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Old 06-27-2011, 04:42 PM
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I feel old. My friend's 'baby brother' is applying for a job at my old video game store. When did he get old enough for a job let alone one at place I'd been working at less than a year ago?
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I feel old lately because I've kind of shifted from hanging around with people who were mostly older than me to ones who were mostly younger than me.


...And then this thread came around.


HEY GUYS MY FIRST CONSOLE WAS THE N64

I HAVE NO STRONG FEELINGS REGARDING STAR WARS

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SEGA GENESIS IN PERSON

JURASSIC PARK CAME OUT WHEN I WAS THREE
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:08 PM
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Sometimes I think about how I'm 28 and that's surprisingly old. Then I realize that it's now a completely normal thing to hear that a 33-year-old is applying to grad school, and I feel alright. I should be younger, though. I should be 25 or 26, tops.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:42 PM
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Yeah, I can be in the 28 club too! For...another month. And then it's my birthday.

My wife was asking about what I'd like for said birthday. The first thing that came to mind was lawn furniture. You know, for my lawn. That I mow.

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:12 PM
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I sat down Twilight Princess to play some other stuff for a while. I loaded it back up last night.

That shit came out five years ago.
I know, right? Blows my mind. I can't believe I've had my Wii for five years. I've barely ever even used it!

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People that weren't alive when Jim Henson died can legally drink now! These people have never known a world where he existed, and now they can walk into a store and buy alcohol!
If you were born on or before this day in 1993, you can smoke cigarettes and are likely out of high school.

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I wasn't even born then. I wasn't even conceived then.
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I feel old lately because I've kind of shifted from hanging around with people who were mostly older than me to ones who were mostly younger than me.


...And then this thread came around.


HEY GUYS MY FIRST CONSOLE WAS THE N64

I HAVE NO STRONG FEELINGS REGARDING STAR WARS

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SEGA GENESIS IN PERSON

JURASSIC PARK CAME OUT WHEN I WAS THREE
Some of those make you young.

Others make you a monster.

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Sometimes I think about how I'm 28 and that's surprisingly old. Then I realize that it's now a completely normal thing to hear that a 33-year-old is applying to grad school, and I feel alright. I should be younger, though. I should be 25 or 26, tops.
That's kind of where I'm at. I feel old, but I know that 25 is not old at all and it's all relative. It's just weird having been REALLY alive for this long. I mean, sure, I was alive when I was five or three or six but I barely remember a damn thing. But at this point I've got a good...say, 18 or so years where I can remember everything important that happened with clarity. And there's only going to be more added onto this, you know? It's weird. I dunno, I feel like I should be 23 or 22 but I'm not. But whatever; 25 isn't old and 26 isn't either (fuck you birthday I'm ready for you)

Meanwhile, somewhere, Matchstick just strokes his majestic beard and laughs.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:00 PM
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Anyway, this past weekend I realized that, four years ago last Saturday, I graduated from college. Four years ago. I have now been out of college longer than I was in college.
Just over five years ago for me.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:41 PM
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People....none of us are old. There are no 65+ people posting on this forum (that I know of). Yeah yeah yeah, we remember what shit was like when we were children, some graduated college a few years ago, etc., but we're not old, just a little bit older. We're posting on an internet forum. We're not old. Facebook doesn't count, this is an actual forum. Eventually old people will post on internet forums because young people (us) post on internet forums. But we're not old people yet.

Does this post make me an old curmudgeon?
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:43 PM
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Anyway, this past weekend I realized that, four years ago last Saturday, I graduated from college. Four years ago. I have now been out of college longer than I was in college.
Yeah, I had that realization too. I do not think that I liked it.


I felt (kinda) old the instant I started teaching middle school students. They'd ask what games, anime, whatever I liked, and I'd realize that Chrono Trigger came out before they were born. Cowboy Bebop came out when they were two (or when the new first-year students were born). They ask me if I play pokemon; I was playing Pokemon Red when I was their age - once again, before they were born.

Goddamn. It's one thing to know that these younger people exist, but another to have it driven home by interacting with them.



And yeah, probably just because I just haven't played many games from it (spending more time on my DS and PC), but this console generation is still a shiny new thing that holds limitless possibility for me. I still have Twilight Princess in the shrinkwrap, and Metroid Prime 3. That is my console backlog. I don't even yet HAVE the PS3 I plan to get to play through the games I missed on it. Then I realize that whoops, the new generation is right around the corner, and this one has gone on longer than most already.

Nobody linked that XKCD chart yet? All right, looks like it's up to me.

P.S. I started reading webcomics when they were all on Keenspot. More than ten years ago.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:32 PM
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Does this post make me an old curmudgeon?
No, you're right. We're all basically still children.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:34 PM
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No, you're right. We're all basically still children.
But it's Something Else To Bitch About™
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:47 AM
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P.S. I started reading webcomics when they were all on Keenspot. More than ten years ago.
Haha, I remember that site and I am only 24.8 yrs old.

Anyone remember knights of the old coding?
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:37 AM
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I mean, we will be old real soon, we just aren't yet. As we've seen, 20 years is a fucking short time.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:49 AM
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Here's the little factoid I puzzled out that never ceases to make me feel ancient:

we are as far now from Nirvana, as Nirvana was from Led Zeppelin.

Chew on that.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:55 AM
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Yeah, see, that right there?

