I was part of a movement of "dinosaur moms" when I lived in Maryland (Astrodon Johnstoni is the Maryland state dinosaur.) Which is nothing more than this -- dinosaur moms delight in the half-feral nature of the beasties they parent, even as they whisper Shakespeare and Kierkegaard in their ears at night.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hey Nineteen, That's Steely Dan


The other day, the very young receptionist at our office mentioned they were going bowling. "Take the skinheads bowling," I replied.

This response was greeted with a big fat nothing from the receptionist.

You don't know what I'm talking about, do you? I said. Oh, I feel so old. I'm like the guy in that song, "Hey Nineteen."

Again, nothing.

Right.

You don't know "Hey Nineteen." [Oh, the irony.]

1 comment:

nicegrlmd99 said...

This happens to me all the time. Most recent two examples: #1: "Taking Retards to the Zoo" (long story how it came up LOL)
#2: Playing 90s Trivial Pursuit - The question was basically asking for the lead singer of a seminal punk band that did a reunion tour in 1996. I said "John Lydon" and they said "No, Johnny Rotten" and I said he was the same person and they didn't believe me! To make it worse, one of them said, "What band is that anyway?" and I said "Sex Pistols" to which they could say nothing because NEITHER ONE had heard a song by them and barely recognized the name. They were a little peeved and claimed the game wasn't really 90s because a lot of hte things they asked about that happened in the 90s, you needed to know more about the 80s and 70s...I was just like "Yeah - History repeats!" :)

P.S. It helps that if you type Johnny Rotten into Wikipedia, it automatically takes you to John Lydon's page :)