Friday Timewaster: The Mindset List

Last week, the OU Parents Club had a reception for incoming freshmen before they headed off to Athens for their first quarter at college. A few of them said they had messaged their roommates on FaceBook, which is something that's mentioned on this year's Mindset List from Beloit College. (You know, the list of things that today's college freshmen have never known a world without — also known as the list that makes the rest of us shake our heads in wonder at the speed with which time flies.)

Some of my favorite items follow, but there are about fifty more tidbits on the Beloit site.
Meanwhile, I'll try not to think too hard about where I was in the fall of 1990.

  • They have always been looking for Carmen Sandiego.
  • Shampoo and conditioner have always been available in the same bottle.
  • WWW has never stood for World Wide Wrestling.
  • Films have never been X rated, only NC-17.
  • We have always known that “All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”
  • Wayne Newton has never had a mustache.
  • Roseanne Barr has never been invited to sing the National Anthem again.
  • They have never been able to color a tree using a raw umber Crayola.
  • There has always been Pearl Jam.
  • Caller ID has always been available on phones.
  • The Green Bay Packers (almost) always had the same starting quarterback.
  • They have never known life without Seinfeld references from a show about “nothing.”

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