Feeling old yet?

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Acadia, Oct 21, 2004.

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  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    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 1986.

    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.

    McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

    They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

    Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list.
     
  2. iceni60

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    thats not fair, i know im not that old, but i knew all those things, but i cant remember where mork was from. i can remember him sitting upside-down at the beginning of the show though :D

    and whats- They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane".
    hopefully that will show im not too old :D
     
  3. iceni60

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    just thought maybe im old enough to be loosing my memory :eek:
     
  4. Fire-Ant

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    You can always ask mindy... :D
    (he's from Ork, nanoo nanoo)
     
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    ....and I've got underwear older than every one of them. :doubt:
     
  6. iceni60

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    thanks Fire-Ant. nanoo nanoo to you too :D
     
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    Amen to that Rita! :)
     
  9. bigc73542

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    heck I remember all of that And I am still not old
     

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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    What's a Mork? What's a CD? What's a PC? What's a Yoda? Why would you walk a mile with a camel to see who shot a JR at McDonalds in a styrofoam shuttle wearing SgtMaxx's old underwearo_O Who's preying on the senileo_O
     
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    So how old is old? I thought one was as young as they feel. So, those of u that are "over the hill" here is a little exercise program just for u.


    Work out with a potato sack .............

    This is for older people. Younger people may try it at their own risk. This is working well for me.

    For those of us getting along in years, here is a little secret for building your arm and shoulder muscles. You might want to adopt this Three days a week.

    Begin by standing straight, with a 5-LB. potato sack in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can-try to reach a full minute. Relax.

    After a few weeks, move up to 10-LB. potato sacks, and then 50-LB. potato sacks, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-LB. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight out for thirty seconds.

    After you feel confident at that level, start putting a couple of potatoes in the bags.
     
  12. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    LOL!! LOL!! Starting tomorrow!!
     
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    Two elderly women were eatiing breakfast in a restaurant one morning. Ethel noticed something funny about Mabel's ear and she said "Mabel, did u know u have a suppository in ur left ear?". Mabel answered, "I have?" "A suppository?" She pulled it out and stared at it. Then she said, "Ethel, I am glad u saw this thing. Now I think I know where my hearing aid is."
     
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    :D :D :D
     
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    Two elderly ladies hbad been friends for many decades. Ovver the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Latelyh their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me -I know we have been friends for a long time but I just cannot think of yur name! I have thought and thought but cannot remember it. Please tell me what your name is." Her friend glared at her. For three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said "How soon do y9u need to know?".


    THE SENILITY PRAYER - Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway; the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
     
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    :eek: O.K., how many of you young pups remember:

    (1) Amos and Andy

    (2) The Cisco Kid

    (3) The Whistler

    (4) Jack Benny

    (5) Hop along Casidy

    (6) Wolf Man Jack

    (7) Larry King

    *All on radio ?

    Or a triple scoop of good ice cream for 15 cents, double feature movie for 25 cents, a bag of pop corn for 10 cents, the 5 cent coke, and two pieces of bubble gum for 1 cent.

    Thanks
    Wildman
    *puppy*
     
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    One hand goes up. :ninja:
     
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    you might add Lash laroo and the phantom. there are a few more But I don't want to give my exact age away :D ;)
     
  19. ronjor

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    Good link to help remember radio as it was.

    Radio
     
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    ronjor that is a very good link, thanks

    bigc
     
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    Your are most welcome bigc.
     
  22. wildman

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    :D Hey this is fun, and I invite all you youngesters to jump in.

    How many know what I am talking about when I say 78, 45 and 33 and a third rpm's?

    What was a Packard, De Soto or Nash?

    What is your best guess at the price for a gallon of gas in 1965?

    I rely would like to see the answers from young ones, they could rely make some of us feel old.

    Thanks
    Wildman
    :-* :doubt:
     
  23. thesnowguy

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    The Bowry Boys

    The Little Rascals

    The Thin Man

    The Shadow

    The Invisible Man



    But of course I was only TOLD of these programs..........Amos and Andy on radio........wow........say you guys Really Are Old......
     
  24. bigc73542

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    In 1965 in Ventura california I was paying $.23 a gallon for premium and could get seven burgers for a buck. It made for some inexpensive cruising :D
     
  25. TheSnowGuy

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    **What is your best guess at the price for a gallon of gas in 1965?

    gas was about .25 cents........in June of that year I returned from Viet Nam....hitched hiked across the entire country trying to get my head straight.....never did......hippies....free love...the peace movement....quite a change from the jungles...swamps...an the constant need to hold a "round-eye" back home in the states.......



    **How many know what I am talking about when I say 78, 45 and 33 and a third rpm's?

    Records played on that ye ole Victrola.....an judeboxs that had more bubbling lights then christmas trees


    ***What was a Packard, De Soto or Nash?


    That lil Nash Rambler.......beep beep..how do I get this car out of second gear.............an oh my how ugly was that Packard .....Desoto big back seat......hmmmmmm
     
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