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18 Simple Life Hacks For Anyone Who Grew Up In The '80s Or '90s

Because our lives are tough and we didn't learn about hard work, self-sacrifice, and responsibility like our grandparents' generation.

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2. Alternative: touch your fingers together to freeze time


Don't forget to clap your hands when you're done! Note: only works if your father is from the planet Antareus and communicates with you through a cube.

3. Touch your ear, say "showtime, Synergy!," and let you holographic double do some of the work


Because life is a two-person job, and they just added a new season of Law & Order: SVU to Netflix.

4. Trick your enemies into saying "I don't know," and let the slime show them who's boss


Because you don't have time to craft the perfect comeback. Note: getting them to say "water" also works, but not as well.

5. Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start


It's a lot easier to make stupid mistakes when you have 30 extra lives -- even though you'll probably spend most of them on YouTube.

16. Use a helicopter hat, and get where you need to go faster


For when you're late to brunch or an ironic kickball game with your hipster friends. Note: an inflatable trench coat also works.

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