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30 Years difference

1973: Long hair
2003: Longing for hair

1973: KEG
2003: EKG

1973: Acid rock
2003: Acid reflux

1973: Moving to California because it's cool
2003: Moving to California because it's warm

1973: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2003: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1973: Seeds and stems
2003: Roughage

1973: Hoping for a BMW
2003: Hoping for a BM

1973: The Grateful Dead
2003: Dr. Kevorkian

1973: Going to a new, hip joint
2003: Receiving a new hip joint

1973: Rolling Stones
2003: Kidney Stones

1973: Being called into the principal's office
2003: Calling the principal's office

1973: Screw the system
2003: Upgrade the system

1973: Disco
2003: Costco

1973: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2003: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1973: Passing the drivers' test
2003: Passing the vision test

1973: Whatever
2003: Depends

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1985. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

The CD was introduced the year they were born.

They have always had an answering machine.

They have always had cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane Boss, de plane".

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading.

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Nothing Funny here ...... seems normal to me. But it more like 35 years ago for me! Getting old ain't for Sissys!

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The more I play in the hills with my Jeepster, the younger I feel.
I started out 4 wheeling in my first Jeep (53 CJ3B with a 327 chevy) when I was 16. That was 25 years ago!!!!
Now I almost feel guilty spending my money on stuff I really don't need, but want for my Jeep, it's kind of like I was 16 again.

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First Jeep was my grandpa's WWII surplus that we used on hunting lease in south Texas. Would go anywhere and that hooked me before I could even get a liscense.

That was 35 years ago and I am even crazier about them now, witness the Jeepster clan.

I remember all those things in the post, glad to say so and yeah! it beats the alternative!


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Don't know if I ever had a "first" Jeep. My dad had a '60 CJ5, a Willys wagon, a Wagoneer, and a Dodge Challenger the first I can remember (coincidentally exactly what I WISH I had in my driveway now, except the Wagoneer). He made roll bars and tranny adapters for everybody. I used to drive his Jeep cross-country in Wyoming when I was 7. I drove it to school in high school. The first Jeep I bought was another CJ5 for $400 when I was 18. It didn't have a top or windshield, and me and a friend worked on a ranch about 30 miles from town. We'd huddle behind the dash with just our eyeballs poking up- saved us when he hit a deer one time- went right over our heads
I'm old enough to feel a little older reading this, but no need for "new hip joints" for quite a while.


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He He - I remember wishing you could get a Jeepster with 4 wheel drive. We built 2 - used the older 50's 2wd Jeepster body on a Willys Wagon frame. Not all that hard.

We were excited, but also dissapointed, when the "new" Jeepsters came out. They were "groovy" but we were no longer unique - except for the Chevy power.

Hmmm, no wonder it's harder to get up from under the Jeep now.

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My first ride in a JEEp was Bear hunting on state land with my best friends Dad & Uncle in Va someplace ,,, I told him it was tight in the back set with his 3 dogs & my friend ... He told me it would get tighter on the way back ,,,,, it did ,,, almost 200 lb black bear 3 nasty dogs chewing on the bear the whole time & my freind .. Darn they were good times....

Been in Jeeps since then ,,, 1966 to present
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