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24th Jul '17 9:11:03 AM Sonofstranger
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* In the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' supplemental comics, the Demoman's mother criticizes him for being too lazy and discriminating with the jobs he takes (despite working ''three jobs'', making 5 million dollars in a single year, and living in a mansion); apparently his father, Tavish, had to work 26 jobs at once to make a living, still found time to teach his son the FamilyBusiness, and apparently once walked 15 miles through the rain to blow up the Queen of England for a nickel.
21st Jul '17 3:37:47 PM TiredTait
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* Frank Hayes wrote ''When I Was A Boy'', which is When I Was Your Age for the IT industry. It Culminates with ''And we did all our coding in [[BinaryBitsAndBytes 1's and in 0's]], and sometimes we ran out of 1's!''

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* Frank Hayes wrote ''When I Was A Boy'', which is When I Was Your Age for the IT industry. It Culminates with ''And with
-->''And
we did all our coding in [[BinaryBitsAndBytes 1's and in 0's]], and sometimes we ran out of 1's!''
21st Jul '17 3:32:04 PM TiredTait
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* Frank Hayes wrote ''When I Was A Boy'', which is When I Was Your Age for the IT industry. It Culminates with ''And we did all our coding in [[BinaryBitsAndBytes 1's and in 0's]], and sometimes we ran out of 1's!''
30th Jun '17 4:34:47 AM TheHeroHartmut
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--> '''Storm''': What sort of Knights and Harpers is Faerun breeding these days? Why, when I was your age...
--> '''Sharantyr''': I know, I know. [...] Then you had to run two miles to the river to bathe and draw enough water for all the horses to drink, run back with it, and get the axe to go out and chop firewood for the kitchen fires, before y--
--> '''Elminster''': When I was your age, axes hadn't been invented yet. Nor horses. We ''walked'' every­where to gather our firewood.

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--> '''Storm''': -->'''Storm''': What sort of Knights and Harpers is Faerun breeding these days? Why, when I was your age...
-->
age...\\
'''Sharantyr''': I know, I know. [...] Then you had to run two miles to the river to bathe and draw enough water for all the horses to drink, run back with it, and get the axe to go out and chop firewood for the kitchen fires, before y--
-->
y--\\
'''Elminster''': When I was your age, axes hadn't been invented yet. Nor horses. We ''walked'' every­where to gather our firewood.



-->"You were lucky to have a lake! There were 150 of us living in t' shoebox in t' middle o' road."
-->"And when we got home, our dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves, singing "Halleluja"!"
-->"Paradise!"
-->"...right!"

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-->"You were lucky to have a lake! There were 150 of us living in t' shoebox in t' middle o' road."
-->"And
"\\
"And
when we got home, our dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves, singing "Halleluja"!"
-->"Paradise!"
-->"...
"Halleluja"!"\\
"Paradise!"\\
"...
right!"



** PlayedForLaughs in [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/11/18/293-the-new-generation/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily''.
-->'''Cranky:''' Oh, look who's come crawling back for advice, even though things are easier than ever! Why don't you ask your newfangled ''super guide'' for help? Back in my day, we had to play through the levels '''ourselves!''' And this controller-shaking thing? We didn't need fancy doodad-filled remotes... four buttons, that's all we had! Also, what's the big deal about playing simultaneously nowadays? When I was younger, we had to be ''tagged in'' to play...!
-->''{{Beat}} as Cranky tags in an ape just offscreen''
-->'''Elderly Diddy Kong:''' ...And by gum, Junior, we '''liked''' it!

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** PlayedForLaughs in [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/11/18/293-the-new-generation/ com/comic/293-thenewgeneration/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily''.
-->'''Cranky:''' Oh, look who's come crawling back for advice, even though things are easier than ever! Why don't you ask your newfangled ''super guide'' for help? Back in my day, we had to play through the levels '''ourselves!''' And this controller-shaking thing? We didn't need fancy doodad-filled remotes... four buttons, that's all we had! Also, what's the big deal about playing simultaneously nowadays? When I was younger, we had to be ''tagged in'' to play...!
-->''{{Beat}}
!\\
''{{Beat}}
as Cranky tags in an ape just offscreen''
-->'''Elderly
offscreen''\\
'''Elderly
Diddy Kong:''' ...And by gum, Junior, we '''liked''' it!



-->'''Antwyn''': Hah? These young'ns call this a final battle? Back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled Asuran magics to protect us from Spectral Agony. We just had to tough it out. Kids these days don't know how good they've got it!
-->'''Jorith''': I remember the day you had to walk fifteen miles uphill in the Shiverpeaks, then kill a spectral abomination just to get one piece of armor infused! And we liked it that way!
-->'''Carden''': That's nothing! You wouldn't be sitting here if me and my two buddies hadn't killed the Lich Lord twice while he was on the bloodstone. And we did it without help from any fancy pants heroes.

