Sunday, August 03, 2008

Can I Plug my iPod Into My Walker?

Actual conversation with my 16 year old nephew who had plugged his iPod into my car.

Him: Aunt Will Smama! You'll know this one since it's from your era and all.
Me: My era? Would that be the paleozoic?
Him: You know what I mean, it's a golden oldie or whatever.
Me: ---deep sigh---

Styx Mr. Roboto begins to play...

Me: Ah yes, I remember the days of yore when we really had to crank the victrola in order to hear the whole song without interruption.

silence.....

Him: Was a victrola one of those eight track thingy's?
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Point made.
I'm just not sure by who.

15 comments:

God_Guurrlll said...

LOL!!!

That's so funny. Gonna go crank up the 8 track right now.

ElastiGirl said...

domo aragato and all of that!!

Gord said...

There is something disturbing about knowing that songs which were new when I was in Junior High are now considered "golden oldies".

Where and when do I get my walker?

Althea N. Agape said...

I'm still trying to equate Styx with "golden oldie"

Teri said...

seriously? Styx is oldies? I was a styx groupie (basically, but without the drugs and all) until, oh, maybe 5 years ago?
though that last album...well....

do kids still say artists put out an "album"? hmm.

apparently I, who am actually, not metaphorically, 27, also need to stand in line for a walker....

zorra said...

Eh?

Songbird said...

How old does this make *me*?

Verde said...

You know, I'll bet when that generation gets to walkers they will be all teched out.

Though they'llhave to have artifical hearing.

limoncelloSTYLE said...

wow. You KNOW how much this hurts me.

Rev Scott said...

Hold on!

*turning down my "Men At Work" CD*

What did you say about golden oldies? :-)

Great story!

Purechristianithink said...

I'm liking that idea of walkers with dataports and gps systems.

Mark Smith said...

I have that on vinyl.

PK said...

Using a simple non-scientific method... I'm guess that I'm officially older than the oldest dirt on earth. sigh

It sounds like you are having a good time... and learning about laughing again!!!!!!

Juniper said...

Oh my GOSH I loved that album! My friend and I listened to it like a gazillion times on her JC Penney stereo. (If you're thinking, "hm, didnt know they made a stereo, you're probably right.")

Reverend Ref + said...

If only it hadn't been Mr. Roboto. Why not one of their decent songs like Come Sail Away or Babe or Lorelei or Crystal Ball or . . . well . . . anything but that?

After the Kilroy was here album, they came out with a Live album . . . Caught in the Act and Styx fans everywhere knew they were done.

But yes ... when did Styx become "Golden Oldies"? And when did I get to be that old???