Kyle Ashley is just a normal guy trying to live his normal guy life.
He's a former Toronto police officer, big on bicycles, and is totally down to fight for people's rights.
He's also responsible for a Twitter game that is currently trending—and is both teaching us a lot about history and kind of making some of us feel old.
The premise is simple—tell people how old you are without telling them how old you are.
Instead, cite something that happened the year you were born. For example, I made my debut the same year Michael Jackson's Thriller album did. Kyle referred to himself as "Michael Jordan's 58pt game years old."
Here's his initial tweet:
Hey Tweeps, let's play a game: Tell me your age based on a famous event, person, new show, etc - from the year you… https://t.co/HAPJD28q9y— Kyle Ashley 🚲 (@Kyle Ashley 🚲) 1546280231.0
For whatever reason, people LOVED the idea of this game. The post has over 17 thousand responses!
Obviously we can't show them all, but we can talk about some of the patterns that emerged.
Some people opted to share some seriously sad world events as their year defining moment.
@bloodywench @theBicyKyle 😢 Sad memory.— Candice Royer (@Candice Royer) 1546400948.0
@theBicyKyle i’m nine days younger than the columbine high school massacre— luce leaf paper (@luce leaf paper) 1546367233.0
@theBicyKyle John Lennon shot years old— Woke Becky (@Woke Becky) 1546401643.0
@theBicyKyle I am "saw the Space Shuttle blow up in class" years old— Rusty (@Rusty) 1546390415.0
But most people opted to share media events—and it was amazing!
@theBicyKyle I am "Jaws was first released in theaters" years old. 🦈🍿🎥🎟️🎬— Geneva Smith (@Geneva Smith) 1546386464.0
@theBicyKyle I am “the Walkman was first released” years old!— Michael Grasso (@Michael Grasso) 1546381504.0
@theBicyKyle I am SNL years old. (My mom went into labor right after it premiered)— Mia Signorino (@Mia Signorino) 1546405645.0
@theBicyKyle I am the year #Pacman was released https://t.co/AkgLSmdEPC— FanGurlDavina (@FanGurlDavina) 1546373733.0
@theBicyKyle macarena years old— Julia (@Julia) 1546439729.0
@theBicyKyle I am Elvis Presley’s 1st appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, and his 1st entry on the charts with Hear… https://t.co/7NYo491Qie— Debbie Spina 🇺🇸 (@Debbie Spina 🇺🇸) 1546372477.0
@theBicyKyle I am Star Trek airing the first interracial kiss on television years old. #yearsold #twittergames— dreamdisturber (@dreamdisturber) 1546365587.0
@chloelara100 @theBicyKyle Which one?— Institute Of Ridiculous Made-Up Statistics (@Institute Of Ridiculous Made-Up Statistics) 1546401817.0
So tell us, how old are you?