What's In and Out for 2009
A new year, a new inane list of trends that are sure to look dumb by December
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2009 2:36 PM CST
Sorry 'Lost,' you and your complicated brethren are apparently 'out,' in favor of simple shows like 'The Mentalist.'   (AP Photo/ABC, Mario Perez, HO)
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(Newser) – The New Year is here, and that means it’s time to clean out the cultural wardrobe. Hank Stuever of the Washington Post offers his annual take on things that are so last year, and others sure to be cool in the next 12 months:

  • Out: LOLcats
  • In: “Garfield Minus Garfield”
  • Out: Dressing like “Mad Men”
  • In: Drinking like “Mad Men”
  • Out: Twittering
  • In: Slow blogging

  • Out: Wolverine
  • In: Watchmen
  • Out: Alec Baldwin comeback
  • In: Mickey Rourke comeback
  • Out: Goth
  • In: Steampunk
  • Out: Using. Periods. For. Emphasis.
  • In: CAPSLOCK IS BACK!
  • Out: Things white people like
  • In: Things Michelle Obama likes
  • Out: Sleeping in parking lots to buy new iPhone
  • In: Sleeping in parking lots
  • Out: Searching one’s soul
  • In: Searching one’s wallet
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