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1974: Long hair / 2004: Longing for hair
1974: KEG / 2004: EKG
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 / 2004: Roughage
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: Disco / 2004: Costco
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
1974: Whatever / 2004: Depends
1 : 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:
2 : 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.
3 : Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
4 : Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
5 : The CD was introduced the year they were born.
6 : They have always had an answering machine.
7 : They have always had cable.
8 : They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
9 : Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
10 : Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
11 : They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
12 : They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
13 : They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
14 : They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss,
15 : They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
16 : McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
17 : They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.