Making myself feel old through popular media

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  1. Argus Skyhawk

    Argus Skyhawk Commodore Commodore

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    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.
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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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.
     
  3. Nerd unRage

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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.
     
  4. marillion

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    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...
     
  5. scotpens

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    I think fake boobs and shaved beavers on women in porn look weird. Does that mean I’m old?
     
  6. davejames

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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!
     
  7. Sci

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    Star Trek: First Contact was released 15 years ago.
     
  8. scotpens

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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.
     
  9. 23skidoo

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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.

    Alex
     
  10. scotpens

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    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!
     
  11. Random_Spock

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    Wow.

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

    :lol: 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...
     
  12. RandyS

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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.
     
  13. Nerd unRage

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    :eek: That makes me feel old. And now I want to re-watch X-Files for the first time since it was first on.
     
  14. Wereghost

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    It's almost distressing to think that it's older now than TOS was then! :eek:

    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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  15. Velocity

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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.
     
  16. Argus Skyhawk

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    I remember watching the documentary Woodstock when I was a teen. I always related to the young people portrayed therein-they were the "big kids" when I was little. I saw it again a few weeks ago. The young people in it? They are retiring grandparents.
     
  18. scotpens

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    And today you wouldn’t want to see them dancing in the mud naked. :barf:
     
  19. Aldo

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    I'll do you one better. I remember seeing all three Back to the Future movies in theaters (granted I was five for the first one, still recall seeing it, though vaguely). I had a chat with JacksonArcher a while back and realized he was born after the third film had already been out on VHS!
     
  20. M'Sharak

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    I just skip to the bottom line on those. :lol:
     

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