Okay, so this dates me in a weird way, I guess... Recently, people have been saying I look a lot like Grizzly Adams (pictured above), or am at least trying to, in my present aspect.
Having recently attended a party at my parents, I chuckled knowingly at a few such cracks throughout the night. Of course, I had no idea who Grizzly Adams was. In fact, I assumed he was a member of Addams Family I had forgotten about. You know, like Cousin It's older brother or something... I'm not without self-awareness, I assumed this joke was a commentary on my somewhat bedraggled appearance...
Time and again I explained, no, in fact I am attempting to replicate the look of Kurt Cobain circa 1993 in order to more fully experience his musical and creative influence. People seemed to understand where I was coming from.
Eventually, I got around to googling Grizzly Adams and learned he's some kind of (fictional) environmentalist trapper who communes in the mountains while fleeing a murder conviction (OJ Simpson much? Oh wait, this bears no relation to The Juice, except in the twisted hollow that is my sickened mind)... In short, exactly the look I was going for... Ugh.
When will the baby-boomers die so we can finally be rid of their inane cultural references?