You know why real-time continuity isn't always a good idea? It makes you feel ancient. But if you don't mind being reminded of your inevitable decrepitude, check out how old your favorite comics and television characters would be today. You know, if the laws of physics actually applied to them.
Bart Simpson would be 35.
Bart Simpson was 10 years old when The Simspons shorts first appeared on the Tracey Ullman show in April, 1987.
Kitty Pryde would be 45.
In 1980 Katherine "Kitty" Pryde, AKA X-men's Shadowcat, was 13 years old.
Doug Funnie would be 32.
Doug and his classmates were 11 in 1991. Which, by the way, means he was born in 1980 and is the same age as Harry Potter.
Ash Ketchum would be 25.
Ash was 10 years old when Pokémon premiered in Japan in 1997.