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Twitter Users Ponder Random Things From the '80s and '90s That Wouldn't Make Sense to Kids Anymore

By Petr Navovy | Social Media | May 12, 2021 |

By Petr Navovy | Social Media | May 12, 2021 |


The older I get, the more vulnerable I am to nostalgia. That’s not a groundbreaking or unique sentiment by any means, but while I always expected it to happen, I have also been a little bit blindsided by how strongly the predilection has advanced recently. And that’s coming from someone for whom nostalgia has always been a weakness. I’m gonna give myself permission to quote myself here from that linked piece:

Nostalgia is the world’s greatest PR firm, and it keeps itself limber and efficient. While reality in its old age nurses a broken hip, nostalgia attends pool exercise classes and only keeps getting stronger. The older you get, the more memories you accumulate, and the more practice nostalgia gets at its PR act.

Maybe it’s the fact that we’ve spent a year in lockdown, in an unprecedented and stressful state of uncertainty and social isolation, but I’ve felt that PR firm working in overdrive over the past 12 months or so. It manifests not just in moments of bullsh*t intrusive wistfulness, but also in jumping all over any nostalgia-tinted Twitter or Reddit thread.

And there, friends, that’s it! We have our segue!

Here we have our Twitter prompt:

And here the nostalgia-evoking responses:

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