Since we just revealed what needs to go, now it’s time to reveal what needs to make a comeback! Welcome to our list of The Things That Need to Come Back in 2022, a list of the things,food,trends,and other stuff that need to come back in the new year. This is Part One of our list where we will reveal Numbers 25-11.
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 #25!
One thing the pandemic all but eliminated was buffet style dining. I hardly see any of those around anymore,especially at the casinos near where I live that shuttered them and those were some of the better ones I ever went to and now they’re gone. Sure,there’s Hometown Buffets and the Golden Corral,but there aren’t many of the former left and the ones of the latter are in bad neighborhoods. I’m not eating buffet style in a ghetto. I would love to see at least the casinos bring them back because there’s nothing better than a full belly like losing your money to a slot machine $1.25 at a time.
24. Studio audiences
One thing that is missing on the sets of many TV shows is their live studio audience. Sure,some shows have them back,but many either don’t or they don’t like they used to. I recently saw The Price is Right for a few minutes and I saw like 11 people in the audience. That’s just not right. That show is supposed to have 8,000 people in the audience like the old days. I hope what they did to the set to eliminate 90-percent of the studio audience isn’t a permanent thing because the show loses a lot of charm in that regard. It’s an audience participation show and a show without an audience for that isn’t worth watching. If the audience isn’t there and there should be one,I won’t watch! Sorry,last night’s SNL!
23. Black liquorice Altoids
Okay,so this item really is for me and the 14 other people who love black licorice, but I really don’t give a shit because this is my list and for those of you reading who didn’t have anything for me,this is on you for not contributing to the process. Anyways, in the mid-2000s Altoids came out with the best flavor they ever had in black liquorice and they were amazing and I loved them. Ask anyone who worked with me at Golfland Sunsplash and they’ll tell you all about it. So much so that I got six tins of them as a secret Santa gift in 2004. The last time I probably bought some was around 2007 and I highly doubt they still make these,but dammit,they should. Why? Because I’ll buy all of them whenever,wherever. I love black licorice and will buy just about anything that tastes or smells like it. It’s called having an acquired taste and expanding your horizons,try it sometime!
22. Don Mattingly’s mustache
Does anyone else not want to live in a world where Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly doesn’t have a mustache anymore like he did during his playing career? That’s the thing I knew him for the most as a player was having the mustache and playing on some bad Yankees teams in the 1980s. He just doesn’t look the same without one and while everyone had one back then, he wore his gracefully and when it was gone so was part of him. He is one of those certain people whose look is off when they shave and it would be really neat if he brought back the mustache.
21. The San Diego Chargers
If it isn’t clear by now, the Chargers do not belong in Los Angeles and never did. After being in San Diego for 56 seasons, the team moved up I-5 to Los Angeles and became a team that nobody there asked for and one nobody there wants. While,yes, the team did struggle to have their own fans at games towards the end of the San Diego era, that wasn’t because they didn’t care of weren’t fans, it was because they hated the ownership group of the Spanos family and didn’t want to line their pockets with more cash than they already have. The team could’ve stayed in San Diego and with a proper owner who is willing to build a stadium they one day might.
Now that social media is a toxic wasteland of people peddling conspiracy theorists and all of these know-it-alls who think they know better than scientists and doctors, it’s time we bring back a medium that wasn’t so toxic: MySpace. MySpace was in such a simpler time, a nicer time where we ranked our friends from 1-8 and displayed our favorite music on our front page and left comments at the bottom right of the screen. It was an incredible time to be alive. I also had a blog on mine where I could have at least 200 people reading it every week and it was awesome. I even had a cool refrigerator where people could leave cool messages with the magnets. I say we pool our money together and buy it and remake what it once was so that we can have a friendlier and less toxic place to be online. Who’s with me?
19. Tylenol Allergy Sinus
Back in the day this was my go-to allergy medicine and probably the one that not only worked the best,but also tasted like delicious candy. Unfortunately they don’t make it anymore and it’s a disgrace because that was not only the most effective,but it also didn’t cost very much. Nowadays these medicines are so expensive and have low quantity pills that don’t do anything for me. Come on,Tylenol,bring back the cure for what ails me during those allergy heavy times. Oh,Tylenol Allergy Sinus,how I miss you!
18. McDonald’s having 39-cent cheeseburgers on Wednesdays
Does anyone remember this from the late-90s and early 2000s? When McDonald’s would have hamburgers and cheeseburgers were 29-cents and 39-cents respectively on certain days. Let’s have that again!
This was one of the highlights of my high school life when McDonald’s had these days where they sold burgers for hella cheap. I could probably eat like five or six at a time back then like it was nothing,but then again I was a growing boy so I was able to. By 2002 or so this practice ended as did a treasured time of my life. I know this kind of food isn’t good for anyone,but let’s be real,everyone goes to McDonald’s for something,and why can’t that something be cheap cheeseburgers on a Wednesday night? I think it’s time for us to have something to be happy about that we can afford for once and I think this should be that thing. Make cheeseburgers 39-cents again one day of the week!
17. Lollipops at banks
I think the thing I miss the most about going to the bank on a regular basis was that there were lollipops in the lobby. They’re not there anymore. I don’t know if it’s due to the pandemic or maybe just the branch of the bank I go to has them,but they are missed and I would love to see them back sometime. Also get more tellers named Debbie!