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post #1 of 22
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From an email I received earlier. Guess its for those born in the 60's or 70's but any timeline will do I think. Enjoy!

1975 : Long hair
2005 : Longing for hair

1975 : KEG
2005 : EKG

1975 : Acid rock
2005 : Acid reflux

1975 : Moving to California because it's cool
2005 : Moving to Arizona because it's warm

1975 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2005 : Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1975 : Seeds and stems
2005 : Roughage

1975 : Hoping for a BMW
2005 : Hoping for a BM

1975 : Going to a new, hip joint
2005 : Receiving a new hip joint

1975 : Rolling Stones
2005 : Kidney Stones

1975 : Being called into the principal's office
2005 : Calling the principal's office

1975 : Screw the system
2005 : Upgrade the system

1975 : Disco
2005 : Costco

1975 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2005 : Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1975 : Passing the drivers test
2005 : Passing the vision test

1975 : Whatever
2005 : 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 (2005). 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?

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.


Hilda >^..^<
post #2 of 22

ahh thats some good stuff!
post #3 of 22

My favorite:

1975 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2005 : Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
post #4 of 22
Thanks a lot! Just kidding! I graduated from high school in 1975!
post #5 of 22
those were funny i was born in 85' so the latter ones were more appropriate for me....but i disagree with some
post #6 of 22
Those are funny! This is my favorite:

1975 : Being called into the principal's office
2005 : Calling the principal's office

It works the other way, too, like people who are 115 years old, and remember before the automobile, airplane, and telephone!

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #7 of 22
Those are good ...
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Thanks a lot! Just kidding! I graduated from high school in 1975!

LOL! I'm a Spirit Of '76er myself!

Hilda >^..^<
post #9 of 22
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It works the other way, too, like people who are 115 years old, and remember before the automobile, airplane, and telephone!
Very true. I'm an old lady born in 1944 but I can still relate to this. The second part makes you realize how far technology has progressed. People my age remember a time not only before cable and remote control but before TV, among other things. [/font]
post #10 of 22
Most recent in my family...

"What do you mean John Travolta danced???" and

"Who's Steve Austin?"

Feel old now???

post #11 of 22
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Thanks a lot! Just kidding! I graduated from high school in 1975!
Me, too.
post #12 of 22
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Me, too.
You guys beat me by a year. 1976 here. We're still a little bit young for some of the 2005 versions of the truth!!
post #13 of 22
Thats cute but makes me feel younger. I was born in 1986! I just discovered a couple of days ago that I am no longer the youngest person where I work. O well!
post #14 of 22
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You guys beat me by a year. 1976 here. We're still a little bit young for some of the 2005 versions of the truth!!
Unfortunately, not for long.
post #15 of 22
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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 (2005). Here's this year's list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1987.
Actually, they were born in 1989. My sister is starting college in the fall and she was born in '89. That means next year, the people turning 18 and being considered legal adults will have been born in the 1990's.

I was born in '85, so this is cheating a little bit, but...



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They have always had cable.
I don't get this one. Cable's been around since 1950, and by 1980, 23% of US households had it. We didn't have cable until I was about 8, although my grandparents did, and my grandpa taped certain shows for us on Beta-max.


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They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
Oh come on. My brother was born in 1996 and he still has seen Jaws. You'd hve to be dead to have escaped from seeing that movie.

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They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
As in Mork from Ork? Played by Robin Williams?

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McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
Yes it did!! It did! The hotcakes and sausage came in styrofoam with a little styrofoam plate!

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They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.


Hilda >^..^<
Being as how my mom was teaching college when I was little and we didn't have a computer until I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, I got to use the typewriter!

See, if you thought you were old before...you're not! Hooray!
post #16 of 22
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ahh thats some good stuff!
That was good...LOL, I don't know who Mork was either!! Woot!! I guess that means I'm young
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hilda
From an email I received earlier. Guess its for those born in the 60's or 70's but any timeline will do I think. Enjoy!
Oh my Gosh!! That is too funny. Some of that is so defiantly true, I have to show that to my DH when I get home, he's even a 60's baby! Barely but still! He will laugh his butt off. I love the BMW and BM one!!!
post #18 of 22
I was born in '84 and...

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They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
I had to use one at my old job!

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McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
I totally remember this!

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They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
I know, I know!

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They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
WRONG! I am dealthy afraid of swimming anywhere sharks live because of this movie- I remember watching it with my dad!

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Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
No way! I remember my mom's old air popper that we made it in, that makes the best!

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The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1987.

Thats true... my brother is 18, a senior in HS, and will start college next year- he was born in 1988.
post #19 of 22
Being born in 1986 alot of those things dont apply to me!
We still had a black and white tv in the bedroom untill we moved to Italy

Hot cakes in australia by mc donalds still come in that styreoform stuff!

I still cook popcorn on the stove.

I didnt have cable untill i turned 10, and i dont have cable now.

I used a typewriter to type my stuff up for school, untill i was 12

Bottle caps have not always been screw offs!

We didnt have a telephone untill i turned 8 years old. we started using the answering machine when i was 12.

I could care less about the remote control

I have never seen a CD untill i moved to australia and i was 9 years old then!
post #20 of 22
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1987.
I was born in 1985

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
I remember that...

Bottle caps have always been screw off?
Still aren't for good beer!

The CD was introduced the year they were born.
Didn't have a cd player until middle school.

They have always had an answering machine.
I remember our first answering machine. And microwave.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
Our TV had two knobs, and was B&W, when I was very young.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
I still like Carson better, even though they were always reruns.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
That is SOO not true.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
Robin Williams, and he was from Ork, and drank through his finger.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
I had to write all my papers on a typewriter (and not even an electric one) until junior year of high school.

Also... I still have a record player, fluffy hair, bellbottoms(though they're called flares now), homemade tye-dye, bangles, and tapestries on the wall.

Maybe you guys think it makes you old... I think you're lucky to have grown up when I would be considered normal
post #21 of 22
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No way! I remember my mom's old air popper that we made it in, that makes the best!
We had one too. It does taste better! And a HUGE green tupperware bowl for it. The air popper was what we used, but I remember a lot of people had those jiffy pops on the stove, and my sister and I both make popcorn in hot oil on the stove in a regular saucepan. That stuff you nuke just doesn't atste like butter.
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We had one too. It does taste better! And a HUGE green tupperware bowl for it. The air popper was what we used, but I remember a lot of people had those jiffy pops on the stove, and my sister and I both make popcorn in hot oil on the stove in a regular saucepan. That stuff you nuke just doesn't atste like butter.
I had one too...the taste really can't be beat, can it?
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