Golden Oldie: 1961 vs. 2011

I wish to thank my cousin, Ronald Goldman, for having sent this to me in e-mail.

An Oldie, but a good remembrance
wow……feeling a bit “ancient” here
Subject: 1961 vs. 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

1961: Going to a new, hip joint
2011: Receiving a new hip joint

1961: Rolling Stones
2011: Kidney Stones

1961: Passing the drivers’ test
2011: 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 1993.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been childproof and plastic.

The CD was introduced 3 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.

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.

McDonald’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.

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


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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