Sad but true

  1. What a difference 30 years makes:

    1973: Long hair
    2003: Longing for hair

    1973: The perfect high
    2003: The perfect high yield mutual fund

    1973: KEG
    2003: EKG

    1973: Acid rock
    2003: Acid reflux

    1973: Moving to California because it's cool
    2003: Moving to California because it's warm

    1973: Growing pot
    2003: Growing pot belly

    1973: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
    2003: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

    1973: Seeds and stems
    2003: Roughage

    1973: Popping pills, smoking joints
    2003: Popping joints

    1973: Killer weed
    2003: Weed killer

    1973: Hoping for a BMW
    2003: Hoping for a BM

    1973: The Grateful Dead
    2003: Dr. Kevorkian

    1973: Going to a new, hip joint
    2003: Receiving a new hip joint

    1973: Rolling Stones
    2003: Kidney Stones

    1973: Being called into the principal's office
    2003: Calling the principal's office

    1973: Screw the system
    2003: Upgrade the system

    1973: Disco
    2003: Costco

    1973: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
    2003: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

    1973: Taking acid
    2003: Taking antacid

    1973: Passing the drivers' test
    2003: Passing the vision test

    1973: Whatever
    2003: Depends



    Just in case you weren't feeling old enough after reading this, the following will certainly help. 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 that year's incoming freshmen.

    The people who started college this past fall (2002) across the nation were born in 1984.

    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.

    Michael Jackson has always been white.

    McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

    They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.



    Do you feel old yet?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    I have to keep reminding myself that I AM closer to 20 than 40 (only JUST), so I am lucky!
  4. by   funnygirl_rn
    Oh yeah!
  5. by   jnette
    Excellent !!!! Hee........
  6. by   debbyed
    Well an earlier joke brighted my day but yours sure brought in a few clouds.........
  7. by   bedpan
    awwwwwwww - i'm sowwyyyyyy!!!!
  8. by   redshiloh
    I remember making a joke about Hogan's Heros(remember them?) And the entire staff at the nurses' station just gave me this blank look. That's when i started to feel pretty darn ancient!
  9. by   bedpan
    "I remember making a joke about Hogan's Heros(remember them?) And the entire staff at the nurses' station just gave me this blank look. That's when i started to feel pretty darn ancient!"


    I know nothingggggggg!

    (That was my best Sgt. Schultz impression btw!)
    Last edit by bedpan on Jul 30, '03
  10. by   Dixen81
    I remember making a joke about Hogan's Heros(remember them?) And the entire staff at the nurses' station just gave me this blank look. That's when i started to feel pretty darn ancient!





    That is tooooo funny! I remember Hogan's Heroes very well! Thanks for the laugh!
  11. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Yup... feelin old... daughter got driving permit last weekend.. Guess that is a sign of old age for me... Hummmm.... I am going to go check in the mirror for grey hairs now...
  12. by   jnette
    yeh... but that' nothing. Know hwat's REALLY scary? When you realize that it won't be long 'til your kids are older than you !!!

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