________________ of the summer.

21 Jul

No. It isn’t too soon to figure out the hits of the summer.  The shoes of the summer, the songs of the summer, the meals of the summer and the drinks of the summer.  It is already the end of July and the biggest movie of all time opened this past weekend and I think it is high time we picked the summer hits before summer ends, as it always will.

As in past years we will go with a They Say/I Say approach

SONG OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: Katy Perry’s danceable and absolutely adorable “I Kissed A Girl”

I SAY: The much better/more interesting “The World Should Revolve Around Me” by Little Jackie.  Unlike Perry, I LIttle Jackie is here to stay and her song is just as catchy, has better lyrics and is infinitely more fun to blast.  Way more fun video, too.

SHOE OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: The gladiator sandal.  Because nothing says flattering like bands of leather showing exactly how field hockey ready your calves are.

I SAY: The humble Haviana is what I live in but I just found the Converse take on the wedge espadrille and I declare them the shoes of the summer — cute, practical, and saucy.

SHOW OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: 90210, starring the amazing Shenae Grimes from Degrassi.

I SAY: GENERATION KILL, starring nobody you know, and moving as slowly as a war should move, and keeping you laughing and cringeing.  The best part is that every single trope of when the shit hits the fan (dudes are happy, dudes are doing something nice) is ignored in favor of a bigger problem — modern warfare in a foreign land without enough supplies.  Plus the J.Lo is dead thing was hysterically funny in a sick way.

MOVIE OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

I SAY: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.  Seriously.

TREAT OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: Donuts are the new cupcake!

I SAY: Little tarts with different crusts and different fillings are the new cupcake.  While donut shops can only get names like “Hole in One” a tart shop has a myriad of saucy and interesting names at its disposal.  Whole wheat graham cracker crusts with keylime pie filling in a two bite version.  Nothing will be the same.  This may take a year to come true, but I promise, The Tart Has It will be huge.  Or maybe Tarts and Vicars.  I’m working on names.

RIDICULOUS FAMOUS PERSON TREND OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: Pregnancy. Spears, Simpson, Angelina, Jennifer Garner, Minnie Driver…

I SAY: Using Youtube to reclaim your cultural relevance.  Even worse, using Twitter.

RIDICULOUS NON-FAMOUS PERSON TREND OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: Staycations

I SAY: Using Facebook as a way to communicate with friends and brag about conquests real and imagined.  Also using Facebook updates as a form of haiku writing.  Which is both ridiculous and awesome.

ON-LINE ADDICTION OF THE SUMMER

THEY WILL SAY: Photos and videos of things in nature that look pornographic.

I SAY: Mobwars on Facebook.

One Response to “________________ of the summer.”

  1. Andrew July 25, 2008 at 8:56 pm #

    Other categories for your consideration:

    Drink of the Summer:
    They will say: Miller Chill
    I will say:Budweiser…get it while its still American

    Reality TV of the Summer:
    They will say: The Deadliest Catch
    I will say: they know what they’re freaking talking about, but have you SEEN the freakfest on this season’s Project Runway

    Volunteer Activity of the Summer:
    They will say: Obama Campaign
    I will say: Iowa flood relief. All the devastation of Katrina, none of the media coverage

    Most “Aren’t their 15 minutes up yet!?!?” person of the Summer:
    They will say: Hannah Montana
    I will say: Miley Cyrus

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