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Old October 19 2011, 03:58 AM   #1
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Making myself feel old through popular media

Terminator 2 is 20 years old.

The Special Edition of Return of the Jedi is now 14 years old, which means it is as old as Return of the Jedi was when the Special Editions came out.

We are only four years away from 2015, the "future" time period of Back to the Future Part 2.

When I first read To Kill a Mockingbird, the book was 24 years old, and I felt like I was reading an old book. That was 27 years ago.
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Old October 19 2011, 04:34 AM   #2
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I had my kid watch Freaks and Geeks.

He likes it.

But I'm not sure if he knows it wasn't made in the 80s, or conversely that it's set in the 80s.
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Old October 19 2011, 05:53 AM   #3
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I look at crap on Yahoo about some starlet and look at the picture and go "Who the hell is that?" Not being up-to-date with the lingo is getting worse the older I get and I'm only 31.
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Old October 19 2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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Re: Making myself feel old through popular media

I have a teen and an almost teen... I work to keep myself current with popular culture so we have some non-parent/child related things to talk about... We watch cartoons together (except that dumbass show spongebob) and my daughter and I share similar musical ( I got her into My Chemical Romance and Panic! at the Disco) and book tastes... My 11 year old son likes a LOT of the movies and TV I liked, not just Star Wars and Dr. Who...

IDK... Maybe I'm the exception rather than the rule, but I think I'm pretty well up on staying current with popular culture and at 41, really don't feel all that old when I look back at the things I liked as a kid...
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Old October 19 2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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Re: Making myself feel old through popular media

I think fake boobs and shaved beavers on women in porn look weird. Does that mean I’m old?
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Old October 19 2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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I'm always amazed anytime I hear that TNG premiered 24 years ago.

And what about all those other 80s shows I loved? Freakin Knight Rider, of all things, is almost 30 years old. It's as old now as shows like Twilight Zone and The Honeymooners were when I was a kid. And they were in black and white!
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Old October 19 2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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Star Trek: First Contact was released 15 years ago.
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Old October 19 2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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When a lot of today's young people talk about "old-school" Star Trek, they mean TNG! Now, that makes me feel old.

OTOH, my boss's wife is only two years older than I am and she'd never heard of Avril Lavinge. I guess it's as much a matter of interests and tastes as a generational thing.
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Old October 19 2011, 10:45 PM   #9
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I feel old when I realize there are people going into senior high school who have never known life without the Internet. And the fact I'm starting to see stories having to actually explain what a vinyl record is. Pretty soon we're going to have to be doing the same with regards to books.

By the way, if you want to add to the TNG bit - TNG is 3 years older in 2011 than TOS was back in 1987 when TNG started.

I also feel old when I see singers like Britney Spears receiving gold records and lifetime achievement awards. And when I see someone I remember watching as a teenager or kid being reported on their second marriage or third kid or whatever.

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Old October 19 2011, 10:55 PM   #10
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. . . I also feel old when I see singers like Britney Spears receiving gold records and lifetime achievement awards.
Britney Spears got a lifetime achievement award? She's what, not even 30 yet?

Makes me yearn for the good old days when pop musicians actually had to have talent to succeed.

Now you damn kids get off my lawn!
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Old October 19 2011, 11:21 PM   #11
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Encino Vampire wrote: View Post
23skidoo wrote: View Post
. . . I also feel old when I see singers like Britney Spears receiving gold records and lifetime achievement awards.
Britney Spears got a lifetime achievement award? She's what, not even 30 yet?

Makes me yearn for the good old days when pop musicians actually had to have talent to succeed.

Now you damn kids get off my lawn!
Wow.

Same here. Now pop musicians don't even need to have that.

Definitely.

And with all of the anniversarys coming up... one's happening in 2013 -- The X-Files is turning 20...

Boy do I feel old...
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Old October 19 2011, 11:36 PM   #12
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I can still remember looking forward to the start 0f DS9 in mid 1992--19 years ago......

I was 22 then.

I can remember when I regarded 25 as old.

Now I think 35 year olds are nothing but ignorant kids.
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Old October 20 2011, 01:40 AM   #13
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Were_Spock wrote: View Post

And with all of the anniversarys coming up... one's happening in 2013 -- The X-Files is turning 20...

Boy do I feel old...
That makes me feel old. And now I want to re-watch X-Files for the first time since it was first on.
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Old October 20 2011, 01:54 AM   #14
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I'm always amazed anytime I hear that TNG premiered 24 years ago.
It's almost distressing to think that it's older now than TOS was then!

In the Seventies, the Doctor (Doctor Who) was comfortably older than my dad. Now he's a few years younger than my little sister, who is over seven years younger than I am! Said sister was also (at times of casting) older than both Superman and the Joker.

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Old October 20 2011, 02:14 AM   #15
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When I go to the salon to get my roots touched up, I pick up some of the magazines lying around and don't recognize many of the "celebrities" talked about. Faces and names do not belong to anyone I've heard of. Doesn't bother me much, but where did all of these people come from? When did I stop paying attention to this type of thing? Probably about the time I stopped listening to music constantly. I value peace and quiet more, today.
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