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If you were born in born in 1980 or after, how many of these sayings apply to you?

To the youth of today, most of the events that happened from 1980 to 2000 are ancient history now and the people or things might as well be from the stone age.

  1. The name Paul Newman means nothing to you except for the fact that he’s the ‘salad dressing guy’
  2. The only Monty Python movie you’ve ever heard of was ‘The Quest For The Holy Grail.’
  3. Flared pants are a new concept.
  4. You have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era, and did not know he had ever been shot.
  5. You were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
  6. Black Monday 1987 is as significant to you as the Great Depression.
  7. They were a kid when the Soviet Union broke apart, and do not remember the Cold War.
  8. You have never feared a nuclear war and “The Day After” is simply a pill, not a movie.
  9. CCCP is just a bunch of letters and there is has been only one Germany.
  10. You are too young to remember the Space shuttle Challenger blowing up on national TV.
  11. Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 means nothing to those born in 1980.
  12. Your lifetime has always included the AIDS epidemic.
  13. You never had a Polio shot, and likely, have only a faint recollection of what it is.
  14. Bottle caps have not only always been screw off, but have always been plastic.
  15. Atari dates you, as do vinyl albums except as collector’s items.
  16. The expression “you sound like a broken record” is simply an expression with no literal meaning.
  17. They have never used a record player except at a dance club.
  18. You have never thought of Pac-Man as cutting-edge technology, nor have never heard of Pong.
  19. The original “Star Wars” movie looks totally fake and the special effects are pathetic.
  20. There have always been Red M&M’s, and Blue ones are not new. What do you mean there used to be beige ones?
  21. You may have heard of the 8-track player, but chances are you probably have never actually seen or heard one.
  22. If you were born in 1980, the Compact Disc was introduced when you were 1 year old.
  23. As far as you know, stamps have never cost less than 30 cents.
  24. Zip codes have always had a dash in them.
  25. You have always had telephone voice mail.
  26. You have never watched a TV set with only 13 channels, or thought TV’s always had color screens.
  27. You always had cable or dish TV sets.
  28. Born in 1980 means VCR’s were around then, and never even imagined of iThings.
  29. You cannot fathom life with a remote control.
  30. The Walkman was introduced by Sony the same year that people were born in 1980.
  31. Roller-skating has always meant inline for you.
  32. Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show is something your parents or grandparents watched.
  33. Popcorn has always been cooked in a microwave.
  34. You do not think the Colorado Rockies, the Florida Marlins, The Florida Panthers, The Ottawa Senators, the San Jose Sharks, or the Tampa Bay Lightning as “expansion teams”.
  35. You have never seen Larry Bird play in a live game, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a football player.
  36. You never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
  37. The Vietnam War is as ancient history as W.W.I, W.W.II or even the Civil War.
  38. You have no idea that Americans were held hostage in Iran.
  39. You can’t imagine what hard contact lenses are.
  40. You don’t know who Mork was or where he was from.
  41. You never heard the terms “Where’s the beef?”, “I’d Walk a mile for Camel”, or “de plane, de plane!”.
  42. They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.
  43. The Cosby Show, The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, The Love Boat, Miami Vice, WKRP in Cincinnati, and Taxi are shows you have likely never seen except as resruns.
  44. The Titanic was found? I thought we always knew where it was.
  45. McDonald’s always came in paper containers.