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Thursday, February 16, 2006

1975 vs 2005

I received this in my email yesterday and I enjoyed it so much I thought I would pass it along. Enjoy…

1975: Long hair

2005: Longing for hair

1975: KEG

2005: EKG

1975: Acid rock

2005: Acid reflux

1975: Moving to California because it's cool

2005: Moving to Arizona because it's warm

1975: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

2005: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1975: Seeds and stems
2005: Roughage

1975: Hoping for a BMW

2005: Hoping for a BM

1975: Going to a new, hip joint

2005: Receiving a new hip joint

1975: Rolling Stones

2005: Kidney Stones

1975: Being called into the principal's office

2005: Calling the principal's office

1975: Screw the system

2005: Upgrade the system

1975: Disco

2005: Costco

1975: Parents begging you to get your hair cut

2005: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1975: Passing the driver's test

2005: Passing the vision test

1975: Whatever

2005: 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 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 1987.

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


At 5:10 AM, Blogger lime said...

oh lordy! i feel ancient now!! good giggles though, so thanks! have a great day, james

At 7:58 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

I cannot tell you the mixed laughter and tears that accompanied the reading of this post. Thanks, James for reminding me that it's never to early to apply for that AARP card.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

I was born in 1975!!! LOL! It is amazing at the differences between our childhood and those of our children . I remember, as a child, that if you had one of those huge home steroes that looked like a cabinet and when you opened the lid it had a record player and an 8 track player ,I thought anyone who owned one was just the shizzle ! hehe Thanks for the laughs Goody !
Btw.. I had forgot about McDonalds coming in styrofoam until I read this . hehe

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Bernita said...

Thank you, James, for the blast from the past.
Reminds me once I heard a teacher begin the familiar lament:"The kids are getting younger every years!"
To which another retorted:"I worry because the TEACHERS are younger every year!"

At 4:03 PM, Blogger ass2006 said...

Hi, a nice blog you have here. You will surely get an bookmark :) Adit

At 4:37 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

I'm glad everyone enjoyed it. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to grab my walker and go take my metamucil. :D

At 10:51 PM, Blogger Indigo said...

*snatches the walker ........ back off sonny boy I'm older then you. I call dibs on the mobility devices..... and git yer eyes of that wheelchair...it's mine too !!

seriously though, the whole Whatever/Depends one cracked me up.


At 5:46 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up...


At 12:08 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...


Oy my gosh. That was too funny!

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