The world has sure changed quite a bit in 20 years…

A simple question asked in an AskReddit forum on Tuesday quickly went viral as respondents pondered: What is a completely rational sentence you could speak today, that if you said 20 years ago, people would think you were insane? The post quickly garnered more than 3,000 responses ranging from technology to politics to culture. On radio this morning, Pat and Stu ran through the list and came up with some of their own.

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“You think about the changes that ever taken place if society over the last 10 years or 15 years or certainly the last 20 years,” Pat said. “I think it was 1994 when the station that we worked at started to get the Internet. And then you think how fast things have evolved since then. It’s unbelievable.”

Below are a few responses that made the “top 200 comments”:

“Hang on. I’m going to Google it.”

“My internet is down so I cant watch TV.”

“I can’t wait for Disney to finish making the next Avengers and Star Wars movies!”

“I have 2,000 followers!”

“Yelp says to try the gluten-free bison burger with kale and quinoa.”

“That gas station is cheaper at $3.79!”

“I’ll just take a picture with my phone real quick!”

When you consider how much has changed in the last five, 10, 15, 20 years, one can only imagine how different the world will be 20 years from now.

“So think of how it’s changed in the last 15 years,” Pat said. “How much more should we expect in the next 15 years.”

“Now all these things are building on top of each other,” Stu concluded. “Once you get going, the speed increases more quickly than before. The advancements happen faster… I mean it’s incredible. And where we’ll be in 10, 15, 20 years is something we can’t comprehend.”

  • landofaahs

    I’m glad you said it has changed because it certainly has not improved. Change does not equal improvement. No matter how much you hope.

    • Tyler

      Are you high? Life is a thousand times better today. I can order things that I need from the comfort of my home and not have to settle for a cheap off brand because the store didn’t have what I needed. I can post from a transition barracks in Qatar, while communicating instantaneously with my family in the US, something that was unimaginable for my dad 20 years ago, not to mention impossible without an immense amount of resources. I can buy as many rifles as I want, with whatever capacity magazine I feel the need to purchase without being forced to buy some ridiculous contraption that can’t have a pistol grip. I can read about the horrible things my government does without being forced to go through mainstream media. I’m not dependant on tv for shows I want to watch or libraries for books I want to read. I can voice a potentially life changing epiphany on a social media site and help someone question the way they’ve been looking at politics. I can show the world the true horrors of war without tv watering it down so the average person can feel good about supporting it. Instead of dealing with the shady jiffy lube guy, I can go on YouTube and figure out how to fix my brake line myself.

      If you truly feel you were better off twenty years ago, you’re living with your head in the sand.

      • tonybigs

        Things are certainly different but are things actually better as a whole with the present technology? “Information” moves *faster* but does that mean *better*? Reports get out quickly but those reports can be misrepresented just as quickly. Terrorist attacks can happen more quickly but so can our response to such attacks. The question being have the total number of deadly attacks increased or decreased?

        Figuratively, we’re “flying by wire” because humans cannot react quickly enough in enough quantity. It seems as if with every advance someone finds a way to misuse the advance and misuse it faster.

        And people want more speed. A speeding bullet is just as blind as those who stand still and cover their eyes.

        • Tyler

          So you’re afraid of the future because people can misuse technology to do bad things?

          Because they couldn’t before?

      • landofaahs

        All those things you like were only here because of freedom. Without freedom those things you love will soon disappear. But were you here 20 or 30 or 50 years ago? If not then I would say you are talking about things you know little about. When I was a kid I could walk the main streets of the State Capital and did not have to worry about drug addicts and looters and robbers. Try that today and see how far you get. But I guess if all you care about is material things, then It is pointless even talking to you. Have a good day and enjoy yourself. I hope you have it many more years.

        • Tyler

          “All those things you like were only here because of freedom”.


          What state capital are you talking about? Violence in the US is on a decline (and nowhere near the murderous rates of the 90’s), and has been since the height of the crack epidemic of the 80’s. (That would be 30 years ago, smack in the middle of your ‘golden age’)

          This was merely an example of what you can do today that you couldn’t in 1994. The list of all the things that are better are infinite, but since you’re so wrapped up in the non-materialistic, here’s a decent website for you;


    Heck, 5 years ago people still believed in Hope & Change…we see how that turned out.

  • vigilant2012

    If you uttered this statement 20 years ago, you would be laughed at, “Our 2 term, black President born in Kenya & raised in Malaysia supports gay marriage and Muslims”

    • Nunya bidness

      Boy the black president really gets under your skin eh?

      • Mike Benton

        Not his “blackness” but his lack of skill. We idolize good Black athletes.

