The past 38 things can’t stand the test of time

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Have you ever read your old journal and thought to yourself, “oh man, that’s bad, I’m glad no one’s going to see this”? Well, in the age of the Internet, hiding your past mistakes is no longer as easy as burying your diary in a pile of stuff in the attic – someone will remember.

Online people share all sorts of things that might have made sense in the past, but today it’s great. From shoddy product names to asbestos advertising – see all the things of the past that haven’t been tested over time!

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“Going through old slides and found this eerily prophetic pic of my brother, captured late summer 2000”

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The episode of Seinfeld where Elaine is dating a guy who shares a name with a murderer. He keeps getting mistaken for him so she gets him to change his name. She picks up a sports magazine and is trying to find a name for him in there, and comes up with “OJ” (Simpson, she was referring to). The episode was from 93, the murders happened 94.

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All the acceptance speeches thanking Weinstein

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The Edmonton Swastikas, a Canadian girls’ hockey team. c. 1916

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There was an interview with Kevin spacey working with kids and he said he was always looking for the shy kid in the corner.

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Illustration form a Mad Magazine 30 years ago

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The food pyramid

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Those shareable Facebook posts saying you are legally proclaiming that Facebook can’t use your personal information

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Jared Fogle’s Subway ads

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The Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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The whole “cousins” thing they pulled in the english dub of Sailor Moon back in the day with Haruka and Michiru (named “Amara” and “Michelle” in the dub), who were originally written as a lesbian couple.

I know that lesbian couples in a kid’s show would have been a big deal at the time that it came out, but looking back now, they really did a piss-poor job at trying to make their relationship not seem romantic while also claiming they were related

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Older tv shows that joke about psychologists and don’t take them seriously. I’m looking at you Gilmore Girls

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