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DawnStorm 27 July 2017 05:41 PM

What would Stone Age memes have looked like?
 
If there had been social media in the Stone Age, what kind of glurge/nostalgia/click-yes-if-you-remember crapola would have existed? It's kind of hard to go back any further than the caveman days unless it's a picture of a chimpanzee or some other kind of ape, and says: click yes if this is what what your grandparents looked like! :lol::p

Hmmmm......

Have fun! :D

GenYus234 27 July 2017 05:54 PM

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DawnStorm 27 July 2017 05:59 PM

Good one!! :lol:

thorny locust 27 July 2017 06:32 PM

Nitpicking, but um, no, you wouldn't have been middle aged at 17. You might well have been just past puberty -- I don't think the reasons are entirely understood, but puberty in modern society is generally at significantly earlier ages than it used to be.

An average life expectancy of 34 doesn't mean that nobody gets older than 34. It nearly always means that a whole lot of people never get to be as old as 5.

Sue 27 July 2017 06:45 PM

Are memes supposed to be accurate?

thorny locust 27 July 2017 07:03 PM

They generally aren't accurate; but people do grumble at them on the board for not being so.

I did say I was nitpicking. I agree that the rhino's expression makes the line funny.

GenYus234 27 July 2017 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by thorny locust (Post 1955024)
An average life expectancy of 34 doesn't mean that nobody gets older than 34.

Cavepersons hadn't invented statistics and didn't understand the difference between the mean and outliers. Also, joke. :p

PS. Don't know if anyone else sees this, but I though the rhino's medial horn looked like a conical birthday hat, hence the birthday meme.

thorny locust 27 July 2017 07:28 PM

Hmmm. If the rhino's wearing a party hat, it might be the rhino's birthday.

Rhinos apparently can live to somewhere between 35 and 50, depending on which site one checks in a page of google results; with puberty around 5 to 8. So 17 could arguably be middle aged for a rhino . . . :p

musicgeek 27 July 2017 08:22 PM

I can't tell if it's a birthday hat or not. Guess I'll have to stand closer...

ASL 27 July 2017 08:34 PM

In my day we killed mammoths and rhinos by running them off cliffs, the way the thunder-man who steals the sun intended, not by poking at them with pointy rocks on long shafts like we were making love to it. I hear in the next cave over they don't even bother walking up to the best: they just lunge their sticks at it and hope it bleeds to death. Kids these days... Slackers!

thorny locust 27 July 2017 10:39 PM

Well in my day we didn't need these rocks on sticks or cliffs! We snuck around behind the lions and ate what they left like the One Who Gives Babies intended -- never mind your from-far-places-where-they're-ignorant Thunder-man!

Tootsie Plunkette 27 July 2017 10:52 PM

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GenYus234 27 July 2017 11:11 PM

A true classic:
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Tootsie Plunkette 27 July 2017 11:30 PM

Not really a meme but I saw the image and couldn't resist:

https://i.imgflip.com/1t6rbd.jpg

Lainie 28 July 2017 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ASL (Post 1955038)
In my day we killed mammoths and rhinos by running them off cliffs, the way the thunder-man who steals the sun intended, not by poking at them with pointy rocks on long shafts like we were making love to it.

Sex back then was even worse than I assumed. :lol:

Unless you're into that. . .

Tootsie Plunkette 28 July 2017 07:09 PM

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Plurabelle 29 July 2017 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thorny locust (Post 1955024)
Nitpicking, but um, no, you wouldn't have been middle aged at 17. You might well have been just past puberty -- I don't think the reasons are entirely understood, but puberty in modern society is generally at significantly earlier ages than it used to be.

An average life expectancy of 34 doesn't mean that nobody gets older than 34. It nearly always means that a whole lot of people never get to be as old as 5.

I think it's largely attributed to better nutrition. I hit puberty so early I lost 6 inches off my expected height, but my endocrinologist as a kid said me getting my period at ten was mostly due to me having a much better diet than my parents'.

I would have liked the height, but I ate the veggies instead :)

Mouse 29 July 2017 01:48 AM

"Bah, kids these days. Too impatient to wait for lightning to strike some dry grass or a dead tree. No, they have to build fires themselves."

Lainie 29 July 2017 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Plurabelle (Post 1955166)
I think it's largely attributed to better nutrition. I hit puberty so early I lost 6 inches off my expected height, but my endocrinologist as a kid said me getting my period at ten was mostly due to me having a much better diet than my parents'.

I would have liked the height, but I ate the veggies instead :)

When I got my period at 11, my mom's friend B said "She'll stop growing now," and Mom dismissed it as an "old wives' tale." But she was right.

I'm grateful for the improved nutrition, but I would have liked a few more inches of height, and I certainly would have preferred fewer years of menstruation. I hit menarche during the Nixon administration, menopause during the Obama administration.

thorny locust 29 July 2017 02:40 AM

I got my period at 11 and was, I think, the first one in my class to do so, despite being one of the younger kids in it. That was in the early 1960's.

The school was entirely unprepared for a menstruating sixth-grader. There were no doors on the stalls in the student bathrooms, and I refused to go to school. They offered to let me use the teachers' john, but I said everybody would want to know why I was doing that. So they just let me stay home.

I know some of the reason is thought to be nutritional, but I think there's also suspicion that hormone-mimicking human-created chemicals may be causing some of the effect. I don't think most of us had terrible diets in the 1960's.

Let's see. Should we bring this back on-topic? Kids these days! They don't want to get pregnant as soon as they bleed, they want us to haul moss around to stuff themselves with instead so they can do it over and over without the blood attracting predators!


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