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Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by Fish, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. You're Lost Between "Baby Boomer" and "Generation X" If...
    Author Unknown

    1. You remember when Jordache jeans with a flat-handle comb in the
    back pocket was cool.

    2. Any photograph of you shows you wearing an Izod shirt with thecollar turned up.

    3. You know any "Weird Al" Yankovic songs by heart.

    4. You've ever rung someone's doorbell and said "Landshark!"

    5. You were once bowled over by the technological excellence of such
    products as Atari, IntelliVision, TelStar and Coleco.

    6. You remember the premier of MTV--or worse yet, you remember its
    predecessor, "Friday Night Videos."

    7. You and your friends ever discussed having a reunion at the end of the century and playing Prince's "1999."

    8. A predominant color in your childhood photos is plaid.

    9. You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the minivan.

    10. You rode in the back of the station wagon facing the cars behind
    you (The WAYBACK seat).

    11. You've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the
    following phrases: "You know, back when...," "When I was your age...," or "When I was younger..."

    12. Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.)

    13. You ever dressed to look like someone in a Madonna, Cyndi Lauper or Duran Duran video.

    14. You remember your first kiss with someone having happened while
    either "Leather and Lace" or "Crazy for You" was playing.

    15. You remember with pain the day the Green Machine hit the streets
    (or the sidewalks), instantly making your Big Wheel obsolete.

    16. The age-old question "Where's the beef?" still makes you laugh.

    17. You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever
    possibly have more advanced special effects than "TRON."

    18. You had a crush on Ted the photographer on "Love Boat," Gage from
    "Emergency," or Ponch from "CHIPS."

    19. Your hair at some point in time in the '80s could only be described by saying, "I was experimenting."

    20. You're starting to believe that having the kids in school year-round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.

    21. You're currently employed doing something that has absolutely
    nothing to do with your college major.

    22. U2 is too popular and mainstream for you now.

    23. You remember trying to guess which episode of "The Brady Bunch" it was by the first scene.

    24. Your parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided
    it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes anyway.

    25. You know who shot J.R.

    26. You recall when Love's Baby Soft was in every girl's Christmas
    stocking.

    27. This rings a bell: "My name is Charlie, and they work for me."

    28. You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on. (Related item:
    you were sure that "New Coke" would NEVER catch on.)

    29. You know all the words to the double-album set of the "Grease"
    soundtrack.

    30. You've ever had a Dorothy Hamill haircut or dated a girl with one.

    31. You sat with your friends on any given Friday night circa 1982 and dialed 867-5309 to see if Jenny was actually there.

    32. "All skate, change directions" means something to you.

    33. You've ever owned a pair of rainbow suspenders like the ones Mork
    used to wear.

    34. You bought a pair of Vans and wanted to order a pizza in history
    class so you could be just like Jeff Spicoli. (Related item: if you've ever smacked yourself in the head with a shoe and exclaimed,"I'm so wasted!")

    35. You were too young to see "Blue Lagoon," so you just had to settle for the second-hand reports.

    36. You remember when movies were only PG and R.

    37. You learned to swim at about the same time "Jaws" came out....and
    still carry the emotional scars to prove it

    38. You remember when your cable TV box had a sliding selector
    switch... and your "cable remote" was connected to the TV by CORD!

    39. You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg, or--worst of
    all--what Sheriff Roscoe's full name was.

    40. Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table.

    41. You found nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together.

    42. You remember having a rotary phone.

    43. You actually believed that Mikey--famed kid on the Life cereal
    commercials--died after eating Pop Rocks and rinking a Coke.

    44. "Members Only" jackets...say no more.
     
  2. Man Fish what are you trying to do, make me have childhood/teenage flashbacks?
     

  3. holly.......crap!

    Im getting OLD!!!!!
    Im going to be 32 next month and i remember sooo much of that list!!!
    Used to get the biggest kick out of the family album laughing at my older brothers wearing them bell bottoms and plaid stuff...now looks whats back in style..oh my!
    I think back then EVERYONE was color blind..geez!
     
  4. I remember them all, and others before that:(
     
  5. LOL. Well I saw that and instantly slumped in my seat because it was too recognizable. I just wanted you guys to feel the euphoria I felt. :D
     
  6. Lance

    Lance Super Mod Mod

    Say it ain't so!

    Mikey didn't die from poprocks?????????
     
  7. 33 years old and it feels like someone just raped my memories. "All I need is a cool buzz and some tasty waves and I'm Fine" Spicoley said that in Fast Times... We would fight over that back seat in the wagon. Man this thread brought up memories I thought I had forgotten about.

    Good post,

    Bill
     
  8. Sound's like a bunch of kids......

    How about B&W TV came on at 10 AM and was over about 8 PM, had 13 stations on the dial, and got 2 or three!!! Coal burning furnace you had to shovel the coal into ?? I got an email somewhere I hope I saved from growing up in the 50's. I was a little guy then. How about the Sat AM lineup ?? Roy Rogers, Mighty Mouse, Sky King, Rin Tin Tin, My Friend Flicka, Mr Wizard. Weekly shows....Captn' Kangaroo ( Mr Greenjeans & Bunny Rabbit?) Remember what he's ask at the end of every show ? " Do you know what day this is ?? It's "Be Kind to Mother's Day "

    How about this one ??
    Hey kids, do you know what time is it?? It's Howdy Doody Time !!
    M-I-C......K-E-Y.........M-O-U-S-E:D :D
     
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  9. Just reading those stuns you. it seems it was not that long ago. Damn I feel old.
     
  10. now i DO feel old! most of that list was during my college days.
    when i was 9 (1968)we lived down the street from a nursing home that basically housed old veterans.i spent alot of time over there talking to those old vets and they told me alot of great stories about how things were when they were growing up.
    some of those old boys saw things go from horseback days to a man landing on the moon.i doubt that we will ever see those kinds of changes!
     
  11. Got this today in an Email

    Were We Ever Lucky!!!

    If you lived as a child in the 50's, 60's or 70's.

    Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have...

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding
    in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

    Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint. We had no
    childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode
    our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention hitchhiking to town as a
    young kid!)

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down
    the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the
    bushes a few times we learned to solve the problem.

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back
    when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day.

    No cell phones. Unthinkable. We played dodge-ball and sometimes the ball
    would really hurt. We got cut and broke bones and broke teeth, and there
    were no law suits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to
    blame, but us. Remember accidents?

    We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to
    get over it.

    We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda but we were never
    overweight.........we were always outside playing. We shared one grape soda
    with four friends, from one bottle and no one died from this.

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X Boxes, video games at all, 99
    channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones!
    ! !, Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms ...we had friends. We went
    outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and
    knocked on the door, or rung the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

    Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By ourselves! Out there in
    the cold cruel world! Without a guardian. How did we do it?

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we
    were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the
    worms live inside us forever.

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't;
    had to learn to deal with disappointment... Some students weren't as smart
    as others so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same
    grade... Horrors. Tests were not adjusted for any reason.

    Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. No one to hide behind.
    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They
    actually sided with the law, imagine that!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem
    solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years has been an explosion of
    innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and
    responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
    And you're one of them.

    Congratulations!

    Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids,
    before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.

    Just thought some of you might enjoy this as much as I did.
     
  12. Last edited by a moderator: Dec 27, 2002
  13. Great list mrfish/ohio!

    It reminds me how safe we were, how independant we were and how we were more responsible for our own actions.


    SenecaBow,
    Thanks for that quiz. I liked it. I got 37 correct.
     
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