If you can relate to this, you're probably over 50!


In 1975
In 2006

Acid rock

Acid reflux
Moving to California because it's cool
Moving to Arizona because it's warm
Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor.
Seeds and stems
Long hair
Longing for hair
Hoping for a BMW
Hoping for a BM
Going to a new, hip joint
Receiving a new hip joint
Rolling Stones
Kidney Stones
Screw the system
Upgrade the system
Passing the drivers' test
Passing the vision test
Whatever Depends

Just in case you don't feel old after reading these, the following will certainly confirm you're getting closer to passing the baton. It compares yourself to the younger generation:

The students who started college last fall in 2006 were born in 1987.

They are too young to remember the first space shuttle blowing up on liftoff.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

To them . . .

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.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.


"Freedom is Knowledge"