Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Oldest I've Ever Felt

I just watched the The Wackness (featuring Ben Kingsley in both a brilliant comedic performance and an astoundingly incompetent accent). This 2008 film is set in 1994, and it's strewn with nostalgic pop cultural references.

As I watched, it dawned on me that you know you're really old when you're not just out of touch with current pop culture, but even with nostalgia for pop culture from fifteen years back - with which you were equally out of touch at the time.

This, I suppose, is how my grandparents' generation felt about 1973's American Grafitti (i.e. anything post Frank Sinatra was sort of a blur).

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