I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT BUT IT SOUNDS RIGHT..
THIS YEARS FRESHMAN
Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today, this will certainly
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:
*The people who are starting college this fall across the nation
were born in 1982.
*They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and
probably did not know he had ever been shot.
*They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
*They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not
remember the Cold War.
*They have never feared a nuclear war.
*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.
*Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums. The statement you sound
like a broken record means nothing to them.
*They have never owned a record player.
*They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of
*They may have never heard of an 8 track. The Compact Disc was
introduced when they were 1 year old.
*They have always had an answering machine.
*They have never seen a rotary-dial telephone.
*Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels,
nor have they seen a black-and-white TV.
*They have always had cable.
*There has always been VCRs, but they have no idea what BETA is.
*They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
*They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
*Roller-skating has always meant inline for them.
*Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
*They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
*Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
*They have never seen Larry Bird play.
*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 walked a mile for a
Camel”, or “de plane, de plane”.
*They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.
*Michael Jackson has always been white.
*Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not groups.
McDonalds 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 in your life.
Have a great day!