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Things That Make You Feel Old

We were in an antique store when my kid runs up to me and says, "They have one of those phones with the round thing on it! Show me how it works!" I suddenly felt ancient. Those moments happen more and more often these days. My dentist, with his white hair and his decades of experience, mentioned how old he was when Star Wars first came out and revealed he is much younger than I am.



Cracked collected image macros from their readers that illustrate 26 of those moments that remind you of how much time has passed since you were young. I'm sure you'll relate to at least a couple of them.


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Every generation contains many who think the next generation is physically or morally suspect. I once looked for old uses of "silver platter", and found quotes like "We want to teach them not just to sit back and expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter but with confidence, based on their training, to go out and get what they want. We need to stiffen a moral flabbiness that has been affecting our youth." from 1937 and "We have reared a bunch of weaklings in our young marrieds of today. Too much has been handed to them on a silver platter without their having had to work for it, and they lack the intestinal fortitude to meet life as a challenge." from 1949. Also, the newest generation was raised during a time of gay rights, so for them the homophobic slur "sissy" has likely lost most of its sting.
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oh brother jejejeje

I don't know which is worse : getting that much older or realizing how sissified each generation since the Boomer is getting ??
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We were discussing the day JFK died at work. One of my co-workers mentioned she hadn't been born yet when that happened. So we switched to when RFK was assassinated. She hadn't been born yet then, either! It made the rest of us feel so old. The kicker is that the conversation happened 26 years ago.
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