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John Byrne

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Posted: 26 August 2020 at 8:08am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Believe it or not, Macauley Culkin and Chris Pine are both 40 today!
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Lee Troxell
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Posted: 26 August 2020 at 6:50pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Now THAT blows my mind!  

It's such a strange phenomenon that some people can be stuck at a certain age, perennially, in your mind. Home Alone was a loooong time ago! 

It's like meeting a friend you haven't seen since elementary school.  Logically, you know they've lived a life and aged, but it doesn't make seeing them as an adult any less jarring! 
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 26 August 2020 at 7:52pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply


IM-friggin-POSSIBLE!!
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Christopher Frost
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Posted: 26 August 2020 at 8:36pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

It feels odd to me because I don't think if Culkin as being so close to my own age (just turned 46). It's probably due to his being famous as a child actor that my brain just assumes he's younger than he actually is. Then you realize that Home Alone is something like 30 years old and it really sinks in.
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 26 August 2020 at 9:03pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Stolen from our own Matt...

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John Byrne

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Posted: 27 August 2020 at 5:29am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

It's like meeting a friend you haven't seen since elementary school. Logically, you know they've lived a life and aged, but it doesn't make seeing them as an adult any less jarring!

My first great crush was a girl in elementary school. I know she is my age*, perhaps a year younger at most, but the 11 year old in my mind has her frozen at his age, and will forever.

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* If she's even still alive!

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Lee Troxell
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Posted: 27 August 2020 at 9:32am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Absolutely JB! 

Now you've gone and set me off on reminiscing! There goes my morning...

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 27 August 2020 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Macauley Culkin seems so much younger than Chris Pine, and it's not simply because Culkin was the "Home Alone" kid. In contemporary appearances, Culkin just seems more like a younger person.

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