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4th May '16 7:17:09 AM Piando
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4th May '16 7:17:08 AM Piando
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* The [[SelfParody Unhinged Parody set]] of ''MagicTheGathering'' has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74235 Old Fogey]] and its accompanying flavor text.

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* The [[SelfParody Unhinged Parody set]] of ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74235 Old Fogey]] and its accompanying flavor text.



* Beautifully subverted by TheOnion (naturally), which mocked baseball's tendency to glorify the past with [[http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/in-my-day-ballplayers-were-for-shit-10792 In My Day, Players Were For Shit.]] The elderly columnist waxes rhapsodic about such legendary players as "Walter 'Shitty Batter' Dugan. They called him that because he was a real shitty batter."

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* Beautifully subverted by TheOnion Website/TheOnion (naturally), which mocked baseball's tendency to glorify the past with [[http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/in-my-day-ballplayers-were-for-shit-10792 In My Day, Players Were For Shit.]] The elderly columnist waxes rhapsodic about such legendary players as "Walter 'Shitty Batter' Dugan. They called him that because he was a real shitty batter."
25th Apr '16 5:08:27 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheMartian'': Mark Watney realizes that being stuck on Mars gives him an amazing opportunity for this sort of thing.
-->'''Watney:'''' I can't wait till I have grandchildren. "When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill! In an EVA suit! On Mars, ya little shit! Ya hear me? Mars!"



-->'''Kathryn''': Did you just play the "I walked uphill both ways to school" card?
-->'''General Tagon''': Bliss Hive's gravity generators were flaky, so they cycled 'em mid-shift. It actually ''was'' uphill both ways.
-->'''Kathryn''': Unless you walked in the snow, I don't care.

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-->'''Kathryn''': Did you just play the "I walked uphill both ways to school" card?
-->'''General
card?\\
'''General
Tagon''': Bliss Hive's gravity generators were flaky, so they cycled 'em mid-shift. It actually ''was'' uphill both ways.
-->'''Kathryn''':
ways.\\
'''Kathryn''':
Unless you walked in the snow, I don't care.
10th Mar '16 7:37:12 PM MCanter89
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The most common version of this trope is for the speaker to criticize young people as having things easy compared to the hardships of the past; the When I Was Your Age rant almost always concludes that these advantages have made the young people of today soft, lazy, spoiled, or worse; the [[MiseryBuildsCharacter hardships gave people moral fiber.]]

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The most common version of this trope is for the speaker to criticize young people as having things easy compared to the hardships of the past; the When I Was Your Age rant almost always concludes that these advantages have made the young people of today soft, lazy, spoiled, or worse; the [[MiseryBuildsCharacter hardships gave people moral fiber.]]
fiber]].



** In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Lorraine (Marty's mother) chastised Linda (Marty's sister) for thinking that it's okay for girls to call boys, saying "when I was your age I never chased a boy or called a boy or [[AutoErotica sat in a parked car with a boy]]." Then Marty goes back in time and discovers that [[FormerTeenRebel this a great big lie]].
** 47-year-old Marty pulls this on his son in a deleted scene of ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', saying that when he was his age, when he wanted to watch two shows at once he had to put two televisions next to each other.

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** In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Lorraine (Marty's mother) chastised Linda (Marty's sister) for thinking that it's okay for girls to call boys, saying "when I was your age I never chased a boy or called a boy or [[AutoErotica sat in a parked car with a boy]]." Then Marty goes back in time and discovers that [[FormerTeenRebel this was a great big lie]].
** 47-year-old Marty pulls this on his son in a deleted scene of ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', saying that when he was his age, when he wanted to watch two shows at once once, he had to put two televisions next to each other.



* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' has an interesting variation where the main character's father talks about how back in his day, inventions were being made every day and laments the sterility of the times he lives in and how his son was born in the wrong era. The twist? The old man is from ''our'' age (possibly the [[TheNewTens The New Tens]]) and it is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that the world in the future is undergoing an agricultural apocalypse, and it has gotten so bad that the Moon Landings being faked is taught at schools to direct more people to working crops.

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' has an interesting variation where the main character's father father-in-law talks about how back in his day, inventions were being made every day and laments the sterility of the times he lives in and how his son son-in-law was born in the wrong era. The twist? The old man is from ''our'' age (possibly the [[TheNewTens The New Tens]]) TheNewTens) and it is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} in that the world in the future is undergoing an agricultural apocalypse, and it has gotten so bad that the Moon Landings being faked is taught at schools to direct more people to working crops.



--> When I was your age, my mom sent me to the store with a quarter and I came back with a loaf of bread, a bottle of milk, and a newspaper. But you can't do that anymore because there's too many surveillance cameras.

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--> When -->When I was your age, my mom sent me to the store with a quarter and I came back with a loaf of bread, a bottle of milk, and a newspaper. But you can't do that anymore because there's too many surveillance cameras.



* Referenced in one of the old Angelfire webhost error messages, which read something along the lines of "when I was your age, the Internet had only four pages..." "Sure, Grandpa..." followed by the 4O4 message.

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* Referenced in one of the old Angelfire webhost error messages, which read something along the lines of "when I was your age, the Internet had only four pages..." "Sure, Grandpa..." Grandpa…" followed by the 4O4 message.



--> "When I was your age, I wanted an electric football game more than anything in the world. And my parents bought it for me, and it was the happiest day of my life."

