Sunday, January 14, 2007

Subject: Time in a Capsule
1975: Long hair 2007 : Longing for hair
1975: KEG 2007: EKG
1975 : Acid rock 2007: Acid reflux
1975 : Moving to California because it's cool 2007: Moving to Arizona because it's warm
1975 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 2007: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1975 : Seeds and stems 2007: Roughage
1975 : Hoping for a BMW 2007: Hoping for a BM
1975 : Going to a new, hip joint 2007: Receiving a new hip joint
1975 : Rolling Stones 2007: Kidney Stones
1975 : Being called into the principal's office 2007: Calling the principal's office
1975: Screw the system 2007: Upgrade the system
1975 : Disco 2007: Costco
1975 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut 2007: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1975 : Passing the drivers' test 2007: Passing the vision test
1975 : Whatever 2007: 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 are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1987-88. 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 age-challenged on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading...

5 Comments:

Anonymous the Colonel said...

OUCH!

January 15, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Even though this post doesn't really apply to me I can relate to it! And I must concur with you.... OUCH!

January 15, 2007 9:29 AM  
Blogger tooners said...

Love the list... sadly, it's sooo true! But... even saying that, when I read it, I feel young... maybe I haven't hit that mark yet.

January 22, 2007 5:47 AM  
Blogger Jamila Kamal said...

it is very comic, I haven't laughed this hard in a while

March 22, 2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Jamila

Thank for stopping by! Please come back ANYTIME! You are always welcome here.

ciao!
CW

March 23, 2007 5:49 AM  

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