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    What a difference thirty years makes

    > What a difference 30 years makes:
    >
    > 1972: Long hair
    > 2002: Longing for hair
    >
    > 1972: The perfect high
    > 2002: The perfect high yield mutual fund
    >
    > 1972: KEG
    > 2002: EKG
    >
    > 1972: Acid rock
    > 2002: Acid reflux
    >
    > 1972: Moving to California because it's cool
    > 2002: Moving to California because it's warm
    >
    > 1972: Growing pot
    > 2002: Growing pot belly
    >
    > 1972: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
    > 2002: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
    >
    > 1972: Seeds and stems
    > 2002: Roughage
    >
    > 1972: Popping pills, smoking joints
    > 2002: Popping joints
    >
    > 1972: Killer weed
    > 2002: Weed killer
    >
    > 1972: Hoping for a BMW
    > 2002: Hoping for a BM
    >
    > 1972: The Grateful Dead
    > 2002: Dr. Kevorkian
    >
    > 1972: Going to a new, hip joint
    > 2002: Receiving a new hip joint
    >
    > 1972: Rolling Stones
    > 2002: Kidney Stones
    >
    > 1972: Being called into the principal's office
    > 2002: Calling the principal's office
    >
    > 1972: Screw the system
    > 2002: Upgrade the system
    >
    > 1972: Disco
    > 2002: Costco
    >
    > 1972: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
    > 2002: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
    >
    > 1972: Taking acid
    > 2002: Taking antacid
    >
    > 1972: Passing the drivers' test
    > 2002: Passing the vision test
    >
    > 1972: Whatever
    > 2002: 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 in 1983.
    >
    > 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 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.
    >
    > Michael Jackson has always been white.
    >
    > McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
    >
    > They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
    >
    > Do you feel old yet?
    >
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    Do you feel old yet?

    I do now, thank you very much.

    22 years ago yesterday John Lennon was shot.

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    Bilby - That's really great! I love it!

    ..............and I didn't need to read that to feel old.

    Darlene

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