1970: Long hair
2010: Longing for hair
1970 : Acid rock
2010: Acid reflux
1970: Moving to
2010: Moving to
1970: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2010: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1970: Seeds and stems
1970: Hoping for a BMW
2010: Hoping for a BM
1970: Going to a new hip joint
2010: Receiving a new hip joint
1970: Rolling Stones
2010: Kidney Stones
1970: Screw the system
2010: Upgrade the system
1970: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2010: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1970: Passing the drivers' test
2010: Passing the vision test
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this may change things.
Each year the staff at
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1992.
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 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.
Do you feel old yet?
Oh and here’s an update….
Remember a while ago when I posted about that 21-year-old idiot who intentionally vomited on a spectator and his 11-year-old daughter at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game? Well, I guess every once in a while there IS some justice.
He was just sentenced to up to three months in jail and community service, which the judge suggested be fulfilled by cleaning ballpark toilets and trash. (To me his actions were so repulsive and offensive that I would have thrown him in jail and thrown away the key; but that’s just how I took it, and I do feel better that he got any jail time at all.) The spectator, an off-duty policeman, said his daughter is still traumatized by the incident and refuses to talk about it.
I hope those ballpark toilets are as disgusting as that guy’s repulsive act.