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
They have no meaningful recollection of
the Reagan era, and
They were prepubescent when the Persian
Gulf War was
There has only been one Pope. They can only
They were were not born when the Soviet Union broke
They have never feared a nuclear war. "The
Day After" is a
CCCP is just a bunch of letters.
They have only known one Germany.
They are too young to remember the Space
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
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
They have never owned a record Player.
They have likely never played Pac Man, and
have never heard
Star Wars looks very fake and the special effects are pathetic.
There have always been Red M&M's, and
Blue ones are not
They may have heard of an 8-track, but chances
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
They have always had cable.
There have always been VCR's, but they have
no idea what
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
They were born after the Walkmen was
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
They do not consider the Colorado Rockies,
[I still consider the Seattle Seahawks and
Toronto Blue Jays expansion
They have never seen Larry Bird play, and
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
The Vietnam War is as ancient history to
them as WWI, WWII
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
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
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
Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama
McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.