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Holy moly, Batman!
August 18, 2009 - Jim Smith
In an expression I'm sure incoming college freshmen have never heard, along with other mindsets as outlined by Beloit College's annual survey, "holy moly."
It's tough to realize those born in 1991 have such a limited view of history.
According to the college's listing concerning the Class of 2013:
Dan Rostenkowski, Jack Kevorkian, and Mike Tyson have always been felons. They have never used a card catalog to find a book. Salsa has always outsold ketchup.
Tattoos have always been very chic and highly visible.
Rap music has always been mainstream.
The KGB has never officially existed.
Babies have always had a Social Security Number.
They have never had to "shake down" an oral thermometer.
State abbreviations in addresses have never had periods.
The European Union has always existed.
Condoms have always been advertised on television.
The American health care system has always been in critical condition.
Desperate smokers have always been able to turn to Nicoderm skin patches.
There has always been a Cartoon Network.
The nation's key economic indicator has always been the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
They have always been able to read books on an electronic screen.
Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Latvia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Estonia have always been independent nations.
There have always been flat-screen TVs.
Disney's Fantasia has always been available on video, and It's a Wonderful Life has always been on Moscow television.
Britney Spears has always been heard on classic rock stations.
"Womyn" and "waitperson" have always been in the dictionary.
There has always been a computer in the Oval Office.
Official racial classifications in South Africa have always been outlawed.
Nobody has ever responded to "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up."
There has always been blue Jell-O.
Scary, isn't it?
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