THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 1975 AND 2005




1975: Long hair

2005: Longing for hair



1975: KEG

2005: EKG



1975: Acid rock

2005: Acid reflux




1975: Moving to California because it's cool

2005: Moving to California because it's warm



1975: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or   Liz Taylor

2005: Trying NOT to look like Marlon
Brando or Liz Taylor



1975: Seeds and stems

2005: Roughage



1975: Hoping for a BMW

2005: Hoping for a BM



1975: The Grateful Dead

2005: Dr. Kevorkian



1975: Going to a new, hip joint

2005: Receiving a new hip joint!



1975: Rolling Stones

2005: Kidney Stones



1975: Being called into the principal's office

2005: Calling the principal's office



1975: Screw the system

2005: Upgrade the system



1975: Disco

2005: Costco



1975: Parents begging you to get your hair cut


2005: Children begging you to get their heads shaved



1975: Passing the drivers' test

2005: Passing the vision test



1975: Whatever

2005: Depends



Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at

Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:!


The people who are starting college this fall    across the nation were born i! n 1986. 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 theTonight  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. ev en is.


McDonald's 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 on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading.