Day Brightener – 1966 vs 2021

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

1966   : Long hair   
2021   : Longing for hair 

1966   : KEG   
2021   : EKG  

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   
2021   : Roughage 

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   : Disco   
2021   : Costco  

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 

1966   : Whatever 
2021   : 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 2003.

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 12 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.  

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

Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that’s for those of you who have trouble reading.

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