Today I turn 40 years old. The ramifications of this have yet to be determined.

Yesterday when I came into my work my co-workers gave me a little present… they compiled a List Of 50 Things That Are Younger Than Me. It is a list I now share with the rest of you:

1. The end of the gold standard

2. The first scientific hand-held calculator

3. Jane Fonda’s tour of Vietnam

4. The Godfather

5. Pong

6. Star Trek conventions

7. M*A*S*H

8. Roe vs. Wade

9. The CN Tower (Toronto, ON)

10. Lexis Nexis

11. The DC Metro

12. Abba’s “Dancing Queen”

13. Stephen King novels (all)

14. Joaquin Phoenix

15. The Volkswagen Golf

16. Watergate

17. Wheel of Fortune

18. Iron Maiden

19. The Concorde

20. Gambling in Atlantic City

21. Roots

21. Every one of the Spice Girls

22. Apple Computers

23. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

24. Manmade insulin

25. The Commodore PET

26. The Panama Canal Treaty

27. Grenada (nation)

28. Qatar (nation)

29. Sri Lanka (nation)

30. Food Stamps

31. Larry Flynt’s Paralysis

32. The Compact Disc

33. Iron Man’s Alcoholism

34. Ra’s Al Ghul

35. Cherry Coke

36. CNN

37. The Ford Escort

38. AIDS

39. Monday Night Football

40. DeLorean Motor Company

41. The Seattle Mariners

42. 5 ¼” Floppy Disks

43. Hacky Sacks

44. Post-It Notes

45. Roller Blades

46. MRIs

47. Rubik’s Cubes

48. Disposable Cameras

49. The Price Is Right

50. The Space Shuttle Program

So there you have it. I am officially older than gambling in Atlantic City.

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