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Twitter Users Feel Their Age When Someone Asks What 'Burning CDs' Means

By Petr Knava | Social Media | March 23, 2021 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | March 23, 2021 |


You’d think that after a year of lockdown-induced stress, boredom, sorrow, fear, uncertainty, and rage I would be immune to most kinds of psychological attacks you find on social media.

You would think so, and you’d be mostly correct.

But some days you wake up to such unspeakable acts of violence that they truly do shake you to the core. Like this savagery right here:

Who hurt you, @yngthgw? What happened in your life that you felt compelled to kick down my door and dump a few gallons of napalm in my lap?

Goddamn it, do I miss CDs. There are only a few feelings in the world better than getting into the passenger seat of someone else’s car as you’re setting out for a journey, and popping open the glove box to find a roughed-up black CD wallet. F**k all this aux cable-to-phone or Bluetooth connection nonsense. Car journeys are miserable experiences by themselves. The only legit way to transform one into something not just pleasurable but divine is to feel the heft of that CD wallet drop into your palm as you pop open the glove box, its never-zipped-shut pages opening slightly upon impact, the sun catching a bit of the reflective back of a CD and beckoning to you to enter a domain of tactile joy. Any wallet worth its salt would have a mixture of the well designed and eye-catching artwork of the official albums—there’s the blue of ‘Rust in Peace’—and the generic tabula rasas of the blank CDs that had had something burned onto them, maybe an album, maybe a lovingly curated mix of tracks from various artists, but always marked with some title or description written in the same marker pen that everyone on Earth had just for the purpose of writing on CDs.

What a time to be alive.

And it wasn’t that long ago, dammit!

Twitter responded to the confusion about burning CDs as Twitter must:

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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