I read a good one today, so I tought I post it here

Just in case you weren’t feeling old enough 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 freshman.

Here is this year’s list:

The people who are started college this past fall across the nation were
born in 1984.

* They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and probably did not know he had ever been shot.
* They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
* There has been only one Pope in their lifetime.
* They were 10 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the Cold War.
* Tianamen Square means nothing to them.
* Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
* Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.
* The statement “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 1 year old.
* They have always had an answering machine.
* Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black and 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 about the “Help me, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercial.

Feeling old Yet? There’s more:

* They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
* Roller skating has always meant inline for them.
* Michael Jackson has always been white.
* 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.
* They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
* The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as W.W.I, W.W.II 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. (The correct answer, by the way, is Ork)
* 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.
* Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not bands.
* There has always been MTV.
* They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old now?


Portuguese born, american accent, living in UK.

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