Friday, January 20, 2006

1974 vs 2004

I am sending this only to those whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it.
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1974: Long hair
2004: Longing for hair
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1974: KEG
2004: EKG
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1974: Acid rock
2004: Acid reflux
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1974: Moving to California because it's cool
2004: Moving to California because it's warm
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1974: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2004: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
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1974: Seeds and stems
2004: Roughage
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1974: Hoping for a BMW
2004: Hoping for a BM
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1974: The Grateful Dead
2004: Dr. Kavorkian
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1974: Going to a new, hip joint
2004: Receiving a new hip joint
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1974: Rolling Stones
2004: Kidney Stones
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1974: Being called into the principal's office
2004: Calling the principal's office
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1974: Screw the system
2004: Upgrade the system
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1974: Disco
2004: Costco
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1974: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2004: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
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1974: Passing the drivers' test
2004: Passing the vision test
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1974: Whatever
2004: Depends
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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 1986.
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.

Thanks Rhonda, I'm starting to feel a lot better. TEN

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