Society & Culture Things that Make You Feel Old

emuboy

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Dec 17, 2006
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What are things in life - both football and non-football related - that make you feel old?

Here are some of mine:

  • A number of the Brisbane Lions players were not even born at the time the Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy merged in 1996.
  • There are no remaining AFL listed players born in the 1970s or who played in the 1990s.
  • Sons of 1990s players are now playing AFL.
  • Teenagers say that something is 'so 1990s'.
  • Some of my high school classmates from the early 1990s have adult children.
  • Alicia Silverstone plays the mother of teenagers in the recently released 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' movie.
  • Actresses Kate Winslett and Reese Witherspoon both have daughters aged 16.
  • I remember watching a news story in 1998 about Steve and Terri Irwin welcoming their first baby into the world - a daughter named Bindi.
  • Princess Diana has been gone nearly 20 years now.
  • September 11 happened closer to 1985 than the present day.
 

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Roobs321

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A generational barrier signpost for me is whether you can remember things like NYE 1999, 2000 Sydney Olympics and 9/11. Also eerie that things like the Diana passing, hell even Pokemon, Harry Potter, Pixar, etc. are now pushing 20.

This month also marks a decade since I left home.
 

Gough

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Sydney Olympics is a funny one for me. A real high point for Australia, and something we're rightly proud of. I barely even registered it being on at the time, I'd bought my pub six months previously, and at the time barely had time to scratch myself.
 

raskolnikov

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A generational barrier signpost for me is whether you can remember things like NYE 1999, 2000 Sydney Olympics and 9/11. Also eerie that things like the Diana passing, hell even Pokemon, Harry Potter, Pixar, etc. are now pushing 20.

This month also marks a decade since I left home.
I mentioned Kylie Minogue to my class last term.

"Who's that?"
 

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Power Raid

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remembering:
- every full forwards mark was signalled by the full back, rather than the umpire, with a punch to the back of the head
- 22.5% interest rates, EFTPOS starts replacing the book
- when the tv remote had a wire and the not so lucky ones, changing the station meant getting up and turning a dial
- JJJ scandal with F the police followed by "express yourself"
- and a sound from a not so distant past

 

Howard Littlejohn

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May 30, 2006
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People at work who don't know there were two Germanys.

Seeing the number on a footy jumper and immediately associating it with someone who hasn't played in 20 years.

There are "adults" that like T20, and adults born in a world which already had The Simpsons.
 

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