June 14, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1093: Forget (described)

A web comic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

When will we forget?

Based on US Census Bureau national population projections.
Assuming we don’t remember cultural events from before age 5 or 6.
By this year: the majority of Americans will be too young to remember:
2012: The seventies
2013: The Carter presidency
2014: The Reagan shooting
2015: The Falkland Islands war
2016: Return of the Jedi release
2017: The first Apple Macintosh
2018: New Coke
2019: Challenger
2020: Chernobyl
2021: Black Monday
2022: The Reagan Presidency
2023: The Berlin Wall
2024: Hammertime
2025: The Soviet Union
2026: The LA Riots
2027: Lorena Bobbit
2028: The Forrest Gump release
2029: The Rwandan Genocide
2030: OJ Simpson’s trial
2031: Clinton’s reelection
2032: Princess Diana
2033: Clinton’s impeachment
2034: Columbine
2035: Forgot about Dre
2036: 911
2037: VH1′s I Love the 80s
2038: A time before Facebook.
2039: VH1′s I Love the 90s
2040: Hurricane Katrina
2041: The planet Pluto
2042: The first iPhone
2043: The Bush presidency
2044: Michael Jackson
2045: trying to say “Eyjafjallajökull”
2046: The Arab Spring
2047: Anything embarrassing you do today.

Hover Text: “Baby Got Back” turned 20 this year. My favorite nostalgia show is VH1′s ‘I Love The Inexorable March of Time Toward the Grave That Awaits Us All.

Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

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