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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:33 AM
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What makes you say: "My god, it was that long ago?"
When my Angels won the World Series - seven years ago.

When Johnny Carson retired - seventeen years ago.

When the Challenger exploded: TWENTY-THREE YEARS AGO. Damn.

You?
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:35 AM
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1. Absolutely everything these days.
I'm not liking this getting old thing. :hi: :hug:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:06 AM
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2. Brett Favre being the premier NFL quarterback
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:20 AM
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3. Superman is 9 today
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:24 AM by Rambis
I was supposed to start my current job the day he was born. His grandfather is 84 today as well.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:26 PM
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4. When I paid $17 to see the Simon & Garfunkle Reunion tour and thought THAT was a shitload of money!
That would have been what, 1983? I was used to $7-$9 for concerts. $17 was expensive, but worth it. 30,000+ people at Laurel race track - about the same as the teabaggers on 9/12, but no assholes.

Fortunately, we have the Whitaker Center here in Harrisburg, PA - tickets are generally in the $35-45 range. Hershey tickets start at $75.

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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:28 PM
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5. The Summer of Star Wars.
Thirty-two years ago. :yoiks: :wow:

I remember coming out of the theater mimicking firing the Millennium Falcon's gun turrets as if it was yesterday...
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:30 PM
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6. Next year will be the 30-yr. anniversary of John Lennon's death.
THIRTY years?

:wow:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:07 PM
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7. When the Pirates last won a World Series or actually had a winning season.
1979 & 1992.

When The Rockford Files were on.

The Finale of M*A*S*H.
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:16 PM
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8. wow
before my day
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:53 PM
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18. Welcome to DU, young whippersnapper
:hi:
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:26 PM
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9. Receiving the letter announcing my 45 year class reunion.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:38 PM
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10. I just got my annual Social Security statement
And when I look back through all the years to my first job with a real paycheck and deductions in 1979, that's a real "my god was it really that long ago" moment....
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:42 PM
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11. The last time I had sex more than once in the same night
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:32 PM
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12. Great question to ask on my 48th birthday
The death of my best friend in the Delta crash of 1988 at DFW airport - has Bob really been gone 21 years? And, John Lennon's murder. We're approaching 30 YEARS!
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:53 PM
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17. Happy Birthday!
:toast: I hope you're having a wonderful day and countless more to come! :hi:

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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:26 PM
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25. Thank you so kindly
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:59 PM
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21. Happy birthday
And although it's been so long, I'm sorry about your friend.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:26 PM
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26. Thank you. It still seems unreal
I appreciate your kind words.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:37 PM
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13. When the 40TH ANNIVERSARY of the Apollo 11 mission was commemorated this summer
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:38 PM
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14. when several of our friends' kids went to college!
:wow: How can they be that old!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:41 PM
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15. The Challenger
explosion, 9/11, I can't believe it was 8yrs ago...feels like it was just yesterday.

My wedding date, my graduation date...time seems to be just flying by.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:52 PM
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16. Yesterday. (nt)
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:57 PM
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19. When I hear anything off "License to Ill"
That album came out in 86 (I was 9). The alternative radio station in town still plays "Brass Monkey" and "Paul Revere" on a regular basis. I feel so old!
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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:58 PM
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20. Paul McCartney is older than 64.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:47 PM
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22. Y2K, almost a decade already!
:wow:
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:45 PM
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32. I was barely 10 when that happened. That seems like an eternity ago.
My parents dragged me to church where we played board games in the back all night.

They were probably expecting the apocalypse.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:44 PM
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35. I was 13, at home watching the festivities on CNN.
My mom is the manager of a local bar and was working a long shift because of all the people at the bar for the event partying.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:51 PM
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23. Quarterflash "Harden My Heart" is almost 30 years old...
originally recorded in 1980, it became a hit in 1981...

when that song was released, Elvis' first hits were only about 25 years old and considered "golden oldies"
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:53 PM
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24. Yeah Angels - that was another era.
I'm still pissed as shit about last night's game. :mad: :argh:

Another one for the LA people - Magic Johnson's retirement. Happened in 1991. I was 11 at the time.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:14 PM
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27. Everything...
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 05:16 PM by LeftishBrit
most recently, when I learned that our newest Tory MP was born when I was already at university! (There is in any case something wrong with anyone that young who is a Tory MP. Actually, there is something wrong with anyone of any age who is a Tory MP!)

And as someone else said, the 40th anniversary of the moon landing: probably the first public event that I remember.
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:06 PM
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28. When I reminisce
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 06:06 PM by frogmarch
about all the interesting guests Jack Paar had on the original The Tonight Show. For some strange reason, the guest I remember the most clearly was Paar's gag writer, Jack Douglas, who wrote My Brother Was An Only Child, as well as Dr. Sturgeon, the Virgin Surgeon, which was about a tree doctor, and Songs I learned at My Mother's Knee and Other Places.. I might not appreciate Douglas's humor nowadays, but I'd still love Jack Paar.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:13 PM
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29. Realized that I've been in my "starter house" for 14 years!
Easy to remember, because I was 8 months pregnant
with my 2nd child at the time...

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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:13 PM
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30. Challenger was 23 years ago?! YOU LIE!!
Holy-moly, tempus freakin' fugit.
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:41 PM
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31. Curt Cobain and Courtney Love have a daughter.
17 years ago.

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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:40 PM
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33. When I rescued my cat Lucky--10 years ago
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:07 PM
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34. When I realize that almost none of the cast of Mad Men was born in 1960
and I was the age of some of the children in the series.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:51 PM
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36. Challenger, 9-11, Y2K and the Loma Prieta quake for starters
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 08:51 PM by XemaSab
backed up by Bill Clinton's inauguration (more than half a lifetime ago!), and the election of 2000.

Being in your 30s and able to remember things that happened a QUARTER CENTURY ago is weird. :o

(Edit: don't drink and post.)
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