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[–]redddoggy 3757 points3758 points  (80 children)

Don't forget to turn them off in 2099, or the economy will collapse

[–]qazwec 838 points839 points  (56 children)


[–]tricksovertreats 62 points63 points  (51 children)

whats that

[–]gapball 140 points141 points  (40 children)

Dude look up Y2K it was fucking NUTS to live through lol.

[–]dirtydan 51 points52 points  (4 children)

See you in 2038.

[–]UnstableNuclearCake 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, the Epochalypse.

[–]steals-from-kids 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Just heard of this today. Suddenly everywhere (two places). Like two stars being in a straight line with each other. Amazing.

[–]faloompa 3 points4 points  (1 child)

To be pedantic, two stars are always in a straight line with each other 🤓

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Some freshmen in 1920 prob:

Int maxYear = 1999;

“If I can’t have it, no one can”

[–]jesusper_99 148 points149 points  (0 children)

Y2k electric boogaloo

[–]androshalforc1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

to make it simple 99 becomes 00 which is a loss of 99 years

old computers had limited memory to save some memory they made the year actually only 2 digits long so the first to digits were a constant 19 and were ultimately meaningless and the last two digits would be the current year.

the main fear for the average person was that any accounting software would now think its 99 years in the past.

i believe also any gps data could have been thrown off and not sure how that would effect satellites.

[–]Atomsauce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t think I every really looked up the exact reason adults were freaking out about y2k.

I think growing up, someone just explained to me that computers couldn’t handle switching to 2000 and some apocalyptic terminator shit was going to go down.

Fun times.

[–]HalcyonDreams36 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was the year they were sure our failure to consider that a two digit year would roll over to 00 really quickly would bring down our whole computer reliant society.

"What happens to EVERYTHING on 01/01/00? How will computers know that it comes after 12/31/99, and not 100 years before?!?"

It was... Edge of your seat, bite your nails uncertainty.

[–]fractoral 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]iJeax 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]AdSure9184 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Nah it’s Y3k

[–]Calm_Cool 117 points118 points  (5 children)

Can start using them again in 20000

[–]Jed566 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Only if you win the orange bowl

[–]26oclock 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Plastic will survive it

[–]Ellieconfusedhuman 59 points60 points  (13 children)

Just so you know y2k was very real and an enormous amount of effort went into maintaining our computer systems at the time

[–]MirrorHall_Clay 15 points16 points  (11 children)

Yes, but it was also quite overblown. Most software was designed to handle dates past 2000, and most of the time the date shown wasn't even handled in a way where an overflow could've happened so soon to begin with.

[–]Alis451 32 points33 points  (4 children)

hah it affected my home computer, a 486(which was pretty old at the time, but you know.. government computers). The computer restarted and then set its BIOS date to Jan 1 1970, all I did was change it to Jan 1 2000 and it worked fine after that. The issue was the automatic restart, that could cause major problems in a critical system(s).

[–]Leon_84 21 points22 points  (1 child)

There are a LOT of critical systems where a sudden date change (and restart) can seriously mess things up. Power grid, traffic control, train systems, flood gates, etc.

Just because nothing happened doesn't mean nothing would have happened.

And a lot of these systems aren't designed to have the fanciest newest cpu handle things, they are designed to work reliably for a long time.

[–]OrdinalErrata 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The unix date rollover event will happen in 2038. Good luck updating everything that runs any flavor of unix.

[–]HeavyLogix 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Yes, but it was also quite overblown. M

Nope. No it wasn’t

[–]cepxico 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You mean selling flashlights with "Y2K PROOF" branding wasn't Overblown? You mean people getting into their doomsday bunkers because they expected planes to fall out of the sky wasn't overblown?

I'm sure to some very specific business this was a big deal but for your average person it basically has no impact whatsoever.

[–]sillybilly2_0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The reason it didn’t have an impact on the wider public is BECAUSE people were heads on fire in the background all over the world. Surviving Y2K is an interesting podcast about it.

[–]HeavyLogix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That wasn’t the argument made champ.

[–]ree_hi_hi_hi_hi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My dumb hungover ass was like “wow but what’s he gonna do after 1000 years”

[–]Ephemeral_Wolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha you think economies are making it to 2099???

[–]AstroWorldSecurity 2969 points2970 points  (33 children)

Your eyes are definitely the last thing a hitchhiker has seen.

[–]Exaggeration17A 426 points427 points  (3 children)

You know what they say. You can't invent Crocs gloves without killing a few hitchhikers.

