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Subject: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Catherine91UK on 05/12/15 at 1:30 pm

The fall of the Berlin Wall happened less than 12 years before 9/11, and it's now almost 14 years since 9/11.

The reason I didn't put this thread in the 00s section is because I was wondering if you have any other examples of historical facts like this?

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/12/15 at 8:17 pm

That is absolutely unbelievable! :o :o

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: 80sfan on 05/12/15 at 10:58 pm

I know, huh?

Next year will be 15 years.  :o

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 05/13/15 at 4:52 am


That is absolutely unbelievable! :o :o


Yeah, that's a bit unbelievable, especially for those who were not born in 1989, yet or those who were still very young.

There is an era existing in the people's mind which Germans call "the-post-Berlin-Wall-era", and which usually refers to the early unified years. I usually think of the early 90s to 1995 at latest when hearing "post-Berlin-Wall-era), but my father actually tends to span this time frame up to ca. 2002. And I don't think that's too inaccurate, because you could actually still "smell the East" in the eastern states of Germany in the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Howard on 05/13/15 at 7:19 am


I know, huh?

Next year will be 15 years.  :o


Where does the time go? :o

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/13/15 at 9:14 am

Others:

*Nirvana's Nevermind is now longer ago than Woodstock was when Nirvana was released.
*The beginning of WWII is now longer ago than when the end of the US Civil War as the start of WWII.
*The final Seinfeld episode is now longer ago than the first Magnum, PI was when Seinfeld ended.
*The first Spongebob episode is longer ago than the first Family Ties at the time.
*The release of Halo: Comat evolved (released just two months after 9/11) is longer ago than the release of Super Mario Bros. 3 was at a time that 8-bit games were already starting to get that "classic" tag.

And of course:

*Back to the Future is now longer ago than when Rock Around the Clock was released and started rock 'n roll to the masses.

It just shows how quickly some things push others firmly into the "vintage" category.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Arrowstone on 05/13/15 at 5:08 pm

I think somehow the timeline in people's minds ends in 2000, squeezing the 15 years after that into nothing.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: 80sfan on 05/13/15 at 6:14 pm


Where does the time go? :o


Into the toilet.

http://gephardtdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/flush.jpg

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/14/15 at 1:50 pm


Others:

*Nirvana's Nevermind is now longer ago than Woodstock was when Nirvana was released.
*The beginning of WWII is now longer ago than when the end of the US Civil War as the start of WWII.
*The final Seinfeld episode is now longer ago than the first Magnum, PI was when Seinfeld ended.
*The first Spongebob episode is longer ago than the first Family Ties at the time.
*The release of Halo: Comat evolved (released just two months after 9/11) is longer ago than the release of Super Mario Bros. 3 was at a time that 8-bit games were already starting to get that "classic" tag.

And of course:

*Back to the Future is now longer ago than when Rock Around the Clock was released and started rock 'n roll to the masses.

It just shows how quickly some things push others firmly into the "vintage" category.


I don't know why, but for some reason I've always loved little factoids like this. Here's some additional ones that I could think of:

-The original Super Mario Bros. for the NES is older today than the first video game ever created (1958's Tennis for Two) was when SMB was released.

-"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi is as old today as "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley was when "Livin' on a Prayer" was released in 1986.

-Bill Clinton's Whitewater scandal is as far in the past today as Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal was back in 1995.

-Almost as much time has passed today since the airing of the first episode of Ducktales in 1987 as had passed back then since the debut of the famous "What's Opera Doc?" Bugs Bunny short in 1957.

-The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is as old in 2015 as The Sound of Music was in 1990.

-The year 2000 is as old today as 1969 was when Bryan Adams released the song "Summer of '69" back in 1984. :o

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 05/14/15 at 1:59 pm


-The year 2000 is as old today as 1969 was when Bryan Adams released the song "Summer of '69" back in 1984. :o


That's true, but -at least to me- the time frame between 1969 and 1984 does really not look much bigger culturally than 2000-15.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Katluver on 05/15/15 at 1:04 am


The fall of the Berlin Wall happened less than 12 years before 9/11, and it's now almost 14 years since 9/11.

