For All You Baby Boomers
contributed by Ted Durante-East Classmate
1968: Long hair
2018: Longing for hair
1968: Acid rock
2018: Acid reflux
1968: Moving to California because it's cool
2018: Moving to Arizona because it's warm
1968: Trying to look like Marlon Brando/Liz Taylor
2018: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1968: Seeds and stems
1968: Hoping for a BMW
2018: Hoping for a BM
1968: Going to a new, hip joint
2018: Receiving a new hip joint
1968: Rolling Stones
2018: Kidney Stones
1968: Screw the system
2018: Upgrade the system
1968: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2018: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1968: Passing the drivers' test
2018: Passing the vision test
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.
Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 2000.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
The CD was introduced 9 years before they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had cable.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws!
They can't imagine what hard contacts lenses are.
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard "Where's the Beef?","I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane"...
They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. even is.
McDonald's never came in styrofoam containers.
They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies in your list! So have a good day! It is good to have friends that know about these things and are still alive and kicking!