[–]Van_GOOOOOUGH 76 points77 points  (2 children)


[–]RandonBrando 32 points33 points  (1 child)


[–]chegg_helper 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]VILLIAMZATNER 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Nothing with waking up and grabbing a hot cup of joe on a cold morning to ride around until you find a drifter to strangle

[–]TheBraindonkey 126 points127 points  (0 children)

Wow. Slow clap.

[–]Anonymous_Otters 15 points16 points  (4 children)

6 minute abs!

[–]SinkHoleDeMayo 3 points4 points  (3 children)

You see it sittin there right next to the 7 minute abs. Which one are you gonna pick, man?

[–]Anonymous_Otters 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah, but what about if someone comes up with 5 minutes abs? heh!

[–]CoastGuardian1337 3 points4 points  (1 child)

5 minutes? Who works out for 5 minutes!? No no, 6 minute abs. 6 minutes.

[–]fatguy747 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Probably with those glasses too

[–]myabacus 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]whereyouatdesmondo 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Thank you. All I see is the Creepiest Hipster.

[–]Sir_Loin_Cloth 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I see one of the finest inventors of this generation. A modern-day Leo DaVinci.

[–]Noisy_Toy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The salsa scoop bowl is a thing of beauty and genius.

[–]branedead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nardo DeVinci to you

[–]sendmeur3dprinter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The actor?

[–]dewky 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He looks stoned or drunk as fuck hahaha

[–]1in6_Will_Be_Lincoln 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For some reason I interpreted this as Douglas Adams' type intergalactic hitchhiker. I think this is the proper interpretation.

[–]bryster 3 points4 points  (1 child)


[–]pandito_flexo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, I wouldn’t mind. Homey is cute.

[–]redpandaeater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They definitely remind me of the eyes of one Dr. T. J. Eckleburg.

[–][deleted] 502 points503 points  (6 children)

And when you pass out from too much alcohol, your friends can doodle on your glasses instead of your face!

[–]Eccohawk 103 points104 points  (4 children)

Someone's gonna draw a dick on his face's whiteboard.

[–]gofyaself123 55 points56 points  (2 children)

20 8====>

[–]oscherr 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Why is your dick so pointy? Mine is more like 8======D

[–]doomgiver98 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't make fun of his pencil dick.

[–]RlCKJAMESBlTCH 782 points783 points  (49 children)

What happens in 2100? Not so sustainable afterall…

[–]Born-Environment-239 316 points317 points  (24 children)

And 3000? This guy isn't great at thinking ahead

[–]sitathon 159 points160 points  (15 children)

May as well just make the whole thing a whiteboard

[–]lightbulb207 111 points112 points  (12 children)

What about when you can’t write small enough to include the digits? Really not planning for heat death. This isn’t sustainable

[–]tampora701 21 points22 points  (1 child)

There are numbers so large that if you were able to think of one and hold every single digit of the number in your thoughts at once, your head would collapse into a black hole.

[–]McBurger 15 points16 points  (0 children)

this also happens when someone tries to hold a mental image of your large mom

[–]OneSweet1Sweet 20 points21 points  (0 children)

All that wasted ink smh

[–]Evelyngoddessofdeath 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Just start writing in exponents - the year 30,000 would be 3x104, etc

[–]lightbulb207 5 points6 points  (4 children)

When there isn’t room for exponentials all the way up on the paper. Really not planning for the future

[–]Evelyngoddessofdeath 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Add another whiteboard on top whenever you run out of space

[–]lightbulb207 3 points4 points  (2 children)

So we are just going to add whiteboards forever? Really not sustainable

[–]Van_GOOOOOUGH 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But then people will forget its purpose and they'll start writing whatever the heck they want on that whiteboard. We couldn't have that now!

[–]applepiezeyes 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]10Exahertz 12 points13 points  (2 children)

At 3000 we'll be under water so an entirely new invention will be needed then

[–]pyrusbaku57338 2 points3 points  (1 child)

At least your great great great granddaughter will be doing fine

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    [–]mrgrendal 24 points25 points  (4 children)

    Built-in obsolescence. It is everywhere these days.

    [–]Beekeeper_Dan 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Nah, just need to keep them until the year 20,000

    [–]Sharad17 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    80 years planned obsolescence, truly disgusting. But that's our modern world right?

    [–]pooltable 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Just keep it until the year 20k.

    [–]patreddit1234 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Based on the current level of sustainability, I don't think we'll make it that far

    [–]62pickup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Right? Useless!

