With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’re sure to hear some elderly relative wax-poetic about how kids these days won’t put down their phones.
If you’re tired of old farts complaining about much better things were back when people were just living in the moment, take solace in this meme. The “not a cellphone in sight” meme pokes fun at tired stereotypes of young people and their screen addictions by pairing the phrase with deep cuts throughout history.
In this prehistoric party scene, for example, the dinosaurs aren’t taking selfies. They’re having a wholesome fight, interacting face to face.
Or in this iconic scene from The Lion King — do you see anyone Snapchatting? No! They’re all just living in the moment.
Not a cellphone in sight, just people living in a filth-ridden feudal hellscape bargaining for the continuance of pitiable lifespans dominated by the chaotic brutality of warfare, sudden death via pandemic pestilence, and spiritual voids resulting in persistent existential trauma pic.twitter.com/VfoW2tcqFb
— Eric Allen Hatch (@ericallenhatch) November 11, 2018
The next time you pull out your phone to add your lunch to your Instagram, reconsider just living in the moment.