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THE CLASS OF 2005

 

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 starting college this fall across the nation were

born in 1983.

 

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.

 

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

 

 

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 yet? If you do, then pass this on to some other 20

old fogies. :woot:

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Boy oh boy.....what a dirty rotten trick to play :woot:

 

 

And to think they're starting COLLEGE!!!!! :yikes:

 

 

.....and I'm getting older by the minute..... :bawling: -kd5-

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When I was a kid school lunches were 75 cents, a pint of milk was 7 cents, a Twinkie was 5 cents. Which meant I could get two cheeseburgers, a mountain of fries, two pints of milk, and two Twinkies for less than a dollar. No tax either...

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Milk, ice and coal were delivered, there were two mail deliveries a day, most cities had two or more newspapers :shifty: Now I really feel older than dirt :mrwinky:

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I'm almost 100 years old, but I feel like I'm 22! Gah! In my day, we would cruise down the sunset strip with beautiful flapper chicks. Haha, better watch out, or I'll date your sister!

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Just wait one of these days you will be telling your grandkids about using a key-broad and mouse :mrgreen:

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about using a key-broad and mouse

"key-broad"? Hmmm, you mean like how Rick Moranis was the Keymaster?

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Thanks a lot, Hulk! The people starting college this year were born in 1983 - the year I graduated high school! Yikes!

 

My now 21 year old cousin asked "What's a record player?" - seven years ago when he was 14! I guess that means he's never heard of Licorice Pizza.

 

Who shot JR? Anyone remember Luke and Laura? I didn't even watch soap operas, and I know who they are.

 

I've been told I look 27, and I feel 17 most of the time! Right now, I'm feeling old! :yikes:

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"He said, "Son, it says here you're twenty-seven, but that's impossible.

You look like you could be forty-five." :P

 

From the Jackson Browne album "Running on Empty"

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I was at work today and we were having a discussion about music.....one of the guys that works day shift used to play guitar with the Michael Stanley Band.....and I couldn't believe the number of people who'd never heard of the Michael Stanley Band!!!!! :blink: -kd5-

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When I was a kid school lunches were 75 cents, a pint of milk was 7 cents, a Twinkie was 5 cents. Which meant I could get two cheeseburgers, a mountain of fries, two pints of milk, and two Twinkies for less than a dollar. No tax either...

 

Milk, ice and coal were delivered, there were two mail deliveries a day, most cities had two or more newspapers Now I really feel older than dirt

 

 

 

When I was a kid I rember that, But the one thing that hits a bit closer to home is

We had A Mercury Monarch 4d blue had a window in back that rolled up and down (Yes the rear window) My Dad would take it once a week to the local Texaco (You can trust your car to the man who wears the star) and he would put 5 dollars in it and we went every where all week sometimes longer on that $5 oh by the way the 5 filled the tank to the top with change to spare

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Milk, ice and coal were delivered, there were two mail deliveries a day

We still get milk and coal delivered, not ice tho there isn't much need for that here. :woot:

 

Oh and the postman calls twice a day but I think they're planning on doing away with the second delivery.

 

Being behind the times here in the UK has its advantages. :mrgreen:

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I just saw they just made it illegal for dentists to whiten teeth, with up to 6 months in prison for violators...dang! you guys are really tuff on crime! :P

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:mrgreen: I guess those Brits are proud of the stereotypical notion that they all have grody teeth! :nuke::oreo:

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well now !!!, i don`t feel old

just a little wiser.and just think in about 10 short years

my grand daugther will be leaving high school ,and starting to make a life for herself .

strange at times at the house . kinda of quite ,with all the kids gone .

and i don`t have to walk through the house closing door or turning off the lights that were left on lol

not that any of you every had or have to do that .

you can sit something down and come back to find it`s still in the place you left it. you know little things like the cordless phone is on the charger,the remote for the tv .you buy a case of pop and still have most of it left at the end of the week . go out and take the car and still have a full tank of gas lol .

even after you go cursin.get in the car to go fro morning coffee and not jump out of your skin because the radio is cranked to full volume lol

nothing better at 5 am .

 

you know just the little things and for those of you who can`t wait till the kids grow up and are gone .you`ll find they grow up to fast maybe not right now but you will .but for all of us who have raised teens ,and lived through it .the sweet rewards are coming .

and it great there called grand kids .

and the best part you can tell them yes after mom and dad says no

and spoil them

paybacks are really fun

now that i think about it .

:mrgreen::mrgreen:

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THE CLASS OF 2005

 

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 starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1983.

 

 

:blink::erm: Is it just me or what? If this is the class of 2005 and they were born in 1983 that must mean that they either flunked a few grades or took a few years off between high school and college... :blink::erm:

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I was at work today and we were having a discussion about music.....one of the guys that works day shift used to play guitar with the Michael Stanley Band.....and I couldn't believe the number of people who'd never heard of the Michael Stanley Band!!!!! :blink: -kd5-

The what band???? :mrgreen:

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