The other day I noticed that IHOP was good again. It used to be my grandma's favorite restaurant, and then sometime between now and 20 years ago it went downhill. My whole family quit going. It was like a bad Denny's. But I went recently and it was awesome. Good job. Then I stumbled on a list of stuff that used to be awesome and now kind of sucks -- or at least aren't near as good. Let's see if you agree:

  • machines
  • tools
  • refrigerators
  • Radio Shack
  • waffle irons
  • televisions
  • sewing machines
  • cameras
  • clothing irons
  • wood furniture
  • hair dryers
  • stereos
  • KFC
  • The Simpsons
  • gas stations
  • toasters
  • air quality
  • drive-thru customer service
  • The U.S. governmnet
  • cheese slicers
  • summer blockbusters
  • airline travel
  • kids clothes (remember when every boy in a family wore the same pants at some time?)
  • flip flops
  • handwriting