The reason I didn't put this thread in the 00s section is because I was wondering if you have any other examples of historical facts like this?


The time gap though does seem smaller because it was so traumatic. That day literally felt like it was the end of the world.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/15/15 at 2:34 pm


The time gap though does seem smaller because it was so traumatic. That day literally felt like it was the end of the world.


How old were you when it happened?

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/16/15 at 12:14 am

I was 5 1/2 when the attack happened! I remember the day and time period very well!! :\'(  It changed much of our world! When I first saw the planes crash I almost cried! I'll say one thing; millennials my age who were children when it happened lost apart of our innocence when that occurred!Cause I know I did! After that happened I took real life events pretty seriously;I even started watching the news more with my grandparents and 9/11 can be thanked for that!

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/16/15 at 1:19 am


I was 5 1/2 when the attack happened! I remember the day and time period very well!! :\'(  It changed much of our world! When I first saw the planes crash I almost cried! I'll say one thing; millennials my age who were children when it happened lost apart of our innocence when that occurred!Cause I know I did! After that happened I took real life events pretty seriously;I even started watching the news more with my grandparents and 9/11 can be thanked for that!


I didn't lose my innocence. I didn't even know about 9/11 until 2006, and by then, people were walking around as if it had never happened.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 05/16/15 at 3:36 am


I didn't lose my innocence. I didn't even know about 9/11 until 2006, and by then, people were walking around as if it had never happened.


Agreed. I was in New York in 2006 and apart from the big hole at ground zero, 9/11 was not that present anymore as it was in the earlier 00s. Due to the memorials and the 9/11 museum (which is great BTW), I think that 9/11 is even more of a big deal now than it was in the mid-late 00s; at least in NYC.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 05/16/15 at 6:55 am


The fall of the Berlin Wall happened less than 12 years before 9/11, and it's now almost 14 years since 9/11.

The reason I didn't put this thread in the 00s section is because I was wondering if you have any other examples of historical facts like this?


The Vietnam War is more distant from today than World War II was from Vietnam.  In fact, the Gulf War is more distant from today than the Vietnam War was to the Gulf War.

Yes, it's really strange.  I know the math is correct, but, emotionally, it doesn't seem right.

When I was a young kid during the Vietnam War, World War II always seemed like ancient history.  People telling me about it were gray haired elders and Nisei veterans.  The world it took place in was so incredibly different that it was a bit hard to imagine.  Hawaii wasn't even a state yet and the 10-story Aloha Tower was the tallest building in Honolulu.  The British Empire covered two fifths of the world's land mass.  The army, like much of the country, was segregated with Japanese Americans fighting in their own unit.  People learned the news via newsreels, radio and newspapers instead of television.  All the photographs and film clips I saw until the 1990s were black and white.  The bombers were propeller planes.

The Vietnam War, on the other hand, never quite seemed to ever "go away".  It seems every few years some geopolitical event would occur to remind us of Vietnam: Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Kuwait, 9/11, Iraq.  In every election season, a candidate's war record or incumbent's foreign policy would inevitably bring up the V-word and the D-word, like some corollary to Godwin's Law.  In between elections, there were movies and TV series or documentaries.  If that weren't enough, you have the ongoing culture wars that came from that era.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 05/16/15 at 7:45 am

As of 2013, two grandchildren of President Tyler (1841-1845) are still alive.  President Tyler was born in 1790.

Another way to think about it: some people on this board today could have grandchildren alive in the 23rd century.  People in the 23rd century could have grandparents born before the Web.

Again, this is one of those things that really isn't surprising when you look at the math.  My father's father was born around the presidency of Millard Fillmore.  Theoretically, there could be people alive today whose great great grandfathers were born before Shakespeare.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/19/15 at 7:43 am


The Vietnam War is more distant from today than World War II was from Vietnam.  In fact, the Gulf War is more distant from today than the Vietnam War was to the Gulf War.

