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    45 Things That Will Make Every Millennial And Old Gen Z'er Feel Like They're 99 Years Old

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    1. First and foremost, the fact that 20 years ago was not the '80s or even '90s, but 2002 😩.

    The fact that "20 years ago" was in 2002 and not in the 80s is a problem for me...

    Twitter: @themidult

    I know it's a "duh" thing, but it doesn't feel like it really has been 20 years.

    2. This year, teens who start high school in the fall will have been born in the year 2008. YUP, 2008!!!

    The outside of a high school

    3. Which means "Umbrella" by Rihanna...

    4. ...and "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado are songs that were popular before they were even born.

    5. The iPod was already old technology. Heck, even the iPod Touch had already been released.

    A person holding an iPod

    6. And to them, an iPod might as well be a boomer gadget.

    My 9 year old just asked me what this is? When did it come out? 1955? Is it for music? ~ I bought it the year before you were born #edtech

    7. Which also means they don't know about making mix CDs 😩.

    Twitter: @yngthw

    8. Or that money once looked like this:

    9. And things like the 2000 US presidential election are ancient history.

    10. It also means that since birth, they've lived in a world where Hannah Montana...

    Miley as Hannah in high heels and jeans

    11. ...American Idol...

    Kelly Clarkson singing on American Idol

    12. ...and Twitter have always existed.

    Person holding a phone showing the Twitter logo

    13. They've also never had to wait for a DVD to be mailed to them.

    I told an 18yo the other day that I used to get @netflix delivered to me in the mail and I’m pretty sure he thought I was lying.

    Twitter: @JonAcuff

    14. Disney has never released a movie on VHS during their lifetime.

    VHS Disney movies, like Pocahontas, The Lion King, and Bambi

    15. Destiny's Child has never released new music in their lifetime. To them, Beyoncé has always been a solo act.

    Destiny's Child smiling

    16. And they have no idea who the Spice Girls are.

    I had three people tell me, “I don’t know who The Spice Girls are, but I love your shirt” KIDS THESE DAYS. BACK IN MY DAY WE HAD RESPECT FOR LEGENDS.

    Twitter: @SaintJarr

    17. Or who NSYNC is.

    “bye bye bye” just came on and my 14 year old brother goes “what’s that from? high school musical?” sigh we’ve reached the generation that doesn’t know who *NSYNC is

    18. In fact, to kids today, the Killers are considered "classic rock."

    when some kid refers to The Killers as ’classic rock’

    19. But I guess they aren't wrong, since they're played on classic rock stations.

    Tonight I heard The Killers “Somebody Told Me” on a classic rock station and had a full existential crisis.

    Twitter: @hburrito92

    20. Speaking of things that would probably be considered "classic rock": Both Radio Head's OK Computer and Green Day's Nimrod are turning 25 this year!

    21. If someone were to write a song like the Smashing Pumpkins' "1979" and set it back the same number of years, it would be called "2005."

    22. And if someone were to write a song today like Bowling for Soup's cover of SR-71's "1985" and set it back the same number of years, it would be called "2003."

    23. If Back to the Future were created today and set the same number of years back, it would take place in 1992. 1992!!!

    Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox in Back to the Future

    24. Also, Marty would be traveling to the year when Aladdin was a hit movie!

    25. While, if Now and Then came out today, it would take place in 1997.

    Four little girls standing on a house patio and looking down

    26. And if Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery came out today, he would have been full of early-'90s references, as he would have been frozen in 1992.

    27. Britney Spears' music now gets played on the oldies station. ON THE OLDIES STATION.

    Hit me baby one more time by Britney Spears was just played on the oldies radio station… officially feel old

    Twitter: @FlaviaMRosas

    28. And so does Avril Lavigne's.

    Just heard Avril Lavigne on the oldies station and my feelings are... Complicated.

    Twitter: @acaguy

    29. Avril is also now considered "dad rock," along with Sum 41 and Blink-182 🙃.

    Absolutely devastated to learn this DAD ROCK album with AVRIL LAVIGNE and SUM 41 is not just a meme but is, in fact, real

    Twitter: @SamMaggs

    30. But I guess it really isn't too far off for Blink-182, 'cause the band officially turns 30 this year.

    Members of Blink-182

    31. Brad Pitt is 58 years old today, which is the exact age Morgan Freeman was when their movie Seven premiered.

    Brad and Morgan at a table in a police station in the movie

    32. Lindsay Lohan is older today than Tina Fey was when Mean Girls premiered.

    Lindsay and Tina in the movie

    33. Liam Neeson is older today than Alec Guinness was when he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars — while Ewan McGregor is older today than Liam was when he played Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace.

    Liam and Ewan in the movie

    34. Also, we are further removed today from the release of The Phantom Menace than The Phantom Menace was from the release of Stars Wars: A New Hope.

    35. We are also further away from the premiere of Friends than the premiere of the show was to the moon landing.

    The cast of Friends sucking on straws in milkshakes

    36. Also, while we're at it, 1997 is closer to the year President Nixon resigned than to today.

    Richard Nixon giving the victory sign as he heads into a helicopter

    37. Stu Pickles looked like a total adult on Rugrats, but he was only 33.

    38. And George Jetson may have been from the very far-off future, but he was actually born in 2022.

    Reminder that we are now less than 2 months away from George Jetson being born into the world

    Twitter: @curiosityman2

    39. There hasn't been a new episode of The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 20 years.

    Rosie on the show's set

    40. And it's been 20 years since The Osbournes premiered on MTV.

    Ozzy and his family sitting or standing together

    41. There are YA novels where the characters find out about very ancient things, like the TV show Felicity...

    OMG. This new YA just made me feel so ancient and I love it. Teen heading off to college stumbles upon Felicity, an “old” show, and is inspired by it. I can’t wait to read this. ALSO REMEMBER WHEN FELICITY CUT HER HAIR WHYYYY

    Twitter: @ericsmithrocks

    42. ...and LiveJournal.

    Just learned there is a YA book coming out soon in which a teen looks for clues about her birth mother in HER DAD’s LIVEJOURNAL. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt older than in this very moment.

    Twitter: @lmansley

    43. You singing along to Kelly Rowland and Nelly's "Dilemma"...

    44. ...or Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" today would be like someone in 2002 singing along to a song from 1982.

    45. And lastly, we're now closer (by a lot) to the opening of the Nickelodeon time capsule than to when it was buried.

    Nickelodeon time capsule "sealed April 30, 1992; open April 30, 2042"