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24th Jul '17 5:34:08 PM pinkdalek
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* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' came out in the 2010s, but uses leet-speak and gamer culture tropes that were already beginning to show their age in 2003.
21st Jul '17 12:06:49 AM honeybrown1976
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** Realism, unfortunately.

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** Realism, RealLife, unfortunately.
21st Jul '17 12:05:21 AM honeybrown1976
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**Realism, unfortunately.
20th Jul '17 10:46:29 PM SimYouLater
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The twenty year (or more) lag between reality and TV-land. Shows that first ran in TheNineties often reminisced TheSeventies, shows in TheEighties carry a lot of cultural baggage from TheSixties, shows that first ran in TheSeventies hark back to TheFifties, and shows in TheFifties and TheSixties had its nostalgic setups between TheGayNineties and TheRoaringTwenties (probably because the '30s and '40s [[TheGreatDepression hadn't featured many things]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII people wanted to be nostalgic about]]). At the start of the 21st century, this can be seen in how some works seem to suggest that they took place in TheEighties and steadily into TheNineties when they are supposed to be set in the present-day or a little earlier. In such settings, the "cool kids" still rap and skateboard and the lingo is still TotallyRadical JiveTurkey (even in cases where it was not relevant to begin with).

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The twenty year (or more) lag between reality and TV-land. In another ten years, this will likely happen with the TurnOfTheMillennium or continue [[TheNewTens the current]] [[NostalgiaGoggles nostalgia surge]] in things from TheNineties (see the altered version of this trope in TheFifties and TheSixties below). Shows that first ran in TheNineties often reminisced TheSeventies, shows in TheEighties carry a lot of cultural baggage from TheSixties, shows that first ran in TheSeventies hark back to TheFifties, and shows in TheFifties and TheSixties had its nostalgic setups between TheGayNineties and TheRoaringTwenties (probably because the '30s and '40s [[TheGreatDepression hadn't featured many things]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII people wanted to be nostalgic about]]). about]]).

At the start of the 21st century, this can also be seen outside of nostalgia in how some works seem to suggest that they took place in TheEighties and steadily into TheNineties when they are supposed to be set in the present-day or a little earlier. In such settings, earlier, in a misguided attempt at WereStillRelevantDammit, by having the "cool kids" still rap and skateboard and the lingo is still TotallyRadical JiveTurkey (even in cases works ''from'' TheNineties and TheEighties set in what was then ThePresentDay, where it was [[DeadUnicornTrope not relevant to begin with).
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If something like the above quote [[LifeImitatesArt were to happen]] in RealLife (or is genuinely depicted as if it were in-universe, rather than being this trope), and the "rebellious" young person isn't into [[FanOfThePast retro things]] or listening to it [[{{Hipster}} ironically]], it can be humorous to see their [[WhatAreRecords continued belief that it is edgy]] and/or to see the look on their faces when their [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents parents]] or [[OhCrap friends]] tell them when it was released. Likely causes in Real Life include the current trend of modern covers of older songs, the overuse of some songs in a certain type of scene in fiction well after [[TropeCodifier the scene]] being [[FollowTheLeader imitated]] is forgotten or outdated and possibly [[TwoDecadesBehind this trope]], the aforementioned [[FanOfThePast Fans Of The Past]] and Hipster culture, the rise of {{Vaporwave}} remixes of such songs and the related "scrapbook-esque" artwork which ranges from the mid-[[TheSeventies 70's]] to the [[TurnOfTheMillennium late 2000's]], and modern works of all mediums being perceived as selling out to TheMan (even by non-Hipsters) and dominated by PopMusic (which many simply don't like the sound of even if they don't consider it to be "corporate"). Or it may just be a [[WhatAnIdiot genuine mistake]]. Either way, they will probably exclaim [[StockPhrase "My life is ]]''[[StockPhrase over]]''[[StockPhrase !"]] and/or [[NeverLiveItDown won't be able to live it down]]... [[{{Wangst}} until they've graduated high school]], anyway.
26th Jun '17 12:15:06 PM ElSquibbonator
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* For an example of an ''entire show'' falling into this, look no further than ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad''. It's a series about a group of TotallyRadical teenagers who get the power to turn into dinosaurs and fight crime with their new powers while using severely outdated slang and delivering {{Anvilicious}} Aesops. From the tropes mentioned, you'd think it was made in TheNineties, but it actually came out in 2007.
23rd Jun '17 11:33:21 PM SantosLHalper
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* Although the works of Creator/PGWodehouse are best known for (and indeed written during) their GenteelInterbellumSetting, Creator/GeorgeOrwell pointed out that their depictions of aristocracy and the class system make his stories fit much more in TheEdwardianEra when Wodehouse himself came of age rather than the 1920s or 30s in the aftermath of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war]] that destroyed the noble class.

