Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I'm About to Make You Feel Old
Look at that fucking guy right there. He looks like shit right? The thinning hair, the graying beard, the inbred genes finally rearing their ugly head. Poor old bastard.
So, you ready to feel old as shit?
Last time I talked about how it's the 20th anniversary of NHL 94, and I got nostalgic...so anyway...
It's 2014. This year I will hit the big 3-0 (no I'm not exactly looking forward to it) and it kind of terrifies me. It's not getting to 30 in itself (that alone is just plain surprising, and anyone who has known me well enough through the years will attest to that) that terrifies me per se, but the fact that so much which I hold in high regard, whether it be music, film, or whatever, is now older than I realized...so old now that it makes my head hurt.
Anyway, here's a list of shit hitting some unreal ages, so strap yourselves in folks:
Albums "Superunknown" by Soundgarden, "Jar of Flies" by Alice in Chains, "Far Beyond Driven" by Pantera, "Dookie" by Green Day, "The Downward Spiral" by Nine Inch Nails, "Point Blank" by Nailbomb, "This Toilet Earth" by Gwar, "Smash" by Offspring, "Throwing Copper" by Live, "Live Through This" by Hole, "Purple" by Stone Temple Pilots, "Voodoo Lounge" by the Rolling Stones, "Portrait of an American Family" by Marilyn Manson, "Burn My Eyes" by Machine Head, "Divine Intervention" by Slayer, "Youthanasia" by Megadeth, "Vitalogy" by Pearl Jam and the major label debuts from Weezer, Bush, and Korn were all released in 1994...they're all 20 years old.
April 5th marks the 20 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death.
The original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is 40 years old, released in 1974.
Next year, "Jaws" will also turn 40.
"Tales from the Crypt" went off the air nearly 18 years ago in 1996.
The Nintendo GameBoy is 25 years old this year, released in 1989.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the release of the Sega Dreamcast, as well as the first 3-D Sonic the Hedgehog-starring game, "Sonic Adventure".
The original "The Matrix" was released 15 years ago in 1999. So was Kevin Smith's "Dogma" and the classic "Fight Club".
"The Terminator" and "Ghostbusters" were released 30 years ago in 1984.
The original "Transformers" animated series and toyline debuted in North America 30 years ago
Image Comics, home to "Spawn", "Savage Dragon", "Witchblade", "The Walking Dead", and more, was founded 22 years ago in 1992.
"The Walking Dead" comic series has been running for 11 years, starting in 2003.
"Robot Chicken" first aired almost ten years ago, starting in 2005.
The original Universal Monster films, ("Dracula", "Frankenstein", and "The Mummy") are either over, or approaching, 80 years old.
Hulk Hogan left the WWF to sign with WCW in the summer of 1994.
The New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years in 1994.
In September 1994, Major League Baseball players went on a strike that cancelled the World Series.
So yeah...feel old yet?