How quickly it becomes retro
04nov2011: I'm at a coffeehouse thinking about natural kinds. Getting my refill, I had this conversation:
The Girl Behind the Counter: What's that on your sweatshirt?
Me: It's Trogdor. [...] A dragon. [...] From the internet.
TGBtC: Is that a meme?
Me: It's from Homestarrunner, which used to be a thing.
TGBtC: Oh. I'd have to look it up, then.
I got this sweatshirt several years ago, when Homestarrunner was still updating. It used to be that people - the girl behind the counter included - would often recognize it and react positively. The inevitable turnover behind the counter means that the girl behind the counter now is a new and different one. Pop culture references from the early 2000s are already retro.
Damn kids, with their dragon ignorance and their not being old. Bah!