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--> "When -->"When I was your age, I wanted an electric football game more than anything in the world. And my parents bought it for me, and it was the happiest day of my life."



--> "In my day, we had plenty of fun just throwing rocks at each other."

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--> "In -->"In my day, we had plenty of fun just throwing rocks at each other."



--> Lou: In my day dinosaurs didn't skate around with a bunch of ninnys in tights!
--> Stu: In his day the dinosaurs were ''REAL.''

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--> Lou: -->'''Lou:''' In my day dinosaurs didn't skate around with a bunch of ninnys in tights!
--> Stu: -->'''Stu:''' In his day the dinosaurs were ''REAL.''



--> "Son, when I was your age, [[CaptainObvious I was twelve.]]"

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--> "Son, -->"Son, when I was your age, [[CaptainObvious I was twelve.]]"twelve]]."



* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheXS The X's]]'': "You know, when I was your age, [[CaptainObvious I was younger.]]"

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheXS The X's]]'': "You know, when I was your age, [[CaptainObvious I was younger.]]"younger]]."



** Believe it or not, old people have been complaining about young people for almost three millenia. If even half of them were right, civilization should have completely decayed by now.

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** Believe it or not, old people have been complaining about young people for almost three millenia.millennia. If even half of them were right, civilization should have completely decayed by now.



* When you find yourself saying this, (or "Kids today!") it is a sure sign that you yourself are officially middle-aged.

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* When you find yourself saying this, this (or "Kids today!") today!"), it is a sure sign that you yourself are officially middle-aged.
14th Feb '16 9:32:10 PM Tavernier
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* ''Webcomic/MarioAndLuigiCleanupCrew'': The Toad Minister.
-->''When I served the royal family, we did without such silly things as "lunch breaks" or "steady pay". ''
21st Jan '16 7:23:45 PM nombretomado
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* Happens briefly in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-may-3-2005/colbert---sign-of-the-crimes this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' segment. StephenColbert tries to outdo an interviewee's impoverished upbringing with "[[AlienGeometries Did you have floors?]]"

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* Happens briefly in [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-may-3-2005/colbert---sign-of-the-crimes this]] ''Series/TheDailyShow'' segment. StephenColbert Creator/StephenColbert tries to outdo an interviewee's impoverished upbringing with "[[AlienGeometries Did you have floors?]]"
16th Jan '16 11:44:12 PM nombretomado
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* A prehistoric installment of ''TheFarSide'' has a [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Caveman]] grumbling: "Back in my day, we used every goldang ''part'' of a mammoth!"
* ''{{Garfield}}'': When he had Jon's age, Jon's Dad was already married and had a kid. Jon's reply ("Yeh, me") prompted him to state it was a good argument but he still thought Jon should get married.

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* A prehistoric installment of ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has a [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Caveman]] grumbling: "Back in my day, we used every goldang ''part'' of a mammoth!"
* ''{{Garfield}}'': ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': When he had Jon's age, Jon's Dad was already married and had a kid. Jon's reply ("Yeh, me") prompted him to state it was a good argument but he still thought Jon should get married.
16th Jan '16 12:03:41 AM Anddrix
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* "If VideoGame/{{Quake}} was done today" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZtBCpo0eU video]] by Kai Moosmann (mocking [[ViewersAreMorons hints for hopeless morons]]):

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* "If VideoGame/{{Quake}} was done today" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZtBCpo0eU video]] by Kai Moosmann (mocking [[ViewersAreMorons hints for hopeless morons]]):morons):
7th Jan '16 12:53:11 PM erforce
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-->"This never would've happened when I was a boy! You kids these days and your Millennium Items and your CardGames and your loud music and your hula hoops and your hopscotch and your dungarees and your lollipops and your Sony {{Playstation}}s and your voice-activated light switches and your leather pants and your [[BreadEggsMilkSquick artificial insemination]]..."

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-->"This never would've happened when I was a boy! You kids these days and your Millennium Items and your CardGames and your loud music and your hula hoops and your hopscotch and your dungarees and your lollipops and your Sony {{Playstation}}s UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}s and your voice-activated light switches and your leather pants and your [[BreadEggsMilkSquick artificial insemination]]..."



-->"...your Blu-Ray Discs and your pierced scrotums and your bull frogs and your telekinesis and your Marvel Comics and your Website/YouTube.com and your nuclear physics and your ingrowing toenails and your GearsOfWar and your Creator/QuentinTarantino and your power steering and your elevators and your illegitimate offspring and your... Hey, why did it FadeToBlack? Am I dead?"

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-->"...your Blu-Ray Discs and your pierced scrotums and your bull frogs and your telekinesis and your Marvel Comics Creator/MarvelComics and your Website/YouTube.com and your nuclear physics and your ingrowing toenails and your GearsOfWar ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and your Creator/QuentinTarantino and your power steering and your elevators and your illegitimate offspring and your... Hey, why did it FadeToBlack? Am I dead?"
22nd Dec '15 8:23:06 AM Grudgeal
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'', when Vamp and his [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Evil Organization]] Florsheim get competition from the Evil Organization Devil Eye Army [[spoiler:and subsequently thrash the upstarts]]. Vamp, [[ContractualGenreBlindness who is a traditionalist in the Evil Organization]]-biz, starts complaining that Devil Eye Army's aesthetics is an eyesore to their community and that back in his day, [[HarmlessVillain monsters knew not to hang around looking shady and upsetting residents]].
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