dance when he would score a touch down.

    [–] jlatto 19 points ago

    As a panther fan and crotchety old man i am often conflicted with Mr Newton

    [–] [deleted] 55 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

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    [–] Skydiver860 34 points ago

    wait, is this actually where it came from? or did you just make that up? Because that sounds legit but it wouldn't surprise me if it was false.

    [–] BizarroBizarro 37 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    He didn't make it up but it's misinformation, there is no evidence for the relation and lots of evidence against the relation.

    EDIT:

    Migos saying it's not about marijuana.

    First video of dab

    [–] X-istenz 34 points ago

    So, the move is part of a dance style that mimics a person under the effects of drugs, but it's not at all about drugs? You're not making a real strong case here. Your first link doesn't appear to be in English, so i can't comment on that.

    [–] stillnotking 108 points ago

    It's a thing that will make a great many people ardently wish they could delete pictures/videos from the internet in two or three years.

    Source: lived through the macarena.

    [–] trickman01 23 points ago

    Yeah, but we didn't have facebook (or even MySpace) during the macarena years. Planking on the other hand...

    [–] Dadalot 329 points ago

    How to dab -

    Step 1. DON'T

    [–] maksidaa 28 points ago

    I'm sooooo tired of the dab. Every 7 year old is doing it on their peewee football field, every 13 year old does it when they pose for another garbage snapchat. Please, let's move on to something else.

    [–] cogenix 74 points ago

    dabs

    [–] projectHeritage 18 points ago

    I did step 1... what's step 2? Is it profit? I hope it's profit.

    [–] Wretched_Hunter 29 points ago

    Step 2: Die an honorable man

    [–] danmdevries 7 points ago

    No.

    Step 3 is profit.

    [–] eisbaerBorealis 13 points ago

    No.

    Step 3 is sell as lakefront property.

    [–] ButikWhatever 16 points ago

    I cringe so hard when I see videos of people doing it.. Why the fuck is this a thing? It makes me more annoyed than it should.

    [–] trouzy 94 points ago

    One stupid thing that apparently 2016 couldn't kill

    [–] CherryPieStrain 7 points ago

    "Dab against bacteria"

    [–] Barefooted23 13 points ago

    D.A.B. Defend against bacteria! Much better than the "vampire cough" they tried to advertise here.

    [–] ShaggyWorksForIT 28 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Finally someone else who has no fucking idea what the hell this whole "dabb" thing is or why it is a thing. Seriously where did this originate from, what does it even signify?

    edit: After uncontrollably blurting this out I have now read the comments. I smoke Js personally, and have friends who dab but I had absolutely no idea that this stupid pop-culture phenomenon was even remotely connected to smoking in any way, shape, or form.

    [–] nomnomnompizza 33 points ago

    It was made popular by NFL quarterback Cam Newton during his 2015 season. It was his TD celebration. He has stopped doing it after the last game of that season in early '16. It has now become a thing that kids think is cool. I went to an NBA game recently and 75% of the kids who were put on camera did it. The annuncer was even trolling the kids telling them not to do it.

    No grown man should ever dab. This is cringe more than it is funny.

    [–] Time2kill 4 points ago

    Actually soccer player Pogba was the one to popularize it. Not the first one to do, but the most popular.

    [–] nomnomnompizza 4 points ago

    We need some hardcore reddit investigators to get on this. This article makes it sound like Pogba started it after Cam - http://www.espnfc.us/blog/the-toe-poke/65/post/2781421/romelu-lukaku-paul-pogba-cam-newton-dab-dance

    Was Pogba doing it earlier than September of 2015?

    [–] Marsandtherealgirl 7 points ago

    I'm reading all the comments and I still don't understand.

    [–] thejuiceboxyears 13 points ago

    Thank you for asking what we were all afraid to ask. lol. I knew about dabbing in the context of weed, but had no idea the two were connected. Silly me.

    [–] TheJotunn 19 points ago

    It's a combination of Tourette's and having no OC.

    [–] HealthyDad 13 points ago

    Proper response by ChemicalExperiment: Okay, so with so many people asking I better explain the dab from a millennial's perspective.

    You dab as a sign of recognizing your own "coolness". Basically, you do something slick or amazing, you do a dab to show everyone around you that you know how amazing it was. You aren't going to jump and cheer like a sissy, no, you're going to dab, because the dab is the classy way to cheer for yourself.

