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  • Remember When the Trial Subscription Was Really a Trial?
  • Remember When You Knew Where Your Photos Were Stored?
  • Remember When You Could Eat Inside a Restaurant?
  • Remember Your First Zoom Meeting?
  • Remember When You Did Not Have to Wear a Mask?
  • Remember When Kids Went to School at School?
  • Remember When You Didn’t Have to Sanitize Your Cheerios?
  • Remember When This Avengers Movie Wasn’t Everywhere?
  • Remember When People Kept Grain in Grain Silos?
  • Remember When You Weren’t Asked to Rate Every Experience?
  • Remember When Live Entertainment Was the Only Entertainment?
  • Remember Retail Stores?
  • Remember That Mysterious Space Object?
  • Remember When We Didn’t Need A Planetary Protection Officer?
  • My Slogan Was Published In the New York Times!
  • Remember When We All Had Chips Surgically Implanted?
  • Remember When You Could Vote to Leave the European Union and Not Regret It?
  • Remember When Everyone Wasn’t in Contact With the Russians?
  • Remember When Antarctica Wasn’t Falling Apart?
  • Remember When You Could Fire the FBI Director Without Getting a Lot of Flak?
  • Remember When the President Lived at the White House?
  • Remember When It Seemed Like Christmas Was Far Away?
  • Remember When There Wasn’t All This Hacking of Emails?
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Remember When People Proofread?
  • Remember When It Was Safe to Eat Processed Meat?
  • Remember When You Couldn’t Reconstruct a Rat Brain?
  • Remember When People Didn’t Grow Plants on Their Heads?
  • Remember When You Had Never Heard of a Leap Second?
  • Remember When You Couldn’t Get a Head Transplant?
  • Remember Shopping on Black Friday?
  • Remember When People Read Poems on Halloween?
  • Remember Smallpox?
  • Remember When You Could Send a Spaceship to Mars for Only $75 million?
  • Big Announcement
  • Remember When the Internet Was Anonymous?
  • Remember When Your School Got Its Own Tank?
  • Remember When the World Cup Wasn’t On?
  • Remember When People Did Not Put Pictures of Their Kids on Facebook?
  • Remember When Virtual Reality Was More Virtual Than Reality?
  • Remember the Cold War?
  • Remember When Extinction Was Permanent?
  • Remember Privacy?
  • Remember When Delivery By Drones Was Not Within the Realm of the Possibile?
  • Remember When the Affordable Care Act Wasn’t In the News Every Day?
  • Remember When the Government Wasn’t Shut Down?
  • The Yom Kippur Post
  • The Rosh Hashanah Post
  • Remember When You Could Twerk and Not Cause a Worldwide Scandal?
  • Remember When Restaurant Service in France Was Gruff?
  • The Private Universe of Shopping Carts
  • Remember When Stores Couldn’t Track You Within the Store?
  • Remember When Luggage Didn’t Have Wheels?
  • Remember When You Needed a Cell Phone to Record Someone in Public?
  • Remember When You Didn’t Have to Create a Profile Everywhere You Go?
  • Remember Spring?
  • Remember When There Was No Pope?
  • Remember When Smartphone Protectors Weren’t A Cottage Industry?
  • Remember When the Toilet Worked, Part I?
  • Remember When Football Was Dangerous?
  • Remember When You Had Never Heard of a Fiscal Cliff?
  • Remember Twinkies?
  • Remember When Black Friday Took Place on Friday?
  • Remember Election Night?
  • Remember Life Before Catastrophic Hurricanes?
  • Remember When Interest Rates Were Positive?
  • Remember When Debates Involved Debating?
  • Remember When I Started This Blog?
  • Remember When News Was News?
  • Remember High Top Sneakers?
  • Remember When There Were No Zip Cars?
  • Remember When You Didn’t Have to Swerve Around People on Bicycles?
  • Remember the Olympics?
  • Remember When There Was Only One Type of Post-It Note?
  • Remember When There Were No Interactive Graphics?
  • Remembering My Aunt Helen
  • Remember When Playgrounds Were Dangerous?
  • Remember Life Before Greek Yogurt?
  • Remember Being 13 and Drunk?
  • Remember When There Weren’t All These Crasher Shows?
  • Remember When There Weren’t a Million Types of Water Bottles?
  • Remember When You Had Never Heard of Austerity Measures?
  • Remember Mad Cow Disease?
  • Remember William Shakespeare?
  • Remember When You Didn’t Have to Worry About Online Tracking?
  • Remember When You Could See Around Most Vehicles?
  • Remember Trapper Keepers?
  • Remember When Sugar Wasn’t the New Cocaine?
  • Remember When We Were Slaves in Egypt?
  • Remember When the Police Couldn’t Track You With Your Cellphone?
  • Remember When There Weren’t All These Mediums?
  • Remember the Etch A Sketch?
  • Remember When You Didn’t Hunger For The Hunger Games?
  • Remember When You Didn’t See Those “26.2” Stickers On Cars?
  • Remember Julius Caesar?
  • Remember Renting Movies At the Video Store?
  • Remember the President’s Fitness Test?
  • Remember When Television Programs Didn’t Have Animated Promos For Other Programs?
  • Remember When There Weren’t All These Fitness Devices?
  • Remember What Made You Fall in Love With the Movies?
  • Remember When Mr. Coffee Was the Only Coffee Maker?
  • Remember When No One Cared Where Their Food Was From?
  • Remember How You Used to Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
  • Remember Whitney Houston? (A Tribute)
  • Remember When People Didn’t Have Cameras in Their Cell Phones?
  • Remember Life Before Super Bowl XLVI (46)?
