You can’t fight time. But you can grow hideously depressed when you realise how much has gone by without you noticing.
The most clear marker for that rapid passing of the years is to look back on some of the treasured memories of your youth, and appreciate just how far back those days were.
So here are a few facts guaranteed to make you feel old.
Home Alone Is 25 Years Old, And Macaulay Culkin is 35
Remember that cute little black sheep, left behind by his family as they went to France? Well he is now 35, and not quite as cute.
It has been 25 years since Home Alone first hit our screens, and Macaulay Culkin has led an interesting life since. He has battled drug addiction, was reportedly smoking up to 60 cigarettes a day at one point, started a failed Velvet Underground tribute act based on pizza, and despite rumours to the contrary is 100% alive.
Friends Is Old Enough To Buy Beer In The US
It only feels like yesterday that Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe were gracing our televisions, but it has actually been 21 years since the gang first appeared in Central Perk.
That means the show itself can now ditch the coffee house and hit a bar.
The truth is Friends remains as relevant now as it did then, and I’m sure everyone is glad it came when it did as modern life would unlikely be as entertaining.
This Is How Old The Mean Girls Are Today
Lohan has arguably grown more immature with age. She peaked with the Parent Trap in 1998, and it has been a steady decline ever since as she moved on to Mean Girls in 2004, with numerous run-ins with the law leading to the present day.
All Star By Smash Mouth Is Old Enough To Buy Lottery Tickets
For 16 years this song has been greeted with calls of ‘choon’ whenever someone adds it to a playlist, and yet I still have no real conception of when I first heard it.
Sony Will Stop Making PS3 After This Year
Sony will discontinue the PS3 in 2016, and so closes massive chapter in gaming. Three forms of PlayStation, four if you count PS1, have now lived full product lifecycles in our lifetime.
Will Smith Is Older Than Uncle Phil Was In The Fresh Prince
In 2015 Will Smith tuned 47, that is two years older than James Avery was when he played Uncle Phil in the first season of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1990. What is Will Smith’s secret?
It’s Been 15 Years Since Tom Hanks Lost Wilson
Castaway was released in cinemas 15 years ago. That means that Hank’s character’s four year stay on the island could have been repeated over three and a half times and he would still not be up to the present day.
The Recess Gang Would Now Be 27
Playtime is definitely over. T.J. Detweiler and his band of merry child miscreants would all be approaching 30 and working full time. Maybe it is time for an adult cartoon spin-off where the guys create mischief on their lunch hour?
There Are Teenagers Who Don’t Remember This Goal
Friday June 21, 2002. That was the day Ronaldinho broke the hearts of schoolchildren all over England who had either been given the morning off from school, or a was able to watch the game in class.
There are teenagers walking the street now who weren’t even alive when that audacious free-kick made David Seaman look more of a prat than he already did sporting a ponytail.
The Year 2000 Is Just As Far Away As The Year 2030
Ted Mosby is just 15 short years away from sitting his children down and starting his epic tale of how he met their mother.
15 years in the other direction, and everyone is losing their shit over the fact their computer clock is going to reset to 0, the dreaded Y2K.
Don’t be too downhearted though, it is nothing a good cliche can’t fix. Remember, you’re not getting older, you’re getting more experienced.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.