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Millennium Students / New Hostaphile Profile / Humor



This came across my desk this morning. I hope it cheers you up as much
as it did me.

Dan
========================================

>Subject: Millennium Students
>
>
>> 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
>> that years incoming freshmen.
>>
>> Here is this year's list:
>>
>> The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were
>> born in 1982.
>>
>> They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and probably
did
>> not know he had ever been shot.
>>
>> They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
>>
>> Black Monday, 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
>>
>> There has been only one Pope.
>>
>> They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember
the
>> Cold War.
>>
>> They have never feared a nuclear war.
>>
>> They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
>>
>> Tianamen Square means nothing to them.
>>
>> Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
>>
>> Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.
>>
>> The expression "you sound like a broken record" means nothing to
them.
>>
>> They have never owned a record player.
>>
>> They have likely never played Pac Man.
>>
>> They may have never heard of an 8 track. The Compact Disc was
introduced
>> when they were 1 year old.
>>
>> As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 33 cents.
>>
>> 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 has always been VCRs, 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.
>>
>> Roller-skating has always meant inline for them.
>>
>> Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
>>
>> They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
>>
>> Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
>>
>> They have never seen Larry Bird play.
>>
>> They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
>>
>> The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as WWI, WWII and the
Civil
>> War.
>>
>> They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.
>>
>> 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 walked 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 Titanic was found? They thought we always knew where it was.
>>
>> Michael Jackson has always been white.
>>
>> Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not groups.
>>
>> McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.
>>
>> There has always been MTV.
>>
>> They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
>>
>> Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies.
>>




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