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* Although the works of Creator/PGWodehouse are best known for (and indeed written during) their GenteelInterbellumSetting, Creator/GeorgeOrwell pointed out that their depictions of aristocracy and the class system make his stories fit much more in TheEdwardianEra when Wodehouse himself came of age age, rather than the 1920s or 30s in the aftermath of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war]] that destroyed the noble class.
23rd Jun '17 11:32:54 PM SantosLHalper
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* Although the works of Creator/PGWodehouse are best known for (and indeed written during) their GenteelInterbellumSetting, Creator/GeorgeOrwell pointed out that their depictions of aristocracy and the class system make his stories fit much more in TheEdwardianEra, when Wodehouse himself came of age, rather than the 1920s or 30s in the aftermath of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war]] that destroyed them.

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* Although the works of Creator/PGWodehouse are best known for (and indeed written during) their GenteelInterbellumSetting, Creator/GeorgeOrwell pointed out that their depictions of aristocracy and the class system make his stories fit much more in TheEdwardianEra, TheEdwardianEra when Wodehouse himself came of age, age rather than the 1920s or 30s in the aftermath of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war]] that destroyed them.the noble class.
23rd Jun '17 4:57:30 PM SantosLHalper
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* A Western expat in Beijing sent sketches of various pieces of modern Chinese architecture[[note]]the buildings themselves not being completed at the time of the project[[/note]] to North Korean artists for them to drawn. [[https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/oct/17/china-north-korean-propaganda-paintings The results were pieces of neo-Maoist propaganda straight out of the 1970s]], including hundreds of workers in identical Mao suits streaming towards the Olympic stadium, people [[DiscoDan dancing in a disco hall on break]], and smiling Red Guards overlooking a bountiful harvest with the CCTV headquarters in the background.

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* A Western expat in Beijing sent sketches of various pieces of modern Chinese architecture[[note]]the buildings[[note]]the buildings themselves not being completed at the time of the project[[/note]] to North Korean artists for them to drawn.draw. [[https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/oct/17/china-north-korean-propaganda-paintings The results were pieces of neo-Maoist propaganda straight out of the 1970s]], including hundreds of workers in identical Mao suits streaming towards the Olympic stadium, people [[DiscoDan dancing in a disco hall on break]], and smiling Red Guards overlooking a bountiful harvest with the CCTV headquarters in the background.background, as though the artists were completely unaware of the reforms of Deng Xiaoping and the transition to a capitalist economy in the years after Mao's death.
15th Jun '17 2:05:31 AM DebbieOppenheimer
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* Representations of [[TheCheerleader high school cheerleading]] tend to be stuck in the 70's or 80's, when all cheerleaders did was chant and wave pompoms. Nowadays, cheerleading is a highly athletic sport, and tryouts will involve a lot of tumbling, stunting, and complex dance choreography. But a lot of modern high school sitcoms will still have tryouts that consist of shouting a random chant you made up and waving your arms around, and the physical conditioning needed to be on a modern cheer squad will never be brought up.

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* Representations of [[TheCheerleader high school cheerleading]] tend to be stuck in the 70's 1970s or 80's, 1980s, when all cheerleaders did was chant and wave pompoms. Nowadays, cheerleading is a highly athletic sport, and tryouts will involve a lot of tumbling, stunting, and complex dance choreography. But a lot of modern high school sitcoms will still have tryouts that consist of shouting a random chant you made up and waving your arms around, and the physical conditioning needed to be on a modern cheer squad will never be brought up.up.
**There are a number of reasons for this:
*** 40 to 60 something writers who are unfamiliar with modern high school.
*** most teenage ([[DawsonCasting and twenty-something]]) female actresses are not trained athletes.
*** showing complex stunting and dance routines would take away much of the valuable 21-22 minutes of story a modern tv episode has to play with.
11th Jun '17 5:24:58 PM DavidDelony
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* A lot of expats can find themselves out of sync with the culture of their home countries when they return, though the Internet makes it easier to keep in touch with what's going on much more easily these days.

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* A lot of expats can find themselves out of sync with the culture of their home countries when they return, though the Internet makes it easier to keep in touch with what's going on back home much more easily these days.
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