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Kid in my office in the same conversation:

"Have you heard of that show "Fresh Prince of BelAir?"

-I saw the Premiere, ffs!

Then "I've never heard this song before"

Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want was playing. Crikey! Never?

After telling him what it was (and trying not to cry) he goes "Oh yeah, I've heard of them".

Bloody hell...
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
I hit the double nickel this summer, and frankly I RARELY feel old. I do get a little dizzy when I see birthdates of legal drivers, drinkers etc. that look like 1989. I instinctively think that someone born in 1989 should still be in diapers!

PH


Younger here! Was chatting with a girl on her birthday at the jazz bar, saw her I.D. - born in 92. Fooking 'ell...
I interviewed a prospective employee who had just gotten out of high school. I asked her what her favorite subject was and she said, "U.S. History."
I asked her this question: Name two people who were President of the US before you were born, not including Lincoln or Washington.
She said: Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by irwin:
She said: Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
That's awesome. At least she got the answer right.


I'm not sure I would give her a correct answer on Carter. Wink


I'd give her a break, on that. She wasn't even born yet. How would she know how bad he was? Would you give her credit if she said, "Chester Arthur"?
The first time I ever felt old was when I heard myself ask someone, "do you still smoke pot?" instead of, "do you...," or, "have you ever..."

[Note: This is true -- obviously, I went to college, but I never really got into that.]

Now, when I look down and see that you must have been born on this date in 1993 to buy cigarettes, I nearly have a stroke.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
The first time I ever felt old was when I heard myself ask someone, "do you still smoke pot?" instead of, "do you...," or, "have you ever..."

[Note: This is true -- obviously, I went to college, but I never really got into that.]

Now, when I look down and see that you must have been born on this date in 1993 to buy cigarettes, I nearly have a stroke.


Unsure why this is always associated with 'college'....
I like to think I keep up with fashion, music and pop culture pretty well and I try not to fall into the trap that most do of saying everything was better back in my day. But, I felt old when I caught myself saying…”what is up with the skinny jeans that dudes are wearing these days!!!”.

Also explaining what life was like before the internet to my 16 year old niece makes me feel a little old.
. . .when I see a kid in the mall wearing a Hollister t-shirt (about 2008), walk up her and her friends and say, "hey, did you go to Pinnacles when you were out there?"

Only to be met with blank, weird stares.

But, my t-shirt motto has always been, I don't wear a logo unless I've been there, seen it, or done it. Hollister my ass.
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Originally posted by indybob:
. . .when I see a kid in the mall wearing a Hollister t-shirt (about 2008), walk up her and her friends and say, "hey, did you go to Pinnacles when you were out there?"

Only to be met with blank, weird stares.

But, my t-shirt motto has always been, I don't wear a logo unless I've been there, seen it, or done it. Hollister my ass.


This post was Greek to me.
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Originally posted by Adam10:

This post was Greek to me.


Sorry about that.

Hollister is a teen clothing company, the logo is pretty common. They bill themselves as hipster gear for Southern California surfers. The real Hollister is a farming town in central California, not near the ocean, not known for surfing culture. It's near a park called Pinnacles, which features a complex of caves and some great scenery.
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by Adam10:

This post was Greek to me.


Sorry about that.

Hollister is a teen clothing company, the logo is pretty common. They bill themselves as hipster gear for Southern California surfers. The real Hollister is a farming town in central California, not near the ocean, not known for surfing culture. It's near a park called Pinnacles, which features a complex of caves and some great scenery.


Oh ok...I know the clothing company. We've got it.
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Originally posted by billhike:
Iron Maiden - still going strong.


Depends how you define going strong, I suppose. You could put the Stones in that category, then, too, I guess...although I think one of them will die on stage any minute now...


My measure is putting out new music that is still worth listening to and not simply re-hashing songs written in the 70's and before.
A pretty good percentage, actually. I realize this is all very subjective. I thought of them relative to the subject of the original post. When seeing them a few years ago I was surrounded by guys with graying mullets thinking wow these "old" guys look ridiculous. Then a friend pointed out they were our age-group peers! Eek Of course, unlike some of them we didn't still work at Burger King and live with our parents...
Just talking about this with a group the other day and a number had gone throgh this. There are variations but I call it my "elevator experience". It's when some 20/30 year old females are standing next to you having a conversation. They discuss topics they would never talk about in front of a contemporary male. You don't count! It's like you are part of the furniture and don't exist as a relevant human being. Very unsettling.
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Originally posted by WEc:
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Originally posted by indybob:
. . .when I see a kid in the mall wearing a Hollister t-shirt (about 2008), walk up her and her friends and say, "hey, did you go to Pinnacles when you were out there?"


I don't see what this has to do with age...


