Wednesday, August 23, 2006

feeling old and a shadowy HNT ...

Every year, Beloit College in Wisconsin releases its “Mindset List,” which gives facts about current generations that put into perspective just how old we really are. Here are some of the items from the newest list, for those who will graduate from college in 2010. How old does this make YOU feel?
Members of the class of 2010, entering college this fall, were mostly born in 1988. For them: Billy Carter, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Billy Martin, Andy Gibb, and Secretariat have always been dead.
• The Soviet Union has never existed and therefore is about as scary as the student union.

• They have known only two presidents.

• There has always been only one Germany.

• They are wireless, yet always connected.

• Smoking has never been permitted on U.S. airlines.

• They have never had to distinguish between the St. Louis Cardinals baseball and football teams.

• DNA fingerprinting has always been admissible evidence in court.

• They grew up with and have outgrown faxing as a means of communication.

• "Google" has always been a verb.

• Mr. Rogers, not Walter Cronkite, has always been the most trusted man in America.

• Madden has always been a game, not a Superbowl-winning coach.

• There has never been a "skyhook" in the NBA.

• Carbon copies are oddities found in their grandparents' attics.

• They grew up in mini-vans.

• Reality shows have always been on television.

• They have always known that "In the criminal justice system the people have been represented by two separate yet equally important groups."

• They have rarely mailed anything using a stamp.

• They have always been able to watch wars and revolutions live on television.

• Green tea has always been marketed for health purposes.

• They have always been searching for "Waldo."

• They never played the game of state license plates in the car.

• They have always had access to their own credit cards.

• Beach volleyball has always been a recognized sport.

• Television stations have never concluded the broadcast day with the national anthem.

• Dolphin-free canned tuna has always been on sale.

• Disposable contact lenses have always been available.

• They grew up with virtual pets to feed, water, and play games with, lest they die.

• Professional athletes have always competed in the Olympics.

The early HNT from Guam:
Hey ... I finally didn't forget to get my early HNT from Guam posted on time ... late Wednesday here on Guam. This time I was proactive and got it done a couple days ago. So without further ado ...



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In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau said that the population of Guam was 154,805. More than 40 percent of the population lives in two northern villages: Dededo (42,980) and Yigo (19,474).


SignGurl said...

So are you saying that HNT is your "dong" twisted into a shape? *L*

SignGurl said...

Oh yeah, thanks for making me feel even older than I did!

Madame X said...

Fucking hell!

I need Geritol now.

DZER said...

signgurl: that would be giving it away ... and you're welcome!!

madame x: you have been nominated to be vice president of the Older Than Dirt Club! heh

RobynB said...

I graduated high school in 1988. I'm depressed.

ArtfulDodger said...

i was already feeling old, thanks!

Editor Shawn said...

Wanna really feel old? I was in Jr. High in 1988. Still hadn't lost my virginity yet...

I know, big surprise.

Hey Dzer I like the puppetry... Ever thought of going on tour with those crazy dick-bending australians?

happy HNT dude.. and here's to fingers!

Kristen said...

I love stuff like this that make me dread turning 30 even more

DZER said...

robyn: I'm a year ahead of you LOL

dodger: umm ... that's because you ARE! LOL

shawn: you young whippersnapper! and are you saying you're giving me the fingers?

kristen: hell ... wait till you're nearly 40 LOL

TequilaGirl said...

Thanks a lot DZ! You really know how to make a girl feel young!

Happy HNT! I should be up at midnight. :)

Suze said...

You didn't make me feel old. Hehe

Happy HNT sweetie

AlwaysArousedGirl said...

"In the criminal justice system..."


That show has been on for, what, like 40 years now?

Nice dong, baby.

Chrissie said...

• They have always had access to their own credit cards.

Umm.. huh? *L* What?

• Reality shows have always been on television.

which one was on in 1988... ooh. maybe real world on mtv?

Nothing can make me feel older than have an "ADULT" CHILD BORN IN 1988 WHO LIVES ON HER OWN IN ANOTHER FUCKIN STATE *sigh* but thanks for trying. :o/

lovely hnt lol

Chrissie said...

it wasnt on in 1988... as it?? research this! i have to go back to work!

The Savage said...

And now dodgeball aint allowed in schools out here as it is too violent a sport... Fuck.. I need a cane now... Good thing I can carve...

DZER said...

tequilagirl: thanks hon ... and I'll be looking out for it!

suze: that's because you're young!

aag: it's been on forever! and thanks ;)

chrissie: It might not have been on when they were born ... but by the time they were 5 or 6 and could actually remember things and be cognizant, I think it was on by then LOL

and you're not old ... you're just a mature MILF ;)

savage: the kids these days are weak and soft!

Oº°‘¨t®ãg‘°ºO said...

But I'm only 30 and now I feel archaic!!! SO not fair! That list, that evil torturous list! *sigh* I feel like a granny! LOL...oh well. At least I'm still "active"

HHNT hun. I love shadow play!

Sunny Delight said...

Nice new blog look :), my kids have played the license plate game,But the rest..damn and double damn, one more thing to add to the long list of how fing old i am.... love the shadow pic,

Shay said...

That is an adorable shadow puppy!

Happy HNT Hun!