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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 What Does Dr. Suess Know About Aging?

30 Years Difference:

1973: Long hair 2003: Longing for hair
1973: KEG 2003: EKG
1973: Acid rock 2003: Acid reflux
1973: Moving to California because it's cool 2003: Moving to California because it's warm
1973: Trying to look like Liz Taylor 2003: Trying NOT to look like Liz Taylor
1973: Seeds and stems 2003: Roughage
1973: Hoping for a BMW 2003: Hoping for a BM
1973: The Grateful Dead 2003: Dr. Kevorkian
1973: Going to a new, hip joint 2003: Receiving a new hip joint
1973: Rolling Stones 2003: Kidney Stones
1973: Passing the drivers' test 2003: 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 1987 . 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. 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? (Sorry). 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.

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Posted by Sheri & SuZan :: 12:00 PM :: 5 comments

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