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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rootabaga, May 15, 2018.

  1. rootabaga

    rootabaga Extreme Android User
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    There comes a time, probably in middle age in most cases, when some little thing triggers a memory and then it dawns on you how long ago it was when that memory was formed. Then suddenly you realize how old you are. ;)

    That’s what this thread is all about...

    One of those hit me earlier when I saw a news item:
    Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the series finale of “Seinfeld.”

     


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    Post #14 by Mikestony, May 19, 2018 (1 points)
  3. olbriar

    olbriar  
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    There was talk a year ago or so about tearing down a city owned concert hall and building a new one. I well remember when they tore down the old one to build this new one. What a waste I'm thinking. Then it dawns on me. That building is far from new. 55+ years old or more now.
    Seems like yesterday when it hosted it's first show.
    I don't feel old.. I AM old. :)
     
  4. Deleted User

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    I went to see the original Star Wars films at the cinema, and then I realise how long ago that was.
     
  5. rootabaga

    rootabaga Extreme Android User
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    This quote jumped in my head earlier today (who knows why): "I've heard it said, and it's true I'm sure..."

    I couldn't remember where I'd heard it, but I thought it was probably a song from long ago. Correct, though it's much older than I was when I first heard it. It's been covered several times, but I think the version I best remember is the one from Walter Brennan. Of course the fact that I remember when Walter Brennan was alive marks me as old anyway. ;)

    Fun song, enjoy...





    BTW, "teejus" is southernspeak for "tedious." :D :D :D
     
  6. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    SO.
    MANY.
    THINGS.

    The 30th anniversary of Back to the Future

    30th anniversary of TRON

    50th anniversary of Star Trek

    7 years since the last shuttle flight ... I watched the Enterprise launch off the 747 live in technicolor sitting on grandpa's lap.

    And that damn anniversary of my birth everyone else is so excited to remind me of.
    :(
     
  7. no one

    no one Android Expert

    Time.
     
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  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    There are a lot of reminders, but the very first thing that pointedly indicated that age was creeping up on me was a buddy and I were at a table in a little bar one day after work and the waitress called me "sir". Funny how the little, seemingly insignificant things stick with you so clearly through the years.
     
  9. today

    today Android Expert

    The moon landing almost fifty years ago.
     
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  10. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    the shinny glass panel on the bathroom wall....
     
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  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Well, if you'd stop peeing on it .... :eek:
     
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  12. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    Just now on the news.

    35 years. Thirty five YEARS. Since the "pinetar" game.

    Royals at Yankees
    Brett goes mental.
    THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO.
     
  13. olbriar

    olbriar  
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    Being a loyal Royals fan... that seems like yesterday. But when I think about all of the years I've watched them being nothing more than a farm club... that was a long painful stretch of time. :)
     
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    psionandy Extreme Android User

  15. Mikestony

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    Things that make me feel old?
    My knees and my back. Years have taken its toll.
     
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  16. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Me too...and me too. *sigh*
     
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  17. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    It's probably not the right place to say "girls born in 2000 shooting makes me feel old".
     
  18. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    But seriously cancer did that for me. One of the lucky ones to survive I know, but never felt the same since.
     
  19. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    My sweetie dying before me. Too dark.

    Girls in ridiculously thight jean things.
    It's like they're walking around in pantyhose!
     
  20. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone Android Expert

    They all look twelve years old now...
     
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  21. olbriar

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    It's been 26 years since Johnny Carson quit the tonight show.
     
  22. rootabaga

    rootabaga Extreme Android User
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    In keeping with the idea of the thread, if not the exact parameters...

    I read an article about a kid who one $3M playing a video game..that I've never heard of: Fortnite.

    Yep, I'm old... ;)
     
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  23. Steven58

    Steven58 Recognized Incompetent Moderator
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    Things that make me feel me old.

    1) My age
    2) My adult children
    3) Younger pics of myself
    4) The fact that I've made and learned from just every mistake a person can make (within reason).
    5) Everything else.
     
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  24. MoodyBlues

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    Things that make me feel old:

    - The ludicrous attitude/assumption that people my age are clueless, hapless morons whose 7-year-old grandchild has to set up, and then show them how to use, devices like smartphones, tablets, etc.

    - Remembering the original versions of re-made TV shows, like MacGyver.

    - Being eligible for [some] 'senior discounts.'
     
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  25. olbriar

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    Seeming familiar, I read through this thread, to see that I have responded to it in the past. :)

    Now forced to check the box 65 and older.

    Listening to oldies radio and remembering the title and most of the lyrics but no clue to the artist.

    Remembering how sorry I felt for my father when he was my age.

    My great granddaughter will start first grade this year.

    Now forced to check the box 65 and older.

    Now forced to check the box 65 and older.

    Repeating myself often. :)
     
  26. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Catching myself looking back more often than looking forward. :(
     
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