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Mindset List

Dear Reader,

In this post I claimed, that Jon Stewart had an impact on a whole generation. This years Mindset List of 2018 provides proof (#7, emphasis mine). Here are my favorites:

Students entering college this fall in the Class of 2018…
1. During their initial weeks of kindergarten, they were upset by endlessly repeated images of planes blasting into the World Trade Center.
4. When they see wire-rimmed glasses, they think Harry Potter, not John Lennon.
5. “Press pound” on the phone is now translated as “hit hashtag.”
6. Celebrity “selfies” are far cooler than autographs.
7. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has always been the only news program that really “gets it right.”
11. The water cooler is no longer the workplace social center; it’s the place to fill your water bottle.
23. Hello Dolly…cloning has always been a fact, not science fiction.
30. There has always been “TV” designed to be watched exclusively on the web.
35. Yet another blessing of digital technology: They have never had to hide their dirty magazines under the bed.
38. Attending schools outside their neighborhoods, they gather with friends on Skype, not in their local park.
45. One route to pregnancy has always been through frozen eggs.
48. “Salon” has always been an online magazine.
53. “Good feedback” means getting 30 likes on your last Facebook post in a single afternoon.

For the complete list go to: http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2018/

Stay tuned,

Engine Room

 

4 thoughts on “Mindset List

  1. The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

    As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as “Euro-English”.

    In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of “k”. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

    There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f”. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

    In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

    Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

    Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent “e” in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

    By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v”.

    During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou” and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

    Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

    Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

    If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

  2. A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlour and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool.
    After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
    The waitress asked kindly, ‘Crushed nuts?’
    ‘No,’ he replied, ‘Arthritis.’

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