High school class of 2002 that is,
Most of today's graduating seniors were born in 1984
The average senior today:
Has no recollection of Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Does not remember the Berlin wall going down, and actually has no idea that Germany was once a divided nation.
Considers the Vietnam War ancient history, like the War of 1812.
Never bought a Coke in a glass bottle.
Does not remember the Challenger blowing up.
Has never bought a vinyl L.P.
Has never bought a cassette tape.
Has never even seen an 8-track tape.
Was 7 when the Gulf War was fought and won.
Has never attended a school without a computer or lived in a house without a computer.
Has no memory of a time before cable.
Has no idea what Space Invaders was.
Has no idea what a Rubik's cube is.
Considers "Star Wars" and "E.T." old movies and the special effects suck.
Cannot remember a world without cell phones, a.t.m. cards, or Starbucks.
Can't tell you who hosted "The Tonight Show" before Jay Leno.
Cannot recall vending machines that didn't accept dollar bills.
Doesn't remember 3-wheelers.
Was 10 when the national 55mph speed limit was repealed.
Read about the Energy Crisis in a textbook.
Doesn't remember the NFL without the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Wasn't yet born when Mt St Helens erupted.
Wasn't born when the Pope was shot.
Doesn't remember Chernobyl.
Doesn't remember Iran-Contra.
Doesn't remember Baby Jessica.
Has no idea what Flight 103 is.
Was never alive when all 4 Beatles were alive
If this makes you feel just a little old, don't worry, soon you will forget these things also... :chuckle
May 26, '02
In 1984, I was in the 5th grade. Even though I am relatively young, I still feel really old after reading that list. YIKES!!!!!
My nephew is 2, and I can only imagine what his world will be like when he graduates from high school (approx. 2018)
Last edit by subec on May 27, '02