0891: "Movie Ages"

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0891: "Movie Ages"

Postby Brooks Hatlen » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:04 am UTC

Alt. text: "If you're fifteen or younger, then just remember that it's nevertheless probably too late to be a child prodigy."

Well, I certainly feel old now.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Cranica » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:04 am UTC

I could never forget the date of Finding Nemo. It was the only way we could get my (then two-year-old) brother to shut up.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby rpgamer » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:08 am UTC

Kinda a rehash of Scary.

I would've preferred a bit more effort into it. Although, for over 35, one option would be adding in, "Remember taking your kids to see _____?"
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:13 am UTC

The 35 row was the best part.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby atomfullerene » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:13 am UTC

Hm, I guess I am hitting a little above my age...Jurassic Park is the first one I saw in theaters, and I'm only 27

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:17 am UTC

Oh, also: I'm 16 and I though Snakes on a Plane was WAY older than that.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby DreadArchon » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:22 am UTC

Yay charts! :D

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Brooks Hatlen » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:22 am UTC

You don't even need to use movies for these comparisons. Starcraft came out over 13 years ago, and Counter-Strike has been around for ten and a half years!

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby KitsuneKnight » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:25 am UTC

Great, now I feel old... I'm going to have to go out and buy some beer, just so I can be carded and have the cashier stare at my license in disbelief.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Faranya » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:31 am UTC

Aw man, I saw Jurassic Park when it came out.

When I was 3.

At a drive in theater.

Which doesn't exist anymore.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Ghandi 2 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:34 am UTC

I had no idea that some things came out a while ago, thank you Randall for saving me a trip to IMDB.

Also, this is the same joke as the 9/11 comic.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby A_of_s_t » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:35 am UTC

This didn't really make me laugh though. :(
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Troger64 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:36 am UTC

Brooks Hatlen wrote:You don't even need to use movies for these comparisons. Starcraft came out over 13 years ago, and Counter-Strike has been around for ten and a half years!



oh, you got me good

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby MikeStern » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:52 am UTC

A_of_s_t wrote:This didn't really make me laugh though. :(


It's not supposed to, It's supposed to make you feel old, the funny part is when you use it to make OTHER people feel old. Muahahaha....

By the way, I wasn't even around for Terminator or Home Alone, and yet I remember them as integral parts of my childhood. I don't know why that's important. Oh well...

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby rpgamer » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:55 am UTC

Brooks Hatlen wrote:You don't even need to use movies for these comparisons. Starcraft came out over 13 years ago, and Counter-Strike has been around for ten and a half years!

That would be for the "using game release dates" variant.

SNES came to the US 20 years ago.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby ptucker » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:58 am UTC

Did you realize that Star Wars came out closer to the end of World War II than the present day?

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby dysprog » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:01 am UTC

Thanks Randall, Just what I needed to hear a half month before my 30-th birthday.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby mino » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:05 am UTC

I was discussing this exact topic the other day; for some reason, our '17 years ago' example seemed even worse than The Lion King, and made us feel extremely old and decrepit.

Are you ready for it?

Pulp Fiction.

Aaargh!

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby glasnt » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:06 am UTC

Excuse me while I assume the position of the last panel in http://xkcd.com/647/


Also, cheese age.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby CharonPDX » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:11 am UTC

Dammit! I'm going to be 'off the chart' in five days!

Even worse, I can't successfully use this at work, because there are only two people in my department (of 25) older than me. (And both are within 2 years.)

To me, the theme of this chart hit me a few years ago, when I realized we are closer to "the future" than "the present" in "Back to the Future". (And, holy cow! Does 1985 really feel nearly as long ago now as 1955 did when that movie was new?)

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby nowhereman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:11 am UTC

Brooks Hatlen wrote:You don't even need to use movies for these comparisons. Starcraft came out over 13 years ago, and Counter-Strike has been around for ten and a half years!


First thing I thought when I read that was "Holy #$!! it has been ten years?!?" The second thing I thought was involved with that, but revolved around the things I could have accomplished if only I didn't play Half-life and every mod that came out later. Makes me a little suicidey just thinking about it.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:21 am UTC

in b4 Did you realize that "The last XKCD comic that was clever" came out [insert opinion here]?
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby ritvax » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:48 am UTC

Uh-oh, I'm on the low end of this chart... 33 going on 34! Depressing? Announcing the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Edition DVD's!

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby solarion » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:50 am UTC

First thought: Screw you alt text, I have enough recriminations about that already.

Second thought: Have there really been no good blockbusters for eight years?

