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Discussion in 'Community' started by Juliet316 , Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    When one of your grocery stores gets sold to other chains.
     
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  2. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    When people tell you that you are.
     
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  3. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have a millennial friend fresh out of college who asked me what it was like living through the Reagan administration.

    She also asked what the big deal with Y2K was.

    [face_hypnotized]
     
  4. Bosozoku27

    Bosozoku27 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    ... when a foot/knee/leg aches after a day/night out.
     
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  5. Blobofat

    Blobofat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    When you wake up and everything feels stiff except the part of you that used to.
     
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  6. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    To be fair, a lot of us who lived through it wondered what the big deal with Y2K was.
     
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  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not if you were in IT. It was pretty major for us.
     
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  8. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    Pennywise may have been evil, but I don't think he had anything to do with the Y2K bug. Wait, wrong IT... ;)
     
  9. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    I think Y2K was a legitimate concern that just got blown way out of proportion.
     
  10. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    @MotivateR5D4

    It was at the beginning part of the decade but by around 1996/1997 most of the real worries began to subside. There was the fear of the unknown but really it was more driven by some scam artists trying to make a buck then anything else.

    And I know when I am old when I explained to my high school students that the original Fast & Furious was about street racing and I when I went to see it opening weekend (Saturday Night), we had to buy tickets at the booth for the 11:30 PM showing even though it was barely 6 PM as the other showings were sold out . We also had to be back at the theater a little 10 PM to ensure getting good enough seats since there was no reserving obviously, the parking lot was so full cars were parked on the grass (first and only time I ever seen that which is even more incredible since it was and still is a AMC 30 so it has a massive parking lot) and the entire movie people were whooping and hollaring especially during Dom's "I live my life one quarter at a time" speech when the place went bonkers afterwards. They look at me like I have two heads. When do they look at me like I have three heads? When I explain that people camp out for the PT especially TPM. They look at me like I came from a different planet.
     
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  11. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It became a marketing ploy at the end. Software companies with products that didn't use any date references at all slapped "Y2K ready" stickers on their packaging.
     
  12. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A student asks you if the legal drinking age when you were 18 was 18 or 21. And you are obviously not old enough for it to have been 18.
     
  13. Artoo-Dion

    Artoo-Dion Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    When a 25 year old tells you about the 16 year old who asked her what the '90s were like, and how that made the 25 year old feel old. And yet you're about to turn 40.
     
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I don't even remember turning 40. Thanks. [face_phbbbbt]
     
  15. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    lol @ age 21
     
  16. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    When you feel the need to write to a magazine to nitpick a tiny correction to one of their photos
     
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  17. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    "I call to your attention a typographical error on the photograph on page 12. You wrote "Chag Koeger of Nickelback is seen eating from a garbage can". It's actually Kroeger. Yours, Juliet316"
     
  18. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Not that type of error, Ender.
     
  19. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    You had a car portable and thought that was about good as could get:

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    And Bowen just added that to the wishlist for his luxury car. [face_laugh]
     
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  21. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm 31 and have recently rounded that curve where people I encounter, or watch on tv or in movies even, that I would previously just naturally assume are older than me, are no longer older than me. Athletes especially have begun to look like kids to me.

    I'm still rocking one of those in my 1999 Dodge Caravan! It's been on its last legs for a while now, so there's zero point installing anything in it. And when I buy cassettes, it isn't to be ironic.
     
  22. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    You remember the true dawn of the "console wars".
     
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  23. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    I think I used one of those as a regular CD player.
     
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  24. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    @Juliet316

    LOL! So did I. I had a Sony Walkman CD that I used for the gym and my car with the cassette converter. I never caved and got a fanny pack for the gym though. It was such a pain to deal with I should have just caved but looking cool matters when you are late teens.
     
  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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