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When were you born?

1993 or later
24
5%
1990 - 1992
120
24%
1986 - 1989
198
40%
1982 - 1985
84
17%
1977 - 1981
49
10%
1967 - 1976
17
3%
1966 or earlier (older than dirt)
8
2%
 
Total votes: 500

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Year of Birth

Postby TheTankengine » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:36 pm UTC

Inspired by the Age thread and its horrible inaccuracies-to-come, and also this post
robinberghuys wrote:The poll seems flawed, but it's not too late to fix. The way it is right now, it will be outdated in a while and it may already be. But most of the people should still be in their respective age group, so if we change the ages to birthdays, the poll will not 'expire'.


Hopefully this will give the boards a more accurate description of user's ages over time.

At this time, these years represent:
    <=14
    15-17
    18-21
    22-25
    26-30
    31-40
    41+


EDIT:For reference purposes: dirt was, in fact, created in 1967.
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Postby bbctol » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:39 pm UTC

1993. Wikipedia lists only two cool things in that year.

April 30 - The World Wide Web is born at CERN.


June 23 - In Manassas, Virginia, Lorena Bobbitt cuts off the penis of her husband John Wayne Bobbitt.


I must learn more about the second.

EDIT: Oh man, Wikipedia is a gold mine.
On the night of June 23, 1993, Lorena Bobbitt chopped off her husband's penis with a kitchen knife as he lay sleeping in their Manassas, Virginia, home. She then drove off with the severed penis and flung it out her car window. Police performed a diligent search and located it, and it was then surgically reattached by Dr. David E. Berman.

Lorena and John were divorced in 1995, after 6 years of marriage.

After his reattachment surgery, Bobbitt briefly became a porn star, in part to finance the operation to reattach his penis. He appeared in three movies: John Wayne Bobbitt … Uncut, Buttman at Nudes a Poppin' 2, and Frankenpenis. In Frankenpenis, Bobbitt played a character who was made with spare parts (like the monster in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein) and whose penis inexplicably comes off during a rousing session of intercourse. Bobbitt then moans, "Oh no, not again."

"In the bedroom, the quiet bedroom, John Bobbitt sleeps tonight/In the kitchen, the mighty kitchen, Lorena sharpens her knife/A weiney chop a weiney chop..."
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Postby TRM » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:41 pm UTC

1990 here. I love the 90's.
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Postby Shadow Tyrant » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:42 pm UTC

1990 FTW
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Postby the Cow » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:43 pm UTC

1961 and "older than dirt".
...the whim of a hat.

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Postby Hawknc » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:44 pm UTC

I was about to post "man, I feel so old". Thanks, Cow. :P

Edit: 1984 (WAR IS PEACE ETC), and 22 years of age.
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Postby EstLladon » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:44 pm UTC

I wonder what is the average age of people here. I am 22 now and it seems that I am in the older half of the people here.
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Postby hyperion » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:48 pm UTC

<- Also 1990
- collapse of USSR
- Nelson Mandela released from prison
- the last official flight of the SR-71
- Brixton riots
- Hubble telescope launched

And that's just January-April
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Postby TheTankengine » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:51 pm UTC

1986

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Postby Dibley » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:56 pm UTC

1988

TankEngine? Seriously? I though you were old.

And the Bobbits are awesome and disturbing. I have read about them numerous times before.

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Postby TheTankengine » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:59 pm UTC

Dibley wrote:1988

TankEngine? Seriously? I though you were old.


I'm older than you. In my book, anyone older than me is "old", so if I were you, I would consider me (the me that is me, not the me that would be you, of course) old.
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Postby Kikral » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:04 pm UTC

1991 here. This seems like an underage trap.

On another note, Wikipedia has nothing exciting on 1991...
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:06 pm UTC

Not that I expected better after reading over the last thread.. but.. wow.

1993? Wow.

