1974: Long hair
2004: Longing for hair
1974: Acid rock
2004: Acid reflux
1974: Moving to California because it's cool
2004: Moving to California because it's warm
1974: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2004: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1974: Seeds and stems
1974: Hoping for a BMW
2004: Hoping for a BM
1974: The Grateful Dead
2004: Dr. Kevorkian
1974: Going to a new, hip joint
2004: Receiving a new hip joint
1974: Rolling Stones
2004: Kidney Stones
1974: Being called into the principal's office
2004: Calling the principal's office
1974: Screw the system
2004: Upgrade the system
1974: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2004: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1974: Passing the drivers' test
2004: Passing the vision test
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 1986. 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 TV.
-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 or what one is.