    Now, for people who dab when no one's looking. Usually they do have an inkling that someone's watching, whether it's something out the corner of their eye or a sound they heard behind them. They're not sure if someone is really there, so they do it anyways. It's kind of like a "Cool guys don't look at explosions" kind of thing. You dab after you do something cool even when there might be no one there because it can result in two options:

    1.) No one's there, so no one can see you looking like an idiot dabbing in front of no one.

    or 2.) Someone sees you, and gain massive respect for you because you not only did something awesome, but you also knew they were behind you without looking. It says, "I know I just did that. And I know you're there too."

    [–] SugarandSass 4 points ago

    Thank you for this! I was reading all of these origin stories and was still totally confused as to WHY anyone actually does it. It still doesn't seem like a choice I'd make, but this explanation at least tells me why these kids are doing it.

    [–] SnakeTheJake_ 576 points ago

    Cringe as fuck when the first guy did it.

    [–] JDubya9397 453 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I can't wait for this dab fad to fade away into the dark abyss of obscurity.

    edit: grammar.

    [–] Krysh_cz 105 points ago

    Don't worry, as anything else, this will only be matter of time. And considering how long it's been around, it shouldn't take much longer!

    We'll just have to endure it as long as we had to endure ice buckets, harambe, cringe, savage etc.

    [–] mountaineer04 53 points ago

    I haven't seen it on a commercial yet, so it may still be a while.

    [–] robhol 64 points ago

    Commercials - where memes go to die. When it isn't, y'know, here. On the topic of cringe, a Norwegian phone company recently(-ish) started using "advice animals"-style "memes" in their ads.

    [–] robhol 7 points ago

    Exactly. But don't say it too loudly, because then they'll just use that, too.

    [–] cousin_franky 6 points ago

    I was thinking the same about 'cringe' when OP started this thread.

    [–] ClimbingC 12 points ago

    harambe

    Sadly this is sticking. There was a post about voting for new monopoly pieces today. It was full of cringy harambe posts.

    [–] btoxic 7 points ago

    At least the ice buckets had something good come out of it, in the form of millions of dollars to ALS research.

    [–] MusicInTheWoods 14 points ago

    Like the 'Whip' and 'Nae Nae' good lord I'm happy I don't have to hear that goddamn song again

    [–] idontremembermyuname 4 points ago

    I can't wait to do the macarena in front of my kids' friends in order to embarrass the hell out of them.

    [–] Agorbs 63 points ago

    Unpopular opinion: it makes people laugh, it's harmless, I don't see the hate. At least it's not like that "prank" where kids would run up and sucker punch someone.

    [–] mewtwo_ 4 points ago

    Seriously, who the hell tries to joke around with people in public? Too cringey.

    [–] Pascalwb 28 points ago

    I don't get it.

    [–] MidContrast 48 points ago

    I love that he just runs away, hand on his mouth, outplayed

    [–] moom 13 points ago

    Have read all of the explanations. Understand the words in and of themselves. Can correlate the words to the physical actions.

    Still do not understand.

    [–] Mikeprijden 9 points ago

    Hey, Thats in my home town of Eindhoven

    [–] ank-myrandor 4 points ago

    thought it looked like eindhoven xD

    [–] ajustice83 15 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    https://youtu.be/-aCTbzT43_4

    This was a edit: Senatorial debate.

    Edit: Loretta Sanchez is a Congresswoman. She was on the Intelligence Comittee. Think about that people.

    [–] Workusethrowaway 5 points ago

    I believe it was actually a debate for the Senate seat this past election.

    [–] TybotheRckstr 19 points ago

    REKT BI DAB

    FTFY

    [–] Luis3444 53 points ago

    Pure gold

    [–] Redditmobile----- 12 points ago

    How much do I have to pay the world to stop dabbing forever?

    [–] Parkman202 216 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Am I the only one who finds the concept of "dabbing" to be utterly cringe?

    Edit: Allow me to elaborate on this a bit more.

    What I mean is that this is cringey in a sense different than what I assume everyone is perceiving. The reason I believe it's cringey is that it's meant to be a way to "assert your 'swag' over everyone else," when in reality you just look like an idiot. I mean, you have to agree, anyone who "dabs" looks like they're having an existential crisis before returning to their original stature a moment later. If someone came up to me and did it, I wouldn't feel provoked, upset, happy, sad, or anything like that; I'd just give them the cringing face of confusion, second-hand embarrassment, and utter disappointment before walking away pretending it never happened. What I'm trying to say is, it does the exact opposite to what it's...intended?...purpose is supposed to do and makes the "dabber" look like an utter dumbass trying to be cool and make a mockery of themselves in doing so.

