Thursday, August 03, 2006

When i was a girl, the internet was called a library ..a Gen X Parent's Guide to Kids Today.










My partner bought an old dial telephone at a garage sale this weekend, and my 10 year daughter was puzzled to know how it worked. My daughter and I got talking about what it was like as a Gen X kid growing up and what shows we watched on TV and i kinda explained it like this:




Gen Z ............................Gen X Equivalent

Smallville ..............Greatest American Hero

Australian Idol .........Young Talent Time
CSI...................... Magnum P.I.
Ghost Whisperer ......The Ghost and Mrs Muir
Marilyn Manson.........Alice Cooper
X-box ...................Atari
The internet ...........Libraries
SMS texting ............Passing notes

Emails...................Letters
Gameboys..............Yo-yo's
Techno..................Disco
Sudoku..................Rubik's Cube
Home IceCream.......The Milkman
The war on Terror....The Cold War
Aiden Ridgeway.......Neville Bonner
Cathy Freeman........Evonne Cawley
Dr Karl..................Prof Julius Sumner Miller

THe Footy Show......Benny Hill Show
Steve Irwin............Harry Butler
The Chaser.............Norman Gunston
Mythbusters ...........The Curiosity Show
Big Brother.............We just went outside and got a life.


...and some readers suggestions..(see comments below)

Jamie Oliver...............Peter Russell Clarke

Ronald Reagan............ George W Bush
John Howard ............. John Howard
Israel invades Lebanon ... Israel invades Lebanon


11 comments:

Arthur_Vandelay said...

Jamie Oliver . . . Peter Russell Clark

the suburban gothic cowgirl said...

nice! Can i add this one?
tanja

Andrew Bartlett said...

Ronald Reagan... George W Bush
John Howard ... John Howard
Isreal invades Lebanon ... Israel invades Lebanon

(sorry, not in a good mood)

the suburban gothic cowgirl said...

No wonder....those are quite depressing thoughts :( I might add a couple more too - the Benny Hill Show ...the Footy SHow (same lame brain sexist idiocy)..

Graham Bell said...

Z ............ X


spin ........ policy statement

spam ....... junk mail

security measures ... brutal Communist oppresion

news ......... propaganda

CD ........... cassette or tape

10 cents ..... dollar

the suburban gothic cowgirl said...

good ones graham...though I think we are showing our age...forget CD I think its MP3's and iPOds now. Lol

BTW, Do you have your own blog someplace?
Can i take a peek?

Graham Bell said...

Age .... ah yes .... having completed a very long apprenticeship [much to the amazement of my enemies], I am now a fully-qualified journeyman geriatric .... and have papers to prove it .... that get me more discounts than I ever got with my degree :-) L=O=L.

Despite being entertained and informed by valve wireless when I was young .... I wanna be a Poddie too! ... [no, no, NOT a poddy!]

I should have had a text only (for now) surly semi-political blog up a fortnight ago .... but I have had a case of procrastination exacerbated by mid-Winter sluggardry and successful excuse-finding. Soon, Suburban Gothic Cowgirl, soon.

Sorry, haven't got any GenX-GenZ terms for you this visit.... :-(

the suburban gothic cowgirl said...

you must confess when said blog is up, so we too can look on your proffered wisdom and wit from a life well lived!
its been weird lurking over at Prodeo,
lately...there really is an vibrant Australian blogo-sphere out there on line. I hadn;t realised it until now.

Are you a Brissie boy Mr Bell?

Graham Bell said...

Own blog half-done. Real world keeps intruding into my fun .... especially over the past week (these excuses breed like rabbits).

Lavatus Prodeo is certainly lively!

Lived in Brisbane for a while as a kid; went back there for work and university .... then returned several years later. Now living out bush. Cheers!

kier said...

mobile phone - nah, who needs it?
reality TV - nah, who'd watch it?
McCain's Frozen Everything - Nah, who'd eat it?

Barry said...

c'mon!
gameboy DS - gameboy