Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Facts about incoming college freshmen

At the start of every academic year, college professors often have to be reminded that students would not remember events that did not take place in their lifetimes. They are given a list of freshman facts that will make most people feel old. Today's 18 year olds would have been born in 1988 and 1989. This is a list of fact about them that I came up with of the top of my head.

-"The Simpsons" have been on the air since they were babies
-Every president elected in their lifetimes has been named "Bush" or "Clinton".
-Kurt Cobain shot himself before they started kindergarten.
-Ayatollah Khomeini has been dead as long as they can remember.
-The first Stealth fighters were deployed before they were born.
-They do not remember when Iraq was a US ally.
-The Berlin Wall fell when they were still in the crib. The Soviet Union collapsed before they were potty trained.
-The "Madden Football" video game franchise has been around as long as they have been able to hold a controller.
-Prozac has always been available to them.
-DVDs hit the scene when they were in elementary school.
-9/11 occurred when they were in the 7th grade.
-Not only did they have computers in school, they had Mac and Windows PC's equipped with CD ROMs in kindergarten.

1 comment:

  1. Now I feel old. I would go take some Prozac, but the Lorazapam works so much better.

    Iraq was a U. S. ally? Huh! How about that! (LOL!)