30 Years difference
1978 : Long hair
2008: Longing for hair
1978: Acid rock
2008: Acid reflux
1978: Moving to California because it's cool
2008: Moving to California because it's warm
1978: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2008: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1978: Seeds and stems
1978: Hoping for a BMW
2008 Hoping for a BM
1978: The Grateful Dead
2008: Dr. Kevorkian
1978: Going to a new, hip joint
2008: Receiving a new hip joint
1978: Rolling Stones
2008: Kidney Stones
1978: Screw the system
2008: Upgrade the system
1978: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2008: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1978: Passing the drivers' test
2008: 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 1989. 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 the year they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had cable.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They can't imagine what hard contact 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 on your list.
Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading.
Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.