Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Cat In The Hat.... On Aging

40 Years Difference:

1965: Long hair
2005: Longing for hair

1965: KEG
2005: EKG

1965: Acid rock
2005: Acid reflux

1965: Moving to Californiabecause it's cool
2005: Moving to Californiabecause it's warm

1973: Trying to look like Liz Taylor
2003: Trying NOT to look like Liz Taylor

1965: Seeds and stems
2005: Roughage

1965: Hoping for a BMW
2005: Hoping for a BM

1965: The Grateful Dead
2005: Dr. Kevorkian

1965: Going to a new, hip joint
2005: Receiving a new hip joint

1965: Rolling Stones
2005: Kidney Stones

1965: Passing the drivers' test
2005: 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. Their 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.

Oh .... and remember:
"Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate."

(from Dr. W)

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