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Were you born before 1986? If so, you are...
Timewasting Browsing ^ | 28 SEPT 2004 | Unknown but Funny Doofus

Posted on 09/28/2004 2:57:44 PM PDT by rdb3

...OLD! And here's proof. Every year Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin publishes what it calls "The Mindset List"--fun facts and figures about the incoming crop of freshmen so professors will be able to relate to their new students.

So to better understand how the class of 2008 thinks, read this and feel your age:

1. Most students entering college this fall were born in 1986.

2. Desi Arnaz, Orson Welles, Roy Orbison, Ted Bundy, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Cary Grant have always been dead.

3. "Heeeere's Johnny!" is a scary greeting from Jack Nicholson, not a warm welcome from Ed McMahon.

4. The Energizer bunny has always been going and going and going.

5. Large fine-print ads for prescription drugs have always appeared in magazines.

6. Photographs have always been processed in an hour or less.

7. They never got a chance to drink 7-Up Gold, Crystal Pepsi, or Apple Slice.

8. Baby Jessica could be a classmate.

9. Parents may have been reading "The Bourne Supremacy" or "It" as they rocked them in their cradles.

10. Alan Greenspan has always been setting the nation's financial direction.

11. The U.S. has always been a Prozac nation.

12. They have always enjoyed the comfort of pleather.

13. Harry has always known Sally.

14. They never saw Roseanne Roseannadanna live on "Saturday Night Live."

15. There has always been a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

16. They never ate a McSub at McD's.

17. There has always been a Comedy Channel.

18. Bill and Ted have always been on an excellent adventure.

19. They were never tempted by smokeless cigarettes.

20. Robert Downey, Jr. has always been in trouble.

21. Martha Stewart has always been cooking up something with someone.

22. They have always been comfortable with gay characters on television.

23. Mike Tyson has always been a contender.

24. The government has always been proposing we go to Mars, and it has always been deemed too expensive.

25. There have never been any Playboy Clubs.

26. There have always been night games at Wrigley Field.

27. Rogaine has always been available for the follicularly challenged.

28. They never saw USA Today or the Christian Science Monitor as a TV news program.

29. Computers have always suffered from viruses.

30. We have always been mapping the human genome.

31. Politicians have always used rock music for theme songs.

32. Network television has always struggled to keep up with cable.

33. O'Hare has always been the most delay-plagued airport in the U.S.

34. Ivan Boesky has never sold stock.

35. Toll-free 800 phone numbers have always spelled out catchy phrases.

36. Bethlehem has never been a place of peace at Christmas.

37. Episcopal women bishops have always threatened the foundation of the Anglican Church.

38. Svelte Oprah has always dominated afternoon television; who was Phil Donahue anyway?

39. They never flew on People Express.

40. AZT has always been used to treat AIDS.

41. The international community has always been installing or removing the leader of Haiti.

42. Oliver North has always been a talk show host and news commentator.

43. They have suffered through airport security systems since they were in strollers.

44. They have done most of their search for the right college online.

45. Aspirin has always been used to reduce the risk of a heart attack.

46. They were spared the TV ads for Zamfir and his panpipes.

47. Castro has always been an aging politician in a suit.

48. There have always been non-stop flights around the world without refueling.

49. Cher hasn't aged a day.

50. M.A.S.H. was a game: Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House.


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Just a little humor break, FReepizles.

I was born in 1971. Where did I put my dentures...


$710.96... The price of freedom
VII-XXIII-MMIV

1 posted on 09/28/2004 2:57:45 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: mhking; farmfriend; jwalsh07; Howlin; Miss Marple; Grampa Dave; Poohbah; Billie; Mama_Bear; ...
Take a brief break and have a grin or two!


$710.96... The price of freedom
VII-XXIII-MMIV

2 posted on 09/28/2004 3:00:36 PM PDT by rdb3 (I need Democrats like I need a tanning bed...)
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To: rdb3

I was born in '77 and that makes me feel old!


3 posted on 09/28/2004 3:02:00 PM PDT by RockinRight (W stands for whoop-a**!!!)
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To: rdb3
There have always been night games at Wrigley Field.

THE HORROR! THE HORROR!

4 posted on 09/28/2004 3:02:26 PM PDT by Poohbah (If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
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To: rdb3
follicularly

Is that a word?! I can't stop laughing. Even now! LOL!
5 posted on 09/28/2004 3:05:00 PM PDT by uncitizen (This is war, not a garden party!)
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To: rdb3

LOL. Last night, a newbie called me a "Senior FReeper". I was born in '68.


6 posted on 09/28/2004 3:05:20 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-198?)
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To: rdb3

They never got to suck on a root beer Fizzie. Or those drinking straws that turned your milk chocolate. Or clove Lifesavers, man those were good.


7 posted on 09/28/2004 3:08:01 PM PDT by Argh
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To: rdb3
"They never ate a McSub at McD's."

