Oh… irony, how sweet you sometimes are. You know how the things we say can come around to haunt us? The test of time is a tough nut to crack, and this time, it’s all about failing.

The Facebook page "Posts that did not age well" is a hell on earth, showing how quotes, comments, posts, and everything you saw online some time ago did not age gracefully. In fact, some of the things look so utterly ridiculous in the current light, it may make you wonder what the heck they were thinkin’. So let’s go down this cringy memory lane, and after you’re done, be sure to check out part 1.

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Trevlig08
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11 months ago

Hahaha

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Hans
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11 months ago

Ouch

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Andrew Yarke
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11 months ago

This did not age well at all.

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If humans could see the future, this post would probably have not existed. Because there’s nothing quite like failing the test of time. All the things you believed and said look more or less absurd in retrospect. Unless your job is predicting the future for a living.

Mysterious as it sounds, seeing what comes next is complex, critical, and quite a different job than the myths suggest. Paul Saffo, a technology forecaster in Silicon Valley, wrote in a piece for Harvard Business Review that “prediction is concerned with future certainty.” And that alone sounds quite paradoxical.

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Jude Bennett
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11 months ago

From the mouths of idiots to idiots

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Jude Bennett
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11 months ago

Great idea

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11 months ago

and we surprised because why?????

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Paul explains further: “forecasting looks at how hidden currents in the present signal possible changes in direction for companies, societies, or the world at large.” Thus the goal of forecasting is to “identify the full range of possibilities.”

Plus, “unlike a prediction, a forecast must have a logic to it,” says Paul. That means that the forecaster must always be able to articulate, explain, and defend this logic. “That’s what lifts forecasting out of the dark realm of superstition,” argues Paul. In the end, forecasting is “nothing more (nor less) than the systematic and disciplined application of common sense.” And that common sense is something we all have.

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Alan Green
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11 months ago

. . . he should have 2 wishes left. Wish for it all to go back to normal ASAP then throw the lamp away.

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Trevlig08
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11 months ago

🤔

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Tabitha L
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11 months ago

Brilliant. Hoisted by his own petard.

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Monika Rhodes
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11 months ago

Give that Nobel prize back lol

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R L
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11 months ago (edited)

Trump couldn't bear that Obama was better than him at anything, so rose to the occasion and proved himself wrong.

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kurisutofu
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11 months ago

It's worse than having missed the Bitcoin wave...

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kurisutofu
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11 months ago

Ian Leslie, the worst fortune teller ...

Sansa Blacktyde
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11 months ago

He grossly underestimated how collectively stupid the US and UK are.

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Vanta Black
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11 months ago

"Ha! We proved that guy wrong! Nobody tries to tell us we're not as stupid and racist as we appear!" - Trump supporters and Brexiteers (verbatim)

Andrea Anthony
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11 months ago

famous last words

MARY ANN Hannah
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11 months ago

I GUESS HE BROKE HIS CRYSTAL BALL

Liz Wycz
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10 months ago

I would not want Ian Leslie to pick my lottery numbers

melbfk
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11 months ago

Ian Leslie please no more predictions

mph seti
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11 months ago

Neither of those things were supposed to happen. Hopefully we'll all figure out why they did, and take strict measures to insure such things never happen again.

Blakkur Sverrir
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11 months ago

I want to play poker with that guy

Socair SocairNone
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5 months ago

This sort of comment is why most rational people do not take the New Statesman seriously

Sharon Attwood
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10 months ago

Ha, ha, ha!

Grey Balham
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10 months ago

How can a professional journalist write the sentence 'it AIN'T GONNA happen'? No wonder he got it so badly wrong, he's barely literate.

Frank Hammer
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10 months ago

Well that prediction worked out great!

Grey Balham
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10 months ago

How can a professional journalist write the sentence 'it AIN'T GONNA happen'? No wonder he got it so badly long, he's barely literate.

Candice Ravel
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10 months ago

Also known as the worst "hold my beer" moment in recent history.

Rebecca McManus
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10 months ago

In January 2016 I said that Trump would become president, and the UK would vote to leave the EU. I hate it when I am right

Barry Collins
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10 months ago

Don't give up your day job, Ian.

Cwtch
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11 months ago

aww I so wish you'd been right Leslie!

Azziza
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11 months ago

Wish he had been right. :(

Baali Venomax
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11 months ago

I only wish you'd be right!

Daniele Ribolla
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11 months ago

and aussies follow again Ian speeches?