Yes, it's really strange.  I know the math is correct, but, emotionally, it doesn't seem right.

When I was a young kid during the Vietnam War, World War II always seemed like ancient history.  People telling me about it were gray haired elders and Nisei veterans.  The world it took place in was so incredibly different that it was a bit hard to imagine.  Hawaii wasn't even a state yet and the 10-story Aloha Tower was the tallest building in Honolulu.  The British Empire covered two fifths of the world's land mass.  The army, like much of the country, was segregated with Japanese Americans fighting in their own unit.  People learned the news via newsreels, radio and newspapers instead of television.  All the photographs and film clips I saw until the 1990s were black and white.  The bombers were propeller planes.

The Vietnam War, on the other hand, never quite seemed to ever "go away".  It seems every few years some geopolitical event would occur to remind us of Vietnam: Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Kuwait, 9/11, Iraq.  In every election season, a candidate's war record or incumbent's foreign policy would inevitably bring up the V-word and the D-word, like some corollary to Godwin's Law.  In between elections, there were movies and TV series or documentaries.  If that weren't enough, you have the ongoing culture wars that came from that era.


I disagree about Vietnam never going away, unlike the Korean War even with North Korea still one of the most hostile nations outside of China. Vietnam today however is much more developed and is in a way similar to the Japan of the 1970s/80s with lots of development and potential. Its definitely in the rear view mirror just like people looked at Japan/WWII by the '70s. Today's kids may get the similar "Ancient History" feeling with Vietnam due to it being the pre-synthesizer age soundtrack, pre-PC/video game age, and back when most phones were rotary and typewriters ruled.

However, when I watch many old news broadcasts from the '80s/'90s, it is fairly common to find stories involving geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and in a way those two decades lay the foundation for what the world is today. That's also when the urge about gratification and "get rich quick" that still penetrates today became common, along with the beginnings of the redistribution of wealth to the haves and have-nots. However, back in say the '80s, most would have said the '50s/'60s as laying the foundations for the then-present (Cold War, Rock music, influence of television, fast-food and suburban culture). That said, what comes out tends to be generational as the youth establish trends, attempt to pass them on to the next generation with varying successes, while the next generation rebels against some of the trends and starts a new way of ideals. It goes back throughout most of recorded history in terms of the arts, and that is the basis towards change, rebellion, and at times jitters ranging from mild domestic violence to wars.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/19/15 at 3:03 pm


Others:

*Nirvana's Nevermind is now longer ago than Woodstock was when Nirvana was released.
*The beginning of WWII is now longer ago than when the end of the US Civil War as the start of WWII.
*The final Seinfeld episode is now longer ago than the first Magnum, PI was when Seinfeld ended.
*The first Spongebob episode is longer ago than the first Family Ties at the time.
*The release of Halo: Comat evolved (released just two months after 9/11) is longer ago than the release of Super Mario Bros. 3 was at a time that 8-bit games were already starting to get that "classic" tag.

And of course:

*Back to the Future is now longer ago than when Rock Around the Clock was released and started rock 'n roll to the masses.

It just shows how quickly some things push others firmly into the "vintage" category.


*1980 is now just as long ago as the end of World War II was in 1980. 35 years!

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 05/19/15 at 4:13 pm


*1980 is now just as long ago as the end of World War II was in 1980. 35 years!


In the 80s, most people only in their mid-40s were able to remember WWII. I think, society in central Europe changed once those people got retired and the people who did not remember the war formed the culture.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Catherine91UK on 05/20/15 at 1:35 pm

The assassination of President Kennedy is longer ago than the start of WW1 was when he was assassinated.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/23/15 at 4:16 pm


I think somehow the timeline in people's minds ends in 2000, squeezing the 15 years after that into nothing.


Yeah, I wonder when people will realize that it's not 2000 anymore.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/23/15 at 7:31 pm


Yeah, I wonder when people will realize that it's not 2000 anymore.

