Remember This?

 

30 years!

 

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: Fiber

 

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.

 

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