Thursday, May 19, 2011

If you're a child of the 50's or 60's, you may relate

This should be sent only to those whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it...

1971: Long hair
2011: Longing for hair

1971: KEG
2011: EKG

1971 : Acid rock
2011: Acid reflux

1971: Moving to California   because it's cool
2011: Moving to   Arizona because it's warm

1971: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2011: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1971: Seeds and stems
2011: Roughage

1971: Hoping for a BMW
2011: Hoping for a BM

1971: Going to a new, hip joint
2011: Receiving a new hip joint

1971: Rolling Stones
2011: Kidney Stones

1971: Screw the system
2011: Upgrade the system

1971: Disco
2011: Costco

1971: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2011: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1971: Passing the drivers' test
2011: Passing the vision test

1971: Whatever
2011: Depends
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 started college this past fall were born in 1993.

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 3 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.

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.

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