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Earlier on it was beers 'o' clock in work and a bunch of us were sitting around the table when one of the 'older' lads pointed out that one of the junior staff had hair like Val Killmer from Top Gun...but the joke didn't go down that well, because none of the junior staff knew who Val Kilmer was. :(


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I got a bit of "f-ck I'm getting old" shock when I saw a recent picture of the little girl from Jurassic Park...

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... to be fair, she's only 38. And to be honest, I think she looks a good bit older than that.


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Jeff the Bear wrote:
Earlier on it was beers 'o' clock in work and a bunch of us were sitting around the table when one of the 'older' lads pointed out that one of the junior staff had hair like Val Killmer from Top Gun...but the joke didn't go down that well, because none of the junior staff knew who Val Kilmer was. :(

I'm old as dirt, yet the gag would have face-planted for me since I studiously avoided ever watching Top Gun.


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I was watching that Haunting of Hill House show the other night and I was having trouble following the plot until I realised there were flashbacks going on in the programme - it kept moving back 26 years into the childhood of the adult characters. So waaayyyy back . . . to 1992. :shock:

One interesting aspect that I could see the producers were having trouble with was how to clearly represent the time shifts, as so little has really changed. Not so long ago you just went back to a 50s diner and everyone looked like Ralph Malph. They had to play alot with the film tone, but it still wasn't very distinctive.

Anyone, that's old.


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Shitting in it is worse. According to a friend.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
I got a bit of "f-ck I'm getting old" shock when I saw a recent picture of the little girl from Jurassic Park...

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... to be fair, she's only 38. And to be honest, I think she looks a good bit older than that.


cnuts turned her into a dinosaur :shock:


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I was watching that Haunting of Hill House show the other night and I was having trouble following the plot until I realised there were flashbacks going on in the programme - it kept moving back 26 years into the childhood of the adult characters. So waaayyyy back . . . to 1992. :shock:

One interesting aspect that I could see the producers were having trouble with was how to clearly represent the time shifts, as so little has really changed. Not so long ago you just went back to a 50s diner and everyone looked like Ralph Malph. They had to play alot with the film tone, but it still wasn't very distinctive.

Anyone, that's old.


I was thinking that myself. Imagine the difference between 1950 and 1975 ,,, huge. There would be no mistaking a plot set in those timelines. Compared to 1993 and 2018 ... meh. There's not no difference, but it's no where close to what it has been in the past.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:
I was watching that Haunting of Hill House show the other night and I was having trouble following the plot until I realised there were flashbacks going on in the programme - it kept moving back 26 years into the childhood of the adult characters. So waaayyyy back . . . to 1992. :shock:

One interesting aspect that I could see the producers were having trouble with was how to clearly represent the time shifts, as so little has really changed. Not so long ago you just went back to a 50s diner and everyone looked like Ralph Malph. They had to play alot with the film tone, but it still wasn't very distinctive.

Anyone, that's old.


I was thinking that myself. Imagine the difference between 1950 and 1975 ,,, huge. There would be no mistaking a plot set in those timelines. Compared to 1993 and 2018 ... meh. There's not no difference, but it's no where close to what it has been in the past.



Yeah... and yet tech advances over the last 25 years have been yuuuuge. Look at the first Total Recall movie, say :lol:

I think there's a time compression factor that goes on for us as we age. so that 20 years before our birth felt ancient when we were less than 20 ourselves, while now that we can comfortably (or not) recall over 20 years of adult life 20 years ago feels recent.

There's also the memory thing... when we're young we have little accumulated memory and the present moment 'feels' correspondingly larger than later, when we have so much accumulated memory the present moment appears fleeting and time seems to fly by.

Anyway, scuse me while I run some dye through my chest hair. It's Friday already.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:
I was watching that Haunting of Hill House show the other night and I was having trouble following the plot until I realised there were flashbacks going on in the programme - it kept moving back 26 years into the childhood of the adult characters. So waaayyyy back . . . to 1992. :shock:

One interesting aspect that I could see the producers were having trouble with was how to clearly represent the time shifts, as so little has really changed. Not so long ago you just went back to a 50s diner and everyone looked like Ralph Malph. They had to play alot with the film tone, but it still wasn't very distinctive.

Anyone, that's old.


I was thinking that myself. Imagine the difference between 1950 and 1975 ,,, huge. There would be no mistaking a plot set in those timelines. Compared to 1993 and 2018 ... meh. There's not no difference, but it's no where close to what it has been in the past.

Huge difference.

Broadband and smartphones are probably bigger tecnological jumps than anything between 1950 and 1975.


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I'm in my late 30's. All my closest friends are either bald, balding and have graying hair.

No gray hairs nor receding hairline for me.

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All your favourite music is played on "classic" or "nostalgia" radio stations and you grumble that "the original was better" as some autotuned witch who feels compelled to swoop through the register like a toddler shaking a Floyd Rose tremelo rather than hold a note is massacring the music of your youth.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:
I was watching that Haunting of Hill House show the other night and I was having trouble following the plot until I realised there were flashbacks going on in the programme - it kept moving back 26 years into the childhood of the adult characters. So waaayyyy back . . . to 1992. :shock:

One interesting aspect that I could see the producers were having trouble with was how to clearly represent the time shifts, as so little has really changed. Not so long ago you just went back to a 50s diner and everyone looked like Ralph Malph. They had to play alot with the film tone, but it still wasn't very distinctive.

Anyone, that's old.


