If not for the three grey hairs peeking out, I’d feel as fresh as new. It seems like only yesterday we’d drink Capri Sun, burn CDs and listen to the Smashing Pumpkins. Speaking of the latter, kids these days call it “dad rock,” and how can you blame them?

The oldest of Gen Z, aka the newest generation that was born between 1997 and 2012, is now 24. No, it’s not you who are 24, it’s the kids who have no clue what “pick up the phone'' means.

So today, we’re diving deep into the world of no illusion, ready to face one fact we all dread (hence the booming skincare industry among millennials!)—we are old. Thanks to the corner of Reddit ‘Heck I’m Old,’ we have a collection of posts to make you feel not just old, but rather ancient. “When you look at kids nowadays and see their music you can't help but think of how everything is old,” says the group’s description and from what you see below, they ain’t lying.

#1

I'm Just Going To Leave This Here

I'm Just Going To Leave This Here

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Bradley V.
Community Member
12 months ago

Truth!

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#2

Ah Nostalgia....

Ah Nostalgia....

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Warloew Brinn
Community Member
12 months ago

That tv setup meant a good day every time.

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#3

Zoom Meetings!

Zoom Meetings!

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River Webb
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

except nobody holds up their cat/dog for everyone to see

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If you ever feel like time is passing at the pace of a hadron collider, you can be sure you’re not the only one. Most of us feel that the passage of time is inevitable, and that it only makes us older (but also wiser, more confident and happy overall!).

Having said that, it's no secret that our modern society is obsessed with freezing and even turning back time. This ageing paranoia that’s sweeping across our society has been heavily fueled by social media, where young folks constantly put pressure on achievements, looks, and everything, really. Its competitive nature shows that someone is doing better and has accomplished more by your age than you have.

#4

I Remember!

I Remember!

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Steve
Community Member
12 months ago

still want it TBH

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#5

The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle Is Real

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Steph
Community Member
12 months ago

Great metaphor!

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#6

Just Pause Duh

Just Pause Duh

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Steph
Community Member
12 months ago

Oh yes, spilling the juice while running back to the tv and constantly bumping your knees or toes when jumping over the furniture... but thanks to the adrenaline: no pain felt!

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Being scared of ageing is not only nothing new, it seems like it creeps into the minds of younger generations obsessed with anti-ageing life choices earlier than ever in history. In 2018, a report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) found that millennials felt the most negatively towards ageing, viewing it as a steep decline and assuming dementia and loneliness as inevitable.

#7

I'm Old I Remember Having One Thinking It Was So Cool

I'm Old I Remember Having One Thinking It Was So Cool

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Fat Harry
Community Member
12 months ago

I had the 16 colour version. It was a bitch to write with because it was so fat.

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#8

I Feel This Deep In My Soul

I Feel This Deep In My Soul

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kristina law
Community Member
12 months ago

That cashier was just jealous that you got to experience Blockbuster and they didn't lol

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#9

I Consider This A Small Victory

I Consider This A Small Victory

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Vicky Z
Community Member
12 months ago

不不不不kids please.....

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In some extreme cases where fear of getting older interferes with your life, doctors diagnose people with gerascophobia. “Gerascophobia sufferers have very frequent thoughts about changes in their appearance due to ageing and increasingly losing control over their life as they get older. These thoughts trigger panic attacks, shortness of breath, sweating and shaking," Dr. Rose Aghdami, a consulting and coaching psychologist, told Refinery29.

"Their behavior is affected too, as they often avoid certain activities which remind them of ageing, withdraw from social contact, and become more isolated."

#10

You Might Be Old...

You Might Be Old...

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River Webb
Community Member
12 months ago

I absolutely love these, and trust me I'm not that old

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#11

Doc Brown And Marty Mcfly Still Here, Together, In 2021

Doc Brown And Marty Mcfly Still Here, Together, In 2021

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
12 months ago

Hey, this one actually made me feel good. They ditched the Delorean?

