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Old 12-29-21, 04:09 PM
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This thread will make you feel OLD

As a followup to Ive been a forum member almost 22yrs. What have I done with my life?, I thought it would be helpful (sadistic and cruel) to create a thread in which we can all post things that remind each other what a sad lot of curmudgeonly geriatrics we have become (or soon will). Maybe I am just mad about getting my AARP invitation letter several weeks back. Who knows?

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Captain Kirk died in Generations in 1994. In 2022, he will have been dead for as long as his character was alive during Star Trek history. Character first appeared in 1966 and died 28 years later in 1994. 1994 will soon be 28 years ago and the character of Kirk will have been death for half of Star Trek's history.
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There are voters who were born since the World Trade Center collapsed. To them it's just history, like the sinking of the Lusitania.
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If the (original) Wonder Years came out today with the same time lapse, it would be taking place in 2001.
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2 of the 3 females on Friends are old enough to be cast as a Golden Girl.
We are closer to 2050 than we are to 1989.
We're 7 years past the setting of Back to the Future II
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If the (original) Wonder Years came out today with the same time lapse, it would be taking place in 2001.
So would Hogan's Heroes.
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If Back To The Future took place today, Marty would be going back to December 1991 and people would be watching Hook in theaters.
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The original BladeRunner was set in 2019. And we still don't have flying cars.
We don't have murderous skin jobs walking around either, so...
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Millions of "hipster" people have never seen a library card catalogue, a rotary telephone, or a floppy disk. They don't remember what it was like to actually do research in a library, nor have they ever had to type a research paper on a REAL typewriter. They think "rabbit" ears were from actual rabbits, and have never lived in an age where information wasn't "instantly" available. Boy, did THEY ever miss out, huh?
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If Back To The Future took place today, Marty would be going back to December 1991 and people would be watching Hook in theaters.
This one did it... If we were going back to 1955, it would be *67 years* ago! Marty's mom would be about 85 years old today. Almost the vast amount of time expanses when Marty goes from 1955 to 1885 in BTF3 (70 years). Surreal.

And we still don't have "flying cars" but we have expensive Teslas instead in the realm of a Walled Garden.
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admit it, you like Werther's Originals.
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He liked the original Werther's Originals. Not the newfangled ones!
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I had to explain the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan debacle to my son and his girlfriend last night.
He had seen (and enjoyed) "I Tonya" with us, not knowing it was based on a true story till we saw it; she had never heard of either of them or the scandal/attack.

Remember racing home to be home before this?


(Hell, remember racing home to be home to see anything at a certain time?)

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... and I also remember when there were no VCRs, no timeshifting, no cable TV, no DVRs, only four TV channels (in "crowded" SoCal!), no logo bugs, lots of static, when a 25" display was large, and when watching a studio film on TV was presented as a major event, when Niesen ratings would go through the roof. Also an age when commercials only consumed *5* minutes out of every 30 minutes of broadcast TV. Now, it's what, 15 minutes per 30 minutes of broadcast time. That's why I haven't watched any actual broadcast TV since 1993 when logo bugs started appearing, Further, the Star Spangled Banner was played every night as stations "signed off" for the night, and TV just wasn't a 24 / 7 phenomenon.

The World of Analogue is gone forever.
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Originally Posted by tonyc3742 View Post
I had to explain the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan debacle to my son and his girlfriend last night.
He had seen (and enjoyed) "I Tonya" with us, not knowing it was based on a true story till we saw it; she had never heard of either of them or the scandal/attack.

Remember racing home to be home before this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7bLPaoRTsc

(Hell, remember racing home to be home to see anything at a certain time?)
The intro is gold.

And yes, even a luddite like I no longer really tolerates the idea of having to be in front of the set at a certain time to watch something other than sports.
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Captain Kirk died in Generations in 1994. In 2022, he will have been dead for as long as his character was alive during Star Trek history. Character first appeared in 1966 and died 28 years later in 1994. 1994 will soon be 28 years ago and the character of Kirk will have been death for half of Star Trek's history.
Wil Wheaton is older than Patrick Stewart was when Star Trek TNG first aired.
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If Bart Simpson aged in real time hed be 42 now. Maggie would be in her 30s.
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Channel 3 was always my favorite channel.
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Originally Posted by tonyc3742 View Post
I had to explain the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan debacle to my son and his girlfriend last night.
He had seen (and enjoyed) "I Tonya" with us, not knowing it was based on a true story till we saw it; she had never heard of either of them or the scandal/attack.
Even worse... When Margot Robbie read the script for "I, Tonya" she didn't know that it was based on a true story. She was only 4 years old at the time of the Harding/Kerrigan incident.
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There were just three Star Wars movies in existence, and all of them were fantastic.

And at the same time, if you were an adult who loved Star Wars, people thought you were a weirdo.
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If Bart Simpson aged in real time hed be 42 now. Maggie would be in her 30s.
When the show started I was the same age as Bart. Now Im older than Homer.
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There were just three Star Wars movies in existence, and all of them were fantastic.

And at the same time, if you were an adult who loved Star Wars, people thought you were a weirdo.
I'll never forget hearing my mom on the phone when I was a little kid telling someone who was asking her for a gift idea for my birthday "He likes Star Warts with Captain Kurt and Dr. Spock".
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If Back To The Future took place today, Marty would be going back to December 1991 and people would be watching Hook in theaters.
If Doc wasn't able to succeed in getting Marty back to 1985 and he had to live through those times without time travel, he would now be in the year 1991, six years past 1985.
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We're 22 years past the time that Space 1999 tv series took place.
In Thundarr the Barbarian, a runaway planet that came too close to the Earth and the Moon destroyed civilization as we knew it 27 years ago.
Arno Stark would be the Iron Man of 2020 and Tony Stark (in the comics) would be a thing of the past.

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