Then Vs. Now Pics That Will Make You Yearn For The Past

By Kirk Pynchon - October 30, 2018

These picture might make you long for the old days. Let’s face it. The good ol’ days have come and gone. Anything that happens now just sucks, basically. Yep, boohoo, gloom and doom.  Or, on a more positive note, it’s cool to see how much things have changed in such a relatively short time!  Either way, enjoy these 15 pics that show the major differences between then and now!

Dropping Your Phone


But seriously, iPhone, why you gotta do us like this? If we breathe a little too hard on the screen, the screen will crack. Please, make a more shatterproof screen. We live in constant fear of the cracked cell phone screen.

In other news, we’d give almost anything to go back and play Snake again on the old Nokia. Anything except wifi, that is. And not having to text by pushing every number multiple times. On second thought, we’ll stick with the new phones.



The best thing about technology today is that you can use it to look up all the things you miss from your childhood. And buy them. And sell them when you realize that things aren't quite as magical as you remembered. But still more magical than the "toys" that they have now.

Also, let's take a moment to appreciate that this image was also likely made on MS Paint, which is now also a thing of the past. RIP, Paint, we miss making fun weird swirly art on you when we were kids. 

Your Facebook Feed


You know you're getting older when your Facebook friends start having kids on purpose. Just wait until the day when your friends' kids get a Facebook. Then you'll really know it's time to reevaluate your life. If your Facebook feed hasn't already turned into this, that is.

If it hasn't, hold out as long as you can. Who wants all those boring babies and a sweet, loving family? That's for squares. Those partying pictures are obviously what life is really all about. Duh. 

That baby in the middle is already thinking about it, if you couldn't tell by the look on her face.



Why watch a concert when you can watch a poor quality video of that concert? And at that concert, you can watch other people watching that concert through a screen?

In fact, why even go to a concert? Why even LIVE? Who cares!

Listening to Music


Now that everyone just plays their music through their phone speakers, we don’t even need headphones anymore! Progress! Welcome to the future! What will 2018 hold in store for us? We’re on the edge of our seats.

Also because we can’t see.

George Lucas


Hey, but on the bright side, at least we got that lovable scamp Jar Jar Binks, right? Right? No?

He should also be sitting on a big pile of money, because with all the reboots that they’re doing, he’s going to be making bank for the rest of his life and into a galaxy far far away.



I can’t wait to see what the year 2020 brings!

Wait, yes I can. I’m fine waiting.

Let’s go back to the early 2000s please, shall we?  Back when romance really was ROMANCE and kids put in actual personal attention and work to get the attention of someone they liked.

Video Games


Back in the day, you had to spend hours unlocking all the characters in a game. Now, you just have to spend all your money. I have a lot more to say on this matter.

If you’d like to read it, just send me $5.99!



Things art critics have to ask these days:

1. Is this art or litter?

2. Are you sure?

3. …But are you sure?

Because that last one looks a lot like an accidental printing error I made last week…



Listening to your parents talk about "getting a job" as if that's something that people just do....

Good luck, though!

You're going to need it.

Parents these days just don't understand.

What Girls Wear


Jokes on them. I still dress like I did when I was 14. Take that, Internet! But this means that 14-year-old girls these days dress way better than I do. Dang it.

Now I don’t know how to feel about any of this.



That’s right, TLC used to be called The Learning Channel. And you could actually learn things from it. Useful things!

Not things like “What is a pageant flipper?”

TV Wardrobes


Man, things sure have changed. Who can we trust?! What can we wear?! Oh, that’s right. We can just keep dressing like a 14-year-old girl. Wait, we think that came out wrong.

We’re so confused.

Missed Phone Calls


This only happens on the rare occasion that you actually call someone. Instead of just texting them. And by rare I mean “nonexistent.”

Now, if they ignore your text, that definitively means that they actually hate you.

Getting Mail


Honestly, at this point we’d even be excited to get an email that wasn’t either spam or work-related. Same goes for snail mail.

Is it too late to become a hermit?