Thirteen Facts About the Life Experiences of This Year’s College Freshmen
School will be starting again soon, so here are some facts about the life experiences of young people entering college this fall, most of whom were born in 1988.
- They are too young to remember the space shuttle, Challenger, blowing up as we watched in horror (that was in 1986).
- Their lifetime has always included HIV and AIDS.
- When they learned about the “birds and bees,” they also learned about “safe sex.”
- Sales of CD’s eclipsed record sales the year they were born.
- They have always had an answering machine.
- They have always had cable television.
- To them, Jay Leno has always been the host of the Tonight Show. (This makes me sad because I was huge fan of Johnny Carson and attended a couple of tapings of the Tonight Show when he was the star.)
- Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
- They have never thought about Jaws while swimming in the ocean.
- They don’t know who Mork was, where he was from or what his relationship was to Mindy.
- Steve Martin was once a stand-up comedian?
- They never heard “Where’s the Beef?”, “I’d walk a mile for a Camel,” or “Da plane, Boss, da plane.” “Dallas” has always just been a city in Texas.
- Food at McDonald’s was never served in Styrofoam containers.
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