    [–]wastedgod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It's y2k all over again

    [–]Burnd1t 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It's planned obsolescence disguised as sustainability. Absolutely despicable.

    [–]johnnybiggles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    If you write small enough:

    20 [ 00 + 100 ]

    Looks like there's space for it, but the problem might be that the citizens of the idiocracy of 2100 might not be able to recognize or do the math, or vision issues from smartphone overuse might not allow them to see it clearly.

    [–]Van_GOOOOOUGH -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Most of us won't be around for that, but if you are, let us know how it goes.

    [–]aLLcAPSiNVERSED 337 points338 points  (10 children)

    You look familiar... but you can't be the unnecessary* invention guy because this is extremely useful.

    [–]hookisacrankycrook 118 points119 points  (5 children)

    He's probably 80/20 useful vs useless at this point

    [–]crossingpins 82 points83 points  (3 children)

    He makes unnecessary inventions, not useless ones. Just unnecessary.

    [–]powerlesshero111 33 points34 points  (2 children)

    To be fair, this invention will reduce trash for about another 76 years. Kind of useful.

    [–]thomasloven 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    Noone has ever needed glasses like those, even in 1999/2000 when the idea was cool. Unnecessary.

    [–]SinkHoleDeMayo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I definitely need glasses like these so I never forget what year I'm in while seeing my reflection.

    [–]Thor4269 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Good ratio for meat, good ratio for random invention usefulness

    [–]pengtoasterllamas 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    not useless, unnecessary

    [–]MBVakalis 148 points149 points  (7 children)

    Those are gonna be completely useless in about 77 years

    [–]ben_g0 38 points39 points  (2 children)

    Just save them for the year 20 000, where they'll become useful again.

    [–]ShortBusRide 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Came here for this comment. Was not disappoint.

    [–]Meerkat_Mayhem_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I came here to read this reply to the earlier comment. Only slightly disappointed

    [–]hookisacrankycrook 59 points60 points  (0 children)

    Sustainable my ass

    [–]Mr_RobotNick 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Remind me in 77 years

    [–]HaikuBotStalksMe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Close. The correct way to do the joke is

    RemindMe! 77 years

    [–]CornelXCVI 38 points39 points  (1 child)

    20a3 will be my year

    [–]Rebowl 27 points28 points  (4 children)

    Dude, I thought you stole this from unnecessary inventions, then I saw your profile and realized your were him!

    [–]doctorscurvy 36 points37 points  (3 children)

    You couldn’t tell from his.. face?

    Edit: in my defence I had just woken up

    [–]Metallkiller 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    You could steal the finished pictures including his face and make a post somewhere.

    [–]Rebowl 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    i knew it was him but i thought it was a user reposting him, tturns out that user was him

    [–]doctorscurvy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yes, I apologise for my misunderstanding. I initially thought you meant “stole the idea” rather than “stole the images”.

    [–]nstarleather 9 points10 points  (2 children)

    Sustainable for 76 years, we can do better.

    [–]Spacepirateattack 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    They are only sustainable for 77 more years tut tut

    [–]CombatDeffective 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    What about a similar idea, but removable, magnetic, interlocking numbers?

    [–]cinemachick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I'd like that! Even if they were just numbers with holes for a hook at the top, that would be fun with them wiggling everywhere!

    [–]Chef86d 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Why these super round glasses, made sense when it was 2007 and the 00 were the glasses. This trend should have died when 2010 started…

    [–]gana04 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    This isn't dumb enough. This would actually sell.

    [–][deleted]  (9 children)


      [–]stalemate-resolution 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Why just a stache, get a whole beard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15S0g8pG6HU

      [–]kittykitty_katkat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Right?! Lol it took a second to realize that's actually him not groucho glasses

      [–]Comfortable-Bad-7718 -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]kellerrrrr -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

      His pedo mustache gives him a very punchable face

      [–][deleted]  (2 children)


        [–]Nibelungen342 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

        And it's fucking stupid.

        People shouldn't insult people like that when it's not with consent. When they did nothing wrong especially

        But Reddit has a superiority complex.

        [–]sirtalen 47 points48 points  (9 children)

        Who the fuck taught you to write a 2?

        [–]lininop 35 points36 points  (7 children)

        ... Have you never seen someone write a 2 like that? Pretty common where I live.

        [–]Shipping_away_at_it 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        It’s weird to me that someone hasn’t seen both before if they’ve seen either and lived more than like a decade.