NOBODY ever ate a sub at McD's. That's why they're gone!

By the way, 52, which makes me 52!

8 posted on 09/28/2004 3:08:15 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: rdb3

1967 here.

Where's my metamucil?


9 posted on 09/28/2004 3:08:25 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Have a burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables.)
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To: rdb3

bump


10 posted on 09/28/2004 3:08:29 PM PDT by LifeTrek (<-- Uses Times New Roman just like 60 minutes! (http://lifetrek.blogspot.com))
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To: hispanarepublicana

i was born in 86 does that leave me out?


11 posted on 09/28/2004 3:08:54 PM PDT by weezerracer
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To: Grammy
By the way, 52, which makes me 52!

Took me a second or two, but I got it!


$710.96... The price of freedom
VII-XXIII-MMIV

12 posted on 09/28/2004 3:10:18 PM PDT by rdb3 (I need Democrats like I need a tanning bed...)
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To: rdb3; Gabz

Oh, and another thing. THEY NEVER GOT TO SMOKE IN THEIR OWN OFFICES!!


13 posted on 09/28/2004 3:12:27 PM PDT by Argh
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To: rdb3

Golly and you are just a youngster your ownself...This is why age has advantages...the previous conditions were sometimes better, sometimes worse, and sometimes just plain dumb.


14 posted on 09/28/2004 3:22:22 PM PDT by jnarcus
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To: hispanarepublicana
You ARE old.

Me, I was born in '69 ;^)

15 posted on 09/28/2004 3:22:28 PM PDT by reformed_dem (I'll bet Al regrets inventing the internet now!)
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To: rdb3

my reaction to most of these was: who? what? huh?
I must be *really* old.

what is "pleather" anyway?

thanks - after a day chasing my tail trying to tend to a storm-tossed Shearwater (not a gull, as it terns >ahem!< out) this was a welcome distraction.


16 posted on 09/28/2004 3:24:10 PM PDT by King Prout (yo! sKerry: "Live by the flip, die by the flop." - Frank_Discussion)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

1958 here.

I'm probably already dead.


17 posted on 09/28/2004 3:25:04 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I was born in 68 to. That would be class of 86. Scary today's college freshmen were babies. Even Scarier: They only learn about Reagan from lib teachers/professors. We had the fortune of living the history and the lefts attempt to re-write it.


18 posted on 09/28/2004 3:30:01 PM PDT by Fire137 (If this is not a war I don't know what one is)
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To: Grammy
When I grew up...
Moms where still wearing aprons around the kitchen.
Ladies wore hats and white gloves to church.
When you went to your friends house after school, the mom would answer the door and you would ask politely, "Can Mary come out to play Mrs. Smith?"
Ray Raynor, Captain Kangaroo, Speed Racer
Pot Roast on Sunday at 2pm with the whole family.
On real hot summer days you could sit in the middle of the road and pop tar bubbles with your friends, no cars went by, only cars where with the dads who where all at work.
The forest preserves were safe enough for a group of 5 or 6 kids under 10 years old to go into and pitch a tent in and play all day.
19 posted on 09/28/2004 3:30:37 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (And because they served the creation instead of the Creator - God gave them over ......)
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To: rdb3
Here's the link for those who want to see it at the source.

Tim (1962)

20 posted on 09/28/2004 3:31:46 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Have you visited http://blog.c-pol.com?)
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To: Argh

We had the chocolate straws and strawberry!


21 posted on 09/28/2004 3:33:37 PM PDT by TwoSue
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To: TwoSue

Yes, I remember the strawberry ones, but only used the chocolate.


22 posted on 09/28/2004 3:35:08 PM PDT by Argh
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To: Grammy

Same here - my husband and I are both '52s.


23 posted on 09/28/2004 3:35:21 PM PDT by TwoSue
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To: rdb3

I was born in 1954. So the list is missing:

That Television has not always been in color.

That discs that contained music actually had holes in their centers. To be played on stereos.

Autombiles did not always have air bags. Seat belts or baby seats!

Jack.


24 posted on 09/28/2004 3:36:10 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Mostly Harmless)
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To: Argh

Nor will they get to smoke in a bar in some places!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 09/28/2004 3:36:18 PM PDT by Gabz (Hurricanes and Kerry/Edwards have 2 things in common - hot air and destruction.)
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To: Grammy
52, which makes me 52...

Hey, me too. You do realize that we were born during the Truman administration. For the kids out there, that's Harry Truman, the guy in the powdered wig between Jefferson and Madison... ;-)

26 posted on 09/28/2004 3:36:30 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Gabz

True! Nor in a restaurant after their nice trout meunière!


27 posted on 09/28/2004 3:38:31 PM PDT by Argh
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To: rdb3

My sons are older than you, you puppy!


28 posted on 09/28/2004 3:42:10 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: rdb3

They have no idea what a piece of carbon paper is used for.