IKR!!  :D

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/27/15 at 11:56 pm

Here's more for ya!
Owen Hart's death is now longer ago than Bruiser Brody's death was then!
Kobe Bryant's NBA debut is now OFFICIALLY longer ago than Michael Jordan's debut was back in 1996!

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 06/28/15 at 2:15 am

These all came out closer to 1919 than present day:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Velvet_Underground_and_Nico.jpg
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/list/5c60b6f07182074469636bb45da1fd26b8d2a04f.JPG
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/400f48f612f988f6f8e21714fd761dfb1d6709fb.jpg

And these were released closer to when World War I was still going on:

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/list/20121113-doors-x306-1363713306.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hrjrVpgFL._SY300_.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/38/Bob_Dylan_-_Blonde_on_Blonde.jpg
https://devonrecordclub.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/beatles-revolver1.jpg

These are all older now than 1999 was back when they came out:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Graduation_(album).jpg
http://www.panicposters.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/250x/c2bfe4c776f72036b09a06804953f265/P/P/PP416SUPERBAD.jpg
http://www.enterpriseios.com/sites/enterpriseios.com/files/story_images/Aaron%20Freimark/24%20Sep%202013%20-%208%3A32am/iphone-1.png?1380025958
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/BioShock_cover.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/Transformers07.jpg
https://carpoolcandy.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/madmen-300x244.jpg

On the topic of 9/11, children born on September 11, 2001 are about to enter high school.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/28/15 at 2:24 am


These all came out closer to 1919 than present day:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Velvet_Underground_and_Nico.jpg
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/list/5c60b6f07182074469636bb45da1fd26b8d2a04f.JPG
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/400f48f612f988f6f8e21714fd761dfb1d6709fb.jpg

And these were released closer to when World War I was still going on:

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/list/20121113-doors-x306-1363713306.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hrjrVpgFL._SY300_.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/38/Bob_Dylan_-_Blonde_on_Blonde.jpg
https://devonrecordclub.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/beatles-revolver1.jpg

These are all older now than 1999 was back when they came out:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Graduation_(album).jpg
http://www.panicposters.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/250x/c2bfe4c776f72036b09a06804953f265/P/P/PP416SUPERBAD.jpg
http://www.enterpriseios.com/sites/enterpriseios.com/files/story_images/Aaron%20Freimark/24%20Sep%202013%20-%208%3A32am/iphone-1.png?1380025958
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/BioShock_cover.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/Transformers07.jpg
https://carpoolcandy.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/madmen-300x244.jpg

On the topic of 9/11, children born on September 11, 2001 are about to enter high school.

Really? I thought those born in the 2000-01 school year were entering high school. and next year 2001-02 school year born would then start!

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 06/28/15 at 2:42 am


Really? I thought those born in the 2000-01 school year were entering high school. and next year 2001-02 school year born would then start!


Well, since the class cutoff is sort of blurry from summer to fall, not all kids born on 9/11 are starting high school this year, but a great deal are.  They're already teenagers, and will be turning 14 soon.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/30/15 at 9:52 am


Well, since the class cutoff is sort of blurry from summer to fall, not all kids born on 9/11 are starting high school this year, but a great deal are.  They're already teenagers, and will be turning 14 soon.


Damn WTF! But then again that does make some sense. My cousin was born in early 01' and he's entering H.S this year.

I remember during the 10 year reunion of 9/11 my cousin asking me what 9/11 was. I was shocked because I just assumed that the teachers at his school taught him about it, but apparently they never did.

So I told him my experience (albeit my young experience of the event) of what happened, getting picked up from school earlier, watching the live news coverage and our tv signal shutting off when the north tower fell. I told him about some of my memories of living in NY before 9/11 and of course the immediate aftermath and kids my age drawing pictures of American flags to celebrate our pride.

Despite only Being 5 1/2 at the time, I still remember it in pretty great detail. Heck its the reason why the north tower fell is the reason my family finally decided to get cable because we were scared out of our minds that if another attack occurs that we wouldn't know whats going on if our signal goes off.

Its weird to think that my H.S Grad class, 2014, was probably the last to have physical memories of the event.

