Examples include: In this comic strip , Garfield tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make trees like they used to. They don't make'm like they used to. Guess what his response was. In the climax of the Batman film, the hero clings to an unstable cathedral ledge, while Joker stomps out the bricks around him yelling "They don't make them like they used to, eh, Batsy?! This is actually very accurate. He'd rip through us like we were tinfoil. Peter: So what?
I guess they just don't make them like they used to. Ray: Dope Slap No!
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Nobody ever made them like this! I mean, the architect had to be a certified genius, or an authentic wacko.
Played with in Soul Music , when the protagonists visit a mysterious antique shop. Proprietor: They don't build them like that any more. Imp y Celyn: That's because we've learned from experience! Live Action TV. Billions has billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod decide to takeover a snack foods company because he's mad that the current CEO changed his favorite childhood snack's recipe to cut down on costs, resulting in an inferior taste.
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Billie Jo Spears' country song "'57 Chevrolet" is a tribute song for that model. They are today considered highly classic and collectable amongst the automobile enthusiasts.
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This song is also the Trope Namer : They don't make cars like they used to; I wish we still had it today. The Pretenders song "Popstar" uses this sentiment as most of the chorus, using it both to snark about then-contemporary pop starlets things like taking up Buddhism, going through a string of therapists, competing for space in Vogue and so on and to castigate the unnamed target of the song for dumping Chrissie Hynde.
Tabletop Games. This pretty well sums up the Imperium's entire philosophy regarding technology in Warhammer 40, They know that a radical new invention could have been inspired by a Chaos God, and tech based on it could carry some of the extremely unpleasant taint. It is also unquestionably true; most of their technology is technically Lost Technology reproduced by rote with the best stuff a complete mystery.
Weaponized by the dwarf Longbeards in Warhammer Fantasy : None of them have less than five centuries of fighting goblins, orcs and horrible things from underground, and therefore can be forever heard to complain that the goblins used to be tougher, or beer used to taste better, or Other dwarf units can reroll failed rolls just to avoid the pointed looks and sarcastic remarks on how they clearly don't make dwarfs like they used to either case in point. Nearly every other dwarf subscribes to similar philosophies - a lot of the Empire's blackpowder knowledge comes from dwarves thrown bodily out of the Engineers' Guild for being too radical.
Mr Fixer from '' Sentinels of the Multiverse " thinks this way about wrenches. Then again, he's a Costumed Non Super Hero who uses the tools in his machine shop as Improvised Weapon , and old wrenches are better for a good Wrench Whack than modern ones, so it's a Justified Trope. Not like those modern cast aluminum ones. In Little Shop of Horrors , Orin, the sadistic dentist , pulls out an antique drill: They don't make 'em like this anymore. Sturdy, heavy, dull.
Video Games. One death scene of Space Ace is during the part where Dexter turns into Ace; pressing the fire button at some parts of the Trash Robots scene will cause Ace to try to shoot his target, only to cause half of the space station to blow up. In Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War , the Wardog Squadron's mechanic examines enemy planes they have shot down and expresses surprise at the fact that someone is still making them like this.
This serves as a subtle hint at the true nature of the Wardogs' opponents, as Pops is actually a former Belkan pilot, who recognized the stripped-down blueprints his country's engineers came up with during the Belkan War fifteen years earlier to compensate for wartime shortage of spare parts.
Pops : "Look at that wreckage. I'm amazed they're still making them like this. Web Video. Regarding crackers, he says: Steve : The old crackers, they always held together. I mean look at that.
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They were just better back then. Western Animation. On Rocky and Bullwinkle 's "Fractured Fairy Tales" the Prince attempts to enter the castle of Sleeping Beauty, breaking his sword on the overgrowth surrounding it and lamenting "They don't make them like they used to. Rattrap: Commenting on the Ark This thing wasn't built Optimus Primal: Die-cast construction It's a lost art.
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Old Snake: Poor Mr. Not quite smart enough, were you? They simply don't make terrorists like they used to! Real-life examples. Glassfibre yachts. In the s and s laminated glassfiber was a new material, its properties were unknown, the naval architects over-engineered their designs taking no risks, and the yachts produced then were thoroughly laminated. The result is that they are built like tanks.
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They retained excellent hydrodynamics, since they were often copies of racing hulls. Modern yachts tend to be sandwich structure, which is lighter but gets damaged more easily and is prone to rot, and usually have better comfort than seafaring properties. Cameras and camera optics. The film SLR cameras invariably had aluminium bodies and robust mechanics, while the lenses used to have steel or aluminium casings and hardened glass lenses, making them impervious to mechanical damage. Modern cameras usually are packed with electronics, and make extensive use of easily damaged plastics with both casing, components and lenses.
Those photographers who have learned their trade in the 35mm film era usually swear on the name of the older equipment. Interestingly used in the current home console generation. They don't write 'em like that anymore, no! They just don't write 'em like that anymore. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. Popular Right Now Father of All We had broken up for good just an hour before Uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh uh Now I'm staring at the bodies as there's dancin' 'cross the floor Uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh uh And then the band slowed the tempo and the music gets me down Uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh uh It was the same old song with the melancholy sound Uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh uh They don't write 'em like that anymore They just don't write 'em like that anymore.