Tuesday, June 9, 2015

30 year difference (feeling old yet?)

Going to start this with a caveat; I didn't write it, although it is in my journals from years ago, and I do not know who did 

1972 long hair
2002 longing for hair 

1972 The perfect high
2002 The perfect high yield mutual fund 

1972 The keg 
2002 The EKG

1972 Acid rock
2002 Acid reflux

1972 moving to California because its "cool" 
2002 moving to California because it's "warm" 

1972 Growing pot
2002 Growing pot belly 

1972 Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2002 Trying not to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 

1972 Killer weed
2002 Weed killer 

1972 Hoping for a BMW
2002 Hoping for a BM

1972 The Greatful dead
2002 Dr. Kavorkian 

1972 Going to a new hip joint
2002 Getting a new hip joint 

1972 Rolling Stones
2002 Kidney stones 

1972 Being called to the principals office
2002 Calling the principals office 

1972 Screw the system
2002 Upgrade the system 

1972 Disco
2002 Costco

1972 Parents begging you to get a haircut
2002 Children begging you to cut their hair

1972 whatever
2002 depends 

Just in case you were not feeling old enough yet, this next bit of information will change things. 

Each year the staff at Beliot college in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of that particular years incoming Freshman students. 

Here is this years list (caveat. I believe this was 2003) 

The students who are starting this fall across the nation were born in 1983. They are to young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Bottle caps have always been screw off or 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 oven. 

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. They cannot imagine what hard contacts are. They do not know who Mork or where he was from. They never heard "where's the beef", "Id walk a mile for a camel"  or, "de plane boss" de plane..... 

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