This week I have been feeling a bit like an old codger. Part of the reason is that I remember all of the items below. If you remember them, you just might be an old codger too!
You took your life in your own hands as a kid and played with “pointy” Jarts (and probably threw them at someone more than once).
You know any “Weird Al” Yankovic songs by heart.
You’ve ever rung someone’s doorbell and said “Landshark!”
You remember when “Saturday Night Live” was funny.
You watched late night talk shows BEFORE David Letterman.
You were once bowled over by the technology of “Pong.”
You remember watching music videos on “Friday Night Videos” (Yes, that was before MTV)
You rode facing backwards in a station wagon.
You remember when you could buy candy, baseball cards and a comic book for less than a quarter FOR ALL THREE!
Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.)
The age-old question “Where’s the beef?” still makes you laugh.
You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly have more advanced special effects than “TRON.” (The original)
You dialed 867-5309 to see if Jenny was actually there.
“All skate, change directions” means something to you.
You remember when your VHS remote was connected by a CORD!
You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg, or-worst of all-what Sheriff Roscoe’s full name was.
You remember having a rotary phone, probably black.
You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke.
You didn’t dodge the draft – it just didn’t exist when you turned 18.
You remember when your parents bought their first color TV.
You remember when Man had not walked on the moon.
You ever had to use Computer Punch Cards.
You remember when Paul McCarty was “dead.”
You watched “The Banana Splits”, “Sigmund the Sea Monster” and “H.R. Puffinstuff.”
You squeezed the Charmin.
You tried to figure out just how many licks it does take to get to the center of a tootsie pop.
You know the Big Mac ingredients forwards and backwards. (Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.)
You ever said “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”
You watched “The Gong Show” and it’s evil twin “The $1.98 Beauty Show”
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~Jim Fiebig