17+ People Who Are Doing Things Retro

There are many people out there who despair of the modern-day and yearn for simpler times! However, in my experience, these people are simply those who had shares in Blockbuster video.

Whether you yearn for the old days, or simply wish to be a child again, here are 17+ people who miss the good old days!

"Ditch Netflix be vintage."

Reddit | draco123465

That is one hell of a last-ditch effort at trying to breathe life into this dying industry, fair play!

"(Forty)Three-year-old me, getting that AT-AT I've been wanting since I was two."

Reddit | notcabron

You're never too old for an AT-AT. However, always remember that an AT-AT is for life, not just for Christmas!

"8 year old just realized that since he got an adult meal he doesn't get the free ice cream that comes with the kid's meals."

Reddit | cobbers83

The real world is a cruel and unforgiving place! If only we could all live a life of kids' meals and free ice cream forever!

"20 Years Difference."

Reddit | snapetom

And, once you're in that stranger's car, head to a bar to meet another stranger that you met on a shallow dating website.

"My mom said this was one of my favorite things to do as a child."

Reddit | gronkaflomarous

As a kid, you can do this sort of thing without scorn, but I walk around the shop like this just once as an adult and I'm branded a "weirdo" for life!

"Volunteered at my 9 year old's day camp. Asked him this morning to pack us a lunch. I really regret not checking what he had packed..."

Reddit | JephriB

I miss the days when I could just eat crap like this all day every day and not worry about how much I was destroying my lifespan.

"Blockbuster has made it onto vintage tees. It is finally at rest."

Reddit | Desertanimal

Christ, of all of the things on this list that has really made me feel old, this is it! Does anyone else still have their Blockbuster card lying around?

"These parents today and what they name their kids!"

Reddit | GavinWakeUpCall

Well, I know for a fact what I will be calling my first child now. I can just imagine them saying in Starbucks, "Coffee for Manipulatives!"

"This is my 4 day old niece. She's only pooped once her entire life."

Reddit | StarFoxN64

I remember the good old days when I had only pooped once. I was still so full of hope! Not like nowadays.

"Everything I've ever learned is telling me to dig."

Reddit | dominushh

As a child, I know that I would have been completely elated to see something like this! Now, I just think, "I wonder how that will affect the grass on that specific spot."

"Finally found a use for my old T.V!"

Reddit | rony20000

Looking back, it is easy to forget how damn big TVs were! They'd take up an entire corner of any room!

"Got my boyfriend this vintage pulsar calculator watch for christmas. Waiting in line at Best Buy and he says he has something to show me."

Reddit | Radiantlyred

I don't think that I know a single person in my entire life who didn't type this on an old calculator at some point.

Old Friends!

Reddit | Ketchup_for_dinner

Some people just cannot handle the stardom and end up turning to drink and spending all of their time in bars. Barney was no exception.

"Found this vintage record in my grandpa's garage. 'Use Safety Guard' by Toledo. Listened to it last night, I didn't know he liked dubstep."

Reddit | netchemica

Yeah, that's quite a rough album to listen to! Also, you'd better have spare needles for your record player, as this record has a habit of tearing through them!

"Jokingly wrote 'Toys for Andrew' on my mom's grocery list. I'm 21 years old."

Reddit | ktu6

I wish that I could go back to the days when I would occasionally get toys during the weekly grocery shop. Now I just buy groceries.

"At work today I secretly watched a fifth grader add the letter 'F' to art and quietly snicker to himself all the way back to class. Classic."

Reddit | nissi395

No matter how far we get as a society, and no matter how much people say children change from generation to generation, it is good to know that this kind of thing is always funny.

"My friend found a new use for his old flip phones."

Reddit | SuperDeemon

I've been looking for a use for all of the old flip phones that I have in that one drawer in my kitchen! I don't know why I keep them all but I just do.

"Found one of my parent's old phones. Handed to my little brother and he says, 'Why did you give me a walkie talkie?'."

Reddit | Zxc211

The very first phone that I got had an aerial sticking out of the top of it, which just seems completely insane now.

"The early 90's were confusing times for some kids."

Reddit | GrizzlyZissou

I know a lot of people who yearn for the return of the '90s, however, I want you to look at this picture and realize that it wasn't all good!

"Now this is a rule I can get behind."

Reddit | gravydavy

I cannot imagine how weird it would be now seeing people in a club without their phones out. I can only imagine it would be a much freer experience!

"History professor teaches about the first man in space."

Reddit | OMGLMAOWTF_com

I like what they're trying to get across here however, unironically writing "#insane" is, quite frankly, an unforgivable offense.

