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2012-12-28 11:52:44 PM  
Also, Are you telling me that I will feel older when I turn 31 than I feel crossing the threshold from the twenties to the thirties?
 
2012-12-28 11:52:52 PM  

JohnCarter: My kids have no farking idea what these things are

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[www.photo-dictionary.com image 224x300]

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ATCO
BB King
Don't play that song no mo'
 
2012-12-28 11:53:21 PM  
I'm young enough that each was VERY relevant to me, and yet, I'm old enough that I still remember being mad about Fark's layout change.

/27
//book it. done.
 
2012-12-28 11:55:19 PM  
The scary thing is, whenever one of the kids or grandkids need some bit of tech fixed, either they come to me, or they come to me after one of their idiot friends has screwed it up trying to fix it.
 
2012-12-28 11:59:51 PM  
Dear youth of the world,
enjoy it while you can. Eat good food, drink good beer, screw like bunnies.
One day, you will have aches and pains, your hearing won't be as good, you'll have a mortgage and taxes and some snot nosed punk submitting articles about the good old days when that ridiculously underpowered xbox 360 thing that grampa goes on about was released.

Have fun while you can. You will one day grow old and die and then poof. Your time in the universe is over.
Shine on, kids.
 
2012-12-29 12:01:34 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Wait until your friends throw you a 50th birthday surprize party with all the gag gifts.


Got a cane with a rear view mirror and a squeeze-bulb horn.  Was the wife, not a bunch of friends.

/54
 
2012-12-29 12:04:38 AM  

JohnCarter: My kids have no farking idea what these things are

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[www.payphone.com image 300x300]

[www.photo-dictionary.com image 224x300]

[www.swapmeetdave.com image 350x243]

[mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu image 213x136]


You run the risk of turning this into an manual transmission thread. I'll help you get started!

Automatics are are a threat to freedom all over the globe. They're farking boring, you get no real feedback from the vehicle, and worst of all...it makes you a p*ssy.

/38
//has never owned an automatic car - currently commutes on a six-gear motorcycle that appears to have been leftover from a Mad Max shoot
///I seriously despise automatic transmissions
 
Oak
2012-12-29 12:04:57 AM  

Abox: I still think of U2 as a lame new band.


You're not wrong.

/JFK was President when I was born
 
2012-12-29 12:05:34 AM  

PepperFreak: Dear youth of the world,
enjoy it while you can. Eat good food, drink good beer, screw like bunnies.
One day, you will have aches and pains, your hearing won't be as good, you'll have a mortgage and taxes and some snot nosed punk submitting articles about the good old days when that ridiculously underpowered xbox 360 thing that grampa goes on about was released.

Have fun while you can. You will one day grow old and die and then poof. Your time in the universe is over.
Shine on, kids.


While I enjoyed the sentiment of your post, I must point out something you forgot.

Sunscreen. :)
 
2012-12-29 12:09:34 AM  

Shostie: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 612x455]

Damn. Jodie Sweetin grew some hooters.



Yeah, those weren't grown... Pretty sure they are 100% man-made.

www.wordlifeson.com
 
2012-12-29 12:12:14 AM  
Turning 20 was good. I was young.
Turning 30 was good. I considered myself young.
Turning 40 was good. With only a little self-delusion I could believe I was young.
Turning 50 sort of sucked. No more young, but I can still act childish.
I'm 57 and I am not looking forward to 60.

/pepperfreak speaks words of true wisdom.
// boy do i get maudlin when i'm online after midnight.
 
2012-12-29 12:13:49 AM  

robbjohn: I'm young enough that each was VERY relevant to me, and yet, I'm old enough that I still remember being mad about Fark's layout change.

/27
//book it. done.


I got boxers older than you.

/49 2 weeks ago
 
2012-12-29 12:17:23 AM  

dickfreckle: PepperFreak: Dear youth of the world,
enjoy it while you can. Eat good food, drink good beer, screw like bunnies.
One day, you will have aches and pains, your hearing won't be as good, you'll have a mortgage and taxes and some snot nosed punk submitting articles about the good old days when that ridiculously underpowered xbox 360 thing that grampa goes on about was released.

Have fun while you can. You will one day grow old and die and then poof. Your time in the universe is over.
Shine on, kids.

While I enjoyed the sentiment of your post, I must point out something you forgot.

Sunscreen. :)


Do I get extra credit for never having had good hearing?
 
2012-12-29 12:18:26 AM  
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death?

Hanging on in quiet desperation?

Have your plans come to nought or half a page of scribbled lines?

Warm your bones beside the fire and get comfortably numb.
 
