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Small Man Big Horse

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Things That Make You Feel Old
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:32:53 PM »
Back in 2003/4 I was in a relationship with a woman who had two kids, both of whom were pretty young (5 and 6, as it goes), things didn't work out but we've stayed Facebook friends and occasionally like or comment on each others posts. And tonight I discovered that her youngest has just had a child, so if we'd stayed together I'd be a step-grandfather. It's a massive headfuck to be honest, to me it feels like only a few years ago that I last saw her despite it being fifteen, and the fact that she's now old enough to have a kid of her own makes me feel shockingly old. And yes, I am old-ish, it can't be denied, as I turn forty-five this year, but this has made me feel about two decades older.

Also: I was watching O.C. and Stiggs earlier and one character makes a reference to tuning in a tv channel. Bet if you talked about that with the kids of today they'd think you were a lunatic and have you incarcerated.

So what makes you feel old?

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 10:34:44 PM »
Arthritis

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 10:37:42 PM »
My age.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 10:38:05 PM »
My cum comes out black does this mean I am dying

Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 10:43:08 PM »
When they're putting out remakes (Resident Evil 2, Final Fantasy VII) of games I played - as it turns out - 20 fucking years ago.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 10:52:53 PM »
Diabeetus.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 11:05:39 PM »
When something that separated my generation from fuddy-duddy adults (bum bags, sportswear, Oasis, slush puppy, high-top trainers, combats) is embraced by people 15 years younger than me as "retro". I bet they don't even use the term retro, but I'm so past-it, thats how I imagine the rad words they use.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 11:07:35 PM »
I'm going to feel quite old when porn which features people who were never alive while the Twin Towers were standing is legal. Only a few months left now.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 11:28:27 PM »
I'm going to feel quite old when porn which features people who were never alive while the Twin Towers were standing is legal. Only a few months left now.

I had no idea necrophilia was about to be made legal.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 11:37:35 PM »
Something something white dog poo something.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 11:47:33 PM »
I watched Blade Runner and Akira as a kid... And they were both set in the far off future of 2019!

Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 11:50:13 PM »
In the very early 2000's when I was around 14/15 I sometimes stayed at a mates whose mum had started another relationship and had a kid who was a baby/toddler. I didn't really see my mate much after high school as we went to different sixth forms. It's mad to think that he's older than one of the young dev's here.

Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 01:19:13 AM »
My son is 12 and he makes me feel like I'm Victorian Dad. But I'm at the age where I'm still regularly patronised by people who say 'when I was your age' even though they're only in their 50s, so i'm unsure as to how to feel about the whole thing.

Seeing footballers who you remember breaking through as wonderboys now being old, fat and retired is one though definitely. Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen etc, only seems like 5 minutes ago.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 01:57:46 AM »
1990.

As we all know 1990 was about 12 years ago, except according to the lying calendar it was twenty nine years ago.

Fuck's sake.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 02:01:35 AM »
1990.

Time for Guru.

easytarget

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 02:49:51 AM »
Things That Make You Go Hmmmm was released in 1990. Coincidence? Yes.

Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 03:41:25 AM »
Reading posts by youngsters of 45 complaining they feel old.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 07:38:51 AM »
I'm going to feel quite old when porn which features people who were never alive while the Twin Towers were standing is legal. Only a few months left now.




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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2019, 07:57:49 AM »
Realising nearly all the significant cultural moments I've experienced in my life happened over 20 years ago. (OK Computer etc... I'd write more, but my old man fingers can't type anym.....

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2019, 08:10:40 AM »
My cum comes out black does this mean I am dying

If I can get anything out at all inside half an hour I'm happy.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2019, 08:18:04 AM »
Finding slang irritating

Looking at happy twenty year olds with drive and idealism and realising that was once me

Thinking about growing old alone

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2019, 08:46:07 AM »
Realising that the chap with the greying hair and receding hairline is the son of a former schoolmate.

Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2019, 08:53:07 AM »
Seeing albums that I originally bought upon release getting reissued as a '25th anniversary deluxe edition'.

Fuck off.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2019, 11:45:41 AM »
Reading posts by youngsters of 45 complaining they feel old.

But I could have been a (step)grandfather! Back in my day you weren't allowed to be such a thing until you were over 60, bald, and slightly creepy, and I'm only one of those three things!

1990.

As we all know 1990 was about 12 years ago, except according to the lying calendar it was twenty nine years ago.

Fuck's sake.

That does make me feel decrepit, I left school in 1990 and it doesn't feel like 29 years. Or even a day over 20.

Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2019, 11:49:48 AM »
Last night, following a comment by Tim Key on Taskmaster, I found myself thinking that I would quite like to visit a cathedral and go for a cup of tea and slice of cake in the cafe.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2019, 11:51:51 AM »
Someone old offering me a feel.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2019, 12:01:12 PM »
I'm going to feel quite old when porn which features people who were never alive while the Twin Towers were standing is legal. Only a few months left now.

It won't become legal just because the performers are of legal age now. My advice is to get rid, and fast!

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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2019, 12:06:45 PM »
Sega Dreamcast is 20 years old this November.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2019, 12:53:43 PM »
I looked up Boothby Graffoe cause I never knew who he actually was. Google result said he was 56 years old. I looked down the page and there was a pic of him doing a show in 2003, I thought "hang on, that was only a couple of years ago, he looks pretty good for a man in his early 50s...." Thought about it and 2003 is in fact 16 years ago. Chilling