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    what a difference 30 years makes

    Thirty years does make a difference...

    1972: Long hair
    2002: Longing for hair

    1972: The perfect high
    2002: The perfect high yield mutual fund

    1972: KEG
    2002: EKG

    1972: Acid rock
    2002: Acid reflux

    1972: Moving to California because it's cool
    2002: Moving to California because it's warm

    1972: Growing pot
    2002: Growing pot belly

    1972: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
    2002: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

    1972: Seeds and stems
    2002: Roughage

    1972: Killer weed
    2002: Weed killer

    1972: Hoping for a BMW
    2002: Hoping for a BM

    1972: The Grateful Dead
    2002: Dr. Kevorkian

    1972: Going to a new, hip joint
    2002: Receiving a new hip joint

    1972: Rolling Stones
    2002: Kidney Stones

    1972: Being called into the principal's office
    2002: Calling the principal's office

    1972: Screw the system
    2002: Upgrade the system

    1972: Disco
    2002: Costco

    1972: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
    2002: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

    1972: Passing the drivers' test
    2002: Passing the vision test

    1972: Whatever
    2002: 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. 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.

    McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

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

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    LMFAO That's great!

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    Funny.... I think.... It might be depressing......

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    that's a good one, i'll send that to my kids.
    penny candy is another

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    Funny Stuff Bro... ...& so true... ...
    Also; nice avatar...Go Broncos....

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    Nice. Now I feel really old!

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    Back in from the Cold
    O' jeez.

    When I think about it, when my natural test level was at 1000, there were no cell phones, faxes or laptops. Calculators cost the same as a Schwinn Sting Ray bike....

    O, God, sniff, I am old!

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    Old thread but still... makes me feel SOOO OLD!!!!

    It does blow me away when I talk with young adults and realize they never knew the cold war, to them The Wall is nothing more than a cool old Pink Floyd album and can't imagine a time where you were not allowed a calculator in the classroom (I remember in grade school, dad had this "portable" calculator, massive black thing with tiny little LED numbers on it and 6aa batteries!).

    Friendly game of PONG anyone?


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    the drug store
    Enjoyed the post...made me feel old, though.

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    Hell, I remember when a color TV was something the neighbors would come over to see!

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