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Feeling Old?

Post by Stacy Million » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 01:47:43



My dad sent me this, I thought it might make a few people
smile...

-stacy

Quote:
> Putting things into a painful perspective MAN I'm old. Just
> in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly
> change things. Each year the  staff at Beloit College in
> Wisconsin put together a list to try to give the faculty a
> sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen.

> Here is this year's list:

>  1. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation
>     were born in  1982.

>  2. They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and
>     probably did not know he had ever been shot.

>  3. They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.

>  4. They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not
>     remember the Cold War.

>  5. They have never feared a nuclear war.

>  6. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

>  7. Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

>  8. Bottle caps have always been***off and  plastic.

>  9. Atari predates them, as do vinyl album.  The statement 'you
>     sound like a broken record' means nothing to them.

> 10. They have never owned a record player.

> 11. They have likely never played Pac Man and  have never heard
>     of  Pong.

> 12. They may have never heard of an 8 track. The Compact Disc
>     was introduced when they were 1 year old.

> 13. They have always had an answering machine.

> 14. They have never seen a rotary-dial telephone.

> 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
>     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

> 16. They have always had cable.

> 17. There has always been VCRs, but hey have  no idea what BETA is.

> 18. They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

> 19. They were born the year that Walkman were introduced by Sony.

> 20. Roller-skating has always meant inline

> 21. Jay Leno has always been! on the Tonight Show.

> 22. They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.

> 23. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

> 24. They have never seen Larry Bird play.

> 25. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

> 26. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

> 27. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

> 28. They never heard: " Where's the beef?" "I'd walked a mile
>     for a Camel." Or "de plane, de plane".

> 29. They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.

> 30. Michael Jackson has always been white.

> 31. Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places,
>     not groups.

> 32. McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.

> 33. They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

> Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies in
> your life....

 
 
 

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Post by Mark » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 18:36:41



Quote:
> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

only 13! I have just 5 and most of that's rubbish.

Mark

 
 
 

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Post by Cybe R. Wizar » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 13:43:47


Sometime around Fri, 9 Nov 2001 09:36:41 -0000, "Mark"

Quote:


>> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
>> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

>only 13! I have just 5 and most of that's rubbish.

>Mark

I yhink that means 13 possible channels.  As a lad our B&W set had 13
possibilities but only 3 worked.  (Actually only 12 as there was no
"1".)

The new set had a "U" on it with lots more possibilities but none of
them worked.
Somewhere around 1956 maybe?

Cybe R. Wizard
--
Unofficial "Wizard of Odds", A.H.P.
Original PORG Water Wizard, R.P.
Ship's "Other Wizard", Bad Ship "BetNoirian", A.C.
Barely Tolerated Wizard, A.J.L & A.A.L

 
 
 

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Post by Mark » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 20:20:26




Quote:
> Sometime around Fri, 9 Nov 2001 09:36:41 -0000, "Mark"



> >> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels,
nor
> >> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

> >only 13! I have just 5 and most of that's rubbish.

> >Mark

> I yhink that means 13 possible channels.  As a lad our B&W set
had 13
> possibilities but only 3 worked.  (Actually only 12 as there
was no
> "1".)

I mean channels; BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel4 and Channel5 not TV's
:-))

Mark

 
 
 

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Post by Cybe R. Wizar » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 14:31:41


Sometime around Fri, 9 Nov 2001 11:20:26 -0000, "Mark"

Quote:


>> Sometime around Fri, 9 Nov 2001 09:36:41 -0000, "Mark"



>> >> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels,
>nor
>> >> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

>> >only 13! I have just 5 and most of that's rubbish.

>> >Mark

>> I yhink that means 13 possible channels.  As a lad our B&W set
>had 13
>> possibilities but only 3 worked.  (Actually only 12 as there
>was no
>> "1".)

>I mean channels; BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel4 and Channel5 not TV's
>:-))

>Mark

I now see the "btinternet" in your eddress.  As a USAian I know
nothing about any of that stuff.
You don't get the same television as we do, do ya?
That makes me sad as anything different from ours has GOT to be
better.
I tried turning up the brightness knob but it didn't work.

Cybe R. Wizard
--
Unofficial "Wizard of Odds", A.H.P.
Original PORG Water Wizard, R.P.
Ship's "Other Wizard", Bad Ship "BetNoirian", A.C.
Barely Tolerated Wizard, A.J.L & A.A.L

 
 
 

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Post by Mark » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 21:08:38




Quote:
> You don't get the same television as we do, do ya?
> That makes me sad as anything different from ours has GOT to be
> better.
> I tried turning up the brightness knob but it didn't work.

