What the . . . Spandex Twins?
*What the…Friday? is a weekly Friday feature in which I resuscitate a video relic from the swampy pits of Pop Culture Wasteland.*
You may know that around October I scaled back the frequency of my blogging. And it’s been nearly seven long weeks now since I offered you a WTF? post.
I know, I know — without your weekly dose of video-awkward, what’s the point of getting up in the morning, am I right?
Well, just for you, I’ve begun scouring the internet tubes again.
Oh how far we’ve come as a society.
Let me just start by saying that today I am a much more sensitive person than I was twenty years ago.
For example, I now know that calling out a person’s “spandex” is shameful, that “spandex” is hurtful and derogatory.
It’s difficult to accept that a long, long time ago, we all felt comfortable dropping this word into casual conversation, even going so far as pointing at a person and right to their face saying “spandex.”
What’s more heartbreaking? People even once used “spandex” to describe themselves.
Like if I told you people many years ago would willingly nickname themselves The Spandex Twins, you would tell me I was lying.
Oh how quickly we forget our bitter past.