        But with so much stuff being digital scripts, the loop probably at least seems much less common

        [–]TacoNomad 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        Nobody, obviously

        [–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        Love you and your videos bro. I watch your new YouTube's every day.

        [–]TheRealPaulMacBeth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        You'd think we would have learned after Y2K. Smh

        [–]ShadowShot05 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        These stupid ass glasses should've died in 2010

        [–]God-of-Tomorrow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Good for 77 more years than you'll need to store it for the next 18000 years.

        [–]Sta1nless_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        The fuck are those 2

        [–]NightrageReturns 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        Why do his two's look like sixes

        [–]mockgame3129 15 points16 points  (0 children)

        They're sixier that way

        [–]PeopleCallMeSimon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        What is 20aa ?

        [–]Sorqu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Don't like it, expires in 77 years...

        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        [–]BoomZhakaLaka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        this post can also be titled "planned obsolescence"

        [–]Evilmaze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Future proof for 77 years

        [–]Fliparto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        It's only good for 100 years.

        [–]Sherlockhomey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Haven't seen those glasses with the fake nose like yours in ages!

        [–]Any_Adhesiveness3549 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Well those are only good for another 77 years.

        [–]BeardFace5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Love your stuff, love your username more

        [–]lethalfrost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Expiration date: 2100

        [–]ClapActivated 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Michael "Squints" Palledorous.

        [–]Cybertronic72388 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Well shit, I knew you would eventually invent something practical on accident, and here it is...

        [–]uppity_downer1881 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        You'd have to buy another pair in 77 years, that's how they get you.

        [–]DrawingRestraint 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        This is easily the best invention this mensch has ever delivered. Bravo.

        [–]goingoutwest123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        You seem like my kinda person: a lovable douche

        [–]HansumJack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        This one actually seems pretty fun.

        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        But doesn't that mean it's only good for 100 years?

        You could multiply it's sustainability by 10 if it was just 2___.

        And by 100+ if it was just a blank sign on top of a pair of glasses. Theoretically it's only limited by space and size of handwriting at that point.

        (Patent pending don't steal)

        [–]masturbatingmysoul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Sure, cuz I have a special drawer in my house to keep a pair of glasses to be worn once a year

        [–]hosea_they_heysus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Bad business plan. Can only sell once every 100 years. 0/10 for profitability

        [–]Doctor_M_Toboggan 1 point2 points  (3 children)

        Why are mustaches a thing again?

        [–][deleted]  (1 child)


          [–]Doctor_M_Toboggan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I don’t have the beard power, yet somehow I have pedo stache power. Fml

          [–]Sod_Lord 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Plastic can take 500 years to decompose. Just saying

          [–]Shipping_away_at_it 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Are you saying that these aren’t reusable for 20000?

          [–]jamesianm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Sustainable? They’re only good for another 77 years

          [–]Kilzky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          That's gonna look stupid in 77 years

          [–]bluetriumphantcloud 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          I wish I had an invention that removed this guy from the planet.

          [–]CollarAltruistic4387 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I hate this guy. He is on every other post.

          [–]Low_Mastodon2018 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Not funny, just advertising to increase your social media revenue.

          [–]VegetablePlastic9744 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          It’s more sustainable to not buy the useless things you design

          [–]Zygmunt-zen -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Great idea!

          [–]octhell -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

          you write like a 3 year-old

          [–]Ertyio689 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Bruh your teeth take up to much space for your mouth to close, or what?

          [–]imgonnabutteryobread 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Cmon, no video?

          [–]Altruistic-Beach7625 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Pff, your pic is clearly ai generated you don't fool me.

          [–]leviathab13186 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Sustainable my ass, you can only use them for 77 more years

          [–]Thereminz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          "uh yeah this is dumb cause it will only last 76 years* /s

          [–]Kbdiggity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Never trust anyone who struggles to draw the number 2.

          [–]PixelWrangler 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Sustainable?! These are only good for 76 years! WHAT THEN?

          [–]JulyPluviophile -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          The guy has to think of profits too. Too sustainable and no one will make future purchases 🤣

          [–]AJellyInABox -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          The guy is a winner

          [–]Spamton_1997_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          He is the guy from unnecessary inventions

          [–]4x4taco -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Aaron Rodgers... is that you?

          [–]CollarAltruistic4387 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Can someone ban this guy. Please. He is everywhere….

          [–]SwiftzFish -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Only lasts for 100 years not worth jt