Why are the good-old-days always behind us? Sure, your TV is 20lb lighter than it was 10 years ago, but you've put on 20lb of weight in the meantime; your old Nokia cellphone was so durable it damaged the floor when you dropped it, but your new iPhone costs as much as a fresh organ on the black-market, and shatters into pieces at the slightest touch.

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(h/t: justsomethingcreative)

#1

Teachers In 1960 And 2010

Teachers In 1960 And 2010

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RomanTouboul
Community Member
5 years ago

But 60's kids are 2010 parents....

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#2

Mail Then And Now

Mail Then And Now

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MartinaPopova
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't see how this is bad...

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#3

Tv's Then And Now

Tv's Then And Now

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DraganaStosic
Community Member
5 years ago

Like my husband :D

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#4

George Lucas Then And Now

George Lucas Then And Now

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ChrisFarr
Community Member
5 years ago

Greenscreen will never beat having real scale models. LoL Big boys and their toys. :)

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#5

Cellphones Then And Now

Cellphones Then And Now

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FrédéricHeilmann
Community Member
5 years ago

That's completely true!!!!!!

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#6

Before And After Smartphones

Before And After Smartphones

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TimmyYing
Community Member
5 years ago

sad~~we don't move anymore

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#7

Evolution Of Cellphones

Evolution Of Cellphones

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Frecklebuddy
Community Member
5 years ago

The kid should be an iPhone

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#8

Evolution And Philosophy

Evolution And Philosophy

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SébastienGrand'Maison
Community Member
5 years ago

wut

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#9

Gaming Then And Now

Gaming Then And Now

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AmyWatson
Community Member
5 years ago

I refuse to play pay to win games!!!

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#10

Running Then And Now

Running Then And Now

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MariusJan
Community Member
5 years ago

You don't need to update status after running. It updates automatically

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#11

Wasting Timeline

Wasting Timeline

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Brontosonto
Community Member
5 years ago

That's good self-humor of all us.

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#12

Then And Now

Then And Now

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FatinKhan
Community Member
5 years ago

LOL no Mubarak

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#13

Then And Now

Then And Now

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AmyWatson
Community Member
5 years ago

Yup. My parents ask me for help with technology all the time. But I recently helped my 7 year old build gundam figurines!...which he took picture of with his iPad after...

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#14

Birthdays Before And Now

Birthdays Before And Now

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HelenaValtna
Community Member
5 years ago

:( yup

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#15

Cellphones Then And Now

Cellphones Then And Now

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JuliannaForrai
Community Member
5 years ago

This is deep!

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#16

California Then And Now

California Then And Now

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DustinBradley
Community Member
5 years ago

Chantal. Relax. I've lived in California my whole life and we're fine. We can take showers, drink from the faucet, go to the beach. Droughts in the US are much different from other nations. It just means we get yelled at a lot here. It's just a joke. Lighten up a little...

JulienCornet
Community Member
5 years ago

Well for having an european point of view in the western part of US as I have passed 1 year there. I can say from the moment where the Californians' wineries are buying a lot of land in Oregon to get more water and also how richest californian are buying hay to poor Oregonian because not enough grow in California anymore. Well, Californian must think about a way to manage better this resource instead of drain water from mountains to make grow GMO's corn, to be then pollute by chemicals because of californian lobby. Like said Angela, get out of your bubble, it's amazingly scary what you are up to fight against in the near future.

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eyan7307
Community Member
4 years ago

Seriously Claire Nicholos? Yes, we do. In fact, I had memorized all the states and their locations by the time I was in second grade. Well, no actually. I skipped second grade. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's more that you can do.

ElodieCinquanta
Community Member
5 years ago

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money"... Native Indian wisdom

DamianMcMahon
Community Member
4 years ago

surely you mean, Native American or American Indian. A Native Indian is someone from the South Asian Sub-continent Country of India.

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IngridKokshoorn
Community Member
5 years ago

Visiting friends in California they only had bore water in San Francisco in 1981.

MandyDelaforce(PCGirl)
Community Member
5 years ago

The 2000s drought in Australia, also known as the Millennium drought, is said by some to be the worst recorded since settlement.[1] The drought began in 1995 and continued Australia wide until late 2009 with the final areas in drought ceasing to be eligible in early May 2012.[2][3] With the official end of the drought declared in 2012, the Federal Government had provided $4.5 billion in drought assistance.[4]

ArishRivers
Community Member
5 years ago

Relax, people. Get a sense of humor

YokeePloypassorn
Community Member
5 years ago

ห่วงประเทศไทย

ChantalWard
Community Member
5 years ago

A drought isn't something to make fun of Miss, regardless of where they are located. In my Caribbean country, just before the rainy season started, we had a drought for over three months, that alone drove us crazy, I can't even begin to imagine how Californians are feeling. Now I'm here waiting for our grass to turn back green (island wide), meanwhile they are still waiting for that drought to end! Droughts are a pain!!

