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[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

Remember? I still have it!

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Surprised how many people still do. If it ain't broke don't fix it I suppose.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

Occasionally a bug or a Nerf dart would end up in ours and you'd smell a gross burnt aroma 😅

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

Never had one. Didn't know anyone who had one. Is this an American thing?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

I seen a lot of them in France I still have one in case of a lightbulb dying

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Had one in Germany, they were quite common here. Worked well as a bug zapper, there was the occasional smell of crispy moths...

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Were they expensive? I grew up hunting feral pigeons for food and we were by no means the poorest family in the area.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 2 months ago

Definetly an American thing. First time seeing this lamp.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Apparently not a popular opinion with someone.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

Older gen Z here, I remember these really strongly.
People always forget gen Z was alive for these kind of things and I'm starting to think nobody realizes how old we actually are. Most people you think of as gen Z are only really on the younger end of gen Z. Some of us are in our late 20s now and also struggling to understand kids these days.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

You're not in your late twenties if you're Gen Z. Gen Z is like 2001 onwards.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Gen Z is 1997-2012. The oldest of us are 27.

[-] [email protected] -2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

That's dumb. Surely millennials have to include people born in 2000

Also I am a Gen Z. You aren't.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

The generations are determined by what the biggest common experience they all have is (at least, that's how it's supposed to be.)
Millennials are millennials because they all remember the turn of the millennium. anyone born 1997 or later wouldn't remember it, which is why the generation line was drawn where it was.
There are people who find that weird and prefer to call anybody born after 2000 gen Z because they were born after the turn of the millennium, so there's a sizable amount of people who've taken to calling anybody born 1996-2000 a "zillennial" as a compromise. I use the term sometimes, but only when I need to demonstrate to somebody that there's no clear difference between a young millennial and an older gen Z.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

That's cute how you think you're old.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I never said old? Quick edit, I meant "how old" as in people have a misimpression of our age, not old as in "oh we're so old." People think gen Z is just a bunch of teenagers who couldn't possibly share any experiences with them.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Fair enough.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

Doubles as fly killer. Remember hearing a couple zap on that fucking food service light

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago

Ah, the smell of freshly burnt bugs. We once had a giant moth catch on fire which shot several inches above the top of the lamp and set off the smoke detector. The apartment reeked for days.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

I saw one of the bulbs burn out once, four inch flames straight out of the top.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah we never had one (poor} but I remember hearing that they caused their share of house fires

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

I had two of them!

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

I still have one

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

I almost burned a neighbors house down by forgetting about a piece of cloth I put on that badboy for mood lighting.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Mood lighting lol.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 2 months ago

I used to put my socks on these as a kid cause it'd warm them up. I ended up forgetting them one day and there was a fucking roaring fire coming out of the top of the bowl within minutes.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 months ago

The candle that burns twice as bright will burn your fucking house down

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