1966: Long hair
2021: Longing for hair
1966: Acid rock
2021: Acid reflux
1966: Moving to California because it’s cool
2021: Moving to Arizona because it’s warm
1966: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2021: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1966: Seeds and stems
1966: Hoping for a BMW
2021: Hoping for a BM
1966: Going to a new, hip joint
2021: Receiving a new hip joint
1966: Rolling Stones
2021: Kidney Stones
1966: Screw the system
2021: Upgrade the system
1966: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2021: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1966: Passing the drivers’ test
2021: Passing the vision test
Just in case you weren’t feeling too old 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 freshmen. Here’s this year’s list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1998.
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 7 years before they were born.
They have always had an answering machine..
They have always had cable. They cannot fathom not having a remote control..
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. & have no idea who J. R. even is
Mc Donald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.
AND EVEN WORSE…
They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.