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
5 years ago

I think you might have missed the point. The author wants to say that Earth is so fucked up because of human activity that now, some people have problems to find what they need.

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ClaireNichols
Community Member
5 years ago

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Do people in California even know where they are on a map?!?

AmyWatson
Community Member
5 years ago

Are you referring to CA being located next to the Pacific Ocean? If so, you should read about the extreme drought and how being next to an ocean doesn't help us yet because there's no efficient way of desalinating salt water.

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#17

Then And Now

Then And Now

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AidanHolland
Community Member
5 years ago

Copying is much different than sharing...

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#18

Before And After Smartphones

Before And After Smartphones

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AnnaWall
Community Member
5 years ago

Well, you could always choose not to act like this, and call people out who are in your company and doing it. I do it all the time!!! :D

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#19

Evolution Of Baggy Pants

Evolution Of Baggy Pants

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ClaireNichols
Community Member
5 years ago

And yup your so not cool!!!

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#20

Then And Now

Then And Now

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LABaker
Community Member
5 years ago

reminds me of the movie, Wall-E, people growing, and growing, and GROWING!

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#21

Then And Now

Then And Now

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JohnStoops
Community Member
5 years ago

Not doctor bills... Dentist bills, that's terrifying, the holes, drilling, filling and all that stuff? I can just sleep through that, the bills however... even if i sleep, all it does it postpone the inevitable...

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#22

Going To Mcdonalds Then And Now

Going To Mcdonalds Then And Now

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KyleEaton
Community Member
5 years ago

This is just people realizing its all crap. THIS IS A GOOD CHANGE

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#23

Then And Now

Then And Now

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DamienCavanagh
Community Member
5 years ago

I wanted to attend a procrastinators' meeting the other day, but it had been postponed.

#24

Before And Nowadays

Before And Nowadays

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darkphoenix
Community Member
4 years ago

Fútbol

#25

Then And Now

Then And Now

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Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

Me neither.

#26

Playground Then And Now

Playground Then And Now

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KyleEaton
Community Member
5 years ago

I call bull shrimp

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#27

Gaming Then And Now

Gaming Then And Now

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Cat_farts
Community Member
5 years ago

You could just not have children

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#28

Dinner Then And Now

Dinner Then And Now

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AnnRos'a
Community Member
5 years ago

Guilty on taking pics of the food where my Hubby & I are eating, but NEVER at McDonalds!!!

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#29

Then And Now

Then And Now

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JohnStoops
Community Member
5 years ago

IT's Jurrasic World now ;)

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#30

Role-playing Then And Now

Role-playing Then And Now

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#31

Music Players Now And Then

Music Players Now And Then

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hawkeyefan iowa
Community Member
4 years ago

90's looks way more cooler :cD

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#32

Before And Now

Before And Now

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SnorriTrolle
Community Member
5 years ago

well atleast he does'nt get lied to now and he's lerning to do his own reserch. i'd call that a big improvement

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#33

Father's Day Then And Today

Father's Day Then And Today

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JeannieThomas
Community Member
5 years ago

NO... What??? When was the last time someone sent an e-card?? 2005?

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#34

Dinner Then And Now

Dinner Then And Now

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#35

Gaming Then And Now

Gaming Then And Now

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ViktorPenc
Community Member
5 years ago

You can still get group games.

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#36

Birthday Songs Then And Now

Birthday Songs Then And Now

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ValentinCrucifix
Community Member
5 years ago

I still hate this song... It's reminding me that one year is gone, and I'm closer to doom, no one came at by birthday excepted my familly and my birthday is in summer break so no can say "happy birthday" to me

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#37

Before And Now In Schools

Before And Now In Schools

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WilliamBrightwell
Community Member
5 years ago

How can you say that there is no God??? Just take a look out side and you will see

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#38

Love

Love

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Tay Bartly
Community Member
7 months ago

Not always true, if I had a boyfriend I would hold his hand.

#39

Going To The Movies: Then And Now

Going To The Movies: Then And Now

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#40

Damn Emojis!

Damn Emojis!

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