Roberto Durante
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11 months ago

LOL

Caroline Driver
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11 months ago

Yeah, 2016 F***ed us all

Donald Holder
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11 months ago

Who the hell is Ian Leslie?

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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11 months ago (edited)

What about start writing fiction?

Todd Hollfelder
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11 months ago

Can I have my money back, please!

Peter Hall
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11 months ago

Technically he was right on one point: Trump being president IS a nightmare.

Roselyn Schweizer
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11 months ago

From his mouth to GOD's ear, Please!

Sam T Godfrey
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11 months ago

I still keep saying those very words. And wait patiently to wake up!

Jodie Johnson
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11 months ago

Never underestimate the stupidity of humans.

Amanda Hartley
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11 months ago

😂😂😂😂

Stannous Flouride
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11 months ago

And that door at the back of the cupboard takes you to Narnia.

Max L.
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11 months ago

Now he is an accomplished taco bell waiter

Johanne Trudeau
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11 months ago

He's going to have to go back and sharpen up those psychic skills a lot!!!!

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
11 months ago

I remember 2 co-workers saying this all those looooonnnnngggg painful years ago.

Sue Grigg
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11 months ago

Never underestimate the power and numbers of complete and utter idiots

Rose Brien Harrington
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11 months ago

I thought that too. This is like a surreal dream and I'm going to wake up out of it!

togcrewsc
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11 months ago

For a second I thought that instead of the first t in TEXT was a s...

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
11 months ago

he shouldve been right. donald trump is the worst potato weed-hair in existence

Ellie
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11 months ago

I remember very clearly in early 2016 that I think Trump might win given the kind of support he was getting. This was during training in 911 dispatch. The whole class laughed at me and said it would never happen. Who is laughing now folks? Not me because I never wanted it to happen either.

J. Zingler
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11 months ago

:D

₩.Đ ₲₳₴₮ɆⱤ
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11 months ago

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G Porter
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11 months ago

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TRUMP IS A WINNER!!! HE WILL ALWAYS WIN.

John Baker
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10 months ago

Trump is a loser's idea of what a winner looks like.

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Trevlig08
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11 months ago

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Umm, well that is exactly the opposite of what happened...

Slinkman
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11 months ago

Umm, well that is exactly why it's on this list ;)

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Jude Bennett
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11 months ago

The Karma Train rolls into the station again

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Hans
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11 months ago

Well, you got what you asked for. Kind of...

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Hans
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11 months ago

Even better would have been "a dirty little"...

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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11 months ago (edited)

basically the more your locked up the more we want out then if its the other way we want in and i want to stay in for now

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Even at the time, I would have this stupid, if not offensive. If you believe in heaven, then you're basically saying you think people will not be accepted there so you may as well get to the tower to be the closest you'll ever be ...

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11 months ago

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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11 months ago

Still get the junk mail...

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bored autumn
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11 months ago

"Missle"

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Ben Smith
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11 months ago

Swing and a miss

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Brittany
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11 months ago

Why? Shouldn't you be living your life? Fuck the click bate don't worry about a test.

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Electric Ed
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11 months ago

All of them? None of them? Do tell!

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Jude Bennett
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11 months ago

So smart hahahahaha

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Francis
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11 months ago

i watched this episode a month ago and said the same to my best friend :D it was quite cringy :D

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Trevlig08
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11 months ago

Uhhhh, maybe not...

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Binxyminxem
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11 months ago

The reply is so creepy... 😬

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

NO, Josh did.

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CR Harvey
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11 months ago

This just sums it up

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Hans
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11 months ago

How great that you'd know!

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

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How could the Democrats choose the worst possible person to run for president out of all the good people they have.

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Francis
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11 months ago

why on eath would you think a man (or anybody) with a sh*tload of money would look like that in future?!

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BeazleBug
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11 months ago

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"Tremendous"

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

A lot of people underestimated and still underestimate the dangers of Corona and they think that the media are lying to them. ( Wonder who gave them that idea??). If history repeats itself and people behave like they behaved during the Spanish Flu, there are going to be plenty mass graves all over the world.

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Slinkman
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11 months ago

rewrote them so much it even wasn't civil anymore.

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Daria B
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11 months ago

Actually, if I could easily duplicate someone's car, and without costs.... well.... Illegal downloading might or might not be theft, but the theft of physical property is not a good comparison.

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Demi Zwaan
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11 months ago

Is she really stupid enough to think Santa is real?

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Tabitha L
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11 months ago

Can someone explain this one? I've never used Tumblr.

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Politics doesn't belong in a tournament. It didn't matter what side he was on. He provoked everyone, his fault.

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