Third thought: I am SURE Snakes on a Plane did not come out when I was 13, let alone twelve. My internal chronology is fucked.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby DSDM » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:08 am UTC

You know what, Randall? Eat a dick. I'm a Toys 'R Us kid.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby sbb » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:13 am UTC

Damn. This was posted 1 day before my 36th birthday. No joke.

Get off my lawn, you spoiled punks!!

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby SheeEttin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:26 am UTC

You know what gives an interesting perspective? World events (like in the 9/11 comic).

The Soviet Union fell the same year I was born.

This year, the Twin Towers will have been down for half my life.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby NotAllThere » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:49 am UTC

Just what I needed on the day of my 42nd birthday. :x

But I didn't really start going to the cinema until I was 18 or so, so the first film that actually has any resonance on that list is Terminator 2.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby LSN » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:01 am UTC

ptucker wrote:Did you realize that Star Wars came out closer to the end of World War II than the present day?


NOW I'm a little freaked. I'm not old enough to have been alive for either event, but still...

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Plasma Mongoose » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:02 am UTC

Another way to make you (or other people) feel old is by comparing technologies you grew up with compared to now.

[*]Camera phones were introduced 8 years ago!
[*]The iPod came out 10 years ago!
[*]The Playstation (PSX) came out 17 years ago!
[*]HTML was invented 21 years ago!
[*]The Commodore 64 and audio CDs came out 29 years ago!
[*]The Pong arcade game came out 39 years ago!
[*]The laser was invented 51 years ago!


Do you feel old now? :twisted:
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby UK_Aspie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:24 am UTC

Do you realise it took 30 years to make "Star Wars"? Yes I did see "Return of the Jedi" in the cinema.
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Michael M Mason » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:35 am UTC

NotAllThere wrote:Just what I needed on the day of my 42nd birthday. :x

But I didn't really start going to the cinema until I was 18 or so, so the first film that actually has any resonance on that list is Terminator 2.


The first film that has resonance for me is 2001: A Space Oddysey. My parents took me to see it on my twelfth birthday. Realising that 2001 is now in the distant past instead of the distant future makes me feel old.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby SW15243 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:49 am UTC

In November of this year, Freddie Mercury will have been dead for twenty years. That one scares me more than anything.
Also, I await, cringing, the day that Kurt Cobain has been dead for longer than he was alive. We've got a little less than a decade (By a couple days).

Far sooner though: The date that young people respond to your panic with "Who's Kurt Cobain?"

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Calumnia » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:57 am UTC

SW15243 wrote:Far sooner though: The date that young people respond to your panic with "Who's Kurt Cobain?"

Well, are you gonna tell us? :D

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Vrishna » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:01 am UTC

My first movie I watched in a movie theater was "Watership Down" in 1979. Being 5 years old then, it obviously wasn't a good idea of my dad taking me there. However, my second movie, "E.T." (3 years later) still scared me during some scenes.

Regarding feeling old, I can tell you that visiting the Berlin International Film Festival each year since 2000 keeps you feeling young at heart ... :P
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby SW15243 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:07 am UTC

Calumnia wrote:
SW15243 wrote:Far sooner though: The date that young people respond to your panic with "Who's Kurt Cobain?"

Well, are you gonna tell us? :D

Don't even joke about that. That's not funny.

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:08 am UTC

SW15243 wrote:
Calumnia wrote:
SW15243 wrote:Far sooner though: The date that young people respond to your panic with "Who's Kurt Cobain?"

Well, are you gonna tell us? :D

Don't even joke about that. That's not funny.

I... I actually don't know who that is. I've heard the name, but I've never bothered to google it or anything.

Edit: turns out he was the lead singer in Nirvana, and he blew his own brains out with a shotgun. Off I go to the TIL thread...
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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby SW15243 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:26 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
SW15243 wrote:
Calumnia wrote:
SW15243 wrote:Far sooner though: The date that young people respond to your panic with "Who's Kurt Cobain?"

Well, are you gonna tell us? :D

Don't even joke about that. That's not funny.

I... I actually don't know who that is. I've heard the name, but I've never bothered to google it or anything.

Edit: turns out he was the lead singer in Nirvana, and he blew his own brains out with a shotgun. Off I go to the TIL thread...

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby existentialpanda » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:28 am UTC

The only one that really got me was Lion King. Holy shit, that came out when I was two. It's the first movie I can remember watching.

(Not too long afterward my parents used Mufasa to try to explain my grandfather's death to me and my brother. I don't think it really worked, but I still have trouble watching that scene.)

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Re: 891: Movie Ages

Postby Alltat » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:33 am UTC

Fun fact: Star Wars came out seven years before I was born, yet I'm still old enough to be in the lower half of today's list.


solarion wrote:Second thought: Have there really been no good blockbusters for eight years?
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