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I think this was last year's list, but I just got it on email, so I thought I'd share the reality check with my fellow fogies.


Just in case you weren't feeling old enough 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 freshman. Here is this year's list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were
born in 1983.

They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and probably
did not know he had ever been shot.

They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged. There has
been only one Pope in their lifetime.

They were 10 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember
the Cold War.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Tianamen
Square means nothing to them.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. Atari predates
them, as do vinyl albums.

The statement "You sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.
They have never owned a record player.

They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong.

They may have never heard of an 8 track. The Compact Disc was
introduced when they were 1 year old.

They have always had an answering machine.

Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they
seen a black and white TV.

They have always had cable.

There have always been VCRs, but they have no idea what BETA was.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

They don't know what a cloth baby diaper is, or know about the "Help
me, I've fallen and I can't get up" commercial.

Feeling old Yet? There's more:

They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.

Roller skating has always meant inline for them.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They have never seen Larry Bird play.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as W.W.I, W.W.II and
the Civil War.

They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from. (The correct
answer, by the way, is Ork)

They never heard: "Where's the beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel," or "De plane, de plane!"

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. was.

Michael Jackson has always been white.

Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not bands.

There has always been MTV.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
post #2 of 8
Thanks Brenda,My daughter is only 16, How old will she make us feel whe she graduates??????
post #3 of 8
I'm 16! I know what Beta is, I've owned rollerskates, and a record player! Muah! I must be some sort of freak...heh.
post #4 of 8
Geez, Thanks Brenda.... *sigh* Im thinkin it's time for a midlife crisis.

So ummm if ya'll see me driving around in a really tiny sports car, you'll know why.....

BTW..... How many of you recall the laser disc??????
post #5 of 8
OMG!!! I'm 28 and that makes me feel sooooo old! My midlife crisis would involve becoming one of those mad cat women with 100 cats all absolutely pampered and me walking around in tattered clothes with my hair everywhere!!
post #6 of 8
OK, pass me the shawl, rocking chair and Metamucil!
post #7 of 8
OK...now I feel like I need a nap. Isn't that what were supposed to do when we get "old"! LMAO!

post #8 of 8
Ken I remember Laserdisc! My best friend when I was elementary age had one, and really cool movies. Our favorite was Smokey and the Bandit, and of course the Star Wars trilogy. I remember watching Cujo and was scared to death! LOL

Here's some scary thoughts for you, though. Many movie afficionados still get Laserdisc movies. Up until a couple years ago when DVD really took off, it was still the best way to see a movie at home (picture and sound quality). Oh, and the manufacturers of Beta tapes have just decided THIS YEAR to stop production of the tapes.

I have to say, though, that maybe it isn't such a bad thing that they see Vietnam as history. Maybe we can re-teach them that even if the war itself wasn't fought for the right reasons, the men (and women) who were over there fighting it were still heros.
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