A few years back, some friends found a few Nickelback songs on my iPod. I've yet to live this down. The songs had been in my iTunes for years—since I was gifted my first iPod as a pre-teen, in fact. My parents had their CD, and I loaded it into my iTunes because I just wanted to fill my new device with music. I quickly forgot the songs were even there. My friends, however, have not forgotten about what they found on that fateful day. They bring it up now and then to poke fun at me, and when this happened the other night over drinks, it got me wondering how we as a society decided to hate Nickelback.