I was born on the tail end of '79. Screw y'all, and get the hell off my lawn. Damn kids.
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Postby Lani » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:09 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Not that I expected better after reading over the last thread.. but.. wow.

1993? Wow.

I was born on the tail end of '79. Screw y'all, and get the hell off my lawn. Damn kids.


1981. And word.
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Postby J Spade » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:18 pm UTC

1991 is me.

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Postby lukkucairi » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:18 pm UTC

1974.

I was living in North Carolina and going to college at the time of the Bobbitt thing. Not quite older than dirt, but gettin' up there.

1974 was the year of Watergate.

Patty Hearst was abducted and brainwashed by the SLA

on June 16, the first Darwin Beer Can Regatta was held, in which participants race boats made of beer cans.

November 16 - The Arecibo radio telescope sends an interstellar radio message towards the M13 Great Globular Cluster. The message will reach its destination around the year 27000.

# November 30 - A skeleton from the hominid species Australopithecus afarensis is discovered and named Lucy.

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Postby lukkucairi » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:20 pm UTC

lani wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:Not that I expected better after reading over the last thread.. but.. wow.

1993? Wow.

I was born on the tail end of '79. Screw y'all, and get the hell off my lawn. Damn kids.


1981. And word.


hey you two, get the hell offa MY lawn!

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Postby peter » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:20 pm UTC

'79.

I didn't expect like '93 from some of you.

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Postby SoapyHobo » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:20 pm UTC

Dibley wrote:1988

Same here.
We have the most roman-numeral digits for our year (MCMLXXXVIII), and I can't really be bothered looking at the rest of the article.
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:25 pm UTC

lukkucairi wrote:hey you two, get the hell offa MY lawn!


Right after you get off Cow's lawn.
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Postby bbctol » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:41 pm UTC

I am still convinced I am the youngest one here. Oh well.

FEAR MY YOUTH!

Pluses (pli?):
I'll live longer than many of you.
I'm healthier than many of you.
I don't have a job... and DON'T NEED ONE!

Minuses (mini?):
I can't watch R-rated movies unaccompanied. :(
I have to go to boring school.
I've never lived in a time when the US wasn't the globe's only superpower. I can't tell if that's a plus or a minus.

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Postby Tractor » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:42 pm UTC

bbctol wrote:1993.


...I am a decade older than you. 1983 The fact that someone registered here can be a decade younger than me is...very strange. I need a better word here, but my senility must be setting in >.<
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Postby bbctol » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:42 pm UTC

Tractor wrote:
bbctol wrote:1993.


...I am a decade older than you. 1983 The fact that someone registered here can be a decade younger than me is...very strange. I need a better word here, but my senility must be setting in >.<


I think "depressing" works. Time for a mid-life crisis!

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Postby Tractor » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:54 pm UTC

bbctol wrote:
Tractor wrote:
bbctol wrote:1993.


...I am a decade older than you. 1983 The fact that someone registered here can be a decade younger than me is...very strange. I need a better word here, but my senility must be setting in >.<


I think "depressing" works. Time for a mid-life crisis!


...mid-life? I'm only going to live to 46?
Actually, that's not a bad idea. As long as I can swing it to go out in a firey ball of death, preferably at high velocities.
9 x 6 = 42



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Postby davef » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:10 pm UTC

1979. Christ, most of you lot are younger than my little brothers! (They're twins, 21)
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Postby Kaelri » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:17 pm UTC

You're never too young to feel old. I held my cousin in my arms when she was less than a day old. Now she's 9 and she knows the Harry Potter books better than I do. Gah.

Anyway. 1989 here. I like this lil' meme, so I'm going to carry it on:

- Tiananmen Square.
- Berlin Wall.
- February 14 - The first of 24 Global Positioning System satellites is placed into orbit.
- March 22 - Asteroid 4581 Asclepius approaches the Earth at a distance of 700,000 kilomters.
- April 16 - The Dilbert comic strip is syndicated for the first time.
- April 21 - Nintendo begins selling the Game Boy in Japan.
- August 8 - STS-28: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret 5-day military mission.
- August 23 - Two million indigenous people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, then still occupied by the Soviet Union, join hands to demand freedom and independence, forming an uninterrupted 600 km human chain called the Baltic Way.
- The last Golden Toad is seen.

