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Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
Jun 7th 2012 at 9:59:38 AM

We still have more videotapes than DVDs, and use the VCR most often as our DVD player can't record stuff.

I'd probably have to explain the concept of text-based games. And biros (also known as ballpoint pens), and all the things you can make with the springs from them. I hope biros will disappear in the near future, those awful things that I nonetheless buy by the dozen!

That was the amazing part. Things just keep going.
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Jun 7th 2012 at 2:26:42 PM

I'll have to explain who these guys are. sad

edited 7th Jun '12 2:27:18 PM by DrunkGirlfriend

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Jun 7th 2012 at 2:55:55 PM

I think someone mentioned this one a while ago, but I remembered it and giggled a bit.

"Dad, why were people fighting about sexual orientation?"

-spit take- "What? When did they stop?"

InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Jul 3rd 2012 at 3:30:36 AM

Why something called 'the LIBOR scandal' means that everyone who has 'bought a house' actually ends up living in a cardboard box.

edited 3rd Jul '12 3:31:28 AM by InverurieJones

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Muramasan13 Relationship Status: Not war
Jul 10th 2012 at 6:46:34 PM

Why I have a half-repaired double-helix railgun in my garage.

... And this is why I will never have kids.

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 10th 2012 at 7:59:47 PM

why would your railgun have double helixes? that sounds completely inefficient.

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BlueNinja0 The Mod with the Migraine from Taking a left at Albuquerque Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The Mod with the Migraine
Jul 10th 2012 at 8:52:36 PM

[up] wild mass guess It used to be a DNA-alteration ray! wild mass guess

That’s the epitome of privilege right there, not considering armed nazis a threat to your life. - Silasw
Muramasan13 Relationship Status: Not war
Jul 15th 2012 at 5:31:58 PM

To impart spin to the projectile, dummy.

And no. My DNA Alteration Ray is a chunk of uranium inside a lead pipe. tongue

edited 15th Jul '12 5:35:05 PM by Muramasan13

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 15th 2012 at 5:57:11 PM

having a coil is going to cause the magnetic field do some wacky things, though.

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InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Jul 17th 2012 at 11:34:10 PM

That could be cool.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Slysheen Professional Recluse from My nerd cave Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Professional Recluse
Sep 23rd 2014 at 5:57:08 PM

"What's that honey? A save button- no, that's a floppy disk dear. You see, like this quantum micro-drive. What? No, actually it only holds about a thousandth of what this holds and we liked it that way."

"This thing? Oh no this isn't a mini microwave, this is a discman. No, see before I-pods we put our music on cds. Cds? Yup they were like frisbee shaped. Frisbee? Okay they were like small versions of the X-98 discplane the Air Force is making."

"No I can't sweetie, this is on radio. No I can't fast forward, it plays in real time. We could change the channel, channel? They used to have those on TV's. There were about 300 of them, but nothing to watch."

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LogoP Party Crasher from the Land of Deep Blue Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Party Crasher
Sep 23rd 2014 at 6:03:35 PM

How to adore their dad, of course.

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
Oct 9th 2014 at 11:39:38 PM

My kids will ask why floppy discs weren't floppy. And I won't know.

They'll definitely know what CD's, cassettes and VHS tapes are though, knowing me.

edited 9th Oct '14 11:40:42 PM by Surenity

Ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Oct 10th 2014 at 11:25:13 AM

The disk part of a floppy disk is soft plastic. The enclosing is hard plastic to protect the floppiness

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Oct 10th 2014 at 12:36:15 PM

Well, the 5.25" disks were completely floppy, it was the 3.5" disks that went to [up].

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joeyjojo Happy New Year! from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
Oct 10th 2014 at 2:05:18 PM

The discs themselves were quite floppy. They just had a hard plastic case to protect them.

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Oct 11th 2014 at 12:59:47 AM

Guess I'm old enough to remember the stiff-cased floppy disks, not the older ones.

True story: When I was about ten years old my friend and I were messing with one of the school computers in the computer lab. When you turned it on it would say in this monotone voice "Please insert your floppy disk." But we figured out how to mash the buttons on the keyboard and make it's voice glitch, making it say "Please insert your floppy di-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i...." We thought it was the funniest thing ever, until the teacher gave us referrals and we got this big lecture on how we'd be paying for the computer if we broke it.

tparadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Oct 11th 2014 at 11:12:20 AM

My school had the 5.5" discs for a while, but they were ancient by then.

When I was in third grade the computer lab got upgraded to all new Macintoshes running the original OS X, and then the very next year it was all upgraded again to Dells, leaving the Macs to be disseminated through the school.

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Oct 12th 2014 at 5:51:27 AM

I still remember when our middle school library got Macs back when I was in 6th grade.

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joeyjojo Happy New Year! from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
Oct 17th 2014 at 1:15:19 AM

God I can actually remember the fund rising our school did to get it's self a Mac.

That's right, one.

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MarkVonLewis Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Too Strange to Live, Too Rare to Die
Feb 19th 2015 at 8:31:56 PM

Seeing Slayer in concert while Jeff Hanneman was still alive.

Medusa strippers, where the phrase "my eyes are up here" is a dangerous phrase.
AHI-3000 Gorilla Guerrilla from California Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
May 4th 2015 at 8:44:48 PM

Probably the most obvious thing will be the future generations' utter confusion that most phones used to be wired. Or that phones weren't always miniature computers.

edited 4th May '15 8:45:09 PM by AHI-3000

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TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia Relationship Status: Puppy love
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
May 17th 2015 at 2:29:10 PM

Guys, did you ever had to load your video games from a cassette? I mean, like, the audio one. The most important game was "Do Not Sneeze, Or It Won't Load".

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