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Letters to Nowhere

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Do you know Mork?

The people who are starting college this year across the nation were born in 1986-1987:

  • They have no idea you can make popcorn without using a microwave
  • They don't remember when the Soviet Union broke apart, and do not remember the Cold War.
  • "The Day After" is a pill to them, not a movie.
  • They are too young to remember the Space shuttle blowing up, and Tianamin Square means nothing to them.
  • Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
  • They never had a Polio shot, and likely, do not know what it is.
  • Bottle caps have not only always been screw off, but have always been plastic.
  • They have no idea what a pull top can looks like.
  • Atari pre-dates them, as do vinyl albums.
  • They have likely never played Pac Man, and have never heard of Pong.
  • There have always been Red M&M's, and Blue ones are not new. What do you mean there used to be beige ones?
  • The Compact Disc was introduced when they were 1 year old.
  • As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 36 cents. Zip codes have always had a dash in them.
  • They have always had an answering machine.
  • Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black and white TV.
  • They have always had cable. There have always been VCR's, but they have no idea what Beta is.
  • They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
  • They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
  • They have never heard of King Cola, Burger Chef, The Globe Democrat, Pan AM or Ozark Airlines.
  • The Tonight Show has always been with Jay Leno.
  • They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
  • The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as WWI, WWII or even the Civil War.
  • They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
  • They never heard the terms "Where's the beef?", "I'd Walk a mile for a Camel",or "de plane, de plane!".
  • They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is. The Cosby Show, The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, The Love Boat, Miami Vice, WKRP in Cincinnati, and Taxi are shows they have likely never seen.
  • Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not groups.
  • McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.


  • ACKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!! i feel so feckin old now.

    By Blogger Amanda, at 10:52 PM  

  • Well hell I'm proud because I know what all that is... and Peach just cause we're 25 and know this stuff don't feel old... ;) Feel cultured ;) think of all the inside jokes you have on all the others ;)

    By Blogger Rae, at 10:55 AM  

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