Found this in my mailbox (thanks Paul).


College Freshmen (just to make you feel old)

Hey everybody, if ever there was food for thought this is it.

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation
were born in 1992.

They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era, and
did not know he had ever been shot.

They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was
waged. Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the
Great Depression.

There has only been one Pope. They can only really
remember one president.

They were were not born when the Soviet Union broke apart,
and do not remember the Cold War.

They have never feared a nuclear war. "The Day After" is a
pill to them, not a movie.

CCCP is just a bunch of letters.

They have only known one Germany.

They are too young to remember the Space shuttle blowing
up, and Tienamin Square means nothing to them.

They do not know who Momar Qadafi is.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

They never had a Polio shot, and likely, do not know what it

Bottle caps have not only always been screw off, but have
always been plastic.

They have no idea what a pull top can looks like.

Atari pre-dates 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.

Star Wars looks very fake and the special effects are pathetic.

There have always been Red M&M's, and Blue ones are not
What do you mean there used to be beige ones?

They may have heard of an 8-track, but chances are they
probably have never actually seen or heard one.

The Compact Disc was introduced before they were born.

As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 44 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 and white TV.

They have always had cable.

There have always been VCR's, but they have no idea what
Beta is.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

They were born after the Walkmen was introduced by

Rollerskating has always meant inline for them.

The Tonight Show has always been with Jay Lenno.

They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.

Popcorn has always been cooked in a microwave.

They have never seen and remember a game that included the
St. Louis Football Cardinals, the Baltimore Colts, the
Minnesota North Stars, the Kansas City Kings, the New
Orleans Jazz, The Minnesota Lakers, The Atlanta Flames, or
the Denver Rockies (NHL hockey, that is)

They do not consider the Colorado Rockies, the Florida
Marlins, The Florida Panthers, The Ottawa Senators, the San
Jose Sharks, or the Tampa Bay Lightning "expansion teams"

[I still consider the Seattle Seahawks and Toronto Blue Jays expansion

They have never seen Larry Bird play, and Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar is a Football player.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as WWI, WWII
or even the Civil War.

They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard the terms "Where's the beef?", "I'd Walk a
mile for Camel", or "de plane, de plane!".

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.

The Cosby Show, The Facts of Life, Silver Spoon, The Love
Boat, Miami Vice, WKRP in Cincinnati, Taxi
All in the Family,
Barnny Miller and Mash are shows they have likely never seen.

The Titanic was found? I thought we always knew where it

Michael Jackson has always been white.

They cannot remember the Cardinals ever winning a World
Series, or even being in one.

Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places,
not groups.

McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.