What happened 1961-2011

minnie_txDecember 31, 2011

This should be sent only to those whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it...

1961 : Long hair

2011 : Longing for hair

1961 : KEG

2011 : EKG

1961 : Acid rock

2011 : Acid reflux

1961 : Moving to California because it's cool

2011 : Moving to Arizona because it's warm

1961 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

2011 : Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1961 : Seeds and stems

2011 : Roughage

1961 : Hoping for a BMW

2011 : Hoping for a BM

1964 : Going to a new, hip joint

2011 : Receiving a new hip joint

1961 : Rolling Stones

2011 : Kidney Stones

1961 : Screw the system

2011 : Upgrade the system

1961 : Disco

2011 : Costco

1961 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut

2011 : Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1961 : Passing the drivers' test

2011 : Passing the vision test

1961 : Whatever

2011 : Depends

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 1993.

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 2 year s before 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.

Mc Donald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

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

Do you feel old yet?

So have a nice day!!!!! It is good to have friends who know about these things and are still alive and kicking!!!!

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agnespuffin

Live it up folks! We only have less than 10 hours left in this old beat up year.

Let's make 2012 one to remember for generations!

I'm very glad that I got my boys raised a long time ago. I don't think I could handle today's youngsters!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 2:08PM
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mawheel

Minnie, that was fun; my "level of maturity" definitely qualifies me to relate to it!

Since DH and I will probably be sound asleep when 2011 departs and 2012 begins, let me wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's hope and pray that we can all act with a little more charity towards each other in the next twelve months.

Be well and stay safe.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 3:04PM
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anneliese_32(6)

I too can relate, that was fun. Since I don't want to mess up a 60 year tradition, I also will be asleep.

Happy New Year to all of you and that the world will be a little bit gentler in the future.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 3:42PM
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lilosophie

This was fun, I'm older than dirt, so my children were the ones about '61 and all that good stuff. Parents get so upset when their children don't follow "the traditions" and I remember my mother telling me Grandfather was very upset when she dated and then married my dad in 1922: he wore belted coats and his hair was slicked back like Valentino's and he smoked cigarettes and he encouraged my mom to be a "Flapper". I wonder what he did to make his folks mad, sure there was something (now all that was in Germany)

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 9:06PM
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