And my cousin's grad class, 2019, will be one of the first to have some members born after it. Now thats creepy...

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 07/30/15 at 3:39 pm


Damn WTF! But then again that does make some sense. My cousin was born in early 01' and he's entering H.S this year.

I remember during the 10 year reunion of 9/11 my cousin asking me what 9/11 was. I was shocked because I just assumed that the teachers at his school taught him about it, but apparently they never did.

So I told him my experience (albeit my young experience of the event) of what happened, getting picked up from school earlier, watching the live news coverage and our tv signal shutting off when the north tower fell. I told him about some of my memories of living in NY before 9/11 and of course the immediate aftermath and kids my age drawing pictures of American flags to celebrate our pride.

Despite only Being 5 1/2 at the time, I still remember it in pretty great detail. Heck its the reason why the north tower fell is the reason my family finally decided to get cable because we were scared out of our minds that if another attack occurs that we wouldn't know whats going on if our signal goes off.

Its weird to think that my H.S Grad class, 2014, was probably the last to have physical memories of the event.

And my cousin's grad class, 2019, will be one of the first to have some members born after it. Now thats creepy...

I think the 2015 class might be the last to have physical memories!! Hell, even SOME 2016ers to a degree!!!!

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/31/15 at 12:32 pm


I think the 2015 class might be the last to have physical memories!! Hell, even SOME 2016ers to a degree!!!!


True, you usually could remember as far back as age 3. So this years seniors are the last

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 08/01/15 at 11:35 am

Here are some more surprising date facts:

+ Tony Bennett's first hit single, Because of You, was released in 1951, which is as close to 1887 as it is to today, thus making it closer in age to Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker ballets and all but one of John Philip Sousa's marches than anything made now.  Just last year, Bennett recorded a duets album with electropop icon Lady Gaga.
+ Speaking of whom, the release of Lady Gaga's first album (August 19, 2008) is now closer to 9/11 than present day.
+ The current oldest living person, Susannah Mushatt Jones (born July 6, 1899), was born closer to the end of the American Revolutionary War (1783) than today.
+ The Nintendo 64, released in 1996, came out closer to 1978's Space Invaders than today.  Same goes with the games Crash Bandicoot and Tomb Raider.
+ The first YouTube video (April 23, 2005) was posted closer in time to the release of Windows 95 (August 24, 1995) than now.
+ As of the date of this post, the launch of Wikipedia (January 15, 2001) occurred the same amount of time after The Great Mouse Detective premiered in theaters (July 2, 1986) as before present day.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Fearsword on 08/23/15 at 6:16 am

The Great Wall Street crash in fall 2008 is almost as close to 9/11 as today. 7 year stock market cycle anyone?

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 08/31/15 at 5:38 pm

Thought of some more:

* Green Day's American Idiot is closer in age to Dookie than it is to today.
* Radiohead's OK Computer was released closer to Pink Floyd’s The Wall than to present day.
* The first album by The Rolling Stones came out closer to the presidency of William Howard Taft than now.
* Kanye West's The College Dropout was released closer in time to Dr. Dre's The Chronic than to present day.
* Dr. Dre's The Chronic came out closer to The Beatles' last studio album, Let It Be, than to present day.
* The movie Shrek was released closer in time to the first episode of DuckTales than today.
* Star Wars Episode I:  The Phantom Menace is closer in age to Return of the Jedi than present day.
* The Ramones' first album came out closer to blues legend Robert Johnson's studio recordings than today.
* Steamboat Willie was first shown closer in time to the lifetime of Andrew Jackson than to today.
* Joan of Arc lived closer in time to now than to the reign of Charlemagne.
* Elizabeth II became Queen of England closer to the 1888 murders by Jack the Ripper than to present day.
* The 2003 Invasion of Iraq occurred closer to the Gulf War than now.
* The first episode of The Simpsons aired closer to the final episode of The Flintstones than to the most recent episode of The Simpsons.
* The first episode of Modern Family aired closer to the final episode of Friends than to present day.
* Disney’s Tron came out closer to the original animated Cinderella than present day.
* Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in theaters closer to Miracle on 34th Street than present day.
* The Sega Dreamcast came out closer to the Atari Age than to today.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/04/15 at 9:58 pm


