Saturday, March 04, 2006
1974: Long hair. 2004: Longing for hair .
1974: KEG. 2004:EKG
1974: Acid rock . 2004: Acid reflux
1974: Moving to California because it's cool. 2004: Moving to California because it's warm.
1974: Trying to look like Liz Taylor . 2004: Trying NOT to look like Liz Taylor.
1974: Seeds and stems. 2004: Roughage.
1974: Hoping for a BMW . 2004: Hoping for a BM .
1974: The Grateful Dead . 2004: Dr. Kevorkian .
1974: Going to a new, hip joint. 2004: Receiving a new hip joint.
1974: Rolling Stones. 2004: Kidney Stones .
1974: Passing the drivers' test. 2004: Passing the vision test.
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1985. 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 the year they were born. They have always had an answering machine. They have always had cable TV. 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. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading. Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate ! As far as we know! Here's to getting older.