Ok, I was going to put this in MPSIMS, but I ended up bitching quite a bit, so here it is in the Pit. Feel free to take offense.
Ok, I know I’m only 18, but recently I’ve been feeling like a little kid. All of my friends have grown “responsibilities” and my boyfriend Carl (who is 6 years older than me) is constantly bringing up things that happened when I was only 6 or 7 years old. As a matter of fact, yesterday I was hanging out with him, his best friend Chris (10 years older than me), and the best friend’s wife Robin (a few months younger than me, but she has a baby). Carl and Chris began to talk about “the good old days”, and suddenly Robin interrupts her husband’s speech about when he was in high school, turns to me and whispers “We were in the second grade!” Makes me feel a little like I’m dating a pervert.
Okay, enough ranting. The real purpose of this thread is that I want to take offense to this list which was posted in the Feel Old? thread. It is not an accurate portrayal of my generation at all.
I did too know that, and I even know that it had something to do with a guy who was obsessed with Jodie Foster. Didn’t it?
I remember three presidents, thank you, and “voted” for two of them in school.
I remember the Berlin Wall coming down, and I fully understood the importance of it at the time.
- They have never feared a nuclear war. “The Day After” is a pill to them, not a movie.
- They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up, and Tiananmen Square means nothing to them.
- Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
- They never had a Polio shot, and likely do not know what it is.
Polio? Isn’t that a game with horses and mallets? I know what polio is!!!
That is only accurate if you had money. I had an Atari, and I still have vinyl albums.
So you’re saying we’re incapable of understanding metaphor because the majority of us did not listen to records?
I owned a record player, I’ve played both Pong and Pac Man.
Not. I just saw Star Wars for the first time this year (although most of my friends had seen it hundreds of times) and I thought the effects were awesome. (The original version, BTW, not the digitally remastered version.)
Wrong again. Okay, red ones I didn’t know were “new”, but I remember beige M&Ms and I remember when the blue ones were introduced.
Yet I didn’t own a CD player until I was 16. I still prefer tapes.
Wasn’t that only a few years ago? I remember the prices changing when I was in the 6th grade, and again soon after that. Sixth grade is not pre-memory, you know.
Wrong to all of those. Our first answering machine was a big deal in our house; I remember it. We did have a black-and-white TV and one with 13 channels. I got cable in the 7th grade. And I remember being upset when we got a VHS because I couldn’t watch Charlotte’s Web anymore.
Because everybody had a remote control beginning in 1981. Yeah, right.
No, inline skates are not the only ones I’ve ever seen. I remember skates before that.
So you’re saying I have no idea who Johnny Carson is, and that Ed McMahon is just the guy from Publisher’s Clearinghouse?
I think you get the idea. . .
Jaws? I remember that movie coming on TV once. I watched it on our little black-and-white 13 channel TV that had no remote.
I wear hard contact lenses. I can’t wear soft contacts because of my cataracts.
He came from Happy Days.
Ok, ok. Who did shoot JR? I’ve been waiting 18 years, I think it’s time somebody told me!
- The Titanic was found? I thought we always