I also had no idea that this little saga took place:

February 14 - Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini encourages Muslims to kill The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
February 24 - Khomeini places a US $3-million bounty on the head of Salman Rushdie.
March 7 - Iran breaks off diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom over The Satanic Verses.

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Postby sunkistbabe1 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:22 pm UTC

1976

i didn't feel that old until now :)
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Postby Sprocket » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:28 pm UTC

Yeah, most of you are geeky college kids...and I am here to be the seductive older woman.
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Postby Unforgiven » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:30 pm UTC

Ok, so far this poll is showing that the majority of posters here is younger than me, me being from 1981. Way to make me feel old. :)
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Postby 22/7 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

1984. 22 and just now starting to figure out what I want to do with my life. And yes, I'm feeling old now. Well, not really. And I too figured Tank for at least 22-24, maybe even 28ish.
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Postby LoonRadio » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

Ummm... There's no option for Year of the Horse.
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Postby Cheese » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:47 pm UTC

Also, why is there no 'otter'?

I'm 1991 here. But what if you were born outside our normal perciption of 'time'?
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Postby Pixel » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:51 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:Yeah, most of you are geeky college kids...and I am here to be the seductive older woman.


I guess that makes me the dirty old man.

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Postby Cheese » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:52 pm UTC

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Postby tessuraea » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:04 pm UTC

1977.

I had a hard enough time, a while back, accepting that people born in the late 80s were in fact people, worth speaking to... who had valid opinions.

Having to think that about people born in the 90s is really hurting my head. People who don't remember a time without the Internet or with a Berlin wall...

And the idea that anyone has to look up Lorena Bobbitt on Wikipedia is stunning to me. The whole thing was seriously a household name (and joke) when I was in high school. Horrible thing, really. I mean, everyone talked about how awful what she did was, but people really didn't talk about why she did it. Neither of them was a particularly well-adjusted person.

1977 had a lot of stuff happening... I'm kind of shocked by how many things Wikipedia lists are plane crashes or similar disasters. It was not a peaceful time, either, particularly.

On my actual birthday:

December 16 - Mikhail Baryshnikov's production of The Nutcracker, in which he stars with Gelsey Kirkland, is shown on television for the first time by CBS. It later moves to PBS, where it becomes an annual attraction for many years. The production eventually becomes the most popular video version of the ballet.
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Postby Memo » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:12 pm UTC

1986 here. Nothing much happened that year, I think.

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Postby TheTankengine » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:10 pm UTC

22/7 wrote:And I too figured Tank for at least 22-24, maybe even 28ish.


Wise beyond my years, perhaps?

Cheese wrote:Also, why is there no 'otter'?


I do not succumb to these ridiculous societal norms.

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I agree. Perhaps bbctol is not American though? That's the only reason I could think of that would be acceptable.
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Postby tessuraea » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:17 pm UTC

You're right. I try not to be too US-centric, but I fell into the trap that time. :(
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Postby Dibley » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:42 pm UTC

TheTankengine wrote:
Dibley wrote:1988

TankEngine? Seriously? I though you were old.


I'm older than you. In my book, anyone older than me is "old", so if I were you, I would consider me (the me that is me, not the me that would be you, of course) old.

But you're younger than my sister (1984), so you don't qualify as very old. I suppose it is the fora-father thing. Also, for some reason I placed you as being married with kids. Perhaps I am somehow confusing you with Mighty Jalapeño?

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Postby wing » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:46 pm UTC

Memo wrote:1986 here. Nothing much happened that year, I think.
The birth of the antichrist.

Fortunately for you, that's me. Or maybe that's unfortunately for you.

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