I was watching a "Sesame Street" video with the little kids I took care of at the day care center I worked at during the summer.
Born in 1982, I grew up on "Sesame Street." My little guys, as young as 3, where watching and knew all of the characters, whn all of a sudden, the Count came on the screen.
I was watching Daria last night on Mtv, and one of the characters had commented "It's hard to believe someone born in the 80s could have such a 50s opinion." It then dawned on me, there are kids entering college now that were only born in the eighties. 13-15, picked up one of our masks and were commenting on how cool it was and that they thought it looked familiar.
Kids who aren't old enough to remember when records were the majority of albums sold in music stores, kids not old enough to remember the death of disco (ok, so that's a FORTUNATE thing). I said to them "Yeah, its like the mask on the cover of Quiet Riot's Metal Health album. Telling a junior at work I didn't like the new cover version of Bananarama's hit "Cruel Summer," and her saying to me that she didn't know it was a cover!!!
If they only knew that I still have my Rainbow Bright dolls, Alf dolls, and popples sitting on my self in my room still.
I decided to go back to college for an electronics engineering degree, and in the main corridor is a glassed in display of some old technology devices.
One of the items in there is the model of computer i used when i was a teen.
I wonder will VHS outshine another competitor or will people in 10 years time be kicking themselves when they get the CDs, CD roms and DVD disks all mixed up - as they all look the same? We brought over "The Breakfast Club", thinking they would enjoy-after going nuts over "She's All That" Not only did they NOT relate to any of the movies emotional angst, but they were quite bored with it and make jokes about the way Molly Ringwald dressed. I realized the noise they were making was laughter when they talked about how old the band was.
While I was working in a car wash, I overheard a mother talking to her son about car/cell phones. Needless to say, it made this 31 year old feel ancient.