That's crazy.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:36 AM
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I felt (kinda) old the instant I started teaching middle school students. They'd ask what games, anime, whatever I liked, and I'd realize that Chrono Trigger came out before they were born. Cowboy Bebop came out when they were two (or when the new first-year students were born). They ask me if I play pokemon; I was playing Pokemon Red when I was their age - once again, before they were born.

Goddamn. It's one thing to know that these younger people exist, but another to have it driven home by interacting with them.
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Nobody linked that XKCD chart yet? All right, looks like it's up to me.
The Little Mermaid came out in 1989?! WHAT TH...NO IT DIDN'T NO IT DIDNT THATS NOT FACTS
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:47 AM
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Yesterday I drove to my church where I shouted and made kids do pushups for an hour. Then I drove to McDonalds with my girlfriend and got dinner.

On the drive home I blasted Rancid at brain damaging volume.

Guys I think I'm onto something here.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:00 AM
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I was close to two months old when Final Fantasy VI came out.
Man, numbers are one thing, but that one right there hurts viscerally.


Also, looks like MythrilMoth is about the same age as me.


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Does this post make me an old curmudgeon?
I'm'a go with "yes", even though everything you said is true.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:05 AM
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I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SEGA GENESIS IN PERSON
This blows my mind and amuses me to no end.

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Here's the little factoid I puzzled out that never ceases to make me feel ancient:

we are as far now from Nirvana, as Nirvana was from Led Zeppelin.

Chew on that.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:26 AM
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This blows my mind and amuses me to no end.




People that were born after calvin and hobbes ended are 6 months away from driving.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:43 AM
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People that were born after calvin and hobbes ended are 6 months away from driving.
STOP SAYING THESE THINGS
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:00 AM
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Calvin and Hobbes was the shit.
I think we all understand this though.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:25 AM
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Does that mean there's an entire generation that only knows Calvin from those dumb stickers of a Calvin-like character peeing that bros put on their trucks?

I THINK THAT IS WHAT THAT MEANS OH GODDDD
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My oldest son starts kindergarten in a year. That makes me feel old.
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Does that mean there's an entire generation that only knows Calvin from those dumb stickers of a Calvin-like character peeing that bros put on their trucks?

I THINK THAT IS WHAT THAT MEANS OH GODDDD
I've never seen an actual Calvin and Hobbes strip in a newspaper (combination of being too young and having a really shitty local newspaper), but thankfully the schools around here had a monthly(?) Scholastic book order thing. I read most of the comics by ordering them through the school and became a huge fan. I still have the massive complete collection sitting on my shelf not ten feet away.

So no, there is still hope.
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I've never seen an actual Calvin and Hobbes strip in a newspaper (combination of being too young and having a really shitty local newspaper), but thankfully the schools around here had a monthly(?) Scholastic book order thing. I read most of the comics by ordering them through the school and became a huge fan. I still have the massive complete collection sitting on my shelf not ten feet away.

So no, there is still hope.
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I've never seen an actual Calvin and Hobbes strip in a newspaper (combination of being too young and having a really shitty local newspaper), but thankfully the schools around here had a monthly(?) Scholastic book order thing. I read most of the comics by ordering them through the school and became a huge fan. I still have the massive complete collection sitting on my shelf not ten feet away.

So no, there is still hope.
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Yeah, me neither. I did own a Genesis though.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:23 PM
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My wife was asking about what I'd like for said birthday. The first thing that came to mind was lawn furniture. You know, for my lawn. That I mow.
*pat pat*
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:25 PM
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Here's the little factoid I puzzled out that never ceases to make me feel ancient:

we are as far now from Nirvana, as Nirvana was from Led Zeppelin.

Chew on that.
*chews*

*spits*

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:34 PM
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I've never seen an actual Calvin and Hobbes strip in a newspaper
Neither have I. but that's because (a) my local paper didn't even run C&H, and (b) I stopped reading the funny papers when I was 11.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:34 PM
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I think that part of what makes me feel so much older than I am is technology. It advances quickly, and whenever there's some major change, once we're all acclimated to it, the way things used to be seems so unbelievably clunky and slow that it should by rights belong to another era altogether.

About twenty years ago, my father purchased our first computer, a Packard Bell 386SX which came with Windows 3.0. Show of hands, now: who else remembers when Windows 3.1 was an upgrade?

A couple years after that, he purchased a CD-ROM drive for the computer (which included a Sound Blaster -- also new technology), and then had to create a boot disk to be able to play the copy of King's Quest VI that came with it.

Then we got America Online 2.5, and paid about ten bucks for five hours per month of dialup internet. Remember when dialup was all anybody had, and the really dedicated people set up a second phone line specifically for modem-related usage? Not even the internet, just BBSes and the like. Remember when five hours on the internet seemed like a reasonable amount of monthly usage? Because the notion of downloading music or videos (or streaming them) and playing games online seemed like something you were more likely to see in Star Trek than anywhere in real life.

And it doesn't help if you spend a lot of time in the company of people who are significantly younger than you, because all of this shit is completely unfathomable to them, as much as the notion of heating your house with coal seems to go beyond being quaint or old-fashioned now, and is best described as archaic.

I understand that, intellectually, I am not old in technical terms. But when I talk to people who've never even heard of my favorite games or my favorite bands, or who will never understand (except for intellectually) why the special effects in Jurassic Park were so groundbreaking, suddenly the bent and hideous specter of Old Age rears its ugly and sagging, wrinkly face.

P.S. Anyone remember the days when it seemed perfectly reasonable to buy a VHS tape with two episodes of Evangelion on it, subtitled, for thirty bucks plus tax?
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