I was thinking that myself. Imagine the difference between 1950 and 1975 ,,, huge. There would be no mistaking a plot set in those timelines. Compared to 1993 and 2018 ... meh. There's not no difference, but it's no where close to what it has been in the past.

Huge difference.

Broadband and smartphones are probably bigger tecnological jumps than anything between 1950 and 1975.



Yes, but that's not what I referring to.


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MungoMan wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:
Earlier on it was beers 'o' clock in work and a bunch of us were sitting around the table when one of the 'older' lads pointed out that one of the junior staff had hair like Val Killmer from Top Gun...but the joke didn't go down that well, because none of the junior staff knew who Val Kilmer was. :(

I'm old as dirt, yet the gag would have face-planted for me since I studiously avoided ever watching Top Gun.


It's more the genuine shock that a pop culture reference I naturally assumed would be understood by all, wasn't...I suppose that is one of the definitions of getting old, when there is a distinct break in the pop culture knowledge from one generation to the next generations.

(Just to flesh it out, I'm only 34/35 in a few days, and I know Val Kilmer as (one of the) Batman, and was, for a time, one of the big Hollywood actors. But, tbf, he hasn't done anything since the 90's, so if you grew up in the 00's, it's not unreasonable that you wouldn't know who the fudge he was)


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When you find yourself reasoning that the problem with this modern music is there aren’t any good tunes any more. There aren’t though are there?


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Jeff the Bear wrote:
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
Earlier on it was beers 'o' clock in work and a bunch of us were sitting around the table when one of the 'older' lads pointed out that one of the junior staff had hair like Val Killmer from Top Gun...but the joke didn't go down that well, because none of the junior staff knew who Val Kilmer was. :(

I'm old as dirt, yet the gag would have face-planted for me since I studiously avoided ever watching Top Gun.


It's more the genuine shock that a pop culture reference I naturally assumed would be understood by all, wasn't...I suppose that is one of the definitions of getting old, when there is a distinct break in the pop culture knowledge from one generation to the next generations.

(Just to flesh it out, I'm only 34/35 in a few days, and I know Val Kilmer as (one of the) Batman, and was, for a time, one of the big Hollywood actors. But, tbf, he hasn't done anything since the 90's, so if you grew up in the 00's, it's not unreasonable that you wouldn't know who the fudge he was)


To make you feel a bit better (and me), the kids that play in the 2nds side with me, all took the piss out of one of their friends when he admitted he hadn't seen top gun, so there's still some young'uns out there that might get it.


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I'm in my late 30's. All my closest friends are either bald, balding and have graying hair.

No gray hairs nor receding hairline for me.

:smug:

You should get a blood test, maybe you're suffering from low testosterone.

I reckon that if women were not a thing, every man would either shave his head or just let it grow into a huge tangled mess. Because let's be honest, the only reason that any man gives two knobs-of-sheep-shit what his hair looks like is because they want to look good for women. It's not because they want to look good for their mates, or because they love doing their hair. No man would give a f-ck what his hair looked like if women didn't exist. And the dumb thing about it all is that women really don't give a shit anyway. I mean some women do care, and some love guys with shaved heads, so it balances out. Most don't care either way.

I started receding at about 25 and shaved my head immediately, and I've never cared. I think it looks cool shaved bald anyway, it looks masculine and it's also extremely convenient. Even if I had a full head of hair I'd still just buzz cut it every week.


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When you find yourself reasoning that the problem with this modern music is there aren’t any good tunes any more. There aren’t though are there?


There are. You've just forgotten about the effort that goes into being serious about music.


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When you find yourself reasoning that the problem with this modern music is there aren’t any good tunes any more. There aren’t though are there?

There's some. But a lot of R'n'B and especially rap music is seriously shit house, mass-commercialised crap.


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For me, it was when I started making grunts of Herculean effort if I have to bend down or get up or reach for the tv remote


Sitting in a sofa and struggling to get up. Cutting toenails or putting on socks. We need to come up with some inventions to fix these problems. We need tall furniture. There is a market for it. Putting blocks under the sofa works as a temporary fix.


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For me, it was when I started making grunts of Herculean effort if I have to bend down or get up or reach for the tv remote



Tape a picture of Sue Carpenter on the remote, you'd soon get up then...<phnarr phnarr>.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
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I'm in my late 30's. All my closest friends are either bald, balding and have graying hair.

No gray hairs nor receding hairline for me.

:smug:

You should get a blood test, maybe you're suffering from low testosterone.

I reckon that if women were not a thing, every man would either shave his head or just let it grow into a huge tangled mess. Because let's be honest, the only reason that any man gives two knobs-of-sheep-shit what his hair looks like is because they want to look good for women. It's not because they want to look good for their mates, or because they love doing their hair. No man would give a f-ck what his hair looked like if women didn't exist. And the dumb thing about it all is that women really don't give a shit anyway. I mean some women do care, and some love guys with shaved heads, so it balances out. Most don't care either way.

I started receding at about 25 and shaved my head immediately, and I've never cared. I think it looks cool shaved bald anyway, it looks masculine and it's also extremely convenient. Even if I had a full head of hair I'd still just buzz cut it every week.

Who are you trying to convince?


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The Man Without Fear wrote:
All your favourite music is played on "classic" or "nostalgia" radio stations and you grumble that "the original was better" as some autotuned witch who feels compelled to swoop through the register like a toddler shaking a Floyd Rose tremelo rather than hold a note is massacring the music of your youth.


See also Gym music. There was no need to speed up 2Unlimited's "No Limit" by half a beat. Or stick a bass beat on Cloudbusting. That said, it's infinitely preferable to the other stuff they play.


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