Top Five: Over it! Pop Culture Trends We Don't Want to See Again in 2011

"TWILANDER": Is it "Blue Steel" or "Magnum"? Robert Pattinson proves he's really, really, really good looking.
"TWILANDER": Is it "Blue Steel" or "Magnum"? Robert Pattinson proves he's really, really, really good looking.
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The key to staying popular in mainstream culture is to float just below the widespread public conscience. Once a trend becomes white hot, everyone wants a piece of the action, and that which was once cool becomes exploited, tired and lame.

Click ahead for five fads that have worn out their welcome.

The creatures of the night don't make sweet music like they used to. Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
The creatures of the night don't make sweet music like they used to. Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
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"Nu-Vampires" It's like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. You're either a Beatles person or a Stones person. You can like both, but your heart only truly belongs to one or the other. The same goes for vampires and zombies, and as a vampire person this new development has been painful to watch. "Nu-Vampire" refers to the bastardization of vampire lore by the Twilight series (labeled "Abstinence Porn" by the feminist publication Bitch Magazine), and shows like HBO's True Blood, the CW's The Vampire Diaries, and most recently, Blood Ties on Lifetime. Vampires are supposed to be frightening, dangerous, and sexy, not whiny, subservient, and lovesick. And they definitely aren't waiting for marriage to do anything.

Scary, sexy, and rocking a sweet ass mullet. Kiefer Sutherland as David in The Lost Boys (1987).
Scary, sexy, and rocking a sweet ass mullet. Kiefer Sutherland as David in The Lost Boys (1987).


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