        • BlueMN

          As long as they know their place and don’t get uppity.

          • Nunya bidness


      • Dan Graham

        Liars get under my skin. You dig liars none nuts. That’s a problem.

      • CrazyEddy

        If you truly believe that then you are a racist. For me at least it is his antiamericanism and his determination to make my nation into yet another failed socialist democracy on the European model that condemns him in my eyes. It has nothing to do with either his skin color or the fact that he is an empty suit who use his skin color to gain office and then failed his supporters in the black community. In fact, after this and the previous two administrations I expect presidents to be empty suits holding questionable moral and ethical views.

  • Connor Kenway

    15 years ago I did not think Americans would vote in a Marxist.

    • BlueMN

      Not yet, maybe soon though, comrade.

  • Mike Benton

    15 years ago we believed in “trust but verify”.

  • Slarker

    It seems like we went from paper intensive workplaces, to computer intensive workplaces. All the forms from the paper era are now just transferred to the computer/cloud. When I see four people at a table in a restaurant now, they are all looking at their phones and not each other. Don’t get me wrong, I love today’s technology, but it has opened so many windows into our lives, Peeping Toms’ are going out of business.

  • Lily

    On a completely unrelated note…I am just wondering if Glenn and the crew could pick 2 different advertisers to display on these pages because I am totally grossed out by the “eat this” ad and the wiggly pile of white/grey matter that appears to be maggot infested.for the survival food ad. Am I the only one?

    • Mythslayer

      Hmm, I thought maybe it was Octopi hatching. (Don’t know though)

      • Lily

        They listened!!! Your guess of the octopi hatching is still present, but the other one is gone. Thanks guys; much appreciated :)

        • maureen montgomery

          that God occupy faded away , it was worthless.

  • suz

    i can absolutely live my life without google and, as a matter of fact, i do.


  • Watch it

    How about ‘I couldn’t get your call on my cell phone because it didn’t have enough bars on it”

  • Tyler

    “The government is spying on everything you do”

  • Sam Markie

    Printed books are dead/dying.

    • fawnday

      Not according to all the people coming into my shop. Thatsstore is having a great year in book sales.

  • fawnday

    People buying things online where stores are always open no matter what time it is or on a holiday

  • 2 IT too

    YES —-20 years ago we STILL had an economy

    ————-lucid people were STILL leery of MAO TSE TUNG

    ———————it was STILL possible to eat
    —————————–uncontaminated, NON GMO food.

    ——————there were NO CHEM–trails strangling the skies

    ————-there were NO CELL—towers and TOXIC frequencies
    ————————JAMMING our immune systems

    ————EUGENICS and EXTERMINISM were STILL dirty words.

    ——————-TREASON likewise.

    ——————————- and STIR THY DEEPEST HEED!

    “WE have to DO everything we CAN!
    ———————SILENCE in the face of EVIL! — – –is EVIL!
    —————————————and WE are at WAR!”
    California whistleblower
    Informed Radio

    IT IS.

    WE ARE!

  • 2 IT too

    Books are NOT dead and dying.

    Franchise slum reduction,
    ——————-slice n’ dice ‘SO SHELL’ medea,
    ————-mind control DEBASEMENT op ‘T’ —‘V’,
    ——-weaponized dumb down ‘VAC–scenes’,
    ——————–lobotomy and ‘DISS—traction’ sports culture,
    ———————–massive and relentless PORNIFICATION- – – –
    ———————————-and even more massive Big Pharma- – –
    ——————–and mind numbing, immunity jamming TOXIC frequencies- – –

    ————–the human ability to think, contemplate
    ———————–engender ANY original being or creativity at ALLL
    ———————————IS what’s DYING.

    Remember, the WORLD was CREATED by the WORD.

    Our DYING too is – – – –‘by design’.


    Such are the INTENDED, and —-long planned, ‘CON’–sequences.


    In the NAME of GOD – – – —TAKE HEED!

  • It 2 it 567

    Franchise slum mind control media is OVER.

    WE don’t need ‘friends’ from the TV screen.

    In 2014, the ONLY media is REAL media.

    ————-JEFF RENSE
    ———————PRESTON JAMES
    ———————————-WE ARE CHANGE
    ———————————–ALAN WATT
    ——————————————–RED Ice Radio
    —————————————————–Dr BILL DEAGLE
    ———————————————JOEL SKOUSEN
    ——————————–DEBORAH TAVAREZ
    ———————————————are NOW —-the PRESS.

    This is the 11th hour of RED CHINA handover TREASON
    —————-and now OPEN globalist MAFIA USURPATION.

    And TREASON –like HELL – – – -is FOREVER.

    ————————————-DEAL WITH IT——————————————