Friday, June 12, 2009

The Cat in the hat on aging

Just for Friday. TGIF!

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Just in case you weren't feeling too old today:
The people who are starting college this fall were born in 1991.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
The CD was introduced two years before they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had cable.
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
Popcorn has always been microwaved.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
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'.
McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.


Gianna said...

ah...should I laugh or cry??

susan said...


You could laugh so hard you can cry....

Passing you the Kleenex.

sallyo said...

I'm right there with you. Feeling old today.

Ana said...

In some decades they will be making their list.

Stan said...

Susan: weren't you around when the internet was banging two rocks together? LMAO

susan said...

@Stan, ummm no, but I do recall taking a course in Cobol back in college.....and the only dinosaur I remember at the time was an evil purple one!

@ Sally, I am sorry you are feeling old today......Can I do anything to make you feel younger?

@Ana, yes, true, but will we be around to read it?

Anonymous said...

ugh.. LOL..a kid i used to babysit is now in her sophomore year in college.. Another kid I used to babysit now has 4 kids as well. My oldest has a bday coming up next week. And my friend who turns an unmentioned number in a few months and I were just discussing how I was not going to laugh at her b/c i'd be turning that number shortly after.

Stephany said...

Nothing on that Cat in the Hat applies to any of us! at least not me! LOL! My knees don't hurt and my boobs are still perky! hahahaha

andrew said...

Scary thoughts, it still makes me wonder what it must be like for children to grow up surrounded by computers. At 45 I still remember the BBC computer and ZX81.
I've been away for a while, in a very dark place, but hopefully I'm coming out the other side - just numb and fragile now.
All the best.

Polar Bear said...

Urgh...scary. That list deifnatelt does not describe me!!

sallyo said...

Thank you Susan. Just dealing with the aftermath of David's depression, but he's slowly starting to do better.

Annapurna Moffatt said...

I was born in '88--but I'll be a freshman at art school this fall (I'm going as a mature student--long story).

I was fourteen when my family got satellite TV--before then I didn't know about cable, satellite, etc.

And until I was five (when my father bought our first computer) I used an electric typewriter.

Go ahead and call me sheltered. ;-)

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