Thought of some more:

* Green Day's American Idiot is closer in age to Dookie than it is to today.
* Radiohead's OK Computer was released closer to Pink Floyd’s The Wall than to present day.
* The first album by The Rolling Stones came out closer to the presidency of William Howard Taft than now.
* Kanye West's The College Dropout was released closer in time to Dr. Dre's The Chronic than to present day.
* Dr. Dre's The Chronic came out closer to The Beatles' last studio album, Let It Be, than to present day.
* The movie Shrek was released closer in time to the first episode of DuckTales than today.
* Star Wars Episode I:  The Phantom Menace is closer in age to Return of the Jedi than present day.
* The Ramones' first album came out closer to blues legend Robert Johnson's studio recordings than today.
* Steamboat Willie was first shown closer in time to the lifetime of Andrew Jackson than to today.
* Joan of Arc lived closer in time to now than to the reign of Charlemagne.
* Elizabeth II became Queen of England closer to the 1888 murders by Jack the Ripper than to present day.
* The 2003 Invasion of Iraq occurred closer to the Gulf War than now.
* The first episode of The Simpsons aired closer to the final episode of The Flintstones than to the most recent episode of The Simpsons.
* The first episode of Modern Family aired closer to the final episode of Friends than to present day.
* Disney’s Tron came out closer to the original animated Cinderella than present day.
* Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in theaters closer to Miracle on 34th Street than present day.
* The Sega Dreamcast came out closer to the Atari Age than to today.

Some of these aren't that surprising if you think about it! ;)

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 09/05/15 at 1:15 am


Some of these aren't that surprising if you think about it! ;)


Which ones in particular?

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/05/15 at 10:53 am


Which ones in particular?

The first episode of Modern Family aired closer to the final episode of Friends than to present day.
The 2003 Invasion of Iraq occurred closer to the Gulf War than now.
Star Wars Episode I:  The Phantom Menace is closer in age to Return of the Jedi than present day.
The Sega Dreamcast came out closer to the Atari Age than to today.
Kanye West's The College Dropout was released closer in time to Dr. Dre's The Chronic than to present day.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/05/15 at 10:59 am

Here's some hidden gems
The first dragonball manga was released close in time to Astro Boy's first manga than the present day.
The first season of One Piece was closer in time to the first season of Dragon Ball Z than the present day.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 09/06/15 at 12:18 am


The first episode of Modern Family aired closer to the final episode of Friends than to present day.
The 2003 Invasion of Iraq occurred closer to the Gulf War than now.
Star Wars Episode I:  The Phantom Menace is closer in age to Return of the Jedi than present day.
The Sega Dreamcast came out closer to the Atari Age than to today.
Kanye West's The College Dropout was released closer in time to Dr. Dre's The Chronic than to present day.


I guess some of them aren't that surprising, but I'm still pretty shocked by the Phantom Menace, College Dropout, and Dreamcast ones.  With how much Star Wars fans contrast the quality and feel of the original Star Wars trilogy with the prequels, it just seems odd to me that Episode I came out closer to Return of the Jedi than it will to the upcoming film.  Return of the Jedi was still very much a classic, practical effects-driven movie with a timeless story and characters, and has been iconic for ages now.  On the other hand, The Phantom Menace has just as much CGI in it as any blockbuster movie made today, and like the movies of the present, feels quite distant from the "classic" age of cinema with all its mechanical elements.

I brought up the College Dropout example because that album was really the beginning of hip hop as it became today, abandoning the macho image for a more topical, cosmopolitan approach.  The fact that this "modern" rap album has now been released closer to when rap was still in its old school era, I think is at least somewhat interesting.