1945 here, kids. And boy do **I** feel old!!


29 posted on 09/28/2004 3:50:56 PM PDT by EggsAckley (..........nobody knows how to lose a game like the Niners............)
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To: rdb3

1964,a telephone with a dial,that actually rang and a 6 party line.


30 posted on 09/28/2004 3:52:55 PM PDT by carlr
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To: Fire137; hispanarepublicana
I was born in 68 to.

I guess your memories of the 'Summer of Love" and the "Tet Offensive" are a bit shaky then.

So9

31 posted on 09/28/2004 3:53:38 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: rdb3

I was born in '77.

Thanks a lot.


32 posted on 09/28/2004 3:54:50 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP (Democrat big government is unconstitutional; Republican big government is "compassion")
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To: Servant of the 9

I thought the Summer of Love was the summer that Jennifer Love Hewitt was the "it" girl, and I thought the Tet Offensive was when the boy who sat behind me in 7th grade would snap my training bra.


33 posted on 09/28/2004 3:57:10 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-198?)
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To: Jack Deth
That discs that contained music actually had holes in their centers. To be played on stereos.

Today's disks full of music don't have holes in the middle?

34 posted on 09/28/2004 4:09:24 PM PDT by supercat (If Kerry becomes President, nothing bad will happen for which he won't have an excuse.)
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To: rdb3

Wow...

How times have changed.


35 posted on 09/28/2004 4:50:31 PM PDT by hchutch (I only eat dolphin-safe veal.)
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To: rdb3; Carry_Okie; forester; sasquatch; B4Ranch; SierraWasp; hedgetrimmer; knews_hound; ...

Personal list.


36 posted on 09/28/2004 4:50:43 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: rdb3

Boy, you'll have to speak up. I was born in 33...1933 that is


37 posted on 09/28/2004 4:56:55 PM PDT by tubebender (If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself...)
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To: rdb3
1951:

No:

Bicycle helmets, seatbelts, gun laws, lawyers suing everybody, pools without high dives, camps without all day horseback rides through forests, "play dates", insurance manias, mercy.

38 posted on 09/28/2004 4:57:58 PM PDT by groanup (Our kids sleep soundly because soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines stand ready to die for us.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

born in 57. I must already be buried.


39 posted on 09/28/2004 4:59:55 PM PDT by Aloysius88 (Aloysius88 is back! Hah!)
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To: rdb3

I'm a 1968 baby! Hooray! I was born when Johnson was in the White house, but Nixon was sworn in shortly after my 1st birthday.

As a precocious youngster in nyc in the mid to late 1970s, I was always intrigued by what was behind the tinted glass windows of the Playboy Club near FAO Schwatrz. Clearly, I think that the reality was much tamer than even my 8-year old mind could concoct.

I was a pretty 'hep' 8 year old, I suppose! :-)


40 posted on 09/28/2004 5:04:03 PM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: RockinRight

LOL


41 posted on 09/28/2004 5:12:12 PM PDT by B4Ranch (´´Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are our teeth for Liberty)
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To: Esther Ruth

Now YOU'RE talking about my childhood. My adders:

Once in a blue moon, Dad would sit me in his lap, and let me steer the Valiant down the street.
After Sunday dinner we would go sit on the Davenport in the parlor, or maybe we would go sit on the veranda.
When you picked up the phone, you might hear the neighbors talking.


42 posted on 09/28/2004 5:16:10 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades ("Vote Republican or Die!" - Veep Cheney as channeled by the Kool-aid crowd, but I like it.)
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To: Esther Ruth
Ladies wore hats and white gloves to church.

LOL

My aunt used to bobbie-pin Kleenex to my head to go to church, because I didn't have a hat. :-)

43 posted on 09/28/2004 5:23:56 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: rdb3
I was born in 1971. Where did I put my dentures...

I have ugly ties older than you, Junior. ;-)


44 posted on 09/28/2004 5:25:31 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Grampa Dave; rdb3

My son and my daughters too! (Are older )


45 posted on 09/28/2004 5:37:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: tubebender

You beat me by just a few years!


46 posted on 09/28/2004 5:39:43 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: rdb3
I was born in 1971. Where did I put my dentures...

1975, when does my medicare kick in ;-)

47 posted on 09/28/2004 5:40:09 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Day 20, and the pajamahadeen still demands Dan Rather be fired)
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To: StoneColdGOP

Another Youngun!


48 posted on 09/28/2004 5:41:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: rdb3
"Heeeere's Johnny!" is a scary greeting from Jack Nicholson, not a warm welcome from Ed McMahon.

I'm old enough to know that the Shining was made in 1980.

49 posted on 09/28/2004 5:47:10 PM PDT by TBall
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To: rdb3

Born in 1956 and still kicking rump! Bring it on, youngsters! :)


50 posted on 09/28/2004 5:49:39 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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