"The Class Of 2005"
- On the lighter side.
I thought you all might enjoy this.
> "The Class Of 2005"
> 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
> mind set of this year's incoming freshmen.
> Here is this year's list:
> The people who are starting college this fall across
> nation were born in 1983.
> They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era
> probably did not know he had ever been shot.
> They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was
> Black Monday, 1987 is as significant to them as the
> There has been only one Pope.
> They were 10 when the Soviet Union broke apart
> and do not remember the Cold War.
> They have never feared a nuclear war.
> They are too young to remember the space shuttle
> Tianamen Square means nothing to them.
> Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
> Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.
> The expression "You sound like a broken record" means
> nothing to them.
> They have never owned a record player.
> They have likely never played Pac Man and have
> never heard of Pong.
> They may have never heard of an 8 track. The
> Compact Disc was introduced when they were born.
> As far as they know, stamps have always cost
> about 33 cents.
> They have always had an answering machine.
> Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels,
> nor have they seen a black & white TV.
> They have always had cable.
> There have always been VCRs, but they have no idea
> what BETA was.
> They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
> They don't know what a cloth baby diaper is, or know
> the "Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up"
> They were born the year after Walkman were
> introduced by Sony.
> Roller skating has always meant inline for them.
> Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
> They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans
> were cool.
> Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
> They have never seen Larry Bird play.
> The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as
> WWI, WWII and the Civil War.
> They have no idea that Americans were ever held
> hostage in Iran.
> 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, de plane!"
> They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea
> who J.R. was.
> The Titanic was found? They thought we always knew.
> Michael Jackson has always been white.
> Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are
> not rock bands.
> McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.
> There has always been MTV.
> They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
> Do you feel old yet? Sorry to burst your bubble...
> Author Unknown
- I was feeling old anyway. Now, if you really want to feel old, try teaching
all this to your grandchildren. If you don't study history, it tends to
As I told my stepson when the last major hurricane approached: "Son, you
might not like what you are eating, but you won't starve in this house." I
still don't think he's got the picture.
Thanks for that one,
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- LOL rep, yeppers now I feel realllllly old. I hope I don't look as old as I
Cher, I don't know either what people do with no insurance. Here in Canada,
oh yeah we have socialized medicine...all free for us....but I can't get a
biopsy done? Nope, they don't automatically perform a biopsy on newly
diagnosed HCVers. So, here I am, stuck with a paid medical that won't do a
biopsy. Tell me, what am I supposed to do? Fight, you betcha. I'll try and
fight the system...but I won't hold my breathe. It makes me very mad...and
> On the lighter side.
> I thought you all might enjoy this.
> > "The Class Of 2005"
> > 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
> > mind set of this year's incoming freshmen.