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#12

Never Failed

Never Failed

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AndThenICommented
Community Member
12 months ago

Ohhhhhhhh the feeling

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The RSPH has also urged people to stop using the term 'anti-ageing' popularized by the beauty industry, since it could be putting pressure on women to see ageing as something inherently detrimental. Another 2017 study found that 30% of women under 35 were regularly using anti-wrinkle products, a fact that’s so obvious when browsing through social media that you don’t need a survey for it

#13

"I Grew Up With No Internet" Starter Pack

"I Grew Up With No Internet" Starter Pack

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Vicky Z
Community Member
12 months ago

And still have no idea how to play minesweeper 不不不不不

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#14

Beware This Man

Beware This Man

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

Thanks, Macaulay. I wish you would look up to Bart Simpson, he doesn't age like that.

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#15

I Resemble That Remark

I Resemble That Remark

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
12 months ago

I'm a millenial, but I get angry too.

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#16

Who Else Had These Exact Same Speakers?

Who Else Had These Exact Same Speakers?

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Bradley V.
Community Member
12 months ago

HAD? Still use 'em!

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#17

This Feeling All Of The Time

This Feeling All Of The Time

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Ally R
Community Member
12 months ago

I still think the 90s were 10 years ago.

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#18

What Else?

What Else?

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Bill Evs
Community Member
12 months ago

UK specific but when I was a kid in the 80's we had a grand total of 4 TV channels to choose from.

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#19

In The 80s, TV Stations Just Turned Off Late At Night. No Infomercials, Nothing. Just This

In The 80s, TV Stations Just Turned Off Late At Night. No Infomercials, Nothing. Just This

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
12 months ago

Well, they played a nifty tune first, and then some nice white noise to fall asleep to...

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#20

70's Kids Checking In

70's Kids Checking In

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cugel
Community Member
12 months ago

Oh yeah, Disney on a Sunday night, that one hits home.

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#21

Well, This Is The New Metric For How Old We Are, I Guess

Well, This Is The New Metric For How Old We Are, I Guess

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
12 months ago

My Kids freak out every time I tell them I wasn't born in this Millennium

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#22

Stolen From Facebook

Stolen From Facebook

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
12 months ago

I'm not loving it

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#23

Phoebes Baby Is A College Grad

Phoebes Baby Is A College Grad

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

hahaha, I actually thought to myself: wow, she actually kept in touch with him even tho it wasn't her baby?

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#24

Was It A Nokia Or A Razr You Had?

Was It A Nokia Or A Razr You Had?

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Michelle M
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

I had a Nokia c2 when I was 10 or 11. Used to feel quite smug typing fast without looking at the keyboard.

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#25

We All Knew This Day Would Come

We All Knew This Day Would Come

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Vicky Z
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

That's a great imagination right there!! I remember the young person that saw a real floppy disc and asked his dad why he has 3d printed the save icon!!

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#26

Aww

Aww

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Ally R
Community Member
12 months ago

Awww!

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#27

Anyone Else??

Anyone Else??

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
12 months ago

And then you go to the actual store and those young whippersnappers rearranged it again.

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#28

An Ancient Artifact From A More Civilized Time

An Ancient Artifact From A More Civilized Time

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kristina law
Community Member
12 months ago

Who didn't have this exact alarm clock?!

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#29

Pretty Much!

Pretty Much!

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
12 months ago

oh crap, i totally have such location in my home town, the realization hit me like ton of brick

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#30

Old School Uncool

Old School Uncool

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Vicky Z
Community Member
12 months ago

I would fail that student instantly

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#31

Some Redditor Is Mocking His Dad For This 80's Handset That's Plugged Into His iPhone. All I Can Say Is, That Looks Amazingly Comfortable....

Some Redditor Is Mocking His Dad For This 80's Handset That's Plugged Into His iPhone. All I Can Say Is, That Looks Amazingly Comfortable....

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
12 months ago

I still have a landline. Hate taking calls on my smartphone.

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#32

I Was 20 When It Aired And God, Do I Still Feel Old....

I Was 20 When It Aired And God, Do I Still Feel Old....

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Kay blue
Community Member
12 months ago

Betty White is older than sliced bread.

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#33

Good Morning

Good Morning

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
12 months ago

me, 35, in march 2021 : for vaccination too young, for gynecologist 'geriatric' :D

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#34

Afv Anyone?

Afv Anyone?

