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Boy am I feeling old!

October 31st, 2008 by Debbie's World of Books

We were watching the Pyramid game show and I swear this woman was serious when she asked who Dick Clark is.  Am I just getting old that I know who he is?  Our neighbor’s 16 year old also didn’t know what the Indiana Jones movies were when the latest installment came out.  Come on.  Indy is a classic!  These younguns don’t know what they are missing out on.  The Crystal Skull or whatever the latest one was called shouldn’t turn you off of watching Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom or Last Crusade.  Last Crusade or Temple of Doom were probably my favorites.  Although Temple of Doom might just be because I love Shorty.  “You call him Dr. Jones Lady!”  LOL.  And who can forget Goonies…”booty traps.  booby traps?  booty traps that’s what I said booty traps”.

And I can’t leave out my all time favorite movie…Clue!  Awesome, awesome movie.  “True or false?  True!  Who are you Perry Mason?”  Ok, maybe you just have to watch it to get it.

I can just see it now.  These younguns are going to be asking “What is a typewriter?”,  “VHS?  What’s VHS?”  oh and my favorite was on Amercan Idol when one of girls was told the next artist they were featuring was Jon Bon Jovi and she was like “My mom grew up with Bon Jovi!”.    Sigh…definitely getting old.

But!  I guess I should be happy that some of the oldy cartoons are making a come back.  Of course the biggest one is Transformers.  I loved the orginal Transformers and I enjoyed the latest movie but I just couldn’t get into the new cartoons (another sign I’m old?).  I also saw Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony and Care Bears are making a come back.  Now if only She-ra and Gem and the Holigrams would come back.  LOL.  Or maybe not.

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  1. Jenn

    Hey, that’s Jem and the Hollograms, not Gem. I know for certain because for a while I thought her name was Jen and was very sad to learn that it wasn’t.

    As for media of our youth, if you think about it, some of those 80s movies first hit the screens when we were far too young to be at the movies. Raiders of the Lost Art was 1981, Temple of Doom was 1984, Star Wars was 1977. Our generation, such as it it, had an appreciation for action series, so we would rent or buy each segment of the triology or whatever. I remember standing in line at midnight for the re-release of Star War, etc because I loved it on tv and wanted the big screen, remastered effect.

    I’m not sure that kids today are interested in the whole picture or much that isn’t new and shiny, however lacking in substance.

  2. dsuzuki

    My bad :) Jem and the Hollograms :)

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