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Old November 21 2011, 06:31 AM   #31
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Madonna Launching Lifestyle Brand for Older Women

The Material Girl is a senior citizen now. Dayum.
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Old November 21 2011, 07:28 AM   #32
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I am so old that I managed to see all of the lost Dr Who episodes twice before they were lost.

I am so old that I managed to see AC/DC perform when Bon Scott was still alive.
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Old November 21 2011, 10:34 AM   #33
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Re: Making myself feel old through popular media

I'm only 31, and I'm not old, but I feel that way. I think part of it's due to the fact that as we age, time seems to compress, and that modern society as a whole is moving faster in terms of perception and in terms of innovation. We're seeing so many more things, much of it due to the internet and it's ability to bring the latest everything to us mere moments after they happen, or even as they happen.

We're inundated by music, movies, television shows, news events, everything all at once, and those who are outside the reach of the internet (which are very few) still notice that things are moving forward rapidly. It makes me think of the 1930s to the 1950s, where technology made leaps and bounds, and world events were placed right on our doorstep.

Now, it doesn't help me, because I read a lot, and my favorite subject is often early turn of the (20th) century history. That's another thing. Now when I have to say "turn of the century" in recent historical context, I have to reference the 20th century specifically.

Anyway, I'm drifting off my point. What it is, is that I love the cultural flavor of the early 1900s all the way up to now, and so I use words people haven't used in a hundred years. I'm like the Bing Crosby of my day. As I'm sure many of you know, the man was a veritable fountain of colloquialisms that simply did not have an original owner, but he mashed them together and they worked.

As I said, I'm not old. 31 is still considered young (for now), but I can't help thinking about all the intervening years, and that does pull at my soul a bit. My mother used to tell me I was an old soul, that I was far too mature for someone my age (at the time I first recall her telling me, it was when I was 6 and reading a science book while my cousins played in the dirt in our front yard). She said I used to talk about old ideas like they were current, and she's right. I've always felt much older than my years, but not in a negative way, just that I feel like I've lived a dozen lifetimes. Who knows.

Anyway, the popular media really can make you feel old. Most things are geared for the 15-25 year old demographic, and you start getting edged out once you pass that point. I didn't feel different at 16, 18, 21, or 25, but at 30, something clicked and I felt very different, like I missed something somewhere along the way, something that can't be recaptured.

Well, I'm rambling now, like an old fella.
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Old November 21 2011, 06:22 PM   #34
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I saw Jimmy "JJ" Walker perform on tv last night. He's grey-haired, heavyset and all wrinkly. Gah. He's only a few years older than me. I watched Good Times as a kid and had a shirt that said : Dy NO MITE! on it in 3rd grade....
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Old November 21 2011, 06:26 PM   #35
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What makes me feel old is looking at pictures of Chevy Chase and Ted Danson
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Old November 23 2011, 03:32 AM   #36
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"Transformers: The Movie (released in 1986) was set in 2005 and that seemed like "Whoa, the future!". Now it's...6 years in the past.
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Old November 23 2011, 06:44 AM   #37
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It was also a really bad movie with awful animation.

I have lived so long as to see the absolute impossible.

Kermit the Frog Loves Miss Piggy and they are in a committed relationship.

This is how you reward nearly 40 years of constant attempted rape attempts.

Surrender.
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Old November 23 2011, 08:31 PM   #38
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Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
- If Enterprise were still on, the Romulan War would have come and gone, and the Federation would be in place.
I was doing okay until you dropped that one on me. Goddammit they dropped the ball so badly with that one.
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Old November 23 2011, 09:30 PM   #39
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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
What makes me feel old is looking at pictures of Chevy Chase and Ted Danson.
Chevy remained pretty much the same from 1975 until about 1995 and then he hit 'old man' mode practically overnight. Maybe it's because I've seen Fletch and Vacation about 1000 times each I have a specific look for him in my mind, but yikes!

I had to look up his age on IMDB, and he is 2 years younger than my dad, but he now looks about 10 years older than my dad. Scary stuff.

I think Ted Danson still looks good though.
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Old November 23 2011, 09:33 PM   #40
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^^^Must have been all that blow he did during SNL.
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Old November 23 2011, 10:32 PM   #41
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I saw Jimmy "JJ" Walker perform on tv last night. He's grey-haired, heavyset and all wrinkly. Gah. He's only a few years older than me.
You know you're really old when someone mentions Jimmy Walker and the first person you think of is this guy.
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Old November 23 2011, 10:58 PM   #42
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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!
OK, that one hit home.

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When Transformers: The Movie came out, I thought that 2005 was far off in the distant future. Can't believe 2005 was 6 years ago.
Funnily enough, this one doesn't impact me that much, because I always sort of looked forward to 2005 precisely because I remembered that TF:TM was set in it. Reaching that year kind of felt like closing a loop so I don't mind it being historical.



Here are a few:

- Friends premiered 17 years ago.
- Frasier? Eighteen.
- Cheers? Twenty-nine.
- Lisa's future wedding in The Simpsons? Meant to have taken place LAST year... (I rewatched this ep the other day, and I was shocked when I saw the date)
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Old November 24 2011, 01:06 AM   #43
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You think that's bad. Imagine watching GRIMM and realizing that his dying aunt is the same age you are!
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Old November 24 2011, 03:10 AM   #44
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She's dying.

Who gives a toss?

You have more hair!

I mean seriously?

Is that chemo, or the after effect of some beastie attack?
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Old November 24 2011, 03:15 PM   #45
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"Transformers: The Movie (released in 1986) was set in 2005 and that seemed like "Whoa, the future!". Now it's...6 years in the past.
It is the yeeeeeear two thouuuuusand fiiiiive. (Vic Caroli rules!)

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