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9 hours ago, TheToeSucker said:

GTA 3 is 18 years old.

GTA Vice City is as old as 1986 was in 2002/

I see some of my students using the computers in the lobby to play what looks like GTA San Andreas or Vice City and I think cool that engine's stood the test of time. Then I rease these are hacks for multiplayer gaming and it makes me feel old again thinking about how it was a state of the art 50 quid game once now it can be run online like we used to be able to play tank battle or tetris online when I was a teenager. 

 

11 hours ago, Your Fight Site said:

I guess that’s why kids these days seem to use telephones by holding in their hand in front of them when talking, and constantly moving it from their mouth to their ear to listen for responses, but constantly going “You wot?”. Like, where has this come from and why do kids seem to think it’s a better way of using a phone than the “traditional” way of holding it to your ear?

I see this too but also from people older than me. Should add it to the trivial things that annoy me too. I can't understand most people where I live but my wife says a lot of people do it when they are talking about money to show off here, however I think it's more likely that people are using face time etc to talk to each other and simply learn that pose of holding the phone rather than putting it up to their ears. In regards to video calling I fucking hate it unless its necessary as it means I have to compose myself and focus on someones face lagging about on the screen.

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I spent a long time working in school-aged childcare. I moved on to policy work a couple of years ago and just before I left we had a few children start whose parent's had used the service when they were at school.

Thought that was a sign of getting old. Then my son came home with a letter to say that his teacher next year will be Miss H. Turns out I looked after Miss H when she was in early primary too. That's a sign of being fucking ancient. 

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7 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

The baby from Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" would be 32 now. 

This has never occurred to me before, but the word "Papa" in this song is really annoying. Who the hell says "Papa" who isn't Latino? 

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I thought they said papi.

A lot of Europeans say papa. And a lot of pop song writers are European. Maybe that's the link?

Edited by Chest Rockwell

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"Written by Brian Elliot with additional lyrics by Madonna". I bet one of those additional lyrics was "Papa".

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I think we should rename this thread reasons to feel depressed

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1 hour ago, gmoney said:

This has never occurred to me before, but the word "Papa" in this song is really annoying. Who the hell says "Papa" who isn't Latino? 

Fivel from An American Tail constantly referred to his dad as 'Papa', and he had your standard, generic american accent (despite being Russian).

Coincidentally, that film being 33 years old makes me feel old.

Edited by Accident Prone

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7 minutes ago, Accident Prone said:

Fivel from An American Tail constantly referred to his dad as 'Papa', and he had your standard, generic american accent.

Yeah, but he's Eastern European. That's pretty integral to the plot. 

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1 minute ago, gmoney said:

Yeah, but he's Eastern European. That's pretty integral to the plot. 

That's hardly Latino though. Always found it off-putting how they diluted Fivel's Russian accent with an American twang.

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1 hour ago, gmoney said:

Who the hell says "Papa" who isn't Latino? 

Posh people. The Royals refer to their fathers like that, pronounced totally differently, of course. 

(Google offers the pronunciation. You can switch between British and American for contrast.)

Edited by Ronnie

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One of the replies to Richard Osman's tweets points out that if The Wonder Years was made now with the same difference back to childhood, it'd be set in 1999.

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20 minutes ago, Accident Prone said:

That's hardly Latino though. Always found it off-putting how they diluted Fivel's Russian accent with an American twang.

Yes, sorry, I had silently conceded Chest's point that Europeans say Papa as well. 

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5 hours ago, Chest Rockwell said:

I thought they said papi.

A lot of Europeans say papa. And a lot of pop song writers are European. Maybe that's the link?

Also, Madonna's Grandparents on her Dad's side were Italian emigrants according to wiki, so she probably did call him Papa 

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