> Cybe R. Wizard

I don't know about that, we seem to import a lot of your progs.
Simpsons, Frasier (my favourites), Cheers, Friends, Startrek, NG,
DSN, Voyager, SG1, Buffy, Ally Mcbeal etc. the list goes on. Come
to think of it do we actually make any over here now :-).

There has just been a superb 6 part series called "The Blue
Planet" from the BBC on recently, it's about marine life in the
Oceans (could be called large ponds); if it's not been on over
there yet, I'd say look out for it, the Discovery Channel had
something to do with it.

Mark

dot the *NOSPAM* to reply
www.btinternet.com/~mark.haythorne is under construction

 
 
 

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Post by Gar » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 23:51:56


Quote:
>>> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
>>> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

And most have never had limits put on their television time.  When I was
growing up in the 60s, my parents limited us kids to one hour of TV per day.
NO eating in front of the TV, and NO TV before homework was done and inspected.
 Ahhh... those were the days.

~ Gary

 
 
 

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Post by Mac » Sat, 10 Nov 2001 23:56:45


lol - stop that! Now I'm remembering things from way too long ago. A blonde
wooden TV set that was black and white with a tiny greenish screen and knobs
like you describe.

I remember going to a friend's house to see a program in color for the first
time. The Wizard of Oz, which starts out black-and-white, then changes once
Dorothy gets to Oz. That was about 1960 or 1961, I think.

The people on our first color TV were either too blue or too green - you had
your choice <grin>.

Mac



Quote:

> I yhink that means 13 possible channels.  As a lad our B&W set had 13
> possibilities but only 3 worked.  (Actually only 12 as there was no
> "1".)

> The new set had a "U" on it with lots more possibilities but none of
> them worked.
> Somewhere around 1956 maybe?

 
 
 

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Post by John Rut » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 00:54:38


Quote:

> lol - stop that! Now I'm remembering things from way too long ago. A blonde
> wooden TV set that was black and white with a tiny greenish screen and knobs
> like you describe.

> I remember going to a friend's house to see a program in color for the first
> time. The Wizard of Oz, which starts out black-and-white, then changes once
> Dorothy gets to Oz. That was about 1960 or 1961, I think.

> The people on our first color TV were either too blue or too green - you had
> your choice <grin>.

> Mac



> > I yhink that means 13 possible channels.  As a lad our B&W set had 13
> > possibilities but only 3 worked.  (Actually only 12 as there was no
> > "1".)

> > The new set had a "U" on it with lots more possibilities but none of
> > them worked.
> > Somewhere around 1956 maybe?
> >O

Oh some of you were lucky--- my parentst bought a 1957
vintage set when I joined the army in 61,  they quit
watching it when Red Skelton went off the air.
i think they sold it last year when ma went into a nursing
home, bet she was some surprised to find a color set there
( oh yea we had two channels one clear and one so snowy you
had to guess what you were watching)
--
John Rutz

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, if you aint
home by then boy yer in real trouble

see my pond at http://www.fuerjefe.net
also links to my family history

 
 
 

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Post by Stacy Million » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 01:13:39


Quote:

> ( oh yea we had two channels one clear and one so snowy you
> had to guess what you were watching)

Ah yes, "The white bugs versus the black bugs", that was my
favourite show when I was growing up too :-) It was all we got
on all but one channel.

-stacy

--
You'll see it's all a show. Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
        - Monty Python _The Life Of Brian_


Millions Consulting Limited

 
 
 

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Post by Stacy Million » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 01:22:10


Quote:

> >>> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
> >>> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

> And most have never had limits put on their television time.  When
> I was growing up in the 60s, my parents limited us kids to one hour
> of TV per day. NO eating in front of the TV, and NO TV before
> homework was done and inspected.
>  Ahhh... those were the days.

Now that sounds like the rules in this house (I know, I'm an
overbearing ogre :-). I had a good laugh a few weeks ago, my
14 year old son wanted me to drop him off at the theatre to
see a movie with some friends, I asked what movie. Don't
remember which one, but it was rated 'R' so I said no. He
phoned his friend, the half of the conversion I could hear
went like:

My son: "My dad says I can't go."
[pause]
My son: "What do you mean 'ask again'?"
[me rolling on the floor]
Me (loudly): "That doesn't work here!"

