1974: Long hair
2005: Longing for hair
1974: Acid rock
2005: Acid reflux
1974: Moving to
2005: Moving to
1974: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2005: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1974: Seeds and stems
1974: Hoping for a BMW
2005: Hoping for a BM
1974: The Grateful Dead
2005: Dr. Kevorkian
1974: Going to a new, hip joint
2005: Receiving a new hip joint
1974: Rolling Stones
2005: Kidney Stones
1974: Being called into the principal's office
2005: Calling the principal's office
1974: Screw the system
2005: Upgrade the system
1974: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2005: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1974: Passing the drivers' test
2005: Passing the vision test
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things...
Each year the staff at
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1986/87.
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.
Do you feel old yet?
Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list.
Notice the larger type? That's for those of you who have trouble reading!