You're Lost Between Baby Boomer & Gen Xer If ..

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Doglips, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. Doglips

    Doglips Guest

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    You're Lost Between Baby Boomer And Gen-Xer If…

    You remember when Jordache jeans with a flat-handle comb in the back pocket was cool

    Any photo of you shows you wearing an Izod shirt with the collar turned up

    You know any Weird Al Yankovic songs by heart

    You've ever rung someone's doorbell and said, "Landshark!"

    You were once bowled over by the technological excellence of such products as Atari, Intellivision, TelStar, and Coleco

    You remember the premiere of MTV -- or worse yet, the debut of "Friday Night Videos"

    A dominant color in your childhood photos is plaid

    You remember when alternative music really was alternative, and alternative comedy was really funny

    You took family trips before the invention of the minivan

    You rode in the back of the station wagon facing the cars behind you

    Schoolhouse Rock played a huge part in how you learned things like grammar, math, and history (e.g. the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it)

    You ever dressed to like like someone in a Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, or Duran Duran video

    You remember your first kiss with someone having happened while either "Leather And Lace" or "Crazy For You" was playing

    You remember with pain the day the Green Machine hit the sidewalks, instantly making your Big Wheel obsolete

    "Where's The Beef" still makes you laugh

    You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly have more advanced special effects than "Tron"

    You had a crush on Ted from "Love Boat," Gage from "Emergency," or Ponch from "CHiPS"

    Your hair at some point in the 80s could only be described by saying "I was experimenting"

    You're starting to believe that having the kids in school year-round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all

    You're currently employed doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with your college major

    U-2 is too popular and mainstream for you now

    You guess which episode of "The Brady Bunch" it is just by watching the first scene

    You had a front row seat (i.e. blew off one or more classes) for Luke & Laura's wedding on "GH"

    You parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes anyway

    You know who shot J.R.

    You recall when Love's Baby Soft was in every girl's Christmas stocking

    This rings a bell: "My name is Charlie, and they work for me"

    You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on

    You were sure that New Coke would never catch on

    You know all the words to the double-album set of the "Grease" soundtrack

    You've ever had a Dorothy Hamill haircut

    You sat with your friends on a Friday night in 1982 and dialed 867-5309 to see if Jenny was actually there

    "All skate, change directions" means something to you

    You've ever owned a pair of rainbow suspenders like Mork's

    You bought a pair of Vanns and wanted to order a pizza in history class so you could be just like Jeff Spicoli, or have ever smacked yourself in the head with a sneaker and exclaimed, "I'm so wasted!!"

    You owned a Preppy Handbook

    You were too young to see "Blue Lagoon," and had to settle for second-hand reports

    You remember when movies were only PG and R

    You learned to swim at the same time "Jaws" came out, and still carry the emotional scars to prove it

    You remember when you cable TV box had a sliding selector switch, and your cable remote was connected to the TV by a cord!

    Your jaw would ache by the time you finished one of those brick-sized packages of Bazooka

    You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg or, worst of all, Sheriff Roscoe's full name

    Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table

    You found nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together

    You remember having a rotary phone

    You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke

    "Members Only" jackets -- say no more

    You actually remember the words to the theme song of "The Greatest American Hero"
     
  2. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    I'm only 20 and 7 of those applied.
     

  3. panhandler

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    They all apply! I'm 37. But, Ive had a darn good time getting there!
     
  4. Klaus

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    About half of them apply to me.
     
  5. SPOCAHP ANAR

    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

    Believe it or not, I'm walking on air...
    I never thought it could feel so goo oo oo ood....

    Pong rules
     
  6. MarkII 22

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    one to me I know roscoe's full name
     
  7. I still have a rotary phone.
     
  8. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Hey, this is me! I still think the Atari was the best Personal Computer ever made, and I know Sheriff Roscoe's name, too.
    Weird Al was our favorite songster. My dad still has that huge Beta Max machine.