Top 10 Definitive Ways to Be Pretentious

The Top Ten

1 Unironically use the "Very High IQ" meme

Especially regarding Rick & Morty (its originator) and Radiohead - xandermartin98

I haven't done this... I think. - EvanTheNerd

2 Be middle-class but act as if you are upper-class

Surprisingly, I myself am actually one of the biggest examples of this - xandermartin98

3 Say with a straight face and without any sarcasm that The Dark Knight "is the greatest theatrical film of all time"

Great film indeed but comically overhyped even by superhero movie standards;
honestly, it's not even really THAT much better than Infinity War and Endgame - xandermartin98

4 Use extremely over-complicated wording that sounds like you just yanked it out of the nearest thesaurus (for example: the Architect's speech at the end of Matrix Reloaded) to describe otherwise simple/everyday things

American politicians; no more needs to be said - xandermartin98

5 Make movies where almost literally nothing happens, then act like those movies are interesting just because their visual styles are unique and/or you had an unusually low production budget

Pi and Space Odyssey 2001, for instance (and also, for the time being, anything made by Ralph Sepe Jr) - xandermartin98

6 Be one of those insufferable morons all over the YouTube Music comment sections that go on and on about how music "was so much better back in their days"

Mostly because it implies that bad music didn't exist back then
(cough, even Stevie Wonder made "I Just Called To Say I Love You" at one point, cough) - xandermartin98

7 Worship Stanley Kubrick as the god of film makers

Luckily, I also happen to have a DVD set for this guy as well - xandermartin98

I think he's great (though from what I've seen, Eyes Wide Shut sucks, but it wasn't his fault; it was the screenplay and the fact that both Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman is in it). - aj2005

8 Arrogantly boast about your personal preferences, especially media-related ones, and also openly mock the differing opinions of others while doing so

I sincerely apologize for doing this so much on TheTopTens, by the way, not to imply that I'm alone in that

(Yes, I most definitely AM looking at you, Nintendo / Smash Ultimate haters) - xandermartin98

9 Talk about Courage The Cowardly Dog in the hilariously melodramatic way in which The Mysterious Mr. Enter talks about it in his Admirable Animation videos

To be fair, you need to have an exceptionally high IQ to understand the underlying intracacies of Courage The Cowardly Dog. The slapstick humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid understanding of horror-film satire, much of the show's true humor will go over a typical young child's head. There's also Courage's pusillanimous nature, which is deftly woven into his characterization - his personal philosophy draws heavily from Stephen King literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of the grotesquely bizarre and depressing adventures that Courage embarks on, to realize that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence, people who don't think that this is the greatest Cartoon Network show ever created truly ARE stupid Ed, Edd & Eddy fanboys- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humor in Courage's existential catchphrase "the THINGS I do for love", which ...more - xandermartin98

10 Treat the Avengers film series (especially its Thanos arc) as if it deserves even half of its hype

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11 Claim that Undertale has a great storyline just because it happens to have incredibly excellent character dialogue

"Full of memorable moments" and "actually well-written" are two VERY different things

(just look at Freddy Got Fingered and The Ren & Stimpy Show for obvious examples) - xandermartin98

12 Typing sentences with “aLtErNaTiNg CaPs” to mock certain groups of people

It makes the people typing like this more annoying than the people they are mocking.

Me: I like SpongeBob memes but this one is pretty annoying.
13-year old try hard edgelord: I LiKe SpOnGeBoB mEmEs BuT tHiS oNe Is PrEtTy AnNoYiNg!

13 Unironically claim that current Radiohead is still as good as what the band put out in OK Computer

"Ambition makes you sound pretty shallow" - xandermartin98

14 Say Nintendo is "for kids only"

(again; I dare you, I DOUBLE-dare you) - xandermartin98

15 Comically overpraise mediocre films like Black Panther and Captain Marvel for having "diversity" and "minority representation" that have been done vastly better by countless other less popular films
16 Force people to agree with every single thing that you say

For bonus points, call people "alt-right" just because they DON'T agree with everything that you say - xandermartin98

17 Be an extremely egotistical YouTuber
18 Be rich, spoiled and rude
19 Be a hypocrite
20 Brag about being a healthy eater
21 Be an obsessive video game company fanboy that bashes all of the other video game companies
22 Say that action movies are "for troglodytes"
23 Say that western animation is "anime for babies"

Well then, how do you explain Bojack Horseman or Spawn, hmm? - xandermartin98

24 Ridiculously overpraise The Ren & Stimpy Show
25 Talk about yourself as if you have way more talent than you actually do in reality
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