Welcome back to the countdown of The Things That Need to Come Back in 2021. This is Part Two of our list, where I will go over items 15-1. This is our list of the things,trends,and everything else that needs to return in the new year.
Disclaimer: Just like the Things That Need to Go list, this list is for entertainment purposes and is meant to be taken semi-seriously, so keep that in mind when you read the list. We’re just trying to have fun here!
Without further adieu, here’s #15!
Many ’90s kids will remember these handheld digital pets and they were all the rage back then. Well, if we’re lobbying for POGs to come back,why not these?
These were pretty neat back in the day and for kids who weren’t allowed to have real life pets, I think this was a way they could actually have one. I think if you incorporated these into a smart watch perhaps it would work and I think the technology would be easy in regards to making this work. Come on Apple, make it happen!
14.CATCH-ALL: Beloved Taco Bell items like the 7-Layer Burrito and the Mexican Pizza
This has not been a banner year for Taco Bell, even during a pandemic. First,the 7-Layer Burrito left the menu over the summer after a quarter-century of staying there then the Mexican Pizza left us early last month after being there virtually my entire life. Now there’s fewer and fewer reasons to go to Taco Bell because of the elimination of so many great items that people enjoyed. Even I have not gone as much as I did because of menus that have been scratched away. I have an idea, how about bringing the above mentioned items back to the menu? Why stop there? Bring back the Quesarito and the Grilled Stuft Burrito for my friend Tim. It’s time we stop driving people away and start bringing them back. Yo Quiero Taco Bell items!
13. Politicians with ideas
There are so many people who get elected and they do so based on nothing. So many of them have no ideas and instead run on platitudes and cliches. No,not as much as they used to because voters are catching on to them and realizing so many are full of it and aren’t interested in helping them, but nonetheless these empty politicians are still winning. I say we start electing people with bold ideas that we want implemented and to do the will of the people. Remember, these folks work for us and if they aren’t doing what we want, we have to force them to do it.
I don’t know about you, but someone who isn’t making progress and giving us what we need doesn’t need to be in office much longer. I get that nothing worth doing is ever easy, but when is enough enough? We are getting nowhere with most of the people in office now and I’m tired of the excuses for why we never get significant change in this country. It’s time we vote many of these people out and insert those who will work for us instead of the rich and the powerful,especially now!
12. Faces without masks
There are many things I have missed about our current time and seeing people without masks on is one of them. Sure, we don’t have to wear them all the time, but for me when I am at work,it’s a must and as a result I don’t get to see my coworkers’ faces most of the time. I’m beginning to forget what they look like without the masks on. I would love to live in a world very soon where these things aren’t so commonplace and I hope we live in that world again because I miss seeing everyone’s face without the mask on. Plus, it’s hard to see with these things on when you wear glasses like myself, so yeah, let’s get back to that!
11. Disney bricks
This item is more for me than anyone and I will explain why.
In the esplanade of Disneyland (the area between Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure) they have commemorative bricks with people’s names on them and there are other tiles that are blank and years ago Disney sold bricks to people and now they no longer do that. Hello? I will definitely buy one of those bricks that are blank and slap my name on that. How much you want? $200? $300? $500? Name your price,fam!
If Disney ever made it possible for more of those bricks to have people’s names on them, you bet I would snatch one up and I know other friends of mine would as well! Make them available,Disney! I know you would make some of that money back that we didn’t get to spend at the park this year.
10. Humans answering telephones
I don’t know about you,but I get sick of having a machine answer a telephone when I call anyplace,anywhere. Remember when that task was left to humans? I truly miss t hat. I shouldn’t have to wait several minutes to talk with a real live human being. I waited an hour the other night just to speak to someone on the phone for something very important. An hour! Unacceptable. We need to get real people on the phone with us again and right when we call,too.
9. Sports with fans
So, you’re probably thinking “Isn’t this back already?”, well it is,but it isn’t. Some areas of our country are allowing fans to return to games,but here in California we are not allowed to have that kinda fun back yet,but we sure would like to.
I was truly planning on going to games again after a long time of not having done so and those plans were washed away entirely. I would love to attend a sporting event again and not with a sparse crowd, but rather with everybody and without a mask on. I know a lot of folks who would like just that as well and I do hope that can happen again sometime soon. Sports without fans has been pretty empty if you ask me and I think the players would agree when they’re playing in empty stadiums full of lifeless cardboard cutouts in place of hardcore sports fans like you and me. We deserve to be there more than those cutouts do and I hope we get our rightful places in the stands back.
8. Free speech on social media
I know this item is a little controversial, but there are and have been times where people have been censored or put in social media jail when they shouldn’t have been in the first place. While it is true that freedom of speech does not excuse anyone from freedom from consequences, there are times where the punishment does not fit the crime. I think we’ve overcorrected the problem when it comes to policing social media and I think we need to treat these outlets like public utilities and we need to bring back free speech on these outlets that isn’t hate speech or bullying or even qualifies as such. Just because it’s speech you don’t like doesn’t make it hate speech.
7. The Miami Dolphins retro uniforms
Though they do wear them a few times a season, it is time these uniforms were made the full-time uniforms of the Miami Dolphins.
I think many agree that the current logo of the team is awful. I’ve often commented that it looks like the regretted tramp stamp of a 17-year-old girl with daddy issues. Also,the animal isn’t wearing the helmet like it used to. When they throw it back, the uniforms are more colorful and bold and are really what they should have been wearing all along. Stephen Ross,if you’re reading this, you need to make this the full time look of your team. Ditch the tramp stamp and bring back the dolphin wearing a helmet logo, it’s your team’s heritage and it’s time to embrace it!