Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Go forth and feel old

Yes, for the second night in a row my brain is deeply fuzzy. Just a lot of long hours lately, so coming home and trying to write even more just isn't going to happen, alas. Perhaps by the weekend the creative tap will be flowing again as opposed to wanting to curl up into a ball and die, which is where it is right now.

So for your reading pleasure, I give you a link to the annual Beloit College Mindset List. For those of you who have never heard of it before, the college puts out a list of how this year's freshman class's experience differ from those of us older than them. In previous years the list has always been good for a few moments of shudder inducing horror (The Simpsons have always been on TV is a classic from previous years).

I think the list has struggled a bit in recent years just because so many of these experiences could be stretched over a several year period. What applies for this class likely also applied for the class of 2009 and will also apply for 2011. So some of the things on the list stretch.

Although there are a few "oh fuck" moments. The two best being:
- Clint Eastwood is better known as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry.
- Nirvana is on the classic oldies station.

That last one, in particular, had some zip on it.

Anyway, enjoy. Regular blogging will resume once my brain remembers how to work properly again.

Last Five
1. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney
2. Wrecking ball - Amelia Curran
3. Always - Rilo Kiley*
4. What to do - OK Go
5. Gone to hell - Sean Panting

1 comment:

WJM said...

The list gets lamer every year.