I spent one of my last posts bitching about how horrendous the comments section on any online article can be. I still stand by that fact but I also will admit to constantly reading the comments on an article. I can’t help it. I want to look away, I know it’s going to be horrible and make me lose faith in humanity, but I feel myself getting sucked into it. I imagine this is how most viewers of Keeping Up with the Kardashians feel.
I recently read an article on Buzzfeed and the comments are a gold mine. Instead of making me cry, I was laughing hysterically. In case you weren’t convinced that people will get offended from everything these days, this comment section will prove that. The article just lists 33 facts about the class of 2019 that will make us folks in our twenties and thirties feel old. Sounds innocent enough, right? Well, it was a hilarious shit show in the comments section as children came out of the woodworks to comment about their superiority because they in fact do know what a flip phone is! Sure you know what a flip phone is but do you know what I mean when I say Zach Morris phone?
The article mostly listed the way things were when the class of 2019 was born. TV shows that came out, music that was popular, etc. Apparently that’s a SUPER offensive thing to do. How dare you tell a 13-year-old that they never had to deal with dial up? At first when I was reading the article, it made me feel super old. Seeing all these things from my childhood was too much nostalgia. Then when I read the comments, I remembered how dumb you are when you’re a teenager and I no longer felt so badly about being old. It’s the equivalent of me reading an article about how someone my age will never understand the hysteria of Beatlemania and then getting angry because I know so many Beatles’ songs. Knowing about something is not the same as living it.
Since I’m not much into cyber bullying, I’ll leave out the commenters names but here are some of the gems found in the comments section:
December 2001 for me. These things were my childhood, if that makes sense. I’d say maybe 30 out of 33 of these things are something that I do remember.
i was born in 2000 and i also find some of these things a bit inaccurate. My first phone was a Sony Ericsson feature phone.
its not commentary between the diffrences between our generations because they are not vaild facts so therefore not valid diffrences and in 10 to 20 years i wont be in yall sad postion because i will be out flying on my hover jet talking to siri 17.0 that was installed in my brain
buzzfeed- your future audience will be our generation so it’s time to stop picking on us and making “90’s Kids Will Remember” posts because we get the gist and every article is pretty much the same. i’m sick of these types of posts lol.
“We are not entitled brats with no sense of humor but if you do not start making every post about us, we will become incredibly offended and stop reading your stuff!” I don’t think logic starts developing in a person until they are at least 20.
I’m here to tell you that, no matter how old you feel, if you were a 90s kid, you’re not old. LOL For those of us who were born in the 60s, grew up in the 70s, partied like crazy in the 80s, and became professional adults in the 90s, your angst over feeling old makes us want to pat your head and smile, then shuffle off with our walkers chuckling to ourselves.
I can’t stop laughing at the fact that a 13 year would talk about their first phone. My first phone had a cord and a dial that went around in a circle, and when they invented wireless phones without cords I almost couldn’t handle myself. My dad had the brick Zach Morris phone and it was for business only. We only imagined making a call on it (actually I hate talking on phones even now). My first smartphone was like three years ago, so shut it you stupid little 13 year old.
I waited forever to get a smartphone as well. When everyone had their iPhones, I was still using a flip phone.
I didn’t even have a flip phone. I had like a little tiny Nokia brick that had to type through the alphabet just to send a text.
Just remember, the kids who wrote these comments will be contributing to your social security account (if it is still around at that time) so be nice to them! Ooooh, that’s a horrible thought. I feel sorry for you and your fellow future social security generation! Great post.
I’ve already convinced myself that I’ll be working well into my eighties. Lord knows what the retirement age will be by the time I’m older.
Bahahaha! Oh humanity, you are hilarious! Awesome post, girl! I definitely needed to read this today! 😀
Right on. People in their twenties, even thirties who say they “feel old” with the technology and kids nowadays are NOT that old. I think they say it as a way to make themselves feel entitled, for whatever reason (perhaps to patronize the youngsters? I have no idea). We still have decades to go before we can find a better reason to say that we’re “old.” Even then, being old ought to be valued as having lived through many life experiences.
…and as for the kids from the 2000s, they don’t know anything about how us from the 80s and 90s had to go through! Psh.
Oh no, when I say I don’t understand something about technology, it has nothing to with being entitled. I genuinely am baffled by snapchat. I don’t get its purpose or how it works.
I do hope that most people in their twenties and thirties who call themselves old are mostly joking. I throw around the “I’m old” a lot but I know I’m not really old. It just scares me sometimes when I realize how many years ago I graduated from college.
Very true. Technology is growing at such a rapid pace that it’s almost impossible to keep up with it now! Yeah, being “old” is all about perspective; I can’t believe that it’s been a while since I have had graduated high school!
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I read the comments on this exact article and it was definitely painful to read! So hilarious! I’m with you when it comes to the comments. I have to read them probably to reassure myself that I don’t like people for a reason.
95% of the time reading the comment section just cracks me up. I’m always amazed that people could really be that stupid.
So funny. I’m glad they left out those terrible wide legged jeans that were in style back then. Anybody know what I’m talking about?
OMG I know exactly what you are talking about. Those were horrendous. I had a friend who were those every single day. Looking back at photos now is just hilarious. Fashion of the early 00’s was really bad.
This was cute and a good laugh. These kids today have no idea how much they DON’T know. You try to school them through articles and they STILL don’t get it. Lames lol
It’s the teenage way. We all went through it. Teenagers think they know everything. Eventually they will look back and realize how ridiculous they were.
Sounds like what I’ve been doing even in my 20’s and now my 30’s lol
Oh dear Lord, comments sections. I get so depressed about the state of humanity reading comments sections on most articles.
I really don’t understand why someone was offended about an article for 90s’ kids. Were they so jealous not to have been there?!
You terrified me with the realisation of how old Britney’s performance with the snake now is. Although very kind of the 60s’ child to put everyone back in their place!
The last was definitely the best. Calms my nerves a bit (now that another birthday season is in order) Oh! The horror 😛