I will never recover from this student email. pic.twitter.com/Jzj5nyGKsa— John Penniman (@Historiographos) November 28, 2023
This viral tweet posted by John Penniman, an associate professor and chair of religious studies at Bucknell University, is hilariously gut wrenching when you realize how the turn of the century or even the turn of the decade can make us all look ancient in the eyes of young'uns.
Posted about a day ago, the tweet has already received over 19 million views, 253k likes, and 29k retweets, with almost 3k comments, many of which were pointing to that part of the email which makes the 1990s sound as if it were ancient history. I was born in the late 1900's, mind you, and referring to that period as the late 1900's makes me sound like an artifact.
Many people chimed in with some funny responses, and I especially liked Lawrence Krubner's comment posting a picture of King Arthur saying that was him in 1994.
This is an actual photograph of me from 1994. I know what you’re thinking: why was my hair so long? Was I a hippie? Well, the real answer is that I was going through a difficult time, a Dark Ages, you could call it. pic.twitter.com/LKoHekAzqp— Lawrence Krubner 🇺🇦 (@krubner) November 28, 2023
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