"Tomato plant is killing it. Was going to make classic tomato soup until I noticed my big jalapeno harvest. Having salsa instead boys!"

Reddit | jerkyballs

Nothing like the rewarding feeling of eating things that you have grown and harvested yourself! I mean, I've never done it but I'm assuming it feels good.

"We have officially come full circle."

Reddit | kxnnaray

Ah, how I yearn for the days when people weren't complete and utter asshats! Actually...has there ever been a time when that was the case?

"The tides have turned."

Reddit | Plebsplease

Pfft, I say we need to bring back the days when kids were the ones wasting time on their phones. Nobody wants kids knowing things and learning. That's just stupid!

Looking Good For 88!


Can you imagine being stuck behind this car when you were running late? I cannot fathom how annoying that message would be in that instance.

"Today's Kids will never understand the struggle..."

Reddit | beastbobby2k1

I remember waiting for days to try and download the trailer for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. How disappointing that was.

"Kids of today. In the original caption, he said his daughter has only seen these in movies."

Reddit | apaxtino

Is it just me that doesn't see payphones as that old of a thing? I mean, I never use them but I'm aware that they're still around!

"I've waited my entire life to see someone actually try this."

Reddit | dazthecat

Time was, you would see hundreds of kids wandering around dressed like this getting up to all sorts of mischief! However, this is sadly not the case nowadays! They're all inside playing computer games and such! *Shakes fist angrily at window

"The old fashioned way."

Reddit | Teowulf

Ooft, imagine the days of actually having to plan meticulously where and when to meet someone, and not just being able to call/text someone to inevitably say you're going to be late.

"The kids were told to dress like they were 100 years old for their 100th day of school so my son got a haircut."

Reddit | mikal83

What are they teaching in schools nowadays that has kids so stressed that they age prematurely?

"Clippy! Is that you?"

Reddit | DragonCz

Oh, Clippy, what sage advice could you bestow upon me? You're the only person I trust to fix all of this. Please enlighten me.

"My mother made me the 2 year old outfit and the 39 year old outfit."

Reddit | Sluggerknuckles

And though you might not have thought it was possible, you're killing it more now than you did the first time. Sailor outfits never go out of style.

"My 12-year-old’s sense of humor."

Reddit | Cafen8ed

What, am I supposed to be scared of a printer? Oh nooo, what'll it do, refuse to work when I need it most? It does that already.

"Watching home videos."

Reddit | dekokode

"Man, my great grandad was huge. Crazy to think I have T-Rex DNA in me."

"You sure do, honey. You're terrifyingly ferocious just like he was."

"My 17-year-old student has this on his desk today."

Reddit | malak_oz

We may laugh now, but he'll be the one laughing when he's retired but still rich as hell thanks to decades of saving.

"My friend's grandma put a magazine cut out of Leonardo DiCaprio over her late (and not so nice) husband's face."

Reddit | Greentechbuilder

As far as retro photoshop goes, she did a really good job! The handle and shadows are perfect. Way to be, Grandma.

"I drive an 'old man car' so I decided to get an appropriate sticker."

Reddit | coreyisthename

This means you have to start looking the part, too. I'm talking hair, clothes, get some thick glasses, and a cane to top it off.

"My friend just bought a new house. The old owners must have been geniuses."

Reddit | AlliumVineale

That plus the tiger-print mat? These people were really living the life of luxury here.

"I'm a 42-year-old male. I grew up with female cousins. Look what they used to do to me."

Reddit | SiPee

What do you mean? You look fabulous! Your cousins did you well! Blue is really your color.

"An old school joke from the '30s."

Reddit | mike_pants

I don't think news publications today would run something like this. This is too funny and entertaining.

"Past roommate punched a hole in the door. New roommate fixed it."

Reddit | morbidhoagie

Who needs constructive life skills when you have a printer, some tape, and a sense of humor?

"I just swaddled my 6’3” 17-year-old son. He was jealous of his 21” 3 day old sister."

Reddit | BertJPDXBKLN

What, are we all about to sit here and lie and say that being swaddled doesn't sound amazing right now? That's peak coziness.

Nostalgia Factor.

Reddit | AlexzanderZone

When starting to use new technology the transition can be hard! A good ol' spiral cable can remind anyone of when times, and phones, were simpler.

"Kids today will never know the hardships of each week having to overcook a fresh hardboiled egg yolk for the computer mouse."

Reddit | taranasus

This was always a nightmare! I used to go through so many eggs each week just to keep the mouse working!

"Here's me, going full 'Murica in 3rd grade."

Reddit | FunkAMediC

I really hope this was for Independence Day, because even back then there was no excuse for an outfit like this.