I think the Dreamcast one is at least a bit surprising, since that system was the first sixth generation console, so it had 3D graphics that weren't just polygons like the PS1 and N64.  It also had an online feature.  The fact that this was all made closer to when people still played games with only one screen, single-color sprites, and ultra-simplistic gameplay just goes to show how much farther gaming came during the 16 years between the Dreamcast's American release and 1983, versus the 16 years between the system's American release and today.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/19/15 at 2:45 pm


Here are some more surprising date facts:
+ The Nintendo 64, released in 1996, came out closer to 1978's Space Invaders than today.  Same goes with the games Crash Bandicoot and Tomb Raider.


Hey #Infinity, do you like those games? And if so, which one do you prefer?

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 09/21/15 at 3:09 pm


Hey #Infinity, do you like those games? And if so, which one do you prefer?


I've never played Tomb Raider before, since my dad didn't have it for his PS1, though he did own Crash Bandicoot, which was sort of enjoyable, but still no Super Mario 64, at least for my tastes.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: d90 on 05/13/16 at 11:14 am

The 1969 moon landing is closer to the stock market crash than today.
If you were born in 1955 you are now older than Walt Disney was when Disneyland opened.
The turn of the millenium is closer to 1985 than it is to 2016.
The release of Pokemon red and blue in the United States is closer to the video game crash of 1983 than now.
1950 is closer to 1890 than 2016
The years that facebook and youtube started are closer to 1995 than today.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 05/13/16 at 3:00 pm


The 1969 moon landing is closer to the stock market crash than today.


So is the release of Pong!

The turn of the millenium is closer to 1985 than it is to 2016.

It's actually closer to 1983! 2000 was 16 years ago, and 1984 was 16 years before 2016, but since you also have to factor in months and days, the earliest parts of 2000, plus the very end of 1999 are the same distance to 1983 as now.

The release of Pokemon red and blue in the United States is closer to the video game crash of 1983 than now.

Pokémon's original Japanese release in February 1996 is now closer to 1975, during the age of Pong consoles and before the Atari 2600 had even come out!

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/13/16 at 9:01 pm

I love to geek out on this kind of stuff. ;)

*The debut of Home Improvement is as far in the past today as the debut of Family Affair was in 1991.
*The North American launch of the Super Nintendo is further in the past today than the launch of the Magnavox Odyssey was in 1991.
*The original Super Mario Bros. video game is older today than the song "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley was in 1985.
*The debut of the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire is as far in the past today as the debuts of shows like ALF and Matlock were in 2001.
*The 2000 presidential election controversy is as old today as Ronald Reagan's landslide 1984 re-election was in 2000.
*The 1976 election of the oldest living U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, is as far in the past today as the 1936 re-election of Franklin Roosevelt was in 1976.
*The debut of the original Sonic the Hedgehog is older today than Woodstock was in 1991.
*The attack on Pearl Harbor is nearly as old today as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was in 1941.
*The Oklahoma City Bombing is as far in the past today as the resignation of Richard Nixon was in 1995.
*Kurt Cobain's death is further in the past today than Elvis Presley's was in 1994.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: d90 on 05/13/16 at 10:44 pm

[quote author=#Infinity link=topic=51607.msg3423555#msg3423555 date=1463169634
Pokémon's original Japanese release in February 1996 is now closer to 1975, during the age of Pong consoles and before the Atari 2600 had even come out!

and Pongs release is closer to 1946, which is the era of ENIAC computers.
1913 is closer to the war of 1812 than 2016.
John F Kennedys assasination is closer to the sinking of the Titanic and the start of World War I than now

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 05/13/16 at 11:15 pm


I love to geek out on this kind of stuff. ;)

*The debut of Home Improvement is as far in the past today as the debut of Family Affair was in 1991.
*The North American launch of the Super Nintendo is further in the past today than the launch of the Magnavox Odyssey was in 1991.
*The original Super Mario Bros. video game is older today than the song "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley was in 1985.
*The debut of the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire is as far in the past today as the debuts of shows like ALF and Matlock were in 2001.
*The 2000 presidential election controversy is as old today as Ronald Reagan's landslide 1984 re-election was in 2000.
*The 1976 election of the oldest living U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, is as far in the past today as the 1936 re-election of Franklin Roosevelt was in 1976.
*The debut of the original Sonic the Hedgehog is older today than Woodstock was in 1991.
*The attack on Pearl Harbor is nearly as old today as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was in 1941.
*The Oklahoma City Bombing is as far in the past today as the resignation of Richard Nixon was in 1995.
*Kurt Cobain's death is further in the past today than Elvis Presley's was in 1994.


