When an Old Guy Tries to Relate to Pop Culture and Anime

I don’t think I will ever understand kids and what motivates them to like certain pop culture things. I felt like an old man back when I was a kid because I never got involved with a “craze.” Of course, I am talking ancient times back when the Pet Rock first came out and those Cabbage Patch Dolls too. Of course, I did have a GI Joe with Kung Fu Grip! Now I have kids in my class that are going nuts for something called Sailor Moon Crystal Artemis. It is products based on some anime series. Well, I know what anime is, but I personally do not prefer it at all. That is just me, but you have to understand that I am from a time where I used to watch Bugs Bunny on an old TV that had rabbit ear antennas with foil on them.

I do really like some of the CGI animated movies though. I am just too old to get into anime, so I don’t get the appeal of the Sailor Moon Crystal Artemis series, but there are plenty of tween girls in the school here that do like it. It is evident by the amount of money they are spending on apparel and accessories that are based off of the series. When I was in elementary school the boys had metal lunchboxes of their favorite characters on TV. I actually had one of the lunchboxes with the arched top that a guy would take to a job in the mill. Yes, I was that kind of kid. However, I don’t push my style on other folks, so I don’t mind the girls in the class coming in wearing hoodies with ears on them or tee shirts that have a picture of a skull wearing braids. Yes, it is weird for me, but it is not for them. Maybe if I watched some of the anime series I would get it. Then again . . .