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2022-11-26 6:17:08 PM  
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2022-11-26 11:05:02 PM  
Ow.
 
2022-11-26 11:41:17 PM  
These are always so weird to me.
Like, OMG MATH!!

wtf.
 
2022-11-27 12:06:59 AM  
Yeah, but how many city blocks, country miles or Rhode Islands is that?
 
2022-11-27 12:11:15 AM  
I've got one.  The Matrix's release date is closer to Logans Run release date than it is to now.
 
2022-11-27 12:18:08 AM  
Cleopatra is closer to us than the ppl who built the pyramids.

/this game is easy
 
2022-11-27 12:22:39 AM  
i was born a little more than 20 years after WW2. Thanks for making me feel old
 
2022-11-27 12:35:58 AM  

educated: These are always so weird to me.
Like, OMG MATH!!

wtf.


It's because we tend to mentally flatten time into distinct periods where everything contained therein might as well of happened all at the same time.  When these clash, either between them or internally, it can do some interesting mental things.
 
2022-11-27 1:14:15 AM  
The Big Bang is closer to today than the end of time will be.
 
2022-11-27 1:14:23 AM  
1990 was only 20 years ago.
 
2022-11-27 1:27:54 AM  

JolobinSmokin: Cleopatra is closer to us than the ppl who built the pyramids.

/this game is easy


T-Rex is closer to us than stegosaurus.

It is easy, but it has to be personal like Subby's to really hit you in the olds.
 
2022-11-27 1:41:49 AM  
Subtract, divide by 2, add, add 1.

Find event.

Submit.

Profit? No. Chase the Green Dragon.
 
2022-11-27 1:42:59 AM  
Sorry, subtract 1. I was busy trying to remember what chasing the green dragon meant.
 
2022-11-27 1:44:17 AM  

recondite cetacean: Subtract, divide by 2, add, add 1.

Find event.

Submit.

Profit? No. Chase the Green Dragon.


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Roger!
 
2022-11-27 1:46:25 AM  

some_beer_drinker: i was born a little more than 20 years after WW2. Thanks for making me feel old


The weirdest birthday was the one where I realized more time had passed between my birthday and my birth date than had passed between my birth date and World War I. That was some weapons grade Ooftonium.
 
2022-11-27 2:04:43 AM  

Ghastly: some_beer_drinker: i was born a little more than 20 years after WW2. Thanks for making me feel old

The weirdest birthday was the one where I realized more time had passed between my birthday and my birth date than had passed between my birth date and World War I. That was some weapons grade Ooftonium.


Woot. Still got 6 more years on that one.
 
2022-11-27 2:56:02 AM  

American Decency Association: I've got one.  The Matrix's release date is closer to Logans Run release date than it is to now.


Damn, is it time to renew already?
 
2022-11-27 3:03:38 AM  
Forty years ago, I entered the Air Force. I'm as close to today's newbies as WWII vets were to me.
 
2022-11-27 3:28:16 AM  

LrdPhoenix: educated: These are always so weird to me.
Like, OMG MATH!!

wtf.

It's because we tend to mentally flatten time into distinct periods where everything contained therein might as well of happened all at the same time.  When these clash, either between them or internally, it can do some interesting mental things.


A good example of an internal clash is the Cleopatra one from up there, because we flatten the ancient period to contain everything pretty much from the foundations of society to the fall of Rome.  It temporarily expands just how much time we've compressed in our heads.  Or that T Rex (84-65 million years ago) is closer to us in time than it is to Stegosaurus(155-150 million years ago), because we flatten the nearly 200 million year long Dinosaur era to all be at the same time.

A good example of a intra period clash would be that Harriet Tubman was alive when Thomas Jefferson died and died after Woodrow Wilson became President, because it bridges the era of powdered wigs with the modern era where there's cars and radio and shiat, showing just how short of a span of time existed between these two very distinct and mentally separate eras.
 
2022-11-27 3:29:56 AM  

LrdPhoenix: A good example of a intra inter period clash


FTFM
 
2022-11-27 3:39:29 AM  
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2022-11-27 4:25:23 AM  
I remember the birthday I was old enough to drive older than old enough to drink, old enough to drink older than old enough to drink, and now I'm approaching old enough to drive us old enough to drink older than old enough to drink.
But they are going to cure aging soon, and then things will really get interesting.
"The 100th series of the Simpsons is closer to a helicopter flying on Mars than it is to us."
 
2022-11-27 6:18:29 AM  
President John Tyler has one living grandson.
 
2022-11-27 6:58:41 AM  
His parents must be so proud this is how he spends his time.
 
2022-11-27 8:04:44 AM  

some_beer_drinker: i was born a little more than 20 years after WW2. Thanks for making me feel old


Try 15 years.
 
2022-11-27 8:06:27 AM  
Horatio's drive is the story of the first road trip across America. Happened in 1903. The journey took several months
About 70 years before that drive was the Lewis and Clark trip across America. That took several years.
About 70 years after Horatio's drive, people stepped onto the moon. Took only a couple days.
 
2022-11-27 8:16:42 AM  
I have lived longer than I am going to live, and I am OK with that.
 
2022-11-27 8:55:32 AM  
That was two days after I graduated from high school. I turned 18 a couple weeks later. At the mall, there had been advance posters up for Revenge of the Jedi, then they were changed sometime around release, and I was always a little annoyed I hadn't managed to snag an original one.
 
2022-11-27 10:25:51 AM  
Several generations reminded that any form of Nazi is bad.
 
2022-11-27 10:32:24 AM  

Original: Original Tweet:

seanmcarroll: The release of Return of the Jedi (25 May 1983) is closer to World War II than it is to today.


And it always will be
 
2022-11-27 10:33:10 AM  

JolobinSmokin: Cleopatra is closer to us than the ppl who built the pyramids.

/this game is easy


Second Cleopatra reference I've seen on Fark this morning.
 
2022-11-27 11:23:54 AM  
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Cleopatra lived closer in time to the building of the first Pizza Hut than to the building of the pyramids.


I have photographic proof that Pizza Hut (and KFC) are contemporaries with the Pyramids (and Sphinx).
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2022-11-27 1:16:49 PM  

Ghastly: some_beer_drinker: i was born a little more than 20 years after WW2. Thanks for making me feel old

The weirdest birthday was the one where I realized more time had passed between my birthday retirement* and my birth date than had passed between my birth date and World War I the Spanish-American war. That was some weapons grade Ooftonium.


Fixed it for me.

*2004
 
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