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Quotes: Born in the Wrong Century
"Yes, Vince McMahon, self-made billionaire (ignoring the fact that his dad started the WWF and that he doesn’t have anywhere near a billion dollars), chairman of a publicly-traded company, and 62-year-old adult living in 21st century America, could not tell the difference between his image on a screen and his actual self. With Vince’s poor understanding of how visual representations work, it’s a wonder that he let himself be turned into an action figure, knowing how many stunners he would have to endure from Stone Cold’s action figure. ""

Dwight: Most people think Marv is crazy. He just had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong century. He'd be right at home on some ancient battlefield swinging an axe into somebody's face. Or in a Roman arena, taking his sword to other gladiators like him. They woulda tossed him girls like Nancy back then.
Sin City, both the comic and movie versions

"Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
"All centuries but this, and every country but his own..."
The Mikado, The Mikado, "As Someday It May Happen" (aka "I've Got a Little List")

"I guess I just wasn't made for these times."
The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"

"It just wasn't Newt (Gingrich)'s year. His year was 1954."
Jimmy Kimmel, 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner

"Me and him, we're from different ancient tribes. And now, we're both almost extinct. Sometimes... you gotta stick with the ancient ways. The old-school ways."

Michelle: You were a loser in the year 2000 and you're a loser in the year 4000.
Fry: Yeah, but in the year 3000, I had it all!
Futurama, The Cryonic Woman

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