2012-12-29 12:18:29 AM  

JohnCarter: My kids have no farking idea what these things are

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x188]

[www.payphone.com image 300x300]

[www.photo-dictionary.com image 224x300]

[www.swapmeetdave.com image 350x243]

[mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu image 213x136]


They probably know about as much about those technologies as you know about these

printquote.printhouse.co.uk

flagexpressions.files.wordpress.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

www.cylinder.de

palmero-loft.webs.com
 
2012-12-29 12:20:46 AM  

Earguy: Rain or shine my ass.  A thunderstorm opened up during the third song, and when the [lightning] hit, they left the stage, and riot ensued.


One of these things is not like the other.

In the event production world, lightning within 10 miles or so = game over.
 
2012-12-29 12:21:33 AM  

dickfreckle: JohnCarter: My kids have no farking idea what these things are

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x188]

[www.payphone.com image 300x300]

[www.photo-dictionary.com image 224x300]

[www.swapmeetdave.com image 350x243]

[mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu image 213x136]

You run the risk of turning this into an manual transmission thread. I'll help you get started!

Automatics are are a threat to freedom all over the globe. They're farking boring, you get no real feedback from the vehicle, and worst of all...it makes you a p*ssy.

/38
//has never owned an automatic car - currently commutes on a six-gear motorcycle that appears to have been leftover from a Mad Max shoot
///I seriously despise automatic transmissions


I've owned an automatic once.  I hated it, but bought it because my (now ex) wife couldn't drive a stick.  Now I'm driving a 6-speed Miata and a 5-speed Harley.
 
2012-12-29 12:23:26 AM  

smokingcrator: Shostie: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 612x455]

Damn. Jodie Sweetin grew some hooters.


Yeah, those weren't grown... Pretty sure they are 100% man-made.

[www.wordlifeson.com image 682x1024]


Oh. Just. Great.
Tits on an infant.
Now I feel old.
 
2012-12-29 12:23:38 AM  

smokingcrator: Shostie: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 612x455]

Damn. Jodie Sweetin grew some hooters.


Yeah, those weren't grown... Pretty sure they are 100% man-made.

[www.wordlifeson.com image 682x1024]


Yup. That's a set of bolt-ons.
 
2012-12-29 12:24:22 AM  
Okay, I gave in and clicked.

You know what makes me feel old?

I could only relate to 2 things on the list (CDs and Pong).

WTF is Full House and Blink 182?
 
2012-12-29 12:25:57 AM  

Happy Hours: Okay, I gave in and clicked.

You know what makes me feel old?

I could only relate to 2 things on the list (CDs and Pong).

WTF is Full House and Blink 182?


Your assignment for the new year. Come back and report on your findings
 
2012-12-29 12:26:37 AM  

Happy Hours: WTF is Full House and Blink 182?


Some shat kids smoke naner peels to and fapped on in the 80s and 90s , i think.
 
2012-12-29 12:27:07 AM  

t3knomanser: I have two secrets to feeling young:
First, I was born in a year ending with "0", which means it's easier to do arithmetic than it is to remember how hold I am. And since I hate doing arithmetic, I can't generally remember how old I am.


Heh. I often do the same thing. Born in '69 and I always takes me a second to do the math in my head when someone asks me.
 
2012-12-29 12:32:33 AM  
Strangely, I took 25 as the worst of all. It didn't even make sense at the time, but I really did feel dreadful about it.
 
2012-12-29 12:39:24 AM  
It's nitpicking, but I'm pretty sure that CDs debuted in 1982, which would make them a mere 30 years old.
 
2012-12-29 12:40:52 AM  
I talked to a young adult woman named Zelda yesterday. Not short for Griselda, not the Jewish thing either - the video game one.

That gave me pause.
 
2012-12-29 12:43:07 AM  

Sudlow: Turning 20 was good. I was young.
Turning 30 was good. I considered myself young.
Turning 40 was good. With only a little self-delusion I could believe I was young.
Turning 50 sort of sucked. No more young, but I can still act childish.
I'm 57 and I am not looking forward to 60.

/pepperfreak speaks words of true wisdom.
// boy do i get maudlin when i'm online after midnight.


Trust me, I know from maudlin

/same age
 
2012-12-29 12:44:47 AM  
Doe anyone remember2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 12:45:56 AM  
Pfft

/59
 
2012-12-29 12:52:04 AM  

Yukon Cornelius: It's nitpicking, but I'm pretty sure that CDs debuted in 1982, which would make them a mere 30 years old.


I don't remember exactly but that sounds about right for consumer-release, but they probably had the technology a few years before that.

What my first CD player looked like:

That was roughly $500 and when I bought it I could only afford 2 discs to go with it.

One of them was Dark Side of the Moon. The other was from some farkin' band that the Dude hates.
 
