You know you are getting old when:

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  1. Turnip

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    If you ever had to wear second fiddle with high water pants and sea boots you don’t fear much anymore in a matter of clothing...:D

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  3. Can't say I have; the U.S. military didn't want me after they found out I had a history of epilepsy. Joke's on them though, 'cause that turned out to be a misdiagnosis. :)
     
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    Hahaha, cool...:D

    I’ve been less lucky and served my „war captivity“...:p
     
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  5. Trenchfriend

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    I was in psychotherapy, back then. So they didn't want me and freed me for basic military service. :D
     
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    When you don't know, is it an upcoming heartattack or did you just eat too much for lunch.
     
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    Every song used in a commercial is 45 to 50 fifty years old and you first heard it on vinyl when you were still hip.
     
  8. GHT

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    Is that not the "muzak" played as background music you hear as you wander around the supermarket?
     
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    I remember the horror of hearing a muzakified Beatles song in an elevator for the first time. I felt like it marked the end of an era. Come to think of it it did.
     
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    At least 45 or 50. Hell, 50 years ago was 1970. The Beatles had broken up by then. Buddy Holly had been dead for more than a decade. And Elvis was getting fitted for a larger girdle.
     
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    But the question from the commentaries ist def. interesting!



    Had the mommys really became hotter in the last twenty years or I'm just getting older??

    I mean, all women def. smink themselves MUCH more than in the 90s. Youtube and Smombiephones?
     
  12. Turnip

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    Don’t mind, probably just a wee sundayly whiff of gerontophilia...
     
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  13. GHT

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    How I remember seeing the 1965 Beatles concert at Shea Stadium. There had been short clips on the news, the concert was in August 1965, it wasn't shown in full in the UK until March 1966. Fifty-five minutes of perpetual screaming and mass hysteria. It makes me smile to think most of those present are grandparents now, some are even great-grand parents. "What did you do when you were young, Grandma?" "I screamed at a Beatles concert, darling!"

    Sorry, re-reading this it gives the impression that I saw the live show. I was still at college aged 19.
     
  14. Ticklishchap

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    (Basic) Becky and her son Kyle?!
     
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  15. LizzieMaine

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    You know you're old when ever single entertainment personality you liked when you were a kid isn't just dead, but has been dead for decades. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard that Rudy Vallee had died.
     
  16. Tiki Tom

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    One of my favorite German phrases! “Schmuecken und schminken” “to put on jewelry and makeup”. Carries a bit of “attitude” with it that English doesn’t quite capture.

    BTW, that’s a funny video. I LOVE embarrassing my kids. :p
     
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    or worse: when your favorite childhood entertainment personalities ARE still alive and ARE still performing (and inducing eyerolls from all except their most hardcore fans). But I still listen to him anyway. Nope, sorry. I will name no names.
     
  18. tonyb

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    Some people just don’t know when to hang ’em up.

    Maybe they need the money, so they play the tribal casino circuit. Or maybe they live for the applause, diminished as it might be. I’d think a person would have had his fill of that after a couple-three or four decades, but what would I know about that?
     
  19. Turnip

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    ...and is a reliable sign for getting older. Not too many under 40yo will still know that phrase...:)
     
  20. Trenchfriend

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    I'm 36 and a survivor of the 90s, too. :)
     

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