Am I So Out Of Touch?

Am I So Out Of Touch?

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Updated Apr 04, 2022 at 05:20PM EDT by GuAgIsOrAb.

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"Am I Out Of Touch" is a two-panel image macro featuring the character Principal Skinner from The Simpsons. along with the caption "Am I out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong." The comic is typically used as a reaction image on image boards and discussion forums to express a disconnect with contemporary youth a culture.


The comic originates from a scene in Season 5 Episode 20 of The Simpsons titled "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," which first aired on May 5th, 1994.[1] In the scene, Principal Skinner briefly questions if he is out of touch before assuring himself that "It's the children who are wrong" (shown below).

On October 29th, 2013, Redditor GhostRidingtheWhip submitted a two-panel comic of the scene in a post titled "I'm starting to dislike all new hiphop and pop music, this pretty much sums up my experience" (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 3,100 votes (95% upvoted) and 1,100 comments on the /r/funny[4] subreddit.

レ Amlout oftoucha No,it's the children who are wrong.


On November 20th, 2013, Redditor NoahJAustin submitted the reaction image in a post titled "I work IT for a few schools. This. Everyday" on /r/funny.[5] On January 27th, 2014, Redditor Spider_Dude posted the image macro to convey a feelings of being out of touch with contemporary pop music. Prior to being archived, the post gathered more than 3,100 votes (91% upvoted) on /r/funny.[6] On April 7th, 2014, the image was posted to the /r/TheSimpsons subreddit[2] On January 6th, 2015, Tumblr user smitethepatriarchy[3] posted a cropped version of the original image, gaining over 200,000 notes over the next year.

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Am I out of touch? No,it's the children who are wrong. Amlout oftouch? No,it's the GAMERSwho are wrong. Am l out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong

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