IN MEMORANDUM — You may not remember the day you first heard about fidget spinners, but you may remember the day when you felt like you wish you'd never heard about them.
But that's the deal with trends, right? Especially trends adopted by youths and young adults. It's ALL Pokemon Go all the time; it's ALL fidget spinners all the time; or it's ALL JNCO jeans all the time. At least, that's what it feels like if you haven't boarded the train of any given trend.
Sure, there will always be those who continue with the trend because they've truly found something that speaks to them. And we can be happy for and supportive toward these people. After all, it's no skin off our noses if they love something we don't.
But for the rest of us, when a trend finally dissipates, we feel a sense of relief and maybe even a new zest for life.
To take the sense of relief a step further, YouTube user Kaplamino made a video to officially say goodbye to the fidget spinner trend. And it's arguably a beautiful tribute.
In the video, Kaplamino shows off a Rube Goldberg machine made with marbles, ball bearings, and fidget spinners. Frankly, no matter how rudimentary these type of machines are, they tend to encapsulate a creative grace and beauty. So even if it is made up of fidget spinners, a Rube Goldberg machine is a great choice of medium for a tribute.
This particular machine has a nice, slow rhythm that lets the sense of anticipation build, creating a mesmerizing and effective experience. Basically, even if fidget spinners were your version of nails on a chalkboard, you just might find a sense of peace and closure when you watch this video.