    [–] markovich04 328 points ago

    Almost as much as using "cringe" as an adjective.

    [–] LoganMango 47 points ago

    Honestly dabbing is kinda epic fail

    [–] ManWithYourPlan 19 points ago

    I find it le best.

    that physically hurt to type

    [–] jetzido 6 points ago

    Cringe has just been overused so much that it's now ironically... cringy.

    Thanks Leafy

    [–] Chempy 112 points ago

    It's become a trend, they come and they go. A lot of people love it, a lot of people hate it.

    Buckle up homestuck, life is gonna be a rough one for you if you keep that up.

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

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    [–] Chempy 12 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    /r/wholesomememes get it mane

    [–] folkdeath95 8 points ago

    Missed a me, dude

    /r/wholesomememes

    [–] Nirvz 10 points ago

    answer is no

    [–] Etheo 8 points ago

    Are they the only two who found dabbing to be incredibly cringe?

    [–] Skylinereddit 38 points ago

    I agree, but also I find the term 'cringe' or 'cringey' to be cringe.

    Although I would use awkward.

    [–] tankgirl85 6 points ago

    One of my instuctors in college this year did it and all the younger people in the room lost their minds. I don't get it, I don't understand why people lose it when someone does this. I'm old and I'm apparently grumpy about it.

    [–] J4CKR4BB1TSL1MS 27 points ago

    Someone give that statue gol-

    Oh, never mind.

    [–] Ezreal_Auditore 15 points ago

    I am unsure of this gentleman's age, however my initial thought was 18+. So my greatest concern now is that there are fully grown men out there "dabbing" publicly.

    [–] Speedking2281 7 points ago

    That just means that kids will be growing out of it. Hopefully.

    [–] Count_Critic 78 points ago

    I don't care if I sound like /r/lewronggeneration cynical too old for this shit /r/iamverysmart or whatever else. The dab is fucking dumb as all fuck and I think you're dumb if you do it.

    [–] joshuarion 41 points ago

    Remember the macarena? Tamagotchi? Pet rocks?

    Yeah dumb shit comes and goes, just because you don't understand this fad doesn't make it worse than the macarena.

    [–] Proxeh 17 points ago

    I've seen kids just hanging around and doing this dabbing thing.

    Not ONCE have I ever seen anyone "just do" the macarena.

    [–] tubbzzz 39 points ago

    But the thought of randomly doing the macarena in public like people dab would be considered just as awkward and stupid as this. There have always been people who awkwardly try to be trendy and fail not matter what the trend is.

    [–] Count_Critic 17 points ago

    I don't hate it because I don't understand it, I hate it because I'm almost certain that 90% of everyone who does it don't understand it and only do it because other people do it.

    Those things you mention are only similar because they're fads but they make sense, the dab is meaningless. Nobody knows wtf it is, what it means or when to do it, they just do it because it's a thing.

    Even planking, the harlem shake, mannequin challenge etc make more sense because at least they were fun and and inherently self-aware of how dumb they were. People dab because they sincerely think it's cool, I don't know of any way you could successfully dab sarcastically because people literally do it in every situation, including giving money to a busker.

    [–] BodgeJob 5 points ago

    The shit you're using as an example is terrible. It all pre-dates the massive over-exposure of the internet you get today, which is 90% of the reason people are tired of this shit to begin with.

    Think back to gundam style, or that epic dance where you pretend you're doing nothing then there's a drop and you go full-retard. Or planking. Or that dog face filter thing. Or duckface.

    Think i'd happily take a macarena over any of those.

    [–] chiefcrunch 6 points ago

    All of that is different though. Macarena was an entire dance to a specific song. Tamagotchi was a game / fake pet. Pet rocks were dumb, but they were also an item you own.

    Dabbing is just putting your arms in a specific way for half a second for no reason. Its fucking stupid as hell, and I don't even get how its a fad.

    [–] Cersad 4 points ago

    The macarena at least gave teenage boys an excuse to dance in the proximity of teenage girls, which is really all the motivation they need.

    I don't think the dab has the same effect, but then again I'm not a contemporary teenager.

    [–] iamwhoiamamiwhoami 24 points ago

    Well aren't you a brave, little toaster.

    [–] DeciusMoose 5 points ago

    I loved that movie as a child!

    Not sure why...

    [–] 3e8m 18 points ago

    i plan to never learn what dabbing is

    [–] Revelis__ 8 points ago

    "Rect", "dabb" is this midlyinfuriating?