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(WISN Milwaukee)   It's not officially back to school time until Beloit College releases its annual "Mindset List" of things the newest college class has always/never had. This year, they've always had Google, South Park, and a National Championship Game   (wisn.com) divider line
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2015-09-01 5:26:21 PM  

bungle_jr: Arkham: holy fark does this make me feel old. I was in college when the first south park was made.

I was too

and for a few weeks during the 2nd season, I was in air force tech school

Wednesday nights in the dayroom included food from places that delivered on post (Chinese, pizza, kfc), and south park. I still remember the shock and awe of the t&p episode, when we were SUPPOSED to be finding out who cartman's dad was!


It happened on April Fool's Day.  As my birthday is that day, I am probably a bit more suspecting of ANYTHING happening on that day than most. I totally called that they weren't going to do anything that episode.
 
2015-09-01 5:29:47 PM  
Also, the one that'll be crazy for me is 2017, when the pre-kindetgarten kids from my last year as a substitute start college.
 
2015-09-01 5:29:57 PM  
Oddly, and quite sadly, this is the one that caught me off guard:

The Atlanta Braves have always played at Turner Field.
 
2015-09-01 10:05:04 PM  

meyerkev: Uzzah: H31N0US: Want to feel real old? In a mere 4 years, there will never have been twin towers in lower Manhattan. In two years after that, there will always have been US troops deployed in active combat in the Middle East.

This year's incoming freshmen will be the last that can have even the slightest personal recollection of the events of 9/11 -- they were 4 years old at the time.

Even then, I was in 5th grade and my sister was in 2nd.

Our "personal recollection" is:

* Mom called the school and told us to get on the bus home
* We got a little note talking about "today's tragedy" or similar "Don't let the kiddies know what happened" wording.
* There were no contrails in the sky.
* At THAT point, we get home about 3:30 in the afternoon, and turn to the local news channels.

Now it sounds like the middle schoolers got to watch the whole thing live because their teachers just turned the classroom TV's to CNN, but at our level, we were pretty detached.


I was in eighth grade in Mr. Sanford's early-morning science class (it must have been second or third period). During a break, Mr. Sanford logged on to the internet to check the news (I lived in a really small town in upstate NY, and since it had only been about five years since Internet use became widespread in the rural parts of NY, CNN's website was still a novelty). I distinctly remember him saying that the "White House and Pentagon had been attacked by terrorists." I thought that he was on a movie preview website talking about a new fall blockbuster that was coming out.

Then we went to Social Studies next period, and Ms. DelSavio was deathly serious...talking about what had happened and that the towers were just "gone". A friend of mine whose parents worked on Wall Street near the towers rushed out of the room in tears (they were all right, but no one knew). We didn't get to watch the live coverage of the attacks until Home Economics around 11:30, by which point the towers had come down.

After we were led outside and out of the building, one of the less bright asshats in my grade yelled, to no one in particular, "Look! A plane!" Nobody was amused.

/NSCSB
//will always remember that terrible day
///can't believe it'll be 14 years come the 11th
 
2015-09-01 11:03:30 PM  

meyerkev: Uzzah: H31N0US: Want to feel real old? In a mere 4 years, there will never have been twin towers in lower Manhattan. In two years after that, there will always have been US troops deployed in active combat in the Middle East.

This year's incoming freshmen will be the last that can have even the slightest personal recollection of the events of 9/11 -- they were 4 years old at the time.

Even then, I was in 5th grade and my sister was in 2nd.

Our "personal recollection" is:

* Mom called the school and told us to get on the bus home
* We got a little note talking about "today's tragedy" or similar "Don't let the kiddies know what happened" wording.
* There were no contrails in the sky.
* At THAT point, we get home about 3:30 in the afternoon, and turn to the local news channels.

Now it sounds like the middle schoolers got to watch the whole thing live because their teachers just turned the classroom TV's to CNN, but at our level, we were pretty detached.


I was asleep, woke up as mom was away helping her brother, so, i didn't bother turning on the tv right away... got the computer up and running while i got my breakfast made, msn messenger booted up on start up at the time, and a friend in scotland said 'shame about the towers eh?" i had no clue what he was talking about. i turned on the tv just in time to see the 2nd tower come down. 

that, and the Challenger are my 'where were you' moments. i'd just gotten to class, 7th grade, and there was a buzz around the school, got to home room, and our teacher made the announcement shortly after we settled.
 
2015-09-02 12:02:41 AM  

Obfuscatory_Drivel: 43. Humans have always had implanted radio frequency ID chips, slightly larger than a grain of rice.
......wait....what!?!?


In 18 years the list will have, We've always known about the implanted radio frequency ID chips, slightly larger than a grain of rice.
 
2015-09-02 8:08:51 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just yesterday it occurred to me that my first email account will be old enough to vote next year...
/it has its driver's license now and the terror is real :|


Hmm, mine probably is too. I still have the first one I ever set up. And still use it too.

I worked with a bunch of young people this summer. I'd start to make a comment about something, and I'd realize that the little shiats didn't even know the cultural references.

You always hate how older people sit around and talk about how things used to be, and how their health has declined, and how many regrets they have.....and then you get there and you realize how those things just CONSUME you when you get older. Hell, my health is great, but every time I get a twinge anymore, I think, "This is it. This is the beginning of REAL old age and infirmity." And I'm in my 50's. Fark, 30 years of this? No wonder old people get sour.
 
2015-09-02 8:49:42 AM  

Dotgif: /I survived pretty well long before having a cellphone,


call.
dare you to go one year with out it.
 
2015-09-02 9:27:41 AM  
It evens out.  They'll also have student loans that cost more than the average house.

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2015-09-02 11:41:20 AM  
6. Hong Kong has always been under Chinese rule.

While working as a cruise ship photographer in late 2012/early 2013, we had a stop in Hong Kong where we had to set up our photo booth in the port to get photos of embarking passengers. One of the photographers was Scottish and had no idea why they had UK-style electrical outlets there. He was about 24 years old.

/That said, I was 27 and knew exactly why.
 
2015-09-02 12:01:09 PM  

IkonOlator: ipxodi: Is there a collection of each years list? How long has the college been making the list?

Yes.

https://www.beloit.edu/mindset/previouslists/

And they edited 43 from this year's list.  Perhaps they read Fark:

43. Humans have always had the ability to use implanted radio frequency ID chips-slightly larger than a grain of rice.


I was class of 2008. I've definitely tried Crystal Pepsi and I don't think network TV started struggling to keep up with cable (at least ratings-wise) until very recently, but the rest seemed pretty accurate.
 
2015-09-02 3:41:39 PM  
44. TV has always been in such high definition that they could see the pores of actors and the grimaces of quarterbacks.

It may have existed throughout most of their lives, but hardly anyone had an HDTV until about 2008.
 
2015-09-02 5:37:28 PM  
From the Fark headline---This year, they've always had Google, South Park, and a National Championship Game

Assuming we're talking about college football, that just began this year. Or do I have the terminology for that game wrong?
 
2015-09-02 7:35:51 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just yesterday it occurred to me that my first email account will be old enough to vote next year...

/it has its driver's license now and the terror is real :|


My first email account is old enough to rent a car.
 
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