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    Cool Food for Thought for Those, say, Over 30

    Found this on another forum. Interesting stuff . . .

    Just in case you weren't feeling too old today,this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin put 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.

    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.

    Michael Jackson has always been white.

    McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

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

    Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies in your life.

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    Although I won't be 30 till july...Damn that made me feal old. This brings back some good memories.

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    i relate to everything on that list!

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    God you just added 10 years to my life! so now I'm 41?

    But I'm the healthiest 41 year old on my block! OH! I think the jaws reruns have just started, got to go!

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    I'm only 28 but I can relate. One thing that makes me feel like I'm getting old is when I hear a band on the classic rock station that I bought their album when they first came out. But my motto is your only as old as you feel....So I'll be 21 forever!

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    OMG that really sucks...I feel so old..........spoiled little buggers don't know what life was really like!

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    I'm 34....I remember buying 45rpm vinyl singles (like Detroit Rock City) and a dozen plastic centers so the would fit on a turntable...back when turnatables were used to play albums...not for scratching and sampling

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    Originally posted by RON
    Although I won't be 30 till july...Damn that made me feal old. This brings back some good memories.
    I'll be 30 in July too!

    And I remember buying the plastic centers for albums...and being really excited to get the Air Supply album...

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    Lets not forget about famous 8-tracks. I still got a box full of them in storage somewhere. I even got 2 8-track players I took out of my dad's cars.

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    Originally posted by w8lifter
    spoiled little buggers don't know what life was really like!

    LOL... 30+year olds invented all this shit. . .they're now rich because them young people are so 'spoiled'.

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    Trips...be a good boy...be quiet. Go make yourself some microwave popcorn, put on Brittneys new CD and play your Playstation

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    At 32 I remember everything on that list. Ahhh the good old days. You know when we walk to school in snow for miles lol. Well leave me alone and give me my kane... I need a nap

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    Oh God I remember those little 45 adapters for records. I got a box of 8 tracks too.

    You know what upset me the most when I was a kid? When they stopped making glass bottles of soda.

    I remember the first days of MTV too. Or when Atari came out. Commodore 64....The most embarrassing thing I remember has to be break dancing .....(I should erase that)

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    I'm surrounded by a bunch of old geezers.

    Here's BigKev and Pete...
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    LMFAO @ Art!!! But why do we have our arms around each other? Primo....don't say a word

    Ron...don't forget Intellivision and Coleco Vision

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    Originally posted by Pete235
    LMFAO @ Art!!! But why do we have our arms around each other
    I don't know but I wasn't going to say anything?!? To each his own

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    I have to bump this for BK

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    I hat eto say it, but that was my life in a nutshell. I am a 30 year old f?cker, and man does that make someone feel old..

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    Damn pete looks like the combo of booze and roids wasn't kind to your body over the years bro.

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    Are you sure that's BK with you Pete? Or did Bert just go through some MAJOR changes over the years...


    Long live Q*BERT, Pitfall, Megamania and Frogger

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    1. Most students entering college this fall in the class of 2004, were born in 1982.
    2. Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley, Karen Carpenter, and the E.R.A. have always been dead.
    3. Kurt Cobain’s death was the “day the music died.”
    4. Somebody named George Bush has been on every national ticket, except one, since they were born.
    5. The Kennedy tragedy was a plane crash, not an assassination.
    6. Huckleberry Finn has always been a “banned book.”
    7. A “45” is a gun, not a record with a large hole in the center.
    8. They have no clue what the Beach Boys were talking about when they sang about a 409, and the Little Deuce Coupe.
    9. They have probably never lost anything in shag carpeting.
    10. MASH and The Muppet Show have always been in re-runs.
    11. Punk Rock is an activist movement, not a musical form.
    12. They have always bought telephones, rather than rent them from AT&T.
    13. The year they were born, AIDS was found to have killed 164 people; finding a cure for the new disease was designated a “top priority” for government-sponsored research.
    14. We have always been able to reproduce DNA in the laboratory.
    15. Wars begin and end quickly; peace-keeping missions go on forever.
    16. There have always been ATM machines.
    17. The President has always addressed the nation on the radio on Saturday.
    18. We have always been able to receive television signals by direct broadcast satellite.
    19. Cities have always been trying to ban the possession and sale of handguns.
    20. Watergate is as relevant to their lives as the Teapot Dome scandal.
    21. They have no idea that a “presidential scandal” once meant nothing more than Ronald Reagan taking President Carter’s briefing book in “Debategate.”
    22. They have never referred to Russia and China as “the Reds.”
    23. Toyotas and Hondas have always been made in the United States.
    24. There has always been a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
    25. Three Mile Island is ancient history, and nuclear accidents happen in other countries.
    26. Around-the-clock coverage of congress, public affairs, weather reports, and rock videos have always been available on cable.
    27. Senator Phil Gramm has always been a Republican.
    28. Women sailors have always been stationed on U.S. Navy ships.
    29. The year they were born, the New York Times announced that the “boom in video games,” a fad, had come to an end.
    30. Congress has been questioning computer intrusion into individuals’ personal lives since they were born.
    31. Bear Bryant has never coached at Alabama.
    32. They have always been able to afford Calvin Klein.
    33. Coors Beer has always been sold east of the Mississippi, eliminating the need for Burt Reynolds to outrun the authorities in the Smokey and the Bandit films.
    34. They were born the same year that Ebony and Ivory lived in perfect harmony.
    35. The year they were born, Dustin Hoffman wore a dress and Julie Andrews wore a tuxedo.
    36. Elton John has only been heard on easy listening stations.
    37. Woodstock is a bird or a reunion, not a cultural touchstone.
    38. They have never heard a phone “ring.”
    39. They never dressed up for a plane flight.
    40. Hurricanes have always had men’s and women’s names.
    41. Lawn darts have always been illegal.
    42. “Coming out” parties celebrate more than debutantes.
    43. They only know Madonna singing American Pie.
    44. They neither know who Billy Joe was, nor wondered what he was doing on the Talahatchee Bridge.
    45. They never thought of Jane Fonda as “Hanoi Jane,” nor associated her with any revolution other than the “Fitness Revolution” videotape they may have found in the attic.
    46. The Osmonds are talk show hosts.
    47. They have never used a bottle of “White Out.”
    48. If they vaguely remember the night the Berlin Wall fell, they are probably not sure why it was up in the first place.
    49. “Spam” and “cookies” are not necessarily foods.
    50. They feel more danger from having sex and being in school, than from possible nuclear war.



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    Cool Wow!

    That's one hell of a list, Bouncer!

    I can think of one that some of us would add from personal experience . . .

    They never had to spend hours at libraries to do research for a thesis or dissertation, handwriting quotes out on 3x5 cards before manually transposing them onto a typewriter. Or even onto a "dedicated word processor" (like the Wang, DEC, or Qyx) as opposed to MS Word on a PC.

    Ah, but I wax nostalgic, longing for the good old days . . . of WordStar.

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    On a sad footnote.

    Everyone here today will remember what it used to be like to look up at an aeroplane in the sky and not think of September 11th.

    Bouncer

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    Damn. Great lists fellas. Remember all that stuff. Hits home with me, I'm 36. Can't believe life is already half over.

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