2012-12-29 12:52:11 AM  
Who's the oldest Farker? I read a post once by a "______ Libido" (can't remember the first name in the handle) who claimed to be 70, and that was a few years ago.

I was 13 when I began lurking here 6 years ago.

/Thank you for your attention, O' Revered Elders.
//Not worthy to stand upon your lawn.
 
2012-12-29 12:54:41 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I can feel it when I try to buy scotch my age...

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Bought a 25 and a 15 instead.

DAMMIT! I turned 40 last year. I should have bought a bottle like that back then... now when I turn 41 in 2 months, there's nothing special about that.
 
2012-12-29 12:56:17 AM  

Myria: Along the SNES lines, I hack-translated Final Fantasy 5 with two friends....15 years ago. >.<

I'm only 31 and I feel old.

When we start dying off en masse, it will be an...interesting time for video games.


Pfffft.  I wrote a game for the Sega Genesis.

You can mow my lawn.
 
2012-12-29 12:58:41 AM  
I remember getting my N64. My friend and I played it for 15 hours straight.

I remember getting Pong. A 2 player game for a family with 3 kids. Genius Mom and Dad.
 
2012-12-29 01:02:35 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: I was 13 when I began lurking here 6 years ago.


I just realized that I was introduced to Fark by my first college roommate when I was 18. I'm 28 now. Have I really been around here for a decade?
 
2012-12-29 01:14:48 AM  

Yukon Cornelius: Summer Glau's Love Slave: I was 13 when I began lurking here 6 years ago.

I just realized that I was introduced to Fark by my first college roommate when I was 18. I'm 28 now. Have I really been around here for a decade?


if the decade ends in 06
 
2012-12-29 01:22:10 AM  
You know what makes me feel old? Knowing that only stupid people really give a shiat about stuff like this.
 
2012-12-29 01:28:33 AM  
Yeah I feel old.

I used to look like a Greek God:
thumbs.dreamstime.com

But now I look like a goddamn Greek:
im.ft-static.com
 
2012-12-29 01:34:34 AM  
Recently hired a girl and I am literally old enough to be her father. First time that has happened. She's a gamer who's too young to have played DOOM.

/half+7 is a stupid rule
 
2012-12-29 01:40:40 AM  
CSB: On a roadtrip with my 13-yr-old son last week we found an awesome radio station. Played all the really good stuff from the late 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Even some of my old punk and new wave stuff. We were rocking out, he was really enjoying it  too. I even got to tell him all of the old trivia about the various bands we were listening to (that I learned from MTV news when MTV still did music). And then a commercial came on, telling us it was THE BEST OLDIES STATION in the region. :(
 
2012-12-29 01:53:06 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Who's the oldest Farker? I read a post once by a "______ Libido" (can't remember the first name in the handle) who claimed to be 70, and that was a few years ago.

I was 13 when I began lurking here 6 years ago.

/Thank you for your attention, O' Revered Elders.
//Not worthy to stand upon your lawn.


Pfft.

Neophyte.
 
2012-12-29 01:53:37 AM  
i felt old when i gave my friend's daughter a ride somewhere the other day and she'd never seen someone drive a stick shift before

/blink182 always sucked people
 
2012-12-29 01:54:37 AM  

punkrockgirl: CSB: On a roadtrip with my 13-yr-old son last week we found an awesome radio station. Played all the really good stuff from the late 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Even some of my old punk and new wave stuff. We were rocking out, he was really enjoying it  too. I even got to tell him all of the old trivia about the various bands we were listening to (that I learned from MTV news when MTV still did music). And then a commercial came on, telling us it was THE BEST OLDIES STATION in the region. :(


Damn, I imagine that was an epiphany. I'm waaaay into my 30s but still hear people referring to the whole Seattle music thing as "classic." It's the same with movies. Farking Goodfellas is now a relic. As am I.

We're not the first to experience aging, and we damn sure won't be the last. The best we can do is to avoid killing people who say sh*t like, "I just turned 21, and already feel old."
 
2012-12-29 02:01:01 AM  
You know what's old? Using javascript to load simple in-line images on a website.
 
2012-12-29 02:02:31 AM  

OgreMagi: I've owned an automatic once.  I hated it, but bought it because my (now ex) wife couldn't drive a stick.  Now I'm driving a 6-speed Miata and a 5-speed Harley.


Hey man, despite our personal taste in motorcycles, it's always good to see another Fark Rider. I'm a Triumph man. Lots of beemers over the years. One-offed an AMF-era Superglide with my dad, and it ran for about two weeks before it was quickly apparent the bike was never staying on the road. God I hate AMF.
 
2012-12-29 02:20:43 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Blink 182 lady?  I'd still hit it.


Fear not, indeed.