  • Remember When Pitches Were Just For Movies: Digesting the Writer’s Digest Conference (Part 3)
  • Remember When Genre Was Genre: Digesting the Writer’s Digest Conference 2012 (Part 2)
  • Remember Life Before Memory Sticks: Digesting the Writer’s Digest Conference (Part 1)
  • Remember When Television Screens Weren’t Measured in Acres?
  • Remember When You Could Buy Things Without Being Asked to Write a Review?
  • Remember When People Were Quiet in Libraries?
  • Remember When You Couldn’t Buy Things Online?
  • Remember When There Weren’t Any House Shows?
  • Remember Old Fashioned Hand Dryers?
  • Remember Elementary School Teachers?
  • And Now, A Few Last Minutes With Andy Rooney
  • Remember Trick-or-Treating on Halloween?
  • Remember When You Didn’t Have to Worry About Identity Theft?
  • Remember When There Were No “TIPS” Jars?
  • Remember When Roommates Were Random?
  • Remember When Cough Syrup Wasn’t a Controlled Substance?
  • Remember Liner Notes?
  • Remember When Life Wasn’t Consumed by Facebook?
  • Remember When You Had Never Heard of a Debt Ceiling?
  • Remember When People Read Only Physical Books?
  • Remember Telephone Books?
  • Remember When We Didn’t Have Piles of Chargers and Power Cords?
  • Growing Old With Derek Jeter
  • Life Without the U.S. Mail
  • You’ve Been Sued Via Facebook
  • Remember Your First Summer Job?
  • Mash-Up, June 11: Graduation
  • Of Ice and Men
  • Is Your Dad Embarrassing?
  • Staying Sane at Chuck E. Cheese’s
  • Mash-Up, June 4: Kristen Lamb, How to Write Funny, Paul Johnson
  • The Facebook Page Neurotic
  • From Seditionist to Blogger
  • Remember Happy Meals?
  • Mash-Up, May 28: David Bouchier, Clay Morgan, Leanne Shirtliffe
  • Why the iPhone is Perfect for Writers
  • How I Started Blogging
  • Remember Using Paper Maps?
  • Remember Action Figures?
  • Remember Lunchboxes?
  • Remember Typewriters?
  • Remember When It Was Fun To Go To the Movies?
  • Remember Playing Board Games?
  • Remember When Video Games Did Not Feature Flying Body Parts?
  • Remember When Wishing Someone a Happy Birthday Was Not Done Digitally?
  • Remember Y2K?
  • Remember Wearing Fanny Packs?
  • Remember Napster?
  • Remember When Containers Were Easy To Open?
  • Remember When Drinking Was a Novelty?
  • Remember When People Passed Notes in Class?
  • Remember When You Could Go To the Supermarket Without Being Offered Something You Didn’t Want?
  • Remember When URLs Did Not Change?
  • Remember When You Weren’t Offered A Rewards Card at Every Store?
  • Remember When Memory Was Not the Hottest Topic Around?
  • Remember Your First Answering Machine?
  • Remember Audio Cassette Tapes?
  • Remember When You Could Bring Lip Gloss On An Airplane?
  • Remember When Airplane Meals Were Included With the Price of the Ticket?
  • Remember Choose Your Own Adventure Books?
  • Remember Voltron?
  • Remember Writing With Pen and Paper?
  • Remember When You Could Not Instantly Settle Arguments on the Internet?
  • Remember Garbage Pail Kids?
  • Remember Snap Bracelets?
  • Remember When Garbage Was Garbage?
  • Remember When Cameras Used Film?
  • Remember When It Was Cool To Bend the Bills of Baseball Caps?
  • Remember Non-Electric Toothbrushes?
  • Remember When People Shoveled Their Driveways With Shovels?
  • Remember Playing Hangman?
  • Remember When We Did Not Have To Remember A Million Passwords?
  • Remember the Year 2010?
  • Remember When Car Headlights Weren’t Blinding?
  • Remember When Kids Drank Soda?
  • Remember When Snow Was Fun?
  • Remember When There Was a New Post Here Every Day?
  • Remember When People Ate Apples?
  • Remember When Only Infants Had to Ride in Car Seats?
  • Remember When Playgrounds Were Not Made of Plastic?
  • Remember When Computer Printers Printed on That Paper That Had Perforated Edges With Holes?
  • Remember When “You Can’t Do That On Television” Was On Television?
  • Remember When People Listened to CDs?
  • Remember When You Didn’t See Christmas Decorations Until After Thanksgiving?
  • Remember When We Got Dittos Instead of Photocopies?
  • Remember When Plain Cream Cheese Was the Only Cream Cheese?
  • Remember When Ronald Reagan Was Elected to a Second Term?
  • Remember When VCRs Were the Thing?
  • Remember When Fruit Roll-Ups Were Popular?
  • Remember When Cell Phones Did Not Exist?
  • Remember When Email Did Not Exist?
  • Remember When People Did Not Walk Around With Bottles of Water?
  • Remember When No One Had a Peanut Allergy?
  • Remember When The Term “Surround-Sound” Did Not Exist?
  • Remember When “Starter” Jackets Were Popular?
  • Remember When “The Clapper” Was A New Invention?
  • Remember Box Drinks?
  • Remember Spelling Bees?
  • Remember “It’s 10 O’Clock – Do You Know Where Your Children Are?”
  • Remember When People Watched Sitcoms?
  • Remember When You Could Pass a Stopped School Bus?
  • Remember When Sliced Bread Was Uniform?
  • Remember When Kids Rode Their Bikes Without Helmets?
  • Remember When Beavis and Butthead Was a Popular Show?