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  •  You are only as old as you feel (4.00)
    Actually, looking in the mirror tells me every morning I am.  Also, I find that a lot of my cultural references are really, really dated.

    Today I discovered none of my students know Burt Lancaster.  

     

    Ein Land ist nicht nur das, was es tut -- es ist auch das, was es verträgt, was es duldet.

    by MoDem on Wed Apr 27, 2005 at 03:55:43 PM PDT

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    •  Oy, those kids (4.00)
      I realized I was getting old when I had to explain the Muppet Show.

      That and when they thought the silly front man for Limp Bizkit sang "What's Goin' On?" and hadn't heard of Marvin Gaye.

      Oy, kids these days.

      Just wait until the Drambuie and sleeping pills kick in.

      by MAJeff on Wed Apr 27, 2005 at 04:05:29 PM PDT

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    •  did anybody ever really know (none)
      burt lancaster?

      (though elmer gantry should be required viewing for every american these days)

      •  That was the context (none)
        My class was discussing Robert Duvall's The Apostle and I made mention of Elmer Gantry starring Burt Lancaster. No one, of course, had seen that movie.

        When I said Lancaster was the doctor in Field of Dreams I saw some heads wag in acknowledgement.

        It is moments like this that remind me of my age.

        Ein Land ist nicht nur das, was es tut -- es ist auch das, was es verträgt, was es duldet.

        by MoDem on Wed Apr 27, 2005 at 05:25:46 PM PDT

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    •  Elvis (none)
      Ha!  The other day I mentioned that I had seen Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show way back when -- of course I was still an infant -- with a good memory.  I even saw him in Las Vegas which enlightened me to why I had screamed when I first saw him on tv.  It had a lot to do with that guitar between his legs.
    •  Wow! (none)
      MoDem,

      We have nearly adjacent numbers!  Howdy neighbor!

      The Confederacy was an "Ownership Society".

      by chautauqua on Wed Apr 27, 2005 at 07:54:03 PM PDT

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      •  Howdy (none)
        I guess we are some of the "oldsters" on Kos.

        Being Deaniacs helped, I believe.

        Ein Land ist nicht nur das, was es tut -- es ist auch das, was es verträgt, was es duldet.

        by MoDem on Thu Apr 28, 2005 at 03:51:16 PM PDT

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