Saturday, July 14, 2007

You Might Be A Gen X-er If...

I received an e-mail the other day with a great list for Gen X’ers. There was not an author listed, so I do not know who to give credit to for the list. But whoever it was, CUDOS! The list is awesome!

The list is a take off of the old “You Might Be a Redneck If…” tag line, but the “You Might Be a Redneck” has been replaced with “You Might Be a Generation X-er If…” tag line. I personally found the list to be extremely funny and it definitely brought back some wonderful childhood memories.

So take a look at the list below and let me know your thoughts. Also, if anyone has anything to add to the list, leave it as a comment so we can continue to build on the preexisting list.


  • You remember when Jordache jeans were cool.

  • In your fifth grade class picture, you’re wearing an Izod shirt with the collar up.

  • You’ve ever conversationally used the phrase “Jane, you ignorant slut.”

  • You know by heart, the words to any Weird Al Yankovic song.

  • You ever rang someone’s doorbell and said “Land shark.”

  • The words: “Atari,” “IntelliVision,” and “Coleco,” all sound familiar.

  • You remember the days when “safe sex” meant your parents are gone for the weekend.

  • You remember “Friday Night Videos” before the days of MTV.

  • You remember when MTV was really a music television station.

  • A predominant color in your childhood photos is “plaid.”

  • While in high school, you and all of your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play “1999” by Prince over and over again.

  • On family trips, before the invention of the minivan, you rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you.

  • You watched HR Puffenstuff as a child, but now that you’re older, you really understand that it would have been much better had you known about drugs at the time.

  • Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language.

  • You ever dressed and/or had a hairstyle to emulate a person you saw in a Duran Duran, Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper video.

  • You remember when Hooters was a rock band, not a restaurant.

  • The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance came during “Crazy for You” by Madonna.

  • You remember the paid the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and instantly made your Big Wheel obsolete.

  • Honestly remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.

  • (For Girls) You thought Shaun Cassidy was “dreamy” and you lusted after “Gopher, your ship’s purser” on the Love Boat.

  • You freaked out when you found that you now fall into the “26 – 50” age category on most surveys and questionnaires.

  • Your hair, at some point in time during the 80’s, became something that can only be described by the phrase “I was experimenting.”

  • When Star Wars opens, you were still in single digit ages, and you thought the creatures in the movie were way cool.

  • When The Empire Strikes Back opened, you were now in early double digit ages, and you were convinced that the special effects in the movie were much better than Star Wars, that the characters were cool, and you wanted one of every collectible out there.

  • When Return of the Jedi hits the theaters… you were a teenager, and you could not get our eyes off of Princess Leia’s breasts or Han Solo’s butt.

  • You’re doing absolutely nothing pertaining to your major in college.

  • U2 is too “popular” and “mainstream” for you now.

  • You spent endless nights growing up dreaming about being the Bionic Woman or Wonder Woman or the Six Million Dollar Man.

  • You know entire introduction to the A-Team by heart.

  • You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura’s wedding on General Hospital.

  • You remember “Hey, let’s be careful out there.”

  • You know who shot J.R.

  • You ever wanted to learn to play “Stairway to Heaven” on the guitar.

  • You were unsure is Diet Coke would ever catch on because of TAB.

  • You know all the words to the double album set of Grease.

  • You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.

  • You sat with your friends on a Friday night and dialed “8-6-7-5-3-0-9” to see if Jenny would answer.

  • “All-skate, change directions” means something to you.

  • You ever owned a pair of Rainbow suspenders just like Mork used to wear.

  • You bought a pair of Vanns and wanted to order pizza in history class so you could be just like Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

  • You were too young to see the Blue Lagoon, so you had to settle for second hand reports.

  • You remember when there was only “G, PG and R” rated movies in the mainstream movie theaters.

  • You learned to swim about the same time Jaws came out and still carry emotional scars to this day.

  • Your jaw would ache by the time you finished those brick-sized packages of Bazooka gum.

  • You remember Bo, Luke, Daisy and Uncle Jesse.

  • You remember when VCR’s cost $1,000 and were Betamax.

  • No one questioned why Burt and Ernie were living together.

  • You remember rotary dial telephones.

  • You anxiously awaited “That’s Incredible” with Fran Tarkenton and John Davidson on Wednesday nights.

  • You actually believed that Mikey (famed for his “life” cereal commercials) died after eating a packet of pop rocks and drinking a Coke.

  • The theme song to “Greatest American Hero” still comes back to you on occasion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOL.....Mikey isn't dead. Are you sure? I really thought those pop rocks got him!