If you were born between 1985 and today, there is a good chance you never learned how to read an analog clock. (You know, the round thing with hands?)
It used to be taught in schools, but these days, schools have bigger fish to fry, and analog clocks are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
But Jimmy Kimmel, ever out to show that people have really lost their marbles in this day and age, stopped young people on the street to try and make them read analog clocks.
The results were disastrous.
Can Young People Read a Clock? youtu.be
Only one person got remotely close.
Twitter is one giant sad face reaction.
@jimmykimmel These people are voting— P Gosai (@P Gosai) 1559134645.0
@jimmykimmel Ugg this makes me sad— Miss Wendy🥌 (@Miss Wendy🥌) 1559133414.0
@jimmykimmel NOPE THEY CAN'T WRITE IN CURSIVE EITHER!— Chris (@Chris) 1559134571.0
@jimmykimmel Just too sad! https://t.co/EJF9yMwUW9— ~ Jessica Span ~ (@~ Jessica Span ~) 1559134707.0
@jimmykimmel @presentingrich_ Not. Good.— AKM (@AKM) 1559138373.0
One of the young women said her teachers at University of Texas, Arlington, would be so disappointed that she hadn't read a clock like that since elementary school.
@jimmykimmel https://t.co/VDSoj60hJu— luke mccluskie (@luke mccluskie) 1559134075.0
@jimmykimmel Holy moly! It's a world phenomenon! Here in Brazil, it's the same thing!— Tatiana Koerich Rondon (@Tatiana Koerich Rondon) 1559134028.0
@jimmykimmel Nice to start the day with a laugh— Debby500 (@Debby500) 1559133728.0
@jimmykimmel Are you kidding me?— 𝐖𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐲 🍥 (@𝐖𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐲 🍥) 1559133865.0
@jimmykimmel How to feel old https://t.co/UQfnZyCvpy— Rolzz (@Rolzz) 1559133595.0
@jimmykimmel Amazing people can’t read an analog clock— Jayson (@Jayson) 1559134404.0
Basic curriculum no longer includes teaching kids how to read analog clocks, leaving it up to parents.
@jimmykimmel “Am or pm?” https://t.co/WbqL9N50KY— Sheema (@Sheema) 1559140950.0
@jimmykimmel This is what our world has come to... #WednesdayThought Do better. Be better— Rocque.Joshua (@Rocque.Joshua) 1559139901.0
@jimmykimmel Y’all edit out those of us who can read clocks. This is coming from the same generation that needs h… https://t.co/UOdMii3mH1— Lauren💋 (@Lauren💋) 1559133735.0
@jimmykimmel It’s not state standard, but it is still taught. In any case, parents should step up to the plate and… https://t.co/W9kJD8zpQS— mw (@mw) 1559140996.0
@jimmykimmel This is very sad.— Jim Cure (@Jim Cure) 1559141835.0
The simple fact is, time has left analog clocks behind.
Frankly, with so much digital technology at our disposal, it's no longer important to be able to read analog clocks. Most everything is centralized on our phones, including alarms, kitchen timers, and anything else we may used analog for in the past
Onward and upward!
Parents Prank Their Kids By Pretending To Eat All Of Their Halloween Candy—And Here Come The Meltdowns
Like family dinners during Thanksgiving or fireworks on the Fourth of July, Jimmy Kimmel's annual Halloween prank video has become a tradition that people can look forward to the year round. This year, Kimmel asked parents once again to tell their children that they ate all their Halloween candy while filming their children's reactions. As always, the reactions, which range from screams to eerily calm words of disappointment, were priceless.
YouTube Challenge - I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2018 youtu.be
Fans were as excited as ever to see the return of the prank!
@jimmykimmel I love these every year it’s hilarious— e_diminuco (@e_diminuco) 1541165326.0
@jimmykimmel Classic!!! Love it every year!— Maritza A. Rosario (@Maritza A. Rosario) 1541203038.0
@jimmykimmel One of my favorite parts of Halloween! The tricks!!! 😂— glk (@glk) 1541166593.0
@jimmykimmel Halloween is SO much more enjoyable when we have this to look forward to the next day. #dontstop— T Taylor (@T Taylor) 1541130903.0
This year's video had some classic lines, including one boy who sent his parents to their room for misbehaving.
@jimmykimmel Go to your room 😂— Jacqueline M Martin (@Jacqueline M Martin) 1541130628.0
@jimmykimmel “I’m tellin’ ya, candy just isn’t that great.” 😂😂😂😂😂— mary zook (@mary zook) 1541176095.0
Of course, the highlight every year is probably the kind-hearted children who immediately forgive their parents for their betrayal.
@jimmykimmel Props to all the parents raising wonderful kids, who forgive immediately and tell their moms, that the… https://t.co/hosLoEj5MT— Tim M (@Tim M) 1541145006.0
@jimmykimmel I just saw this and it melted my heaft. The chi!even varied. But, the forgiving one, and the boy who s… https://t.co/lhier49lBn— Susan Moore (@Susan Moore) 1541141584.0
@jimmykimmel Ahhh another way to judge parents and their kids lol All the ones that hit and cry vs the ones that are chill. lol— Yumikiko📎 (@Yumikiko📎) 1541138419.0
As surely as Kimmel's yearly prank racks up millions of views on YouTube, it garners blowback every year for its supposed cruelty to the children.
@jimmykimmel Kids work hard for candy, sometimes overcoming stranger anxiety & shyness to do so. They are forced to… https://t.co/puX0TG7v0e— Karen M Hatch (@Karen M Hatch) 1541155864.0
@jimmykimmel Not a fan of being an internet social justice warrior but as a father of a 7 year old daughter I could… https://t.co/VVVCg9UmPB— Mules (@Mules) 1541162791.0
@jimmykimmel It’s abuse. Stop.— Paula Zimmerman 🖖🏼🦋 (@Paula Zimmerman 🖖🏼🦋) 1541148077.0
One way 2018's video was different, however: some of the kids are finally catching on that their candy isn't eaten. They've seen Kimmel's previous seven videos and know its just a prank.
@jimmykimmel The little wise guy who emerges from the back room: "Oh, no. This is fake. I know this." 🤣😀— Marelisa Fabrega (@Marelisa Fabrega) 1541131598.0
@jimmykimmel Wait Jimmy Kimmel how many years do you think you’re going to get away with this?— Tony Gray (@Tony Gray) 1541130626.0
Now begins the countdown to Halloween 2019's prank. Hopefully, by then, people will finally understand the dominance of the horizontal video.
@jimmykimmel we really need to stop vertical videos before they ruin the world...— l------l (@l------l) 1541130502.0
@jimmykimmel You should also tell parents to not film in vertical!— Simranjot Sandhu (@Simranjot Sandhu) 1541159953.0