Wednesday, July 06, 2005

WTF?

Just read this and almost fainted: "Why would MTV's core audience - born circa 1990 -care about the '70s?"

I'm old. I'm old. Holy crap. 1990?

9 comments:

American Knight said...

I know the feeling...ugh.

JJ said...

And yet worse: my daughters wearing the very same outfits their mother wore at their ages as "retro".

At least wide lapels never came back. ** shudder **

Matt Reynolds said...

Scary ain't it? Right up there with police sergeants looking like they're fresh out of college and kids looking at you when you mention Kurt Kobain, and going "Who?".

Moses said...

Nothing like a little relativity to smack you into a harsh reality... And being a child of the seventies, and a lover of history the question could be asked, "how could anyone not care about the seventies?"

JJ said...

Exactly, Moses. Especially considering the last time our country seemed this close to imploding was the 70s.

But my kids won't even watch movies from that era because of the bad fashion sense. Are they shallow or just teenagers?

Kid Sis said...

Kids don't know Kurt Cobain??? I knew Jim Morrison at their age. Isn't that a good comparison?

I'm at a loss. Seriously. How the hell did we become irrelevant?

Brookelina said...

I remember when Kurt Cobain died. I was at work, and the kid that was our dishwasher was all upset about him dying. I was upset too, and he actually said to me, "Wow, you know who Kurt Cobain is? That's pretty cool." I was like "Hello! The guy is MY AGE, of course I know who he is you little prick! If you think I'm old than what does that make Kurt??"

Of course the obvious answer to that question was "Dead." but the little prick wasn't old enough to have that much wit.

The Moviequill said...

you know you're getting old when Playboy Playmates are born in the 1990s...I think I have a few years of youth left

The Constipated Writer said...

I had to tell people at work(when I did, in fact, work) that the Alien Ant Farm song "Smooth Criminal" a few years back was a cover of a Michael Jackson song. And that 'The Man Who Sold The World' is a Bowie song, not a Nirvana original. My age constantly defines me. And it's depressing.