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Old 12-29-2018, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ThelmaLou View Post
See, l don't understand this. I am familiar with events that happened before I was born, not just major events, but movies, celebrities, popular songs, objects (like candlestick phones, though I've never used one), and other cultural items from my parents' generation. I know who Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller are, and a couple of the songs they were known for. I know about sleeve garters and painting a line down the back of a woman's leg to simulate a stocking seam during the wartime nylon shortage.

Maybe it's because my parents sat around and talked about stuff. I dunno.
This is one of my biggest pet peeves. "I don't know, I wasn't even BORN YET!!!"

I was once at a trivia event. One of the categories was 1970s music. After a few questions from that category, a team of 20-somethings complained (whined) loudly, saying how were they supposed to know that stuff, it wasn't fair, they weren't even BORN YET!!!..."

The host actually agreed with them and eliminated that category so the contest would be fair.

So basically, nothing that occurred before they drew their first breath matters.

Bunch of self-important, self-centered, snot-nosed crybabies.