Know What’s Wrong With Young People These Days?

I’ll tell you. They have no sense of history. All they know is what’s going on right now. Right this instant. That’s all they’re interested in. JFK? Who the heck was he? Irving Berlin? He wrote music? Hip-hop or country? The Cold War? Who cares? Am I right? You know I’m right.

Well I came across a newspaper that I saved from August 1999. Listen up you young, ignorant know-nothings. Here’s what was going on around the time you were born:

All this week I’ll be showing you all about what was happening 20 years ago.

I hope all you U.S. citizens voted today. I did. See?

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4 Responses to Know What’s Wrong With Young People These Days?

  1. Lasse Åhman says:

    I’m afraid that people up to more than an age of 100 has no sense of history.
    It might get worse with lower age, but not much when it comes to important things.

  2. Mark Stoffel says:

    I don’t know, Bo…if you continue citing such scholarly sources, or I may not visit your blog anymore!

    “They couldn’t print it if it wasn’t true!”

    We subscribed to WWN onboard ship in the mid-80s, it certainly helped pass the time. The second ship I deployed on, the CO would ceremoniously throw it away when he found it gracing the Wardroom coffee table, it really pissed him off…imagine?!? So tightly wound, I suspect he’s living in a straitjacket if he reads today’s journalism.

    I wish I had hung onto every issue…

  3. Syd Schatzker says:

    Ahh. The original “fake news”. I understand to be a politician these days you have to read a lot of this stuff.

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