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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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KEYWORDS: 1986; generationy; genwhatever; geritol; old; walkingcane
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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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