Confused If I were 17 instead of forty-something, I probably would have known Hollister was a young-person's clothing company.
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Originally posted by indybob:

But, my t-shirt motto has always been, I don't wear a logo unless I've been there, seen it, or done it.


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The real Hollister is a farming town in central California, not near the ocean, not known for surfing culture. It's near a park called Pinnacles, which features a complex of caves and some great scenery.


I pointed out the town to my kids as we drove by it three years ago going from Yosemite to Monterey, so they meet your rule, but didn't know about Pinnacles.

We've never been to Abercrombie, ND so I guess they will have to ditch all that stuff. Big Grin
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Originally posted by WEc:
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Originally posted by indybob:
. . .when I see a kid in the mall wearing a Hollister t-shirt (about 2008), walk up her and her friends and say, "hey, did you go to Pinnacles when you were out there?"


I don't see what this has to do with age...


Confused If I were 17 instead of forty-something, I probably would have known Hollister was a young-person's clothing company.


In either case you shouldn't be running up to young girls in the mall to strike up a conversation after reading some words printed across their upper-body.
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Originally posted by USChelseafan:
Just talking about this with a group the other day and a number had gone throgh this. There are variations but I call it my "elevator experience". It's when some 20/30 year old females are standing next to you having a conversation. They discuss topics they would never talk about in front of a contemporary male. You don't count! It's like you are part of the furniture and don't exist as a relevant human being. Very unsettling.

Big Grin Thanks for the laugh, USC. Frickin' funny
I think my worst 'feeling old' moment actually occurred when I was in my very early 30s, and demonstrated to me forcibly the significance of a generation gap.

I was teaching a class of 16 and 17-year olds around 1980, and using a textbook that had a lot of pictures that provided prompts for writing. One of them was a clear black and white photo of The Beatles. I asked the class who could tell me the name of that group.

After an uncomfortably lengthy-- and to me, shocking-- silence, I think I blurted out something like, "Oh come on, surely someone here knows the name of this band." I couldn't believe that I had to cajole them to state the obvious.

Finally a young lady put up her hand and hesitatingly replied, "Isn't that Paul McCartney's old group?"

I became a much sadder and somewhat wizened man by the end of that day.
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Originally posted by USChelseafan:
Just talking about this with a group the other day and a number had gone throgh this. There are variations but I call it my "elevator experience". It's when some 20/30 year old females are standing next to you having a conversation. They discuss topics they would never talk about in front of a contemporary male. You don't count! It's like you are part of the furniture and don't exist as a relevant human being. Very unsettling.


Brilliant! Made my day!
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Originally posted by Adam10:
Well if it's your niche, I guess. I just remember them being much more relevant than today. Wonder what percentage of their tour setlist will be new material.


16 song setlist - 8 newer material, including 5 from their 2010 album, 7 from the 80's and 1 from their pitiful 90's decade
It's too ugly to tell the whole story. I was getting checked at the Dr.'s office by the hottest 30-something in the medical world. She started talking to me like we were the best of friends. The brick hit me in the head when she told me I was her 3rd grade teacher. "Just put a bullet in my brain." was the only thing I could say.
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Originally posted by Maverick:
It's too ugly to tell the whole story. I was getting checked at the Dr.'s office by the hottest 30-something in the medical world. She started talking to me like we were the best of friends. The brick hit me in the head when she told me I was her 3rd grade teacher. "Just put a bullet in my brain." was the only thing I could say.


Big Grin and a little Frown
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
My old moment: My daughter is closing on her first house this week. She is 21. Red Face


How much did that cost you? Wink

Nothing but a signature (so far). As she has been at her current job less than a year, the lender required a co-signer.
The real pain is going to be hauling all of her stuff out of her basement bedroom. That's sure to make me feel REAL old. Where's the Advil?
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
My old moment: My daughter is closing on her first house this week. She is 21. Red Face


How much did that cost you? Wink

Nothing but a signature (so far). As she has been at her current job less than a year, the lender required a co-signer.
The real pain is going to be hauling all of her stuff out of her basement bedroom. That's sure to make me feel REAL old. Where's the Advil?


WHOA Nellie, are you saying you are not paying for her wedding, Carte Blanche? Eek
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
My old moment: My daughter is closing on her first house this week. She is 21. Red Face


How much did that cost you? Wink

Nothing but a signature (so far). As she has been at her current job less than a year, the lender required a co-signer.
The real pain is going to be hauling all of her stuff out of her basement bedroom. That's sure to make me feel REAL old. Where's the Advil?


WHOA Nellie, are you saying you are not paying for her wedding, Carte Blanche? Eek

No wedding here, just a house for her and her dog. Hopefully a wedding is far off into the future.

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