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Old 01-25-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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2013 is the 50th Anniversary of A Lot of Things

So, for some reason today, I was thinking about how 2013 is the 50th anniversary of 1963.

This was all spurred by seeing that this year is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" in a bank last week.

That just struck me in a really weird way. It had never felt like it was THAT long ago until now. I remember being a kid, and learning about it, and it was only 30-ish years ago. It was a long time ago, for my kid mind, but I never felt like it was an OLD event, per se. It all felt like modern history.


And, it still does, but 50 years is a LONG time ago.



And, I got to thinking...






What else that feels relatively "modern" is actually pretty old now?


"Please, Please Me" - The Beatles
"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - Bob Dylan
The debut of Iron Man.
The Kennedy Assassination
"Dr. No" came out.



I dunno, it just doesn't feel like those things those things are half a century old now.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963




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Old 01-25-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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fiddy yrs and mlk's dream ain't never come true what are you doing america
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:30 AM   #3
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Fifty years is not even close to a 'long long' time ago...

Other than that, interesting anniversary happenings.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:32 AM   #4
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I thought X-men was older than 50 years..huh.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:46 AM   #5
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fiddy yrs and mlk's dream ain't never come true what are you doing america


Off topic: In your avatar, is she saying, "You stupid cunt"?

50 years and 10 days ago my mother was born, that's all I have
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:48 AM   #6
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Off topic: In your avatar, is she saying, "You stupid cunt"?

50 years and 10 days ago my mother was born, that's all I have
No, but that'd be kinda hot.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:56 AM   #7
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50th anniversary of Doctor Who!

EDIT: Oh wow, Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Karl Malone all turn/turned 50 this year.

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #8
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50th anniversary of Doctor Who!

EDIT: Oh wow, Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Karl Malone all turn/turned 50 this year.
What makes me feel old is that I remember watching all of them on TV playing.

Of course, I'm sure they feel older
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What makes me feel old is that I remember watching all of them on TV playing.

Of course, I'm sure they feel older


Sounds like you've got Spacejam fever
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:42 AM   #10
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I read "50 years ago" and thought of 1953
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It's 50 years since Bruce McLaren started his f1 team.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:42 AM   #12
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Holy shit!

Johnny Depp is 50 this year?
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Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) came out 20 years ago. That's pretty crazy.
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Charles Barkley's almost 50. To think, earlier today during the Clippers/Suns game he was talking about how he gets waxes and manicures. Actually called himself a metrosexual


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abingt...rict_v._Schempp

You can't be in education without hearing about this case. Weird its 50 years old
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I read "50 years ago" and thought of 1953


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Brad Pitt turns 50 this year.
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