Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I Reminisce

GEN X QUIZ (stolen from elsewhere on the 'net)

If you are in the affirmative on most of these statements, you're probably a 'Gen-X'er. Anything less than half, and you're probably not.

You owned a Jordache anything.
You know, by heart, the words to a "Weird" Al Yankovic song.
You remember when Madonna was like a virgin.
"The Reflex" was on the radio.
Three words: "Atari," "Apple," and "Pong."
You remember when you were in school, before the days of DVDs and even VHS, there were movie reels, and slide projectors.
You remember "Friday Night Videos".
You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van.
You rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you in the "tail gunner" position.
You remember watching "The Muppet movie", and singing the song "Rainbow Connection"
You jammed to the Miami Vice theme.
For the girl crazy bunch: Your first sexual dream occurred to thoughts of Jeannie, Marsha Brady, Samantha from Bewitched or, for those hard-core comic fans out there, Daphne from Scooby Doo, Josie or any one of her Pussycats
And for the boy crazy bunch: You thought Sean Cassidy was "dreamy", lusted after "Ted, your ship's photographer" on the Love Boat and Chachi, or, to keep it fair to the comically interested, thought Fred was just a hunk on Scooby Doo.
You remember when there was only "G, PG and R", none of this PG-13 crap.
You learned to swim about the same time Jaws came out and still carry the emotional scars to this day.
You spent endless nights dreaming about being the Bionic Woman/Man or Wonder Woman/the Incredible Hulk.
You mocked people wearing turtle-necks, butterfly collars, bell-bottoms, corduroy or anything else you were forced to wear when you were little.
"All-skate, change directions" means something to you.
You remember the song they played for limbo at the skating rink.
You ever rang someone's doorbell and said "Landshark."
Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
You wore Jams, or anything made by OP.
You sang 'Uh oh, it's magic' and tried to figure out how Rick Ocasek walked on water.
"Thriller", "Beat It", or "Ebony and Ivory" were on the radio.
Every time you see one of those big military rescue helicpters, you think of the "Screaming Mimi" from "Riptide."
You saw the space shuttle launch in shcool and thought "Wow, cool."
You were a Remington Steele fan.
You remember Airwolf, Wiseguy and Fridays.
You remember the night Michael Jackson won all of those Grammy awards. And, then said if he won another awards that night, he would take of his sunglasses. And, he did!
You remember making fun of Michael Jackson in school when he set his hair on fire.
You saw the Stones' *first* farewell tour.
When you saw Dana Plato's layout in Playboy, it didn't match the fantasies you had from watching her on "Diff'rent Strokes."
You remember when Eddie Van Halen and Hugh Heffner were both single. "Van Halen just isn't the same without Dave."
You remember when Rush was a heavy metal band, and Geddy Lee's voice could shatter glass.
You saw the first "Less Filling/Tastes Great" commercial.
You know the Fonz's full name.
You decided to take up golf after you saw "Caddyshack."
Rocky and Bullwinkle, Speed Buggy, Underdog, and Gilligan's Island.
You remember all the words to the Gilligan's Island theme song.
Redd Foxx was great as Fred Sanford.
You went around humming Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy" for two weeks after you saw "Stripes."
You've ever shouted, "I, wanna rock and roll all night, and party every day!"
You've ever shouted, "Up all night, sleep all day!"
You remember when OJ was famous for running.
The words "How about a nice Hawaiian Punch?" and "Where's the beef?!"
You know what "Nanoo, nanoo" means.
Before "NYPD Blue," it was "Hill Street Blues." And before that, it was "Baretta," "Columbo," and "Starsky & Hutch."
You know where the line "Yo, Adrian!" came from.
The year 1984 was the best year of your life!
You took a date to see "St. Elmo's Fire."
The video for Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" was almost as badasss as Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing."
You remember Sting as the front man for the Police.
You remember when it was GNR, Metallica or Nirvana instead of rock, rap or country.
You got sick of hearing George Michael's "Sex" over and over on the radio, kinda like Def Leppard......
You remember anything Bruce Springsteen did before "Born in the USA."
You watched "Cagney and Lacey."
You zaw zoze Zima commerzials on ze TV. ("Nice hat.")
You know that the "Queen of Rock and Roll" is Rod Stewart.
You know who Tennesee Tuxedo was.
You used to watch "Hollywood Squares" because it was on between "Gomer Pyle, USMC" and "Batman ."
You cried when Bear Bryant died, even though you may not have been an Alabama fan.
You wore your jeans tight, not baggy like all your friends do now to hide their flabby backsides.
"Funky Cold Medina" was cool.
You actually remember Spuds McKenzie, Alex from Stroh's, and the Swedish Bikini Team.
You remember when Joe Camel made his first appearance, on the 75th birthday comemorative pack.
You know who shot JR.
Remember "Real People" and "That's Incredible"?
Dennis Miller, for just an instant, was actually as funny as he thought he was.
You were afraid of the Sleestaks on Land of the Lost.
You remember the days that hooking your computer into your television wasn't an expensive option that required gadgets - it was the ONLY WAY to use your computer!
"IntelliVision" and "Coleco". Sound familiar?
You remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was.
You, yes you, sat down and memorized the entire lyric sheet to "It's the End of the World as We Know It".
You're starting to view getting carded to buy alcohol as a GOOD thing.
You ever used the phrase "kiss mah grits" in conversation.
You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar.
You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on, after all, look at Tab.
You remember when your TV had knobs, not buttons, and if you fiddled with the cable box, you could see nudity.