1960: Long hair
2010: Longing for hair
1960: Acid rock
2010: Acid reflux
1960: Moving to California because it’s cool
2010: Moving to Arizona because it’s warm
1960: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2010: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1960: Seeds and stems
1960: Hoping for a BMW
2010: Hoping for a BM
1960: Going to a new, hip joint
2010: Receiving a new hip joint
1960: Rolling Stones
2010: Kidney Stones
1960: Screw the system
2010: Upgrade the system
1960: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2010: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1960: Passing the drivers’ test
2010: Passing the vision test
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 in 1992.
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 2 years before 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.
Mc Donald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.
18 thoughts on “The difference 50 years makes – 1960 – 2010”
The difference “40” years makes – 1960-2010? Shouldn’t that be 50 years? Lol
Newsflash!!! 2010-1960=50 years… I think you meant to say the 1970s. Otherwise very funny.
I think you’ll find that 1960-2010 is a FIFTY year stretch Jonco 😀
Hey, if you remember the Rolling Stones, disco and acid rock from 1960, then you too can believe it’s only been 40 years. The 1960 BMW never rally caught on over here either.
Oh damn, for a moment there I thought I was 10 years younger.
CD was introduced in 1982, available to general public in 1983.
Everybody says that if you lived through the 60’s you wouldn’t remember them. But I do remember them, so I can’t use that excuse. My brain just wasn’t functioning properly when I created the title. Corrected! Thanks for reminding me… again and again. 🙂
Jonco – don’t worry, the memory is the second thing to go.
OK, I’m past the first two…. what’s the third?
What’s the first? Oh wait…
Actually I think you should have left it at 40 years and moved all the dates to the 70’s since they are more appropriate. I’m just sayin…
Not only have kids born in 1992 always had answering machines, many of them might not know that answering machines used to be a different piece of equipment from your phone, never mind that they used to require a cassette tape.
who shot j.R.
what is that?
Thanks for making me feel old.
Here are a few:
These kids today don’t know the soft sound you hear at the beginning of a record.
They never had a gun rack in the back of the truck, and probably most of them have never ridden in the bed of a pickup, since its illegal now in the places where I used to do it.
They’ve never used a typewriter, or actually DIALED a phone.
Most have never twisted an antenna to get better reception on the TV (since they all have cable now).
1960 was, “Duck and Cover” the rest is BS
Ah yes, the 60’s, when I went from High School, through College and on to Viet-Nam…Fun times? Not always…
actually, im 18 and was born in 1992. and i am quite familiar with all the things on that list, and resent most of it. i know all of the things it says we dont, and i know about all of it. im almost offended. and to crispy, ive done all of those things. im sorry, but you guys dont understand how some kids grew up. give it 2 years then it would be true. but still. this is actually fairly inaccurate.
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