June 15, 2005

When I Was A Kid...

...most of the kids I knew walked to school. Now most of them get driven to school by their parents.

...kids didn't sit in carseats. They stood behind the driver and yammered in her ear.

...there weren't as many freeways.

...computers were fabulous, mythical objects. Now even your grandmother has one.

...JFK was already dead. (Yes, I do know where I was when Kennedy
was shot. I was in diapers.)

...and so was C.S. Lewis.

...the best cartoons were on Saturday morning. Especially the Bugs Bunny--Road Runner show.

...Quick-Draw McGraw and Huckleberry Hound were on TV right beside Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

...there was a boring show called Viet Nam on TV the rest of the time.

...and all the shows were in black-and-white--even the ones that said they were in living color.

...I hated math. Later, I majored in it. Go figure.

...8-track tapes weren't cool yet.

...we were going to the moon Real Soon, and when I grew up I'd go too. We did, too, but I haven't yet.

Posted by Will Duquette at June 15, 2005 07:07 PM

Lars Walker said:

Wanna do a scary exercise?

Draw a mental dot (on an imaginary graph) at the way things were when you were a kid.

Draw another mental dot on the way things are now.

Use a ruler and extrapolate.

Keeps me awake at nights, I kid you not.

Will Duquette said:

Fortunately, few things in this world are really linear.