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Picture the situation: you're in the pub. You're hanging round with people you suspect are quite a bit younger (and cooler) than yourself. You're afraid of giving away your age. The conversation turns - inevitably with the consumption of alcohol - to reminiscing about how much cooler kids TV was when
you were younger.
But! There's always the yawning danger trap of betraying your age by mentioning Bill and Ben or the original magic Roundabout. You need the Misty Memory Checker. A quick glance down at your Checker, enter a year or an age, and be presented with a mini list of popular fads of the time. Continue the conversation with a confident, 'How about those Thundercats/Kooshes/Pigeon Street, eh?' and bask in the warm glow of peer acceptance.
Also useful for passing yourself off as over 18 or for use in old people's homes for bonding with the inhabitants.
Available both as a keyring device with a mini screen in the style of a nanopet and as a downloadable plugin for your mobile phone or PDA.
||I think over use of this product would lead to long-term memory loss regarding one's actual youth.
||How 'bout that King Louis XIV, huh?
Oops! Typed 1690 in there instead of 1960. Wow, how bout that Beatles, huh?
||[Ian] And just like that, I'm now paranoid.
||Compare Mom to the keyring? No [Ian], she winks at you and you spill out a mini list of popular fads of your time ... then she reminds you that "you were cute when you started to wear long pants".