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18 Things We're Going To Have A Really Hard Time Explaining To Our Grandchildren

Good luck explaining memes to future generations.

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1. Hipsters

Future conversation: "You kids these days just don't understand irony."
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Future conversation: "You kids these days just don't understand irony."

2. Our shunning of plates

Future conversation: "Eating mashed potato off a rusty shovel was the cool thing to do, Timmy. They were simpler times."
Twitter: @WeWantPlates

Future conversation: "Eating mashed potato off a rusty shovel was the cool thing to do, Timmy. They were simpler times."

3. How we spend our money

Future conversation: "Well, the log was advertised as being 'bespoke' so that alone made it worth at least $100. Plus the gentleman who sold it to me was super condescending, so that added an extra $50."
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Future conversation: "Well, the log was advertised as being 'bespoke' so that alone made it worth at least $100. Plus the gentleman who sold it to me was super condescending, so that added an extra $50."

4. Our need for online validity

Future conversation: "... And you should have seen the numbers I got on that Facebook status. Great memories of time well spent."
Twitter: @ElliotHackney

Future conversation: "... And you should have seen the numbers I got on that Facebook status. Great memories of time well spent."

5. Bubble nails

Instagram: @sinisterrougepinup

Future conversation: "Were they practical? No. But were they fashionable and on trend? Also no."

6. Our love of plaid-flannel

Future conversation: "It's what everyone was wearing back in the day. Literally. Everyone."
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Future conversation: "It's what everyone was wearing back in the day. Literally. Everyone."

7. Hoverboards

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Future conversation: "No, technically they didn't hover, but 'groundtractionboard' just didn't sound as cool."

8. Memes

Future conversation: "LOL, a rat once grabbed some pizza and ran with it. Oh and there was once this shark, but it was a left shark. You had to be about at the time to really appreciate the moment. Trust me."
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Future conversation: "LOL, a rat once grabbed some pizza and ran with it. Oh and there was once this shark, but it was a left shark. You had to be about at the time to really appreciate the moment. Trust me."

9. Selfies

Future conversation: "Here's a photo of the time I visited the bathroom mirror of a T.G.I. Friday's..."
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Future conversation: "Here's a photo of the time I visited the bathroom mirror of a T.G.I. Friday's..."

10. Especially damn selfie sticks

Future conversation: "No, my arm wasn't really that long. I just had my phone attached to a really long stick in order to capture a wider angle."
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Future conversation: "No, my arm wasn't really that long. I just had my phone attached to a really long stick in order to capture a wider angle."

11. Netflix and chill

Future conversation: "Sex. It just meant sex."
Twitter: @pipsuxx

Future conversation: "Sex. It just meant sex."

12. The overuse of emojis

Future conversation: "😛💬👍👍"
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Future conversation: "😛💬👍👍"

13. Tinder

Future conversation: Well, me and your granddad met when I swept right on a fire selfie of him next to a subdued lion."
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Future conversation: Well, me and your granddad met when I swept right on a fire selfie of him next to a subdued lion."

14. Minions

Future conversation: "They were the voice of our generation."
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Future conversation: "They were the voice of our generation."

15. Celebrity worship

Future conversation: "We were young and stupid."
Twitter: @sthompson618

Future conversation: "We were young and stupid."

16. The Kylie Jenner challenge

Future conversation: "We were young and really fucking stupid."
Twitter: @_zoeymcguire

Future conversation: "We were young and really fucking stupid."

17. Glitter beards

Instagram: @kcmessemaker

Future conversation: "Back in the day, if you really wanted to catch the attention of someone you had your eye on, a bit of glitter in your beard and they were as good as yours."

18. Donald fucking Trump

Trump: I NEED THE YOUNG VOTE Advisor: We could- Trump: IMMA DANCE FOR 'EM Advisor: I don't think- Trump:

Future conversation: "Yeah, I actually can't explain that one."