Monday, June 18, 2007

Oldies but Goodies

1975 : Long hair
2006 : Longing for hair

1975: KEG
2006: EKG

1975 : Acid rock
2006: Acid reflux

1975 : Moving to California because it's cool
2006 : Moving to Arizona because it's warm

1975 : Tryin to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2006: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1975 : Seeds and stems
2006: Roughage

1975 : Hoping for a BMW
2006: Hoping for a BM

1975 : Going to a new, hip joint
2006: Receiving a new hip joint

1975 : Rolling Stones
2006: Kidney Stones

1975 : Being called into the principal's office
2006 : Calling the principal's office

1975 : Screw the system
2006: Upgrade the system

1975 : Disco
2006: Costco

1975 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2006: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1975 : Passing the drivers' test
2006: Passing the vision test

1975 : Whatever
2006 : 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.
  • 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.

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