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21st Aug '16 10:47:06 PM wusch
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This Trope is actually OlderThenDirt, as it is at least 4000 Years old (and probably as old as mankind itself).
18th Aug '16 5:14:08 AM falcon2484
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* Apparently, Creator/LouieAnderson's father was always telling his kids how tough he had it. "When I was a kid, we didn't ''have'' [Christmas tree stands]! We had to take turns ''holdin''' that tree!" "When I was a kid, we didn't ''have'' schools! I had to find smart people and follow 'em around!" [[note]]"So you never found anyone, huh, Dad?"[[/note]] And Louie ponders: "What are we gonna tell our kids? 'I didn't get cable till I was 12!'"
10th Jul '16 12:26:39 PM DaibhidC
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* In a ''Webcomic/HeroOfThreeFaces'' strip, [[Franchise/LukeSkywalker]] claims that due to the tidal effects of a double sun on sand, the route from Uncle Owen's farm to his school really was uphill both ways.

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* In a ''Webcomic/HeroOfThreeFaces'' strip, [[Franchise/LukeSkywalker]] claims that due to the tidal effects of a double sun on sand, the route from Uncle Owen's farm to his school really was uphill both ways.ways - the dunes shifted during the day.
10th Jul '16 12:26:00 PM DaibhidC
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* In a ''Webcomic/HeroOfThreeFaces'' strip, [[Franchise/LukeSkywalker]] claims that due to the tidal effects of a double sun on sand, the route from Uncle Owen's farm to his school really was uphill both ways.
9th Jul '16 10:06:27 PM TheMartianGeek1
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''Had to sell my internal organs just to pay the rent!"''

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''Had to sell my internal organs just to pay the rent!"''rent!''
23rd Jun '16 7:44:31 AM Doorlocks
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** Believe it or not, old people have been complaining about young people for almost three millennia. 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 five millennia. If even half of them were right, civilization should have completely decayed by now.
16th Jun '16 11:16:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker used this trope in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* ''WheelSquad'': Jessica's mother berated her for her grades by claiming to have gotten better ones. Jessica then got her mother's old report cards to verify the claim.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker used this trope in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* ''WheelSquad'': ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'': Jessica's mother berated her for her grades by claiming to have gotten better ones. Jessica then got her mother's old report cards to verify the claim.



* ''[[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]]'': ''WesternAnimation/TheXs'': "You know, when I was your age, [[CaptainObvious I was younger]]."
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?
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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.
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