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David Shoemaker
Community Member
11 months ago

The American bashing on this site seems to be a hobby for a lot of people.

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#35

After 9 And On The Weekends Plus $.10 Texts

After 9 And On The Weekends Plus $.10 Texts

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Natalie Oleander
Community Member
12 months ago

Free minutes were the best!

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#36

Pink Floyd::pride

Pink Floyd::pride

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Michelle M
Community Member
12 months ago

Reminds me of the Newton's gay meme.

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#37

This Cut Me Deep

This Cut Me Deep

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Vicky Z
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

Yesterday i was watching the next top model of my country! And i kid you not but the models(18-19 years old) didn't know Sharon stone, Michelle Pfeiffer and CHER!!!!! How can you not know Cher????

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#38

Never Failed

Never Failed

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
12 months ago

I use to have a fake 8 track player to fool my car into playing cassettes. In 1992.

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#39

That's Relatable

That's Relatable

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Steph
Community Member
12 months ago

Honestly: I did see this picture in a different BP post and: yes, I was absolutely thrilled and thought I need to get this for my little recreation cabin in the mountains!

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#40

Internet Is For The 1 Percenters

Internet Is For The 1 Percenters

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
11 months ago

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#41

That Moment...

That Moment...

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Casey McAlister
Community Member
12 months ago

Youtube comments under the song from 2004: "Like if you are still listening to this". What do you mean still? 2004 was like two months ago.

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#42

Netflix

Netflix

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
12 months ago

I still do.

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#43

Anyone Else Unable To Resist The Urge To Touch It When It Was Red Hot? Just Once, Of Course?

Anyone Else Unable To Resist The Urge To Touch It When It Was Red Hot? Just Once, Of Course?

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Karl Baxter
Community Member
12 months ago

Lit many a cig while driving with on of those

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#44

This One Hurt

This One Hurt

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

Expecting stairway to heaven and get teenage dirtbag.

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#45

Boomers Unite!

Boomers Unite!

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Lynn Morello
Community Member
11 months ago

Date Of Birth

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#46

Im Officially Old

Im Officially Old

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Jo Morris
Community Member
12 months ago

"There are people alive who can remember when there were no CDs. Let me tell you about cassette tapes and vinyl records".

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#47

Strolling Through Google Maps And Looking At The Houses Of Kids I Played With As A Kid. I Was There When They Planted That Pine Tree. It Was 2 Feet Tall And We Used To Jump Over It

Strolling Through Google Maps And Looking At The Houses Of Kids I Played With As A Kid. I Was There When They Planted That Pine Tree. It Was 2 Feet Tall And We Used To Jump Over It

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Irina Deneva-Slav
Community Member
12 months ago

To cushion the blow, pine trees grow quickly. Ours went from 1 foot to 10 feet in less than 10 years.

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#48

Kurt Cobains Daughter Is Now Older Than He Was At The Time Of His Death. Shes 28, He Died At 27

Kurt Cobains Daughter Is Now Older Than He Was At The Time Of His Death. Shes 28, He Died At 27

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kristina law
Community Member
12 months ago

Now THIS makes me sad!

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#49

Does Anybody Else Remember These Lift-Top Beasts?

Does Anybody Else Remember These Lift-Top Beasts?

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
12 months ago

No, those must be an American thing. We have double desks in Germany, with two kids sharing one desk and they still look the same now as they did in the 90ies.

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#50

Who Remembers These Scratch And Sniff Stickers... I Got The Pickle One Once In 1985 I Remember (First Year Of School)

Who Remembers These Scratch And Sniff Stickers... I Got The Pickle One Once In 1985 I Remember (First Year Of School)

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
12 months ago

I love scratch and sniff stickers. Who remembers when magazines had an advertisement for perfume and it had a scratch and sniff sample of the perfumes scent. I thought they were awesome.

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#51

Found In The Attic

Found In The Attic

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
12 months ago

Awesome! You still can get Dymo tape!

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#52

Imagagin Covid03

Imagagin Covid03

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GoodWolf
Community Member
12 months ago

And Snake!

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#53

We Are Now As Far From The 80, As The 80' Was From The 1940's

We Are Now As Far From The 80, As The 80' Was From The 1940's

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Groundcontroltomajortom
Community Member
11 months ago

Breakfast club! Watched this in secondary school drama class (UK) changed my life!

