So the other day, I talked about how I must be getting old because the TV shows from my childhood were about to debut on the new version of "Nick at Nite." I also jokingly referenced the fact that Nirvana is now considered to be "classic rock."
Imagine my surprise when I found out that Nirvana isn't only a "classic," it's Vintage. Did you know that?
It must be true, because Target says so.
ZOMG!!1!!!!1! 1993. Nineteen ninety effing THREE! I can just imagine the teenagers back-to-school-shopping with their moms, ooohing and aaahing over the "vintageness" of this faded old Nirvana t-shirt. I mean, they weren't even BORN yet! It would be way rad if they wore it to school, they would be totally tubularly cool. Majorly awesome. Cowabunga! What, am I dating myself?
Not only is it vintage, but it's vintageness is on par with The Beatles, who were next to them on the "Vintage Varsity" shelf.
Is this how my own mother felt when I wanted to wear tye-dye Grateful Dead shirts and peace sign necklaces?
To add insult to injury, check out this part of the definition:
1. Of or relating to a vintage.
2. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
3. Old or outmoded.
(of course, my cynical eyes skim right over the second usage. you bet I'm excellent, mature, and enduringly appealing.)