Stef (firecat) wrote,

Generation gap quiz

via quasigeostrophy and others
Where were you when:

1. JFK was assassinated (1963): I was 3. My mom says we watched the funeral on TV, but I don't remember.
2. Man first landed on the moon (1969): Watching it on TV in a hotel room. We were moving to Chicago.
3. Watergate broke (1972): I don't remember where I was when it broke, but when Nixon resigned, I was on a kids' camping trip to historical East Coast locations. I watched it on a campground TV with lots of other people.
4. 3-Mile Island occurred (1979): I was in high school, but I don't particularly remember it.
5. John Lennon was assassinated (1980): I was a sophomore in college; I remember getting the news in the hallway of my dorm.
6. The Shuttle Challenger exploded (1986): I was working at Yale Press, and a friend/co-worker walked by and say "Challenger just exploded," and I thought he was making a joke, because he had that sort of sense of humor.
7. The Berlin Wall came down (1999): That should be 1989. I remember listening to news about it on NPR in my car, commuting between Apple Computer and my home in San Francisco.
8. 9/11 (2001): The OH woke me up and said "Two planes just hit the World Trade Center." I said "Terrorists?" He said "Looks like it." I said "There go our civil liberties." I listened to news about it on the radio for half the day, and then I went to the animal shelter to get away from it. I never watched any TV.

Did you see the following movies in the theatre (or were at least around)?:

1. Sound of Music (1965): I vaguely recall having seen it in the theater.
2. The Godfather (1972): Didn't see it until it came to TV. First saw it uncut in my college film appreciation course.
3. Star Wars – Episode 4 (1977): I went with my high school girlfriends.
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): Yep.
5. E.T. (1982): Yep. Unfortunately.
6. Braveheart (1995): Nope; watched it on DVD recently.
7. Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): I went on opening night, which was something I hadn't done in a long time.

1. What year did you graduate high school? 1979.
2. What did you wear to your graduation (under your robe/gown)? I don't remember. My mom probably made me wear a dress.
3. Was your hair long or short? I had a medium-length shag.
4. What was the first concert you went to (without your parents)? I don't remember. The first rock concert I went to was Sweet in 1976. My dad went with me, but it was very much my idea.
5. Do you still know your high school’s alma mater? Huh?
6. Were your Physical Ed. classes co-ed? No.
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