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Dating myself or "Fun with Temps"

So this afternoon Pam and I were playing "do you remember" with our twenty-onethree year old temp.  It was hilarious in an "oh God I'm old" sort of a way.

Some of the things we hit her with:

rotary telephones
Peter Frampton
Leif Garrett
"The Man From Uncle"
"Petticoat Junction"

So Pam and I have decided that every Friday we're going to give her a quiz.  Suggestions?

She's got a great sense of humor about this, so I'm trying to come up with fun things.



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Sep. 10th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
The Partridge Family. The Love Boat. Welcome Back Kotter. "Da plane, da plane!"
Sep. 10th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
I remember rotary phones, but the rest doesn't ring a bell. Of course, twenty years from now people could ask me about...um...I dunno. Cthulu and Al Gore and the palm pilot and my answer will still be, 'I think I might have heard those names but I dunno what any of it was about.'

I'm just sayin'...I'm very unaware of the world/reality in general. I failed pop culture in a big way.
Sep. 10th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
The Olympics boycotts. The Iran hostage crisis. M*A*S*H.
Sep. 10th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
5" floppy disks. Cassettes for computers. Dot matrix printers.
Sep. 10th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Schoolhouse Rock, Big Wheels, Lite Brite, Holly Hobby, manual typewriters and party lines
Sep. 11th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Big Wheels. Vans with carpeting inside. Pay Phones.
Sep. 12th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
??? Payphones exist even today...
Sep. 11th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
People smoking in the work place--like at their desks.
People smoking in public places.
People smoking on planes.

"Gilligan's Island"
"I Dream of Jeannie"


She may even be too young for the A-Team.
Sep. 11th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Amber computer screens.

Dialing only 4 digits on the phone (still worked in rural Iowa in the mid-1980s when I visited)

Hollywood Squares.... Charo!


Videocameras that connected to the VCR itself with a cable. (A friend's dad was in TV biz, this might be totally unfair.)
Sep. 11th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Zsa-zsa and Eva Gabor
(oh god...now I'll have Green Acres stuck in my head all afternoon!)
Sep. 11th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Sean Cassidy (I think that's the name? Da Doo Ron Ron?)

Schoolhouse Rock, if that's not still on (you can serenade her)

Easy Reader


Sep. 13th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Ooooo sean cassidy...the first "rock" concert I ever went to.
Sep. 24th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
I've got a few years on you, but let's see...

Aha and Take On Me(?)
Any Moody Blues. (remeber homecoming?)
Simon & Simon
Rockford Files
The original Get Smart
Hogan's Heroes

Husband and I laughed hysterically watching an NCIS rerun last year where Kate asks Gibbs what Ducky looked like as a younger man and Gibbs responds "Ilia Kuryakin". The girls looked confused.
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