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#54

My High School Class Yearbook Is Now On Display At The County Historical Museum. Im 42

My High School Class Yearbook Is Now On Display At The County Historical Museum. Im 42

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Milan
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

Well, be honest, in USA is more things celebrated as historical. Once i was on a police station in small city near New York and on the walls was a sign, something like rich history of the town Sayreville and there was a date incorporated in 1920. Yes, my milk in fridge is older and have richer history No offense though, i know America is really young compared to Europe 綽

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#55

F**k Hes Right

F**k Hes Right

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Ally R
Community Member
12 months ago

Noooo! The 90s were 10 years ago!

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#56

This Is Over 20 Years Ago

This Is Over 20 Years Ago

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
12 months ago

I still used it 8 years ago. Downloading the perfect skin was fun!

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#57

This Is True

This Is True

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Karl Baxter
Community Member
12 months ago

Ive got one in the attic - still play the odd game of Invisible Tank Pong for old times sake

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#58

In The Simpsons Episode Where Lisa Is Shown Her Future, The Future Is 2010

In The Simpsons Episode Where Lisa Is Shown Her Future, The Future Is 2010

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Mewtons Third Paw
Community Member
11 months ago

Over a decade ago. So sad the way time passes

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#59

20 Years Down The Memory Lane

20 Years Down The Memory Lane

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Anonymous
Community Member
12 months ago

Ron now has a daughter. :(

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#60

What's The Time? Let Me Check My Swatch, The Ultimate 80's Watch!

What's The Time? Let Me Check My Swatch, The Ultimate 80's Watch!

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
12 months ago

My Swatch is one where if you tap the "glass", bunnies rotate to ....interesting positions! It's worth over a thousand now!

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#61

My, How Time Flies

My, How Time Flies

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Michelle M
Community Member
12 months ago

Bartender: 'Wait. That was when I got married. Wasn't that 11 years ago?'

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#62

Roll Up Your Puffy Sleeves!

Roll Up Your Puffy Sleeves!

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V V
Community Member
12 months ago

Skyscraper bangs! The amount of product that went into these gravity defying creations was obscene 丹儭

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#63

Tommy Lee Jones Is 75

Tommy Lee Jones Is 75

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Natalie Oleander
Community Member
12 months ago

Awww nooo

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#64

Today, My Dad Passed Away. When We Got Home And Were Sort Of Aimlessly Looking Through His Computer Room I Came Across This And Was Instantly Transported Back To When Dial Up And Aol Where The Thing. Im Old

Today, My Dad Passed Away. When We Got Home And Were Sort Of Aimlessly Looking Through His Computer Room I Came Across This And Was Instantly Transported Back To When Dial Up And Aol Where The Thing. Im Old

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Igglepiggle
Community Member
12 months ago

Sorry for your loss man.

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#65

We All Have, Buddy

We All Have, Buddy

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

I used to love that show. Now I think "why" lol. The acting was so bad.

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#66

A Working Phone Booth!?!

A Working Phone Booth!?!

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Kate
Community Member
12 months ago

Pft. Obviously, it's a TARDIS.

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#67

...and It Was Usually Followed By Hee-Haw

...and It Was Usually Followed By Hee-Haw

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
12 months ago

No Lawrence Welk, but my whole family gathered for Hee-Haw.

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#68

Car Cassette Adaptor

Car Cassette Adaptor

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Jo Choto
Community Member
11 months ago

And does everyone remember how to fix a cassette tape when it breaks?

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#69

Cole Sprouse Who Played Ross's Son On Friends Is Now The Same Age As David Schwimmer When He Played His Dad

Cole Sprouse Who Played Ross's Son On Friends Is Now The Same Age As David Schwimmer When He Played His Dad

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Natalie Oleander
Community Member
12 months ago

Hold up. WHAT!?!

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#70

Terminator 2 Is 30 Years Old This Year!

Terminator 2 Is 30 Years Old This Year!

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Aski Markup
Community Member
12 months ago

Still holds up better than many modern day movies.

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#71

Whoa

Whoa