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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. Here's this year's list:

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

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up the first time.

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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Does anyone know where to buy a rocking chair and shawl?
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Gee, thanks Ken...ruin my evening. Amazing how fast things change, and yet somehow stay so much the same.
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I have no idea who Mork is.
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Originally posted by Tamme
I have no idea who Mork is.
I'm shocked... You've never even seen a re-run of Mork and Mindy... *shakes head* ... what's this world coming to... (Mork and Mindy was a tv series... Mork was from -somebody refreshen my memory here...- some other planet and the role was played by Robin Williams. Mind you... I am (only) 30... and not even American...
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I do know Mork... they used to show "Mork & Mindy" on Nick at Nite when I was little...don't remember the name of his planet, but Jonathan Winters played his "baby".

CD's may have been put out in '83, but I don't remember them taking off until at least the early 90's.

And the Unfinished Furniture Warehouse has plenty of rocking chairs... you'll have to take up crochet and make your own shawl!:tounge2:
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I loved Mork and he was from Ork! Nanu Nanu!
post #9 of 39
I LOVED Mork and Mindy!

Last time I was in NZ, mcdonalds was still in those boxes, and not in paper wrappers, i still prefer the boxes.
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Well, being born in 1982, i must defend myself lol. And maybe it will make everyone feel not so old !

1. This years freshman were born in 1984. Not that it makes a difference. Just thought I'd mention it.

2. i remember cooking popcorn with this popcorn maker that had an arm that spun around and had a see thru top. I thought it was great to watch each kernal pop.

3. I know who mork is!

4. I always think about jaws when I swim. Even in pools lol. When I'm inside my house I think of 'land shark' lol

5. I know who JR is!

6. I remember styrofoam containers at McDonald's.

7. We didn't get a computer until i was in 8th grade - that was 1997! So i have used a typwriter.

8. And I do remember the challenger exploding, it happened in 1986, when I was 4.

see? your not that old! I'm only 21!
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Molly, Just out of curiosity, have you seen "Gone With the Wind?" And, if so, what did you think of it? Did you think Rhett Butler was sexy? Do you have a favorite scene from GWTW? Tamme? Anyone else under 40?
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I always thought that Scarlett was a spoiled brat - GWTW is my mothers favourite movie so I know it too well.
Clark was indeed good looking, I loved his smile with that eyebrow going up.
post #13 of 39
Ok! Ok! I feel old enough now.
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McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.


I would ride over the containers with my skateboard!
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SHAZBOT!! I'm ready, for my warm milk and cookies, now.

BTW: Gone With the Wind is my all-time favorite movie and I love Clark Gable. Unfortunately, he died, when I was 2.

I remember watching John Glenn's first flight, Gilligan's Island and the Huntley-Brinkley Report. Good night, David. Good night, Chet.
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I didn't see GWTW until 2 years before Clark Gable died. He was just an older man to me before that movie, and I don't think I had ever seen any of his movies.

Of course Scarlett was a brat! The strange thing about that book and movie is that it seems to span all generations. That's what makes a classic. It's my daughter's favorite movie. I bought it for her for Christmas on DVD. Gene Shallit (sp) recommends watching it for Valentine's Day. If you haven't seen it, treat yourself. It's great!
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The scene, where Rhett scoops Scarlett up in his arms and carries her up the stairs is the most romantic movie scene, that I can think of. Never gonna happen, to me - I'd give the guy a hernia or get dropped.
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You read my mind, Cindy!
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Pardon me while I go change my Depends and add wheels to the front of my walker


Grandma Kim
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Well, I am 30 and GWTW is also one of my favorite movies. They just don't make leading men like Clark Gabel anymore....*swoon*

BTW, Mork and Mindy was set in Boulder, Colorado. Remember Jonathan Winters playing their child? What a hoot!! I also had/have (somewhere at Dad's house) the Mork and Mindy card game where you had to grab styrofoam eggs whenever the Nanoo Nanoo card came out.
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I'm 36....Big shows for me back then....Happy Days, Lavern & Shirley, The Jeffersons, The Facts of Life, One Day At A Time, Leave it to Beaver re-runs, The Munsters, The Adams Family....and one of my favorites....Zoom..."Come on an Zooma zooma Zooma ZOOM!".....and I was in LOVE with Shawn Cassidy and Andy Gibb... Oh my...I'm going back in time! I'm sure there's more.

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I loved the Dukes of Hazzard - Bo Duke was my big time childhood crush (and still is! ) and I also liked BJ and the Bear with Greg Evigan. Thats Incredible was another one of my favourites as well as Incredible Hulk, Misfits of Science - anyone remember that one - a very young Courtney Cox was in it.
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OMG! Forgot about the Dukes of Hazzard! Smokey and the Bandit was a memorable flick then, too! ROTFL...my mind's-a-wonderin'

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Jonathon Winters is a genius! And he is Robin Williams' idol. He is also slightly off center. Well, aren't we all?
I loved the Fonz. aaaaaaaay...
Hey, Heidi! I've been wanting to ask you--Have you seen the hotel from "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson?" I think it's in Colorado, right? I think I have that movie memorized. "Danny? Danny boy!" "Give me the bat, Wendy!" I'll stop there!
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Originally posted by Jeanie G.
Hey, Heidi! I've been wanting to ask you--Have you seen the hotel from "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson?" I think it's in Colorado, right? I think I have that movie memorized. "Danny? Danny boy!" "Give me the bat, Wendy!" I'll stop there!
I believe you can actually go and stay there - Jake and i wanted to go and stay there one day and so we looked it up - at the cost!
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You can actually stay there....my neighbors did and they said it was AWESOME!!! Oooooooooo! I want to stay there, at least, once....one day....well, maybe a "Pop-In" would suffice...LOL!

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I believe that its in Estes Park. Stephen King and his wife stayed there, once and it inspired the book.
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You're right Cindy, it's in Estes Park, and Stephen King was so inspired by the hotel he came back and actually wrote the book there. I've been to The Stanley more times than I can remember, it is a beautiful old hotel. We went with some friends of ours to one of their Sunday champagne brunch, and it was great! The Shining movie with Jack Nickolson was actually filmed in a hotel in Switzerland, but the newer TV version was filmed on location at The Stanley. They have a whole part downstairs with props and photos from the TV version. They also say that the hotel is haunted, so the book may not be all that far off.....

Here's a couple pics of the hotel from the website: www.thestanleyhotelestescolorado.com

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I remember when there were five TV stations. I remember GETTING UHF! I remember you could still call Wisconsin (I lived in Chicago suburbs) by saying Boulder 32759 (or whatever). !!!!!

I still have my typewriter! I remember when my neighbors got color TV - cartoons were so much more fun over there!

Anybody remember SCTV? The first season of Saturday Night Live? Fernwood Tonight? BTW - I loved Mork and Mindy. It was on at 4:00am on Nick at Night or something within the last couple of years, and we taped a whole bunch of episodes. When they had Jonathan Winter as their kid, Mearth, - too funny!

I saw Gone With The Wind on a cruise (my grandparents took my sister and I) - I still love it, and I think Clark Gable's a hunk!

I miss Walter Cronkite - but I don't remember Sputnik (the first manmade spacecraft to go into orbit).

I was born in 1963, and I turn 40 on Monday!

(gee, thanks Ken. )

"...and I used to walk 100 miles to school each morning..." !!!! :tounge2:
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