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People Imagine What It'll Be Like To Explain 2017 To Their Grandkids One Day

We can all agree on that. But it's really interesting to consider: what is it like to live through a dark part of history? For example, how did people who lived their day to day lives during World War II feel?

Redditor smol-egg-pls was also curious, and asked:

The year is 2090, how will you describe 2017 to your grandkids?

Here were some of the answers, ya whippersnappers.

Old Man Yells At Cloud

I'd be 115 years old so if I were still alive and coherent enough to speak; I'm pretty sure my description of 2017 would closely resemble a speech made by Grandpa Simpson.

Twas.

"It was lit, my dear beloved fam."

Incoherent

If I lived that long it would probably be:

"baa...hgaaa...aargh...oooh...etc"

The Growing Price

You could buy real chocolate from the corner store... with pocket change. You could enjoy real coffee without taking out a loan.

Revenge of Skynet

ooohhh children, how young you are. I feel bad this is what the world has become, when I was a kid, we could go wherever we wanted, we weren't locked up by robots. robots served us instead... then Mecha-Hitler and Zombie Mao just, they just... I can't talk about that... 2019 was the last good year, and I hope you can live days as free as those one day

Canadia

No body ever saw it coming... I remember when the USA was the Global Superpower of the day, freedom and democracy reigned supreme in the world... After the 2nd Great Depression then the collapse and subsequent balkanization of the United States into smaller states, it happened... Canada attacked. I always knew they had been too good for too long. They invaded and flooded into the former United States with speed akin to that of the German blitzkrieg. No one was strong enough to stop them. Upon acquiring so much land, population and resources they started world war 3. Now we all live under the Canadian Empire, the past was so much better kids.

True 90s Kids

"only 90s kids will remember this"

then I die.

Bleak

See, there used to be this thing called the United States...

Are You A God?

2017 set the stage for God-Emperor Kushner to take control of the Union in 2036 and end the madness. We are eternally thankful.

The Truth

And no one expected Donald Trump to become president, but yeah. That happened.

Always A War

the entire year held the collective vibe of a history textbook paragraph titled 'before the war'

Calming

"Well, kids, 2017 was....give me a minute, grandpa's gonna need a couple of percocet for this one."

Still Alive

"Back then people still died from aging. Thank goodness that will never happen to you"

Molecule Movement

Back in my day, we had to use legs to move from point a to point b. You lucky bastards can just teleport in a blink of an eye.

Anarchy

"You could get into almost any building without even having to show the police your ID or finger print or retina scan. You could pay for stuff with cash and have no record of you ever buying it. Personal relationship laws weren't even in place yet. Such barbarism."

Memetastic

I'll be 93 years old. And I won't shut up about the memes from the 2010s.

Research

"Back in my day, we didn't have these fancy 'cybernetic implants!' If we wanted to know something, we had to find a computer and typeit in to Google dot com, and we liked it!"

Capitalism

They were rough times. We went to these places where we did stuff in exchange for something called money for 8 hours a day. This money was then used to go to other people and get the food and clothing we needed to live. We didn't have robots and AI to do everything for us. It was lit.

Promoting

Back in my day a lot of people tried to get rich by doing Youtube some did it well, some got lucky and some failed because no-one found their channel.

Love In The Time Of Tinder

Relationships were hard work. We had to swipe right and sometimes we used to super like by accident

Planning Ahead

I've been saving YouTube videos for 2 years, some public, some private. I plan to show my kids and have them do the same to show their kids me and them. Continue that until YouTube closes down, then just save all the videos and continue forever.

We're in a social media world, my grandkids will get the benefits of that.

A Different Earth

"Back in the day, we could still go out without being afraid of burning to death. There were seasons, and frozen water falling from the sky. We were allowed to travel wherever we wanted, without gps-chips that only allow us to stay in a certain area. If we disagreed, it would be resolved by the court, not by playing chess against the great king. There was no great wall, borders could ne crossed. Injuries hurt, and the individual HP level did not exist. Death was brought upon ppl by accident or age, respawns were not possible. The classes were decided by money, not levels. Oh what a carefree time it was. Level up, children. " /goes into permanent sleep mode

True Millennial Problems

Ill show them my soundcloud likes to describe the music that was poppin of the time. Tell them about the social media apps our lives revolved around. Then explain how i was 18, fresh into college, and that all i remember is the stress from that english 1A final research paper

This Seems Familiar

It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy....

A Trial

The Dark Ages of the 21st century.

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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