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People Explain Which Things Don't Exist Anymore But Should

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Nothing lasts forever, unfortunately, and it's not uncommon to long for the things from our past that no longer exist.

Whether it's a snack food from your childhood or a favorite TV show, we all have something that we wish were still around.


Reddit user Aventurion asked the folks over on r/AskReddit:

"What doesn't exist anymore but should?"

10.

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But old school Discovery channel. The one that you could actually learn something from.

-geysers_jose

Old school Animal Planet as well! Back when we had the Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin on the channel just with animals. I always loved that channel as a kid. Man old school Discovery, Animal Planet, and History channels were the best.

-bobyk334

9.

Intermissions during really long movies

-LateralPlanet

I don't get why this doesn't come back.

No one likes having to miss part of a movie to use the bathroom. No one likes having to miss 5 minutes of a movie for a popcorn refill. Just do a 5 minute intermission. It would make moviegoing a better experience.

It wouldn't delay the total time for the movie much at all, either. And it would also prevent more people randomly getting up and leaving during the movie.

I guess the only downside is everyone shuffling in at the 5 minute mark

-SaltySpitoonReg

8.

America used to have a widely-used passenger rail system like European countries have. Some cities had popular tram systems, too. Car companies dismantled all of it so that America would become dependent on their products, leading to what we have today.

We went backward as a nation so that the executives of a few companies could profit.

-XavierMendel

7.

Actual quality products. And I'm not talking about cheap Walmart brand crap being nicer. I fully believe you get what you pay for. Like there's things that I wish I could buy, and I would pay the commensurate high price, that are just high-quality and would last. For a lot of things that option literally doesn't exist anymore.

-jraschke11

6.

The US pandemic response team.

-robeh002

5.

Vine.

I don't know whether this is a cringy opinion to have, but I believe a unique art form was lost when Vine died. That 6-second limit forced people to use creative ways to rapidly tell a story and a lot of hilarious stuff came out of it.

There are a few videos on TikTok that sort of recapture the Vine feel, but I still feel like I'm watching a hollow ghost of something once-great when I watch TikToks.

I'm just glad that people managed to save a ton of the classic Vines in youtube format. Sad that we won't be seeing any new ones unless a 'Vine 2' launches, and even then, I'm not sure it's going to feel the same.

-technitaur

4.

Honest government.

President Carter sold his peanut farm to avoid any conflict of interest before he took office of the US Presidency.

-GT-FractalxNeo

3.

Thylacines. Dodos. Quaggas. Passenger pigeons. Stellar's sea cows. Dusky seaside sparrows. The list goes on.

-yevons_light

2.

Technically Blockbuster still has ONE remaining store open somewhere in Alaska I think, but, I miss Blockbuster. Like back when it was poppin. I miss strolling on over there on Friday, renting a game or two and a movie, get some popcorn and candy. It was always a good experience. I still have my blockbuster card in my wallet tbh. No joke. They demolished the building our local one was in last year finally and built a Walgreens in its place.

RIP Blockbuster, you will forever be missed. ❤️

-Bobaaganoosh

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Saturday morning cartoons. Fox Kids, 1 Saturday Morning, Kids WB, BKN...

I remember watching the CW4Kids block after it replaced Kids WB when I was in my early 20s, and I knew the writing was on the wall. It became Vortexx for a bit, and even that ended by 2014.

-DrFurball

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