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-->'''Antwyn''': Hah? These young'ns call this a final battle? Back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled Asuran magics to protect us from Spectral Agony. We just had to tough it out. Kids these days don't know how good they've got it!
-->'''Jorith''':
it!\\
'''Jorith''':
I remember the day you had to walk fifteen miles uphill in the Shiverpeaks, then kill a spectral abomination just to get one piece of armor infused! And we liked it that way!
-->'''Carden''':
way!\\
'''Carden''':
That's nothing! You wouldn't be sitting here if me and my two buddies hadn't killed the Lich Lord twice while he was on the bloodstone. And we did it without help from any fancy pants heroes.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', Faris needles Galuf about his reluctance to cross the Desert of Shifting Sands. He responds "When I was your age, we crossed burning sand every day--and we liked it!"

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', Faris needles Galuf about his reluctance to cross the [[ShiftingSandLand Desert of Shifting Sands.Sands]]. He responds "When I was your age, we crossed burning sand every day--and we liked it!"



-->'''Merlin''': In my day, ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[TicketLineCampout line campers]] couldn't bring their computers with them!
-->'''Guenevere''': Uphill! Both ways!

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-->'''Merlin''': In my day, ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[TicketLineCampout line campers]] couldn't bring their computers with them!
-->'''Guenevere''':
them!\\
'''Guenevere''':
Uphill! Both ways!



* 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 - the dunes shifted during the day.
* Webcomic/SlightlyDamned: [[EvilOldFolks Dakos]] the fire demon complains that [[spoiler:Iratu's]] use of complex plans, working in groups and alling with [[spoiler:rouge angels]] are [[NoTrueScotsman unnatural]] for demons and even refers to the younger demons as a "[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain generation of cripples]]"'

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* In a ''Webcomic/HeroOfThreeFaces'' strip, [[Franchise/LukeSkywalker]] [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] 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 - the dunes shifted during the day.
* Webcomic/SlightlyDamned: [[EvilOldFolks Dakos]] the fire demon complains that [[spoiler:Iratu's]] use of complex plans, working in groups and alling allying with [[spoiler:rouge [[spoiler:rogue angels]] are [[NoTrueScotsman unnatural]] for demons and even refers to the younger demons as a "[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain generation of cripples]]"'



* PlayedForLaughs in {{LetsPlay/Proton Jon}}'s 4-player {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} race, where {{LetsPlay/PCULL44444}} gives us this gem, succumbing to YetAnotherStupidDeath shortly afterwards:

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* PlayedForLaughs in {{LetsPlay/Proton Jon}}'s 4-player {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} race, where {{LetsPlay/PCULL44444}} LetsPlay/{{PCULL44444}} gives us this gem, succumbing to YetAnotherStupidDeath shortly afterwards:



-->"Well, I have a tale for ''you'', Mr. Fifteen Years: 52 Pickup!" ''*Flicks a deck of cards at him*''

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-->"Well, I have a tale for ''you'', Mr. Fifteen Years: 52 Pickup!" ''*Flicks Pickup!"\\
''[flicks
a deck of cards at him*''him]''



-->'''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:''' In my day dinosaurs didn't skate around with a bunch of ninnys ninnies in tights!
-->'''Stu:'''
tights!\\
'''Stu:'''
In his day the dinosaurs were ''REAL.''
5th May '17 9:31:49 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfVatnsdal'': When Thorstein Ketilson is eighteen, his father (a former viking) chews him out for supposedly being a lazy coward for not going out and putting his life at risk for money and fame. Thorstein is so upset, he sets out at all alone on a forest road preyed on by bandits, and ends up killing the highwayman Jokul. As he returns victoriously, he meets Ketil and his family looking for him, and Ketil admits that he has been regretting his tirade already.
-->''"The behaviour of young men today is not what it was when I was young. In those days men hankered after deeds of derring-do, either by going raiding or by winning wealth and honour through exploits in which there was some element of danger. But nowadays young men want to be stay-at-homes, and sit by the fire, and stuff their stomachs with mead and ale; and so it is that manliness and bravery are on the wane."''
5th May '17 4:49:14 AM Aquila89
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* A father tells his son: "Father: When Abe Lincoln was your age he walked 9 miles to school and did homework by candlelight!" The son responds: "When Abe Lincoln was ''your'' age, he was the President!"
6th Apr '17 7:36:47 PM TheCuza
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[[caption-width-right:320:And we LIKED it that way!]]

