Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Feel Old


Today I saw an explosion of stuff about Justin Bieber ALL over the place. Seriously- in a month old copy of Entertainment Weekly I read at the gym, in a skit with Tina Fey, all over the internet, the cover of People magazine.

Why does this make me feel old?

Because before today, I had never heard of him, and yet, apparently, people are crazy for him. Let me tell you, I used to be pretty up on my pop culture.

Am I the only one this out of it?

It's okay for me to not know who this 16 year old is, right?

14 comments:

Lyric said...

yeah, he kind of just came out of nowhere. i think the reason why he is such a big deal is because he got his start on youtube and now has a record deal.

I noticed that same magazine the other day and had to look him up for myself!

Ashley said...

I've just barely heard about him. I think I heard about him on The Soup a week or two ago. He bugs me.

Olivia Carter said...

I just barely heard of him too. A friend posted about him on his blog and then I saw the SNL skit.

Scott was like, "who is this 12 year old?". I was like, "He's 16." Scott didn't believe me but I told him it's because he's an old man.

He bugs me a little too but I think it's because most 12-16 year olds bug me. Especially the boys. We teach the 14 and 15 year old Sunday school & I want to rig those boys necks sometimes! ACK!

Shannon said...

I saw him on the cover of a magazine and wondered the same thing!!!! I don't even think he is that cute! No Zac Efron that's for sure!

Chad Coleman said...

The SNL skit was actually pretty funny - but I think that has more to do with the fact I have a thing for Tina Fey. The stroller portion of the skit cracked me up - "I don't know whether I want to make out with him or push him around in a stroller..."

Nelle said...

I only hear about this stuff because I have someone in my house that keeps me up to date. I guess he doesn't want a mom who's out of the loop.

Christie said...

I've never heard of him...of course I've usually been clueless about pop culture and not watching TV these days certainly doesn't help matters, lol. It would be stranger if I HAD heard of him!
Oh, and I don't think it means you're old; it means you're growing up. Something our culture doesn't want you to do.

lindsey said...

the only time I heard of him was him conplaining about the picture on the cover of the magazine- he sounded like a big baby. He bugs me too.

Linda, Mom and Granny said...

I saw Justin Bieber on the cover "whatever" magazine at Walmart.....I looked twice, because he looks a litle like Landon Bishoff. But Landon is cuter.

Audra said...

I did not like him at all until I saw this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/user/jimmykimmellive?blend=1&ob=4#p/search/1/AKEQwvaYI_k

He has Usher behind him and he must have a really good publicist. So, I felt he was so over-rated. Then in this clip I started to like him as a person because he is so cute with that little girl!

Kari said...

I'm about as out of touch as they come, so I don't know if it'll make you feel better to know this is the first I've heard of the kid. Seems like we're in a strange nether-region between our own teens and our kids' teens--where it's kinda hard to care, much less know what's going on in the pop world. Savor it. You only have a few more years before the penalty for such ignorance will be heartless mockery from your kids!

The John Family said...

Hi! I found your blog through Pat's blog. Yeah I have no idea who the kid is either but if your old I'm way old. Hope you are doing great!

Grandma in the middle said...

He is Bailey's favorite right now so i know who he is. It also helps to teach tweeners!

kj said...

I respect you MORE for not knowing who he is. Good job!