I've spent since Boxing Day upgrading a graphics workstation from XP to Windows 8. You bet your ass I'm feeling old.

On the other hand, other than discovering the MBR on my 2 TB backup drive was fuxxored, requiring hours of file recovery and then the decision just to reformat everything and recopy 100 gigs of data, it's been pretty straightforward. Probably because I've been working with Windows for 23 freakin' years.

Beats Fortran.
 
2012-12-29 02:26:06 AM  
Embrace the the knowledge of having lived through things that are simple inconceivable to the younguns!

Toys made from steel with sharp corners, BB Gun wars with aerosol-fire barrel grenades, 2 TV channels (yes just two), Carbs and points, Records (big black cd's my daughter calls them), landing on the moon and actual manned space exploration, the threat of of being nuked at any minute, duck and cover.

Having your afternoon ruined by having to watch Tricky Dick Impeachment proceedings, 8mm home movies, Civil Defense films in school, etc.

Not my lawn, but some little farker keeps tearing it up.

/47 in two weeks
//arthur-ites
///full time job since I was 14
 
2012-12-29 02:26:15 AM  

OgreMagi: Myria: Along the SNES lines, I hack-translated Final Fantasy 5 with two friends....15 years ago. >.<

I'm only 31 and I feel old.

When we start dying off en masse, it will be an...interesting time for video games.

Pfffft.  I wrote a game for the Sega Genesis.

You can mow my lawn.


Must have been shiatty since you didn't name it.

/Seriously though, what was it?
 
2012-12-29 02:28:45 AM  
I am old now, but it doesn't matter because I'm rich and successful and I get all the 20y/o poon. When I was young I did everything that was possibly cool before it was cool (especially all the drugs)? And now all it takes is a puff of grass and I see pink triceratops running around my awesome den w/ 110" flat screen tv... because I'm reserved in my rock-n-roll twilight years but still just cool enough.

I'm 55 and this thread really reminds me of the sweet rides I used to take in my Aston Martin (when I wasn't being much cooler in my original model VW van)... I even raced Charlton Heston once (and won, which he never admitted to, but I didn't mind I'm pretty cool like that. Never been one much for bragging).

I remember when this stupid high school band Aerosmith was starting out, we taught them how to do drugs.

Go ahead, think of a band that was popular back then.
Got one?
Ok, catch this groovy wave; I saw them on their first night when they opened for that other awesome band.
Here is a picture of a ticket stub from google image search. Check. It. Out.

Now I'm ancient and old but I don't feel it. Maybe it's all the wake boarding I do with my 28y/o bisexual girlfriend whom with I have a totally open relationship? Maybe it's all the crazy sex I have with my 28y/o bisexual girlfriend and all the other hot college girls she brings over?

It's cool, none of them realize how disgustingly rich and awesome I am... I make sure they only see my beachouse (and they think it's my home!)... it's better for them.

Well, I have to get to bed. I can hear the 7 large breasted 20y/o children in my bedroom waiting for me to tuck them all in. I know, I'm a bastard, but what can I do? This is my real actual life that is really going on, I just have to put up with it.
 
2012-12-29 02:32:17 AM  

MurphyMurphy: I am old now, but it doesn't matter because I'm rich and successful and I get all the 20y/o poon. When I was young I did everything that was possibly cool before it was cool (especially all the drugs)? And now all it takes is a puff of grass and I see pink triceratops running around my awesome den w/ 110" flat screen tv... because I'm reserved in my rock-n-roll twilight years but still just cool enough.

I'm 55 and this thread really reminds me of the sweet rides I used to take in my Aston Martin (when I wasn't being much cooler in my original model VW van)... I even raced Charlton Heston once (and won, which he never admitted to, but I didn't mind I'm pretty cool like that. Never been one much for bragging).

I remember when this stupid high school band Aerosmith was starting out, we taught them how to do drugs.

Go ahead, think of a band that was popular back then.
Got one?
Ok, catch this groovy wave; I saw them on their first night when they opened for that other awesome band.
Here is a picture of a ticket stub from google image search. Check. It. Out.

Now I'm ancient and old but I don't feel it. Maybe it's all the wake boarding I do with my 28y/o bisexual girlfriend whom with I have a totally open relationship? Maybe it's all the crazy sex I have with my 28y/o bisexual girlfriend and all the other hot college girls she brings over?

It's cool, none of them realize how disgustingly rich and awesome I am... I make sure they only see my beachouse (and they think it's my home!)... it's better for them.

Well, I have to get to bed. I can hear the 7 large breasted 20y/o children in my bedroom waiting for me to tuck them all in. I know, I'm a bastard, but what can I do? This is my real actual life that is really going on, I just have to put up with it.


FULL OF SHIAT!

/nice dream tho
 
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