-stacy

--
You'll see it's all a show. Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
        - Monty Python _The Life Of Brian_


Millions Consulting Limited

 
 
 

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Post by John Rut » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 01:19:18


Quote:


> > lol - stop that! Now I'm remembering things from way too long ago. A blonde
> > wooden TV set that was black and white with a tiny greenish screen and knobs
> > like you describe.

> > I remember going to a friend's house to see a program in color for the first
> > time. The Wizard of Oz, which starts out black-and-white, then changes once
> > Dorothy gets to Oz. That was about 1960 or 1961, I think.

> > The people on our first color TV were either too blue or too green - you had
> > your choice <grin>.

> > Mac



> > > I yhink that means 13 possible channels.  As a lad our B&W set had 13
> > > possibilities but only 3 worked.  (Actually only 12 as there was no
> > > "1".)

> > > The new set had a "U" on it with lots more possibilities but none of
> > > them worked.
> > > Somewhere around 1956 maybe?
> > >O

forgot to mention the first tv I ever watched had I think a
10 inch round screen, think I was around seven then

Quote:
> Oh some of you were lucky--- my parentst bought a 1957
> vintage set when I joined the army in 61,  they quit
> watching it when Red Skelton went off the air.
> i think they sold it last year when ma went into a nursing
> home, bet she was some surprised to find a color set there
> ( oh yea we had two channels one clear and one so snowy you
> had to guess what you were watching)
> --
> John Rutz

> Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, if you aint
> home by then boy yer in real trouble

> see my pond at http://www.fuerjefe.net
> also links to my family history

--
John Rutz

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, if you aint
home by then boy yer in real trouble

see my pond at http://www.fuerjefe.net
also links to my family history

 
 
 

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Post by June » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 02:33:25



Quote:
> >>> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
> >>> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

> And most have never had limits put on their television time.  When I was
> growing up in the 60s, my parents limited us kids to one hour of TV per
day.
> NO eating in front of the TV, and NO TV before homework was done and
inspected.
>  Ahhh... those were the days.

> ~ Gary

Really. I remember  B & W,  13 channels, three available (and what *was*
that "U" for?) , and when American Bandstand was the 'hip-hop' of the time.
My 'baby'(soon to be 18) can't concentrate on the  Science, physics,
calculus homework without the laptop in front, MTV or a Flyers hockey game
on ESPN sports channel, and/or a headset listening to whatever CD it is I
don't care to hear. (Have you tried ' checking' the homework today ?Parents
need go back to school to learn what it is they're doing.)
That said,  she did just get accepted to the university of her choice for
medical studies. :)

June
(PA)

 
 
 

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Post by June » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 02:44:03



Quote:

> > >>> > 15. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor
> > >>> >     have they seen a black-and-white TV.

> > And most have never had limits put on their television time.  When
> > I was growing up in the 60s, my parents limited us kids to one hour
> > of TV per day. NO eating in front of the TV, and NO TV before
> > homework was done and inspected.
> >  Ahhh... those were the days.

> Now that sounds like the rules in this house (I know, I'm an
> overbearing ogre :-). I had a good laugh a few weeks ago, my
> 14 year old son wanted me to drop him off at the theatre to
> see a movie with some friends, I asked what movie. Don't
> remember which one, but it was rated 'R' so I said no. He
> phoned his friend, the half of the conversion I could hear
> went like:

> My son: "My dad says I can't go."
> [pause]
> My son: "What do you mean 'ask again'?"
> [me rolling on the floor]
> Me (loudly): "That doesn't work here!"

> -stacy

> --
> You'll see it's all a show. Keep 'em laughing as you go.
> Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
>         - Monty Python _The Life Of Brian_


> Millions Consulting Limited

If it's any consolation to your son, you may tell him there are at least two
more parents on this Earth who also obeyed and stuck by the movie rating
rules (meanies ;-) Of course we were  the *only* parents who wouldn't allow
'em to a movie unless they were of the required age and also, NO dropping
off to a  mall with friends just for hangin' out,no personal TV's or
telephones in their rooms. Such deprivation, really. ;)

June

 
 
 

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Post by Stacy Million » Sun, 11 Nov 2001 03:03:45


Quote:

>                                             no personal TV's or
> telephones in their rooms. Such deprivation, really. ;)

Personal TVs haven't been an issue, computers have been. There is
something about ***age boys with computers in thier rooms that
I don't like! They don't take the warnings about going blind or
hairy palms seriously ;-)

As for telephones, I have told them if they want a phone in their
room, it is on a seperate line and they pick up the bill. No
takers so far.

-stacy

--
You'll see it's all a show. Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
        - Monty Python _The Life Of Brian_


Millions Consulting Limited