Sunday, November 2, 2014

Baby Boomer Boogie

Are you a baby boomer? If you remember any of these things you can call yourself one of "us."

Cruising on a Friday night, listening to the Top 40 on your AM radio.
You remember the thrill of watching television for the first time. . When there were only 3 TV channels -- and it was so hard to choose what to watch!

What a TV test pattern looked like, when the channel went off the air at midnight.

Where you were when JFK was shot...(or RFK)...(or MLK, Jr.)...When the Beatles sang "I want tohold your hand" to Ed Sullivan.

Watching the first man walk on the moon with "one small step."

You washed your hair with Halo or Breck shampoo.

You remember Burma Shave. Bryl Cream.....a little dab will do ya!

When the price of a brand new car $3000.
You were born before:

 Television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, frisbees and The Pill. We were born before radar, credit cards, laser beams, and ballpoint pens. Before panty hose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip-dry clothes and before man walked on the moon.
Back in the good old days...

Cigarette smoking was fashionable.
GRASS was mowed.
COKE was a cold drink.
POT was something you cooked in.
AIDS were helpers in the Principal's office.
So What's The Difference?

Then: Rolling Stones. Now: Kidney stones.

Then: Keg. Now: EKG.

Then: Passing the driver's test. Now: Passing the vision test.

Then: "Whatever" Now: "Depends"


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