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Sat, Feb. 18th, 2006, 09:13 pm
midiangod: SCARY

I turn 22 in 6 days on the 24th. Today I met a kid who is 13 years old. We were talkin and he looked at me utterly PUZZLED when I started talking about the house party movies and the origional Wacky Pakages. Then he told me what year he was born. 1993. 199 friggin 3! Here is a kid thats starting high school next year and he's never seen under the umbrella tree or nightbreed or full house or played pogs or NES or even listened to the spin doctors. I never thought about it, but the kids that werent born in the 80's at all are TEENAGERS now. I dont know about you guys, but doesnt that make you think about how much older were getting? I always felt like I was a youngin for being born in 84, now its weird to think about how long ago the late 80s-early 90's were.

Scary thought, and I never really realized it until today.

Thats why Im thankful for a community like this one. We are keeping alive our childhoods and the greatest era of pop culture in the history of america (in my opinion)


Sun, Feb. 19th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)

Isn't it sad to realize that, though? I mean, I'm a junior in high school, and I'm friends with a freshman, right? She has no idea what I'm talking about when I mention Ferris Bueller's Day Off or Footloose or Pat Benetar...it breaks my heart to think that my kids won't grow up watching Full House sitting on the floor with a bowl of Cheez Its like I did all those years.

Sun, Feb. 19th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)

Yea, I'm 25 and I mentioned something about Magic Johnson contracting the AIDS virus and a 14 year old had no idea who I was talking about.

Mon, Feb. 20th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)

It only gets worse as you get older. I had to explain Voltron to someone the other day. VOLTRON! (they asked me what "that thing" in my icon was. So sad)

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)

not knowing voltron should be ILLEGAL! lol

Sat, Feb. 25th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)

I'm only 18 (born in '87) but I have two older sisters who had videos upon videos upon videos of 80's TV shows and movies so I've grown up watching those shows, which are awesome. But OMG I can't believe people have never seen Full House or played NES. My housemate has a NES and we were sitting down last night and playing Super Mario Brothers. I can't believe people could've missed out on such awesome games!!!

Oh and yeah happy birthday seeing as it's probably your birthday now, wherever you are (I'm technically late as it's quarter to midday in Australia :P)

-- Matty

Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)

OMG...UNDER THE UMBRELLA TREE!! I haven't thought of that in YEEEEARS!! Thanks for the memory!

Man, I just found this community. I think I'll be right at home.

Happy belated birthday from one born in '81!