Fun stuff! :D To add to those you listed, here are some more that I thought of:

* Dr. Dre's The Chronic was released closer in time to when the original Woodstock concert took place in 1969 than to present day.
* Pong first came out closer in time to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 than to today.
* The premiere of Breaking Bad was closer to the 90s than to today.
* The first iPhone is as old now as the original MacBook from 1998 was back when the iPhone originally came out.
* 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' came out closer to the 1980s than to today.
* H.G. Wells wrote War of the Worlds closer to the American Revolutionary War than to today.
* Super Mario Sunshine is as old now as the American Super Mario Bros. 2 was when Super Mario Sunshine came out.
* The first single by the Beatles, "Love Me Do," came out closer to the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt than to present day.
* Def Leppard's Pyromania came out closer to the 1940s than to today.
* Pixar's Luxo Jr. was first shown closer to the premiere of What's Opera, Doc? than to today.
* The song "Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap was released as a single closer to when the Rolling Stones released "Jumpin' Jack Flash" than to today.
* 9/11 is now closer not just to the fall of the Berlin Wall, but also the Iran-Contra scandal, as well.
* "Rapper's Delight" became a hit closer to World War II's D-Day than to today.
* Napster was launched closer to when vinyl was still the most popular music format than to present day.
* The 2003 incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered closer to the release of the first live action TMNT film from 1990 than to today.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: TheKid99 on 05/17/16 at 7:25 am

The most tumultuous year recorded on earth, 1968 and my dads birthyear is now closer to 1920 than 2016.
People who were 20 years old when 9/11 happened are now nearly 35-36.
The Class of 1998 is now closer in age to the Class of 1981 than the Class of 2016.
Millennials are larger than Baby Boomers now.
I was born right when Santana's Smooth started its #1 run on the Hot 100. :)

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/17/16 at 7:45 am

Now 9/11 is longer ago than the Wall Street '87 crash, U2's The Joshua Tree, the first episode of Full House, and Dirty Dancing.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: #Infinity on 05/17/16 at 4:12 pm


Now 9/11 is longer ago than the Wall Street '87 crash, U2's The Joshua Tree, the first episode of Full House, and Dirty Dancing.


In just less than a week, it'll be as close to today as it is to the end of 1986.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: d90 on 05/17/16 at 5:06 pm

People who turned 18 in 1994 turn 40 this year. By the end of the 2010s those born who were before WW 2 and still alive will be over 80 years old.
People born before 1988 were born closer to the Vietnam War than the 2003. Everyone born in 1991 and before is older than the internet
Most Baby Boomers were adults when Pong came out.
If a female born in 1981 had a baby in 1996. That baby is old enough to be a mother and the female born in 1981 is old enough to be a grandma.

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/18/16 at 12:52 am


People who turned 18 in 1994 turn 40 this year. By the end of the 2010s those born who were before WW 2 and still alive will be over 80 years old.
People born before 1988 were born closer to the Vietnam War than the 2003. Everyone born in 1991 and before is older than the internet
Most Baby Boomers were adults when Pong came out.
If a female born in 1981 had a baby in 1996. That baby is old enough to be a mother and the female born in 1981 is old enough to be a grandma.

You just described a famous youtuber, Jess Lizama! :o :D

Subject: Re: 9/11 is longer ago than the fall of the Berlin Wall was on 9/11

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/18/16 at 1:13 am

Another SCARY one. Magic Johnson's and Larry Bird's rivalry in the NBA is now closer in time to Wilt chamberlain and Bill Russell's rivalry than the present day NBA. MINDBLOWING! :D

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