Author Topic: Things That Make You Feel Old  (Read 8299 times)

Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #330 on: March 03, 2019, 09:49:42 PM »
Seeing myself in the audience of an episode of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and realising that was ten or eleven years ago.

Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #331 on: March 04, 2019, 08:38:59 AM »
Thurston Moore's going to have a Bus Pass soon.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #332 on: March 04, 2019, 08:55:42 AM »
Similarly, books I’ve been meaning to read/films watch but I’ve now been meaning to get around to for 10+ years.

When I began my first library job nearly 16 years ago I started a list of books I want to read which is now in the few thousand. I've read a small fraction of them, and it's a depressingly sobering thought to realise even if I started right now and read for 12 hours a day for the rest of my life I wouldn't even get through half of it.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #333 on: March 04, 2019, 03:30:14 PM »
There's something called a 'steelbook'

Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #334 on: March 04, 2019, 03:34:12 PM »
Hearing of Keith Flint's death. It wasn't of natural causes and it's no age to go, but he's still the first big pop star of my youth to pass on (technically, I suppose, Chris Cornell would count, but I wasn't really aware of grunge as a kid).

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #335 on: March 04, 2019, 05:42:48 PM »
I am a husband and father.

I don’t have any social media, and my wife had to explain the difference between Instagram and Snapchat to me. I know what they are, I just got them the wrong way round.

I still get hard copy versions of newspapers and magazines delivered (well... Viz and Private Eye)

I had an intern last year who was born in 1996, and I didn’t follow any of his cultural references (or he mine).

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #336 on: March 05, 2019, 03:01:26 AM »
Hearing of Keith Flint's death. It wasn't of natural causes and it's no age to go, but he's still the first big pop star of my youth to pass on (technically, I suppose, Chris Cornell would count, but I wasn't really aware of grunge as a kid).

I was just amazed to find out he was in his 20s when it was all happening. I assumed he was a scary old guy.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #337 on: March 05, 2019, 03:10:32 AM »
Hearing of Keith Flint's death. It wasn't of natural causes and it's no age to go, but he's still the first big pop star of my youth to pass on (technically, I suppose, Chris Cornell would count, but I wasn't really aware of grunge as a kid).

I didn’t put that together when I read it originally. Fucking hell, Keith Flint from the Prodigy? That’s a real shock. Awful news.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #338 on: March 05, 2019, 03:43:06 AM »
These suit stores were everywhere for decades before Matt & Luke and the name was always rhymed



well, how do you say "moss bros"? they're brothers. their surname is 'goss' & one of the earlier names for their combo was 'gloss'.

I'm pretty sure it was never meant to be pronounced to rhyme with 'close' or 'dose'. people weren't calling each other "bro" quite so often back then.

Yeah, fair enough. That’s me told.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #339 on: March 05, 2019, 05:02:18 PM »
spotting people typing with their thumbs on their phone, really fast, I mean really fast

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #340 on: March 05, 2019, 05:31:56 PM »
Seeing myself in the audience of an episode of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and realising that was ten or eleven years ago.

I had a similar thing when watching This Morning With Richard Not Judy and realising that I'd been in the audience for that 19 years ago. Almost 20 now.

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Re: Things That Make You Feel Old
« Reply #341 on: March 14, 2019, 01:13:54 PM »
I remember uncovering Low and "Heroes" in 1987 and thinking:

"ah, ten years ago, 1977, punk rock and all that, big chunky synths, stark artwork, how distant it is now"

They're 42 years old now