Feeling Old? and a note to Jaqi and Chuckie
Apr 29, 1998 10:36 PM
by Thoa Tran
Since I have some personal things I have to take care of, I'm going to post
this joke. Considering the obvious generational strain within the
theosophical societies, I thought this would put things in perspective.
BTW, I like your post on drugs, Jaqi. And Chuckie, instead of arguing with
you, I'm going to drag my paranoid self to the voting booth. So,
thpppppffffttttt...(so much less energy this way!) :o)
Are you feeling old? If not, consider this:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born
They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era.
They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.
The expression "you sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.
They may have heard of an 8 track, but chances are they probably have never
actually seen or heard one.
The digital Disc was introduced when they were 1 year old.
As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 32 cents.
They have always had an answering machine.
Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels.
They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They have no idea what "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me." means.
They don't know that "8-6-7-5-3-0-9" is Jenny's phone number.
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard the term "Where's the beef?"
"Grease" is an old film classic and so is the Star Wars trilogy.
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