->''"Well, nobody ever drove me to school when it was ninety degrees below,''\\
''We had to walk butt naked through forty miles of snow.''\\
''Worked in the coal mine twenty two hours a day for just half a cent,''\\
''Had to sell my internal organs just to pay the rent!"''
-->-- '''"When I Was Your Age"''', Music/WeirdAlYankovic

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[[caption-width-right:320:And we LIKED ''liked'' it that way!]]

->''"Well, nobody ever drove me to school when it was ninety degrees below,''\\
''We had to walk butt naked through forty miles of snow.''\\
''Worked in the coal mine twenty two hours a day for
->''"Lemme tell you somethin', you whiny little snot\\
There's somethin' wrong with all you kids today\\
You
just half a cent,''\\
''Had to sell my internal organs just to pay
don't appreciate all the rent!"''
things you got\\
We were hungry, broke, and miserable\\
And we liked it fine that way!"''
-->-- '''"When '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''', "When I Was Your Age"''', Music/WeirdAlYankovic
Age"



This is a perennial favorite of the GrumpyOldMan or RacistGrandma, and is often played for comedy -- expect to hear some variation of "I had to walk fifteen miles (because it's always fifteen miles, don't question it) to school barefoot in the snow! Uphill both ways!"

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This is a perennial favorite of the GrumpyOldMan or RacistGrandma, and is often played for comedy -- expect to hear some variation of "I had to walk fifteen miles (because it's always ''always'' fifteen miles, don't question it) to school barefoot in the snow! Uphill both ways!"
Barefoot! Uphill! ''Both ways''!"
27th Mar '17 5:34:01 PM eroock
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->''Well, nobody ever drove me to school when it was ninety degrees below,''\\

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->''Well, ->''"Well, nobody ever drove me to school when it was ninety degrees below,''\\



''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!"''
10th Mar '17 6:06:00 AM Koveras
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Compare ScrewPolitenessImASenior, WhileYouWereInDiapers, MiseryPoker.

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Compare ScrewPolitenessImASenior, WhileYouWereInDiapers, MiseryPoker.MiseryPoker, IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow.
21st Feb '17 1:29:21 PM MCanter89
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[[TruthInTelevision This is not completely made up, though.]] This Trope is in fact OlderThanDirt, as it is at least 4000 Years old (and probably as old as mankind itself).

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[[TruthInTelevision This is not completely made up, though.]] This Trope is in fact OlderThanDirt, as it is at least 4000 Years 4,000 years old (and probably as old as mankind itself).



--> "When I was your age, we didn't have all this fancy shiny techno-gear! Our servant rays were made out of straw and leather!"

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--> "When -->"When I was your age, we didn't have all this fancy shiny techno-gear! Our servant rays were made out of straw and leather!"



--> '''Goofy:''' Oh, you'll have plenty of time for parties when you're older, Maxie. Why, when I was your age, I'd never even been invited to a party. Look at me now!

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--> '''Goofy:''' -->'''Goofy:''' Oh, you'll have plenty of time for parties when you're older, Maxie. Why, when I was your age, I'd never even been invited to a party. Look at me now!



* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' has an interesting variation where the main character's 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-in-law was born in the wrong era. The twist? The old man is from ''our'' age (possibly the TheNewTens) and it is {{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.

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' has an interesting variation where the main character's father-in-law talks about how 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-in-law was born in the wrong era. The twist? The old man is from ''our'' age (possibly the TheNewTens) TheNewTens), and it is {{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.






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* In one level in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', [[LargeHam Sergeant]] [[SergeantRock Johnson]] gives this speech:

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* In one level in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Halo2'', [[LargeHam Sergeant]] [[SergeantRock Johnson]] gives this speech:



--> '''Antwyn''': Hah? These young'ns call this a final battle? Back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled Asuran magics to protect us from Spectral Agony. We just had to tough it out. Kids these days don't know how good they've got it!
--> '''Jorith''': I remember the day you had to walk fifteen miles uphill in the Shiverpeaks, then kill a spectral abomination just to get one piece of armor infused! And we liked it that way!
--> '''Carden''': That's nothing! You wouldn't be sitting here if me and my two buddies hadn't killed the Lich Lord twice while he was on the bloodstone. And we did it without help from any fancy pants heroes.

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--> '''Antwyn''': -->'''Antwyn''': Hah? These young'ns call this a final battle? Back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled Asuran magics to protect us from Spectral Agony. We just had to tough it out. Kids these days don't know how good they've got it!
--> '''Jorith''': -->'''Jorith''': I remember the day you had to walk fifteen miles uphill in the Shiverpeaks, then kill a spectral abomination just to get one piece of armor infused! And we liked it that way!
--> '''Carden''': -->'''Carden''': That's nothing! You wouldn't be sitting here if me and my two buddies hadn't killed the Lich Lord